Billionaires; Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu and Femi Otedola
Inculcating the habits below will not guarantee you become a billionaire; however it will help you become more productive and successful in your life endeavours.
Below are some billionaire habits we can all develop:
1. They Wake up Early and Exercise
Research shows that exercising early in the morning will help boost memory, concentration and mental sharpness – which are traits that can have a big influence on career and success.
Femi Otedola, in an interview with one of the national newspapers, said he wakes up around 6:30am every morning and heads to the gym for 1 hour.
Aliko Dangote wakes up before 5:30am and goes on a 10 kilometer run.
2. They Network/Politick/Follow Up
The truth is they are also good at politicking because they know that political leaders make policies that will affect their businesses. So, they get involved.
A brief look at some billionaires perspectives on networking
Tony Elumelu on his advice to youths on what worked for him said “Never take others for granted. Nurture your relationships. In the same way, as you start out in your career, build your relationships, seek to learn, don’t be afraid to understudy the experts, reach out to potential mentors and learn from them.”
3. They are Learners
To show how much of a reader he is, Tony Elumelu, on World Book Day, recommended 5 books that have had a huge impact on his life.
They include –
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell,
The Creation of Wealth: The Tatas from 19th to 21st Century by R.M. Lala,
Think Big by Ben Carson,
Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer, and
Shall We Tell The President by Jeffrey Archer
What they watch also matters. Aliko Dangote spends his time watching a lot of business channels such as Bloomberg TV. Doing this gives him insightful information into global business.
4. They Diversify
Mike Adenuga has investments in Oil, Telecoms, Real Estate, and Banking sectors.
Femi Otedola has investments in Oil, Shipping, Real Estate, amongst other sectors.
5. They surround themselves with Smart People
Aliko Dangote once hosted his friends – Femi Otedola, Tunde Ayeni, Donald Duke, Segun Awolowo and Niyi Adebayo on his yacht to celebrate the Salah holidays.
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