The morning routines of successful business leaders

Les Roberts, Senior Content Manager at Bionic
By Les Roberts, Senior Content Manager

Does your morning routine set you up for success? Or does your dreary morning demeanour only prepare you to fail? Take some tips from the best, and see what successful business leaders eat for breakfast.

We’ve all heard the saying that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but how many of us actually believe it? 

If you’re skeptical about the importance of a good start to the day, it’s worth considering that some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders swear by an energising morning routine.  

And even science confirms that what you do and eat in the morning can have a profound influence over your mood, performance, and your overall success for that day.

Why is it important to have a good breakfast?

Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period - hence the name, break-fast - and replenishes your supply of glucose and other essential nutrients to help maintain your energy throughout the day.

Although you should regularly replenish your energy supplies during the day, it’s vital you get off to a good start by having a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Skipping breakfast can diminish mental performance, and so making sure you eat first thing can aid learning, as you are better able to pay attention and are more interested in learning.

Eating high-fiber breakfast cereals also helps to reduce fatigue.

For business leaders – or anyone striving to achieve – it’s important to fuel yourself right before you start your day, as well as adopt a morning routine that will set you up for success. 

For some, this could include simply getting up early, or for others, an exercise routine may be involved. Whatever your preferred way to start the day, it’s important that your actions are preparing you for maximum productivity – and maximum success as a result.

If you’re struggling to structure your morning for success, then it may help to consider at the morning routines of the already highly successful. 

What do business leaders do for breakfast?

If you’re looking for some early morning inspiration, here’s how some of the world’s most successful business owners chow down when they get up.

  • Richard Branson - The founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin everything else swears by fruit salad and muesli. He’ll sometimes substitute his fruit and fibre for kippers.
  • Jack Dorsey - The co-founder of Twitter goes stays well on-brand with two boiled eggs seasoned with soy sauce.
  • Katherine Power - The co-founder and CEO of Clique Media goes with a very contemporary breakfast of egg and avocado on toast.

For more on what some of the most successful business leaders in the world eat for breakfast – including Mark Zuckerberg’s surprising revelation - check out the infographic below.

How to successfully fuel your business

The way you fuel yourself is not only important to your success as an individual, it’s important to your business as you are the driving force behind it.

But your business can’t run on your energy alone, and you’ll need a reliable and cost-effective business gas and business electricity supply. 

To make sure your business is on the best energy deal, speak to the tech-enabled team at Bionic - we’ll quickly search our panel of trusted suppliers to find the best business energy deal to suit your needs and budget. Switching supplier could knock hundreds of pounds off the cost of your business energy bills.

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Infographic showing what successful business leaders eat for breakfast