A student at Harvard named Bill Gates in 1975 decided to quit school and start his own technology business.
At the time, no one had heard of him or knew what great ideas he had, but he was sure he had what it took to change the world and become one of the richest and most successful people in history. However, he had to start from the bottom to get to the top.
Bill Gates had to put in a lot of time, work, and dedication to start Microsoft. He had to learn how to work and make the most of daylight hours to reach his goals and start what would become one of the most important companies.
Gates has said that reading books is one of the keys to his success. He has also said that when he was starting out, he could work for days without sleeping or leaving the garage that had become his office. However, he eventually gave up and went back to sleeping and leaving the garage. He realized that this wasn’t the best way to get what he wanted and that it was hurting his creativity and productivity, so he needed to learn how to manage success as one more tool to be successful.
Time management is important for businesspeople, inventors, artists, and anyone else who wants to get more done in less time, and Bill Gates has some tips and tricks to help you do it.
How Bill Gates uses his time to be very successful
Start by dividing the day
Inc.com says that Bill Gates likes calendars and schedules because they help him plan his day and keep track of everything he needs to do. Gates plans his meetings, homework, free time, and meal times in 5-minute chunks, so he always knows what he needs to do, where he needs to be, and what comes next.
This is like making a list of things you need to do, so you can be better prepared and less stressed out by always running from place to place without a clear plan. The best part is that you only need a paper or digital agenda to do the same thing.
It is also a great way to stop putting things off which, according to the former Microsoft CEO, is one of the most success-destroying bad habits.
Schedule time to sleep and rest
You shouldn’t just work to get paid or to meet your hours, because that can lead to burnout, stress, or trouble focusing and getting things done. Gates said he realized that resting is also important because it helps you keep working hard and keeps your brain in good shape.
The businessman has a routine of washing dishes at the end of the day to help him wind down and get ready for bed. He says this helps him get the most out of his work hours because he doesn’t feel tired from not getting enough sleep.
The 4 Bucket Trick
Jessica Stillman of Inc.com says that Bill Gates uses a method called “4 Buckets” to better manage his time and get a better handle on his activities, priorities, and tasks.
The method is a way to set priorities. Gates puts his work into 4 imaginary buckets and spends 25% of his time on each. The idea is that you figure out your priorities by putting the most important things in the first bucket, the next most important things in the second, and so on until you have four buckets. This way, you can focus on each task and solve each problem or pending.
You can give each bucket a name and use a system of colors or symbols to tell which one is most important or where you should start. This will help you stay more organized and not forget anything or leave anything unfinished.
Set a goal
Medium.com says that Bill Gates knows very well that to get something done, you have to put in a certain number of hours of work, so from the start of his career, he set aside a certain number of hours just for working.
This is a good way to manage your time because you can decide how many hours a week you will spend on each task. This will help you figure out how many hours you need to work each day to reach your goals. And if you’re easily distracted, you can set alarms on your phone to remind you when to start and when to stop.