12 Uncomfortable Truths About Great People

Every day on the news, we watch as the stock market rises and falls based on the actions of a few select people. These people run enormous tech companies, television networks, and investment organizations.

We see them in the news more and more as the media has become obsessed with the person behind the product – computers now aren’t about the technology, they’re about the lifestyle, and who better to promote it than the man or woman who made it all possible. The thing is, there is a lot about these great people that we don’t realize. Check out a few of them in the list below.

Their Work Day Looks a Lot Different Than Yours

Many people who run enormous companies start their day way earlier than the average person. Powerful CEOs and executives start their day in the wee hours of the morning, taking the time before most people are awake to get a jump on their day.

They read their email, exercise, and plan their upcoming tasks. In this small way, they’re able to center themselves and face the day in a level-headed way, instead of rushing around trying to get out the door in the morning.

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Chinnapong / Shutterstock

They Exercise Regularly

Many highly successful people can balance their busy work schedule and personal life because they know that taking care of the mind also means taking care of the body.

Managing stress and a busy schedule becomes much easier when your body works the way you need it to. The fastest way to succumb to illness and stress is to neglect the needs of the body. Many great people employ personal chefs or trainers, enabling them to optimize eating healthy and keeping fit.

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Shebeko / Shutterstock

They Keep it Simple

Have you ever seen Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wearing anything other than a grey t-shirt or a hoodie? There’s a reason for that. He claims that by skipping the decision-making process regarding his outfit in the morning, he has more mental energy for other, more important decisions later in the day. Other high achievers agree with him; President Obama says that he only wears one type of suit to simplify his morning.

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