Being wealthy begins with watching how you spend your spare time. What is a spare time? It is basically anytime you have all to yourself. A successful person is the one who ponders over the following questions first and then makes use of his spare time or free time to be more proactive and productive:
- How are you spending your spare time as a businessman?
- How can the leisure activities help you create wealth?
- How important it is to spare time?
- Is it the apt time and situation for you to spare time?
- Does your mind or work demands a break?
The Truly Rich made all their fortune from their Spare Time.
Let’s have a look who made their empire from their spare time
- Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook while in his dormitory at Harvard University
- Bill Gates and his partner, Paul Allen, began Microsoft project in his spare time
- Sir Richard Branson owner of Virgin Group began creating wealth from his childhood at the age of 16 when he left high school to publish a student magazine which he created in his spare time.
- Warren Buffet began creating wealth in his spare time by selling packs of chewing gum at a tender age of six.
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Now the question is that for all those who acquired wealth in their spare time, do they still need spare time to refresh their minds to work in a better way?
Besides the working activity, a successful person is the one who knows the importance of a well balanced life between leisure and working time. A successful person knows that the activity he carries out has a direct effect on your working life. Spare time is the moment to recharge the batteries and avoid getting overloaded with work. The actuality of life is that a life career can be roller coaster full of emotions and it highly required to control it .Therefore it is really important for you to spare some time out of your busy schedule to refresh your minds.
Functioning under a constant burden of stress is like trying to fly an airplane with the wheels unlocked and the flaps down. Your best ideas often pop-up when you are most relaxed and in free thinking mode. Relaxing from time to time lets you spend some times reviewing your performance and seeing how well things are going. Take time in your hectic schedule to break away to work and rejoice in what you have accomplished can be forceful drive to achieve more. Now let’s have a look on what some of our mentors do in their Spare/ Free Time :-
1. Barack Obama
- It is well known that following a consistent fitness routine can help you boost your creativity, confidence and resilience, both at work and in your personal regime. Moving your body is really good for your career. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are proud gym enthusiasts.
- All modern Presidents have taken foreign trips, but President Obama knows how to combine pleasure with business, often picking hot vacation spots such as weekend’s trip to Rio, where sightseeing is mixed with meetings.
- He is a huge basketball fan. He occasionally plays basketball even during his busy schedule as the US President to keep up his fitness
- He is a fan of harry porter series.
- At times, it seems that Obama would rather be an NBA star than President. He has a regular pickup basketball game with friends, and even played some hoops last summer with NBA stars.
- He is a big fan of television. He loves to make chili and has been preparing it using his own family recipe.
2. Marianne Elliott
Successful people acknowledge that if you are feeling run-down or distracted, it would affect the influence of your quality of work and hinder your success. Therefore it is important to use your free time wisely, which means that you are supposed to make healthy, intentional choices during your evenings, weekends, and vacations and this would help you to bring more enthusiasm and brilliance to work. Marianne Elliott, a human right lawyer who was stationed in war-torn Afghanistan, began practicing yoga and yoga breathing techniques to create a moment of tranquility in the midst of chaos and violence. She firmly believed that yoga practice preserved her sanity and allowed her to do the prominent work under the stressful circumstances.
3. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet
- They are avid bridge players. Bill Gates has been playing bridge for just over 5 years, and loves the game, often pairing up with the world’s second richest man, Warren Buffet
- At a recent tournament Buffet also confessed that he loves the game, “I am an addict; I play about 12 hours a week. It is tough at first. The trouble with bringing new players in is that you have to play about 50 hours before you really start to see what is going on. Not everyone has that much patience.
- Bill Gates says, “The game is so deep. There is always something you can learn, and it rewards you when you use good judgment and its fun”.
- Bill Gates loves to tour interesting places and things with his kids. Some noteworthy examples are power plants, garbage dumps, the Large Hadron Collider, missile silos and Antarctica.
- Warren Buffet may be considered the most successful investor of the 20th century, but in his spare time he likes to play Ukulele.