16 Successful People who wake up very early

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One of the traits that successful people share is waking up early in the morning. They say, they use the extra hours to kick start their day by hitting their fitness regime or creative thinking. It is a skill that they mastered and stick to it by number of years which made a difference in their lives. Most of the CEOs and highly successful people today schedule and plan their day well in advance.

Famous people from the history like Benjamin Franklin to today’s successful CEO’s like Tim Cook allow themselves to start a perfect day by waking up early in the morning.

 

Successful People who wake up early:

1. Bob Iger – CEO, Disney

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Bob Iger wakes up at 4:30 in the morning. He takes his time to read newspapers, exercise, listen to music, watch TV just to get in the right tone for a perfect day.

2. Michelle Obama

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Her day starts at 4:30 am with a workout before her kids wake up. “If I don’t exercise, I won’t feel good. I’ll get depressed,” she says according to Business Insider.

3. Howard Schultz – CEO, Starbucks

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Schultz has a workout routine early in the morning and is at the office as early as 6:00 am according to Portfolio.com.

4. Padmasree Warrior – Former CTO, Cisco

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She is known to wake up as early as 4:30 am and spend time reading newspaper, workouts and on emails. She was formerly the CTO of Motorola and has been one of the most highly acclaimed women in business during her career.

5. Steve Reinemund – Former CEO, Pepsico

The longtime head of Pepsico told Yahoo Finance that he is out of bed by 5:30 am and already reading newspapers. He would go through The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Dallas Morning News before heading to work.

6. Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.

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He is well known for waking up as early as 4:30 am and sending out company emails. He then hits the gym by 5 am for an eminent day.

7. Jack Dorsey – CEO, Square

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He is the co-founder of Twitter and described his morning routine to Nw York Magazine, waking up at 5:30 in the morning to meditate and go for a six mile jog.

8. David Cush – CEO, Virgin America

He wakes up as early as 4:15 am and send out emails, calls business associates on the East Coast, and that’s before listening to Dallas sports radio, reading the paper, and hitting the bike at the gym.

9. Richard Branson – Founder & Chairman of Virgin Group

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Richard Branson wakes up at 5:45 in the morning even when staying at his private island, leaving the curtains drawn so the sun gets him up. He does his best to use those early hours to exercise before an early breakfast and getting to work.

10. Indra Nooyi – CEO, Pepsico 

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Nooyi wakes up as early as 4:00 am telling Fortune that “they say sleep is a gift that God gives you … that’s one gift I was never given.”

In a speakers series at Pepsi, she revealed that she was at work every day by no later than 7.

11. George W. Bush – Former U.S. President

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He has always been early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of a person, and usually arrives at the office at around 6:45 am.

12. Ursula Burns – CEO, Xerox

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Burns usually wakes up at 5:15 am and sometimes works until midnight, according to Yahoo Finance. She also schedules an hour of personal training at 6 a.m. twice a week.

13. Narendra Modi – Prime Minister, India

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Modi is known to follow a disciplined scheduled. He wakes up at 4:00 in the morning followed by some Yoga.

14. Tim Armstrong – CEO, AOL

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Armstrong is a former Google executive and is “not a big sleeper” and wakes up at 5 – 5:15 in the morning to workout, read and answer emails.

15. Shah Rukh Khan – Indian Actor

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He is known to sleep less in the night. He sleeps as little as 4 hours a night despite being low on energy.

16. Jack Ma – Founder & Chairman of Alibaba Group

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Jack Ma is known to wake up as early as 6 am. His schedule includes workouts and spending time with his family.

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