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Making a habit of success

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06th December, 2018 08:58 IST

Achievers know how to turn small actions into big wins. From listing down talking points to some me-time, these big names share the daily routine that has helped them stay ahead

 

Vijay Shekhar Sharma Founder, Paytm

 

“In the morning, before leaving for office, I write to my team about the five discussions that we need to have through the day — a to-be-discussed plan, so to speak. We may or may not have all five conversations, but at least the team knows what topics we need to address that day.”

 

Divyank Turakhia CEO, Media.net

 

“I read for about two or three hours every day. I realised early on that the amount of knowledge that exists in the world is enormous and you can never learn everything about everything. You must learn in a focused manner. I read about things that can be directly applied by me for something that I’m working on. I read online journals, industry magazines, newspapers, books, etc. It also serves as a filler for my break time. If I want to take a 15-20 minute break from work, I’ll do some quick reading.”

 

Hima Das Athlete

 

“For me, it would be waking up early in the morning and running. I have been doing this daily for years, but now it is more about following a routine. I have a drill of exercises that I do every day that helps me stay fit and perform better. Exercising every day helps me get faster.”

 

Cyril Shroff Managing partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

 

“I am a big list person. I begin the day with making a list and I try to strike off as many items as I can [through the day].”

 

Ana Rodriguez Nogueiras Global CEO, Lladro

 

“Waking up early every day is a habit that I have inculcated. While most Spanish people traditionally wake up around 7.30 am, I wake up an hour earlier. I dedicate that hour to my needs, my chores and my thoughts in peace and quietude. It’s me-time. Everybody in the house knows that they need to leave me alone during that period. After that hour, I am ready to meet all the needs and demands of my family as well as my profession.”

 

Vivek Gambhir MD, GCPL

 

“The one thing that I try to do daily is spend at least 10 per cent of my time walking the hallways. I try not to stay behind my desk all day. Just walking around and going to people’s [colleagues’] desks, finding out what they are doing and about their lives gives a stronger pulse of what’s happening.”

 

With inputs from maleeva.rebello@timesgroup.com, smita.balram@timesgroup.com

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