do, make time to do it around the middle of your working day. It will refresh you for the remainder of the day and leave you feeling as enthusiastic as you were when you woke up. 8. Read It doesn’t matter what you read, just read. According to Russell Sarder of NetCom Learning, reading for an hour a day during the week and up to 10 hours at the weekend helps you to continue excelling. Sarder bases this on the emphasis placed on achieving educational excellence in his home country, Bangladesh. Reading means you constantly learn, and you never know where you will find inspiration for your business. 9. Act Like a Training Junkie In an age ruled by digital media, there is no excuse for not learning constantly. Aim to learn something new on a daily basis. This is what millionaire Stacey Pursell of The Vet Recruiter does. She takes online webinars, buys CDs, watches 43 | SavvyBizWomen Top 10 Things Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Do Everyday DVDs, and learns from others. Take the chance to explore podcasts and check out sites like Coursera for free learning opportunities. 10. Do a Good Deed Each Day Some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs are also avid philanthropists. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Ben Federman, to name but a few. These people find that reaching out to help others also drives their motivation. Your deed can be as small as retweeting for a charity or making a small donation. Just do whatever is within the scope of your current capabilities. As you can see, the daily habits of ridiculously successful entrepreneurs don’t always involve intense work. Planning and dedication are necessary, but taking the opportunity to care for your body and mind are essential too. When you consider the above habits, determine what is within the scope of your current capabilities. Above all, make sure you set a routine that schedules these daily habits in. Before you know it, they will be second nature. Laura McKeever is a final year medical sciences student in the United Kingdom. As well as being a medicine obsessive, she is a freelance writer who manages her own business and history blogs. When she isn’t studying or working, she enjoys running and eating lots of Thai food.
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