What does a typical day look like for you?

It’s a question I’ve asked to hundreds of CEOs and top business leaders around the world.

And the answer I get almost every time is that they don’t have a typical day.

There are some commonalities from day to day, like when they wake up, when they exercise, and when they finish work. But what happens during the day varies so much that it isn’t typical. One day a leader may be meeting with employees and their executive team, another day they may be visiting the contact center, and another day they may be interviewing new employees or meeting with customers. Two days are rarely the same.

I put together a video which talks about this in more detail. Please check it out below and if you want more content like this you can subscribe to my Youtube channel.

What can we learn from this?

If you want to follow in the footsteps of the world’s most successful business leaders, avoid having a typical day. Do something to get out of your routine, try something new, or even just mix up the order you do things in.

Not having a typical day helps you stay creative and innovative. It protects your sanity and helps your business grow. This is especially important as automation and technology increase. It’s the people who can break out of their typical days and avoid doing the same things over and over who will be the most successful. Emerging technology can take care of the repetitive tasks; we need to be able to handle the atypical tasks and adapt.

So ask yourself what a typical day is like for you. If it’s the same thing every day, start today to make a change.

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