7 Self-Made Billionaires Reveal Secrets Of Time Management

Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Thrive with 13 Comments

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By Rajie Kabli | Collective Evolution

Efficiently managing my time has always been a challenging task, especially when it comes to work and business dealings. If you’re anything like me, the problem can usually be traced back to trying to do too many things at once — and trying to do them all in one day. The feeling of disappointing someone because I couldn’t accurately manage my time is something I really could live without.

Fortunately for us, help is on the way! In a book by Kevin Kruse titled 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Managementseven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 entrepreneurs reveal their strategies for effective time management. Below are tips from 7 billionaires, all of which seem like really effective and, more importantly, easily implementable routine changes that could make a big impact. Take what you like, leave what you don’t. I plan to try a few out and see how my daily dealings change!

And sure, sometimes we can view billionaires in different lights. Whether we think they are evil for making money or whether we might resent their position, not all are doing “bad” things and until we remove those polarities, we won’t ever see the benefit in what some do in this world.

       1.   Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group:

“One of my favourite tricks is to conduct most of my meetings standing up. I find it to be a much quicker way of getting down to business, making a decision, and sealing the deal. When given the opportunity, I often like to take things a step further–literally, with a walking meeting.”

“I think the number one thing that I take with me when I’m traveling is the notebook … I could never have built the Virgin Group into the size it is without those few bits of paper … If you have a thought but don’t write it down, by the next morning it may be gone forever.”

       2. Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist:

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”

      3. Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb:

“I try to fill my calendar in reverse, from the end-of-day to earlier; I try to reserve the morning for doing ‘real work.’ I find I can focus more in the morning, whereas it’s harder to get focused after having been bombarded by meetings, so I try to save meetings for later in the day.”

      4. Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Atlassian:

“Do one thing at once. Stop multitasking!”



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  1. 10207777688578615@facebook.com' Peter Ernst says:

    Mellonie Joan Musty

  2. 10153631823841117@facebook.com' M Gabrielle Lucier says:

    If that were true we would all be billionaires. If there are secrets they are safely guarded.

  3. 498279093677821@facebook.com' John Sebastian Derr says:

    Manage your time to be a money hording pig, sounds like bad time management

  4. 10207950975363060@facebook.com' James P Moon says:

    Learn the difference between assets and liabilities and only invest in assets.

  5. 10153965356120312@facebook.com' Tim Davison says:

    If I had their money I could manage my time too!

  6. 10207280083616426@facebook.com' Scott Anderson says:


  7. 1680113765593306@facebook.com' Wendy Brinn says:

    don’t you just love how they all claim to be “self made”? it’s got to be that psychopathic attitude they have that they did it “all by themselves” really? I won’t insult your intelligence by explaining any further….

  8. 1042845355780281@facebook.com' Janelle Geeves says:

    Tony Meneses

  9. 1022302291145789@facebook.com' Omar Karriem says:

    I LOVE it

  10. 1667425010206795@facebook.com' Ma Veronica Garcia says:

    I am sure that each of these billionaires has made a prayerful contract with the gracious God to be able to be successful in all of their glorious plans so as to be an instrument of God’s love & kindness to the world…!!!

  11. 10201242013530468@facebook.com' Barbara Cooper says:

    Managing time is no secret

  12. 10208405387397443@facebook.com' Yogesh Anand says:

    Managing time is easier- u have to start only……

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