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Take a look at how some of the world’s most successful people manage their days. Picking up one or more of their habits could improve your productivity as well!

Oprah Winfrey: The media mogul takes time to reflect by sitting in silence for 20 minutes two times a day.

Bill Gates: The former head of Microsoft turned philanthropist puts away the electronics at night and makes reading a part of his bedtime routine.

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook’s COO ensures she gets a great night’s rest by turning off her phone in the evenings.

Richard Branson: The head of the Virgin empire “says he’s able to get four additional hours of productivity out of every day simply by keeping up with his physical activities, which includes swimming, Bikram yoga, rock climbing, running and weightlifting.”

From OPEN Forum’s “Hack Your Day: Morning to Nighttime Habits of Highly Successful People

Thanks to a shady associate, Bill Bartmann went from having a well-respected company and a net worth of $3 billion to facing felony charges with $0 to his name. (He was later acquitted and received an apology from the federal government.)
But he didn’t let that experience keep him from future success:

“We all stumble and fall. Maybe I’ve done it more cataclysmically than most. But you can learn so much if you open your eyes rather than blame everyone else and feel pity for yourself. You need to dust yourself off, turn around backwards, and learn what you could have done differently. When you can do that, big things can result.”

Learn how Bartmann and five other entrepreneurs turned their huge failures around on OPEN Forum.

Thanks to a shady associate, Bill Bartmann went from having a well-respected company and a net worth of $3 billion to facing felony charges with $0 to his name. (He was later acquitted and received an apology from the federal government.)

But he didn’t let that experience keep him from future success:

“We all stumble and fall. Maybe I’ve done it more cataclysmically than most. But you can learn so much if you open your eyes rather than blame everyone else and feel pity for yourself. You need to dust yourself off, turn around backwards, and learn what you could have done differently. When you can do that, big things can result.”

Learn how Bartmann and five other entrepreneurs turned their huge failures around on OPEN Forum.

Are you driven by a passion for what you do, or a desire to earn money and other accolades? According to a new study based on data from 11,320 West Point cadets, people who are driven by their passions are more likely to be successful.

Are you driven by a passion for what you do, or a desire to earn money and other accolades? According to a new study based on data from 11,320 West Point cadets, people who are driven by their passions are more likely to be successful.

Some of the world’s most successful people had to go through a lot to get to their enviable positions today. Read how financier Suze Orman, billionaire Mark Cuban, fashion designer Vera Wang and more got through major obstacles in their childhoods, 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Be patient. (What do you think of this advice?)

Be patient. (What do you think of this advice?)

From How 3 Entrepreneurs Faced Their Biggest Fears:

"Know the numbers that you need to survive on, but always dream big. If you set your sights too low, you’ll never know how much you can really achieve." -Ben Hebert, Founder, Natural Stacks

To stop making the same mistakes over and over, you need to understand what it is that you’re actually doing wrong in the first place, and learn how to fix it. Here are the 12 mistakes you’re making, even if you don’t realize it.

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Matthew Hutson on the link between accomplishment and informality, and the power of the hoodie-wearing C.E.O.: http://nyr.kr/1fWMX9T
Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty.

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Matthew Hutson on the link between accomplishment and informality, and the power of the hoodie-wearing C.E.O.: http://nyr.kr/1fWMX9T

Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty.