There’s nothing like waking up in the morning, only to realize that some CEO has already accomplished more in the wee hours of dawn than you will all day.
Tesla kingpin Elon Musk is no exception.
Geoffrey James, Inc. contributor, has kept a close eye on Musk and his company over the years, allowing him to accurately detail his winning techniques over the years. Here are 3 things Musk practices on a daily basis that anyone can duplicate.
Don’t Engage In Pointless Conversations
Says James: “When Musk perceives that people are wasting his time, he cuts them off, even if it seems rude. To his way of thinking, what’s truly rude is forcing him to listen to conversations that are neither interesting nor useful.”
Don’t Engage In Useless Meetings
Here’s something many of us can related to: the pointless meeting that is a waste of everyone’s time. James says Musk simply “gets up and leaves” when he attends a meeting that’s not useful to him and gives his staff permission to do the same.
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Says James, “Since meetings are the biggest time wasters in business, Musk, by refusing to be part of a captive audience, probably frees up another dozen hours a week that he can spend on something useful or amusing.”
Make A Decision
Musk makes a habit out of taking action versus talking out a decision to death. It’s something we can all learn from. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up talking about what would happen “if” instead of just making a decision already. “A perfect example of this,” says James, “was when he fired all the Tesla contractors who couldn’t find a Tesla employee to vouch for them. Most CEOs would have tried to cut the contractors “with all due speed,” taking months to do something that could apparently be accomplished in a single day.”