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34 Tips from Successful People

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Summary: Success can come in many different forms but with a few adjustments to your daily routine, you will see improvements in productivity and creativity each day.

Take these tips from the experts in running successful companies and organizations to help you become more successful.

  1. Tiffany Pham, CEO and founder of MOGUL – Make your meetings in one location that go back-to-back to maximize efficiency and focus. Keeping meetings on a set time allotment makes them streamline and to-the-point since there is another meeting scheduled after the first one in the same room.
  2. Eric Frankel, CEO and founder of AdGreetz – Be well versed in the happenings of the world by reading all that you can to keep you prepared for opportunities.
  3. Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage – Recheck and change your to-do list as often as you need to stay focused on the important things.
  4. Apu Gupta, CEO of Curalate – Keep your email inbox clear of junk that is not important to you by unsubscribing to all that you can.
  5. Jayna Cooke, CEO of EVENTup – Create blocks of time in your calendar for specific tasks such as an hour for emails, etc.
  6. Alex Muller, CEO of GPShopper – Go back to the root of your passion often. The daily tasks of our jobs may have some not so fun requirements so try to incorporate the parts you love as least weekly.
  7. William Hsu, co-managing partner of VC Mucker Capital – Limit the time you spend on emails each day. When you let a whole day pass and the only thing you accomplished was getting through your inbox, you will not get anywhere.
  8. Alex Matjanec, CEO of MyBankTracker – Get outside for at least an hour each day to get some fresh air, relax, and de-stress.
  9. Kris Snyder, CEO of Vox Mobile – Utilize technology that allows you to accomplish creating relationships that build your business.
  10. James Roche, CEO of – Support others with their personal objectives and goals.
  11. Tim Eisenhauer, president of Axero Solutions – Limit the number of things you try to do each day, too much multitasking creates chaos.
  12. Scott and Missy Tannen, founders of Boll & Branch – Make time for your family with no distractions.
  13. Jeff Braverman, CEO of – Make a point of getting home at the same time and at a decent time.
  14. Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods – Get in physical exercise every day. Not only is it good for your body, it is good for your brain.
  15. Suhail Doshi, CEO of Mixpanel – One of the first things you do each morning at work should be to read around 20 unresolved customer support problems.
  16. Michael Ortner, CEO of Capterra – Check KPIs first thing each morning so that you know how your business is doing and can immediately focus on why.
  17. Serban Enache, CEO of – Don’t follow trends or patterns by staying innovative and original.
  18. Jay Simons, president of Atlassian – Don’t be afraid to ask why. We often focus on the what to solve problems instead of why.
  19. Dr. Walter S. Scott, CTO, executive vice president, and founder of DigitalGlobe – Don’t completely fill your schedule with items, leave some unscheduled time to think, write, or react.
  20. Kris Duggan, CEO of BetterWorks – Radiate positive thoughts, actions, and goals to everyone you encounter.
  21. Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health – Prioritize your daily to-do list to ensure you get the most important items done.
  22. Jonathan Cogley, founder and CEO of Thycotic – Go around and talk to people across the organization.
  23. Mike Zivin, CEO and co-founder of Whittl – Don’t organize budgets by functions, focus on initiatives and expected outcomes.
  24. Douglas Merrill, CEO of ZestFinance – Get a coach to work with you biweekly to improve and recognize your weaknesses.
  25. Darin LeGrange, CEO of Aldera – Watch how the competition is doing by reading press releases, their website, and any other forms of information.
  26. David Kalt, CEO and founder of Reverb – Get out and walk whenever you can. This will help you get your blood moving and see how your team is doing so you can better your relationships through conversation with them.
  27. Ahmed Albaiti, CEO and founder of Medullan – Read industry news every morning after you wake up.
  28. Neha Sampat, CEO of – Adjust your perspective so that you can let go of the negative things and move forward.
  29. Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam – Put three things at the top of your to-do list that must get done each day and try to get them done before noon.
  30. Michael MacDonald, CEO of Medifast – Block out a time early in your day where you can call your direct reports and get any needed updates on the business.
  31. Jason van den Brand, CEO and co-founder of Lenda – Use a project management app to keep your day organized.
  32. Ethan Austin, founder of Give Forward – Keep your to-do list short.
  33. John Yung, CEO of Appcara – Take time each day to reflect on the decisions you have made to how improvement can be made in the future.
  34. Payman Taei, founder and CEO of Visme – Be consistent in who you are and be proactive in what you do.


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Authored by: Amanda Griffin