Secrets of the ridiculously successful

Secrets of the ridiculously successful

Watching ultra-successful people gives you clues as to how they tick and how you can succeed, too.

Here are a few highlights:

Focus on one thing at a time. Block out your time in minutes, not hours. Get enough sleep and enough fuel.

Make time for dinner and play. There’s only so much time in a day. Allocate it well.

Use a notebook. Notes help you remember details and free your mind for the most important things.

Check email only a few times a day. Ideal is three times a day: morning, noon and night.

Avoid meetings. If you must have one, make it brief.

Turn down almost everything. If something is not a “Hell, yeah!” then it’s a no.

Delegate almost everything. Don’t think: How can I do this? Think: How can we get this done?

— Adapted from “14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day,” Travis Bradberry, Inc.