You know, every successful CEO that I’ve met in my life has a set of habits that they abide by. That’s why I decided to share the 10 habits of a successful CEO that you should adopt.

1Be on Time

This may seem like a no-brainer in the business world, but you would be surprised how many people still don’t make this a priority–it’s mind-boggling.

If a leader is consistently late, it tells others that he or she is unreliable or has no respect for the time of the individuals he or she works with. 

So be on time for every appointment, every day, without exception.

2Write Your Goals Down Every Day

Just take a piece of paper and write whatever goals come to your mind as fast as possible.

I do this every day when I wake up in the morning, before I go to bed at night, and also when I feel discouraged.

3Read More Often

How many books have you read so far this year? Maybe you’ve heard this statistic before: The average CEO reads sixty books per year.

So if you wanna be a successful CEO, read more often. And guess what… It don’t matter if you like to read or not. You just have to do it.

4Value Time Over Money

If you value money over time you’ll have very little of both. If you value time over money, you will have an abundance of both. Because you can always make more money, but you cannot make back any wasted time.

5Accept Invitations to as Many Meetings and Events as Possible

Because you never know who you will meet or the advice you’ll receive.

6Dress For Success

Put a jacket on, you don’t have to do everything in a t-shirt. Dress for your audience. And if you have any, ANY, consideration about what you’re wearing then you need to kick it up a notch. It will never hurt you to look like a professional.

7Don’t Waste Your Weekends

When I was 25 I quit doing weekends the way most people are doing them. It literally saved me millions of dollars.

8Focus on the “What” Not the “How To”

So many people settle for less and refuse to dream big ‘cause they don’t see how they could get there.

Well, what if I told you that I myself don’t know how to achieve most of my goals. But just because you don’t know how to achieve a goal doesn’t mean you’ll never figure out the “how to” in the future or that you should stop dreaming big.

9Listen To Feedback

All leaders generally have the final say, but great ones listen to feedback and consider it before taking action.

10Acknowledge Effort and Results 

Recognition is a powerful tool: It sends the message that you see and appreciate the actions of your team.

Each one of your employees needs to be told exactly why they’re valuable.

So there you go… the 10 successful habits of a CEO. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s article. I hope you’ve got lots from it. Please share this article with your friends and family. And if you’ve got another habit of a successful CEO. Please comment below and let me know.

Be Great,

Grant Cardone

H/T: Entrepreneur


  1. I don’t have a habit to share yet, but I am looking to put these into practice. Also, can you share more on how you did not waste your weekend?

  2. 11. Exercise in the morning.
    12. Plan your day for success or plain to fail.
    13. Surround yourself with people smarter than you.

  3. I enjoyed the to the point tips that are really commonsense but we tend to put on the back burner. I love being reminded that high achievers don’t always know the how but they know the what. This is the type of reminder to grab the rope wave your hand in the air and stay on the Bull for 8 seconds and then repeat.

  4. In all the growth and learning develop a character of consistent awareness to listing more and learn of your skill in the industry you peruse.

  5. I’m not a CEO sir I’m one of the owners of 10x, real estate, owner of startengine, Mercedes, BMW, Carfax,, CarMax, Dodge, GMC, Audi and more, billionaire #1 rapper and the#1 designer SMH


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