Besides running a world class business, most successful entrepreneurs have some hidden talents that will leave you speechless. They will make you realize how much you can do despite having your plate full. Utilizing your spare time doing what you love will not just help you improve your skills but also increase productivity. Successful entrepreneurs are familiar with this, which is why they make full use of every second of the day.
Let’s take a look at how some of the top entrepreneurs use their spare time:
Every year, Mark Zuckerberg, sets a goal for himself and makes sure he accomplishes it. Back in 2010, for example, he set a goal to learn Mandarin. His new skill helped him connect with listeners at Beijing in 2014.
He is the CEO of Box now but back in time he was a magician. Apparently, he was a good one, too. He “could make people disappear in boxes,” he claims. He hasn’t taken his hobby forward but he says that it taught him about customer engagement. That, of course, helps him in driving profitability everyday.
She is the founder of ClassPass as well as a dancer. She learnt dancing as a child and performs at least once a month to date.
The Twitter CEO practiced standup comedy and improv in Chicago after graduating from University of Michigan. He says, “Internet happened” after that and he entered the magical world of entrepreneurship.
The co-founder of Twitter was into botanical illustration. He says he likes colony-based structures in which you depend strongly on your network. Twitter is probably a by-product of this thought.
What you do when you are not working plays an important role in entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs are so successful because they spend time in doing what they love and expanding their skillset.
If you are too busy, you are not giving yourself time for personal growth. Successful entrepreneurs don’t make this mistake. They spend time to learn and grow, most of them touching their favorite hobbies and/or checking their bucket lists.