Have you ever wondered how successful men spend their days? They stay busy alright, but their jam-packed schedules can sometimes make you dizzy. Today, we will look at the busy life of Elon Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX founder, and how he spends his days when is trying to revolutionize the way we drive and send humans to Mars.
1. Musk’s workweeks
The real-life Tony Stark clocks in 80 to 100 hours a week at work. He admitted to sustaining his pace with caffeine, where he gulped eight cups of Diet Coke and several cups of coffee daily, reports Inc. But after he started feeling “jacked” to the point of “losing my peripheral vision”, he had to cut back. His office now has caffeine-free Diet Coke.
2. His sleeping pattern
Musk gets 6 to 6.5 hours of sleep daily after realizing that compromising on sleep amounted to lower productivity at work. He wakes at 7 AM and goes to bed at 1 AM. He confirmed this in a Reddit AMA, “Sleep is really great. I find if I don’t get enough sleep I’m quite grumpy…I could drop below a certain threshold of sleep, although I could be awake more hours I would get less done because my mental acuity would be affected.”
3. His time at the gym
When you work 100 hours a week, finding time to exercise may take a back seat. But Musk doesn’t take his health lightly. To stay in shape, he ensures he hits the gym twice a week. He does a cardio workout on the treadmill and lifts weights at least once or twice a week, reports Auto Bild TV.
4. Musk’s meals
Musk told Auto Bild TV that business dinners are probably where he overeats. Otherwise, he doesn’t spend too much time on meals. He usually has his lunch during meetings and is done in five minutes. He usually skips breakfast too.
5. His phone calls
Musk prefers to answer a few phone calls as possible. He forgoes most of them so that he can stay focused at work. He is also known to use an obscure work email address, which helps him block all unnecessary correspondence, reports Inc.
6. His reading schedule
All successful men read and Musk is no exception. Despite his busy life, he takes out enough time to read his favorite books such as The Lord of the Rings, biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, and Twelve Against the Gods.
7. His parties
Musk is more no shy bookworm – the man loves to party. Some of his legendary parties include a celebration at an English castle for 20 guests where they played hide-and-seek till 6 AM. He also threw a party in Venice once where he came dressed as a knight and dueled a mini Darth Vader with a parasol, reports Entrepreneur.
8. His sons
Musk loves spending time with his sons. “What I find is I’m able to be with them and still be on email. I can be with them and still be working at the same time … If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to get my job done,” he told Business Insider.
9. His showers
Elon Musk believes that the one daily habit that has had the “largest positive impact” on his life is showering. He always makes time for showering, no matter what. He admitted this in a Reddit AMA.
10. Musk’s hobbies
Musk’s fondness for video games is evident from his tweets. He once said that he loved listening to music in his car and does enjoy an occasional movie as well, reports Quartz.
11. His weekends
Elon Musk may be a super busy man but he knows how to enjoy his weekends. While Saturdays are reserved for a quality family time which he spends with his sons, Sundays are earmarked for traveling or staying in at his Bel Air mansion.
Now you know how demanding Musk’s schedules are. From five-minute-lunches to spending time with his sons, the powerful businessman packs in everything.