​6 Productivity Tips from People Who Get Things Done

What notable business leaders do to up their game
SUCCESS Staff May 14, 2014

From Facebook to the Huffington Post , the following people have led their companies to ultimate success—and personal techniques more than likely played a role in their climbs to the top. Here, six prominent leaders share what works for them when it comes to being productive, to getting things done.

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first , then you can actually make a lot of progress.”

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

“I pace myself by taking a weeklong vacation every four months.”

Marissa Mayer , Yahoo CEO

Force yourself to prioritize so you will finish at least that one critical task when you have the most energy and the fewest distractions.”

Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project

“My single most effective trick for getting things done is to stop doing what I’m doing and get some sleep .”

Arianna Huffington , Huffington Post founder

Work out. ”

Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

I get up around 4:30, and naturally the first thing I do is make some coffee.”

— Howard Schultz , Starbucks chairman, president and CEO

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