Ever wanted to know what one of the most successful men in world does to keep busy day to day? Well in a blog post a couple of months back, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson revealed it all, from his excessive tea consumption to group dinners to recap the day.
Check out some of the highlights of his epic daily routine below.
Branson wakes up at 5 a.m. every day
'So that I can work through my emails before most of the world logs on. Living in the BVI, I like to be online early, so that I am accessible and available to our offices in other timezones.'
It's also important to get a workout & family time in early
'I get out of bed and do some exercise – play a game of tennis, go for a walk or a run, jump on my bike, or if there’s enough wind, go for a kitesurf. Then I eat breakfast and spend time with my family. Exercise and family time put me in a great mind frame before getting down to business.'
He's always connected to his business throughout the day
'Being a modern business leader is all about having your finger on the pulse and knowing what you’re talking about. I’m always checking in with our Virgin teams. This means having an ear on the ground in all corners of the globe.'
He also constantly checks his blog, news & social media
'I love logging onto Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram everyday and reading your feedback. Social media has opened up the world, and given the public the power to really have a say – it’s a wonderful thing.'
He keeps energised with tea
'I drink lots of tea. I’m talking 20 cups a day – don’t tell my doctor!'
He eats when he can
'I grab food when I can, normally scheduling a meeting over lunchtime. I’m not a fan of formal meetings and would much prefer to lighten the mood with a shared meal, or if I’m pressed for time, a walking meeting.'
He always carries a notebook with him
'Regardless of where I am or what I’m doing – perhaps with the exception of kitesurfing or swimming – I always have a notebook on hand. My secret ‘life hack’ has also been to write it down! I can’t tell you where I’d be if I hadn’t had a pen on hand to write down my ideas as soon as they came to me.'
He finishes up with a group dinner then heads to bed
'My day normally wraps up with a group dinner, where stories are shared and ideas are born. My bedtime is generally about 11pm. I need around six hours sleep do it all again – a little differently – the next day.'