Richard Branson: how to re-energise your thinking
- By Jack Preston -
- Sep 25, 2012
Richard Branson has handed out some useful tips on how to stay energised in business, encouraging entrepreneurs to not neglect their health or family by getting consumed in their business. As he points out, “It’s difficult to keep running at 100mph when you’re on zero.”
“Short breaks can make a big difference. When things are hectic, I find a good English cup of tea rejuvenating, and after a long day of business travel and meetings, a hot, relaxing bath can make a big difference. And don’t forget to exercise, to keep the body as active as the mind - I try to start my days on Necker with a swim around the island or a game of tennis if I can”, wrote the Virgin Group Founder in his Live Mint column.
“But while some people try to deal with the stresses of entrepreneurship by setting up a strict routine that covers the bare minimum - eating, sleeping and perhaps a little exercise - I am not able to share my own routine because I don’t have one, since I try to make every day unique. If you love life and live it to the fullest there are limitless ways to spend your time.”
While he may have not been able to explain his daily routine, Branson was able to reveal a few of the devices and techniques he uses to keep on top of things, “Just navigating each day can be a challenge. I find that technology is a great help - I use phone calendars, email reminders and mobile reminders to manoeuvre my way to each meeting, event and party. You can also use these things to make sure you have time to eat regularly and that you can get a good sleep. My family is the centre of my life, so wherever I am in the world, when I have a few minutes, I talk to my wife and kids.”
So how do you manage? Do you think we could all learn a thing or two from Branson’s outlook on life as an entrepreneur? Or would you advise anyone starting out to ignore his advice?
Let us know below…