With all the constant demands that come with owning a business, take the time to improve yourself and your company by developing these six daily habits.
A. Remember the Why
Each day I take time to think about why I do what I do. Even if it may change over time, I've always found that the "why" drives me to perform at the highest level, not only for myself but for those who I work with. The moment I don't find the "why" is the moment I think of something else to do. It keeps me hungry and at my best. - Thomas Edwards, The Professional Wingman®
A. Review and Reference
I end each day reviewing my to-do list, which consists of multiple tabs on an Excel sheet. I then reference what remains and decide what I'm going to attack the next day. Knowing that things are being addressed and moving forward brings me satisfaction and peace. - Jessica Baker, Aligned Signs
A. Make a Networking Connection
I find networking to be absolutely critical to the vitality of a startup, so I try to make it a point to reach out to at least one person each day, either in person or via email. As a leader, these relationships always lead to greater insight, a potential sales lead or another connection for growing the company. - Aimee Kandrac, WhatFriendsDo
A. Learn and Teach
I really enjoying reading about other startups, entrepreneurs and companies. I've found some great advice and case studies that have helped me learn quite a bit. I also like to mentor and teach my team. Sharing my experiences and pairing up with them on projects has helped build their skills and I learn quite a bit from them. - John Koht, kohactive
A. Take a Break
Taking consistent breaks is a habit that has been vital for me. While it may sound counterproductive on the surface, it's actually a lot more effective because I can be more efficient. If I'm faced with a difficult task, a simple break can easily allow me to make a breakthrough. I learned that what I accomplish is more important that the number of hours worked. - Ajmal Saleem, Suprex Learning LLC
A. Get Some Sleep
I find that when I don't sleep enough, I don't think very rationally. Without logic, the likelihood of success as an entrepreneur is greatly diminished. If I have a sleepless night, a 20-30 minute power nap can do wonders. It clears my thinking, makes me feel more positive and restores creativity. I keep an air mattress in my office just in case. - Max Coursey, Tiger Prop
These answers are provided by members of FounderSociety, an invitation-only organization comprised of ambitious startup founders and business owners.