“Between overseeing hundreds of companies, working out each morning, and even designing elaborate pranks, self-made billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson packs a lot into each day.
It turns out, the key to his productivity is a habit anyone can adopt: punctuality.
“If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time,” he wrote in a recent post on Virgin’s website. “Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.”
Being punctual allows you to effectively manage your day, he explained in a LinkedIn post last year: “Once you get behind, it is hard to catch back up again. Being punctual doesn’t mean rushing around the whole time. I always find the time to exercise — kitesurfing, tennis or cycling — and to spend time with my loved ones. It simply means organising your time effectively.”
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