Across the globe, two mega minds of the tech world, Elon Musk And Bill Gates, are very much admired and respected for their services towards revolutionizing the world.
Both these great minds may very well be different from each other in several respects but these two share a common daily routine/ habit which both of them follow religiously. Both men have a habit of scheduling and this has helped them navigate their jam-packed daily schedules: They plan out every moment of their days.
Gates and Musk are both said to adhere to schedules divided up into 5-minute slots. No kidding!
The reason for this intricate planning? Well, it is said that breaking your day up into small segments can boost your productivity and gets your daily work done quite efficiently. Also, this kind of intensive scheduling keeps you accountable. Presumably, when you’re planning things down to the minute, you’ve got to set aside specific time to relax and recharge. You can’t just doze off for an hour — that’s 12 schedule slots down the drain. Think about that!
Such a special daily ritual makes these two guys determined and focused and they take the daily tasks head-on. No wonder these two have made a great impact on revolutionizing the tech world.
Elon Musk, 47, is a business magnate, an investor and a tech genius. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX and Co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc. plus he is also the Co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and Co-founder of PayPal. Simply put he is a genius.
Elon has always been an optimist and a risk-taker. He invested in multiple kinds of businesses and most of his risks have paid off till date. Though he is most famous for his contribution to Tesla and SpaceX. The latter focusing on taking people on Mars for vacations, how cool!
The billionaire Elon Musk is a notorious workaholic. Reportedly he works at least 80 to 90 hours a week. He doesn’t waste his time on lavish vacations. Instead, the entrepreneur spends most of his time at the office or in factories and mostly even sleeps in his office.
Then there is Bill Gates whose name is synonymous with success and wealth. The worldwide famous entrepreneur Gates is known for revolutionizing the world with his inventions. He is an American businessman who is most famously known for being the co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation alongside former classmate Paul Allen. Microsoft became the world’s largest PC software company.
He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the PC revolution. Since 1987, Gates has been included in the prestigious Forbes’ list of wealthiest individuals of the world. From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes’ title of the richest person in the world all but four of those years and held it consistently from March 2014 – July 2017, with an estimated net worth of US$89.9 billion as of October 2017.
An investor, an author, a philanthropist, a humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation – Bill Gates is known for his virtues of determination and discipline. It’s courtesy these two qualities that Gates attained unbelievable glory in his life.
The success story of these two excessively successful entrepreneurs has many lessons for us. The most important being disciplining ourselves via scheduling our day. It may seem an unimportant task but it is very much useful as pulling together a segmented schedule can be helpful even for those of us who don’t run giant philanthropic organizations or innovative tech companies.
You don’t have to chop your day up into five-minute slices, either — there are plenty of different schedule structures to choose from. You just have to plan your day the way you think will suit you best to carry out your daily tasks but you have to follow the schedule strictly no matter what.