What do successful people actually do on weekends?
For most of us the weekend is the time to relax, catch up maybe on sleep or meet with friends. Is is the retreat for all of the busy bees out there hustling everyday. For others it might be the time though to get ahead of the competition and become more successful than others. But with so many different successful people there is probably no right or wrong — you just have to find your way and what balances best for you.
Jack Dorsey, the Co-Founder of Twitter and Square, is spending most of his weekends either hiking or catching up on emails as he told David Kirkpatrick in 2011 on the Techonomy Conference. Jack is a fan of being super organised and actually uses different notes & lists to remind him of important stuff, which he said, made him successful and helped him a lot. Another person who’s work we admire is Elon Musk (Founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Paypal), who is actually spending most of the weekend time with his kids, as he told Mashable. On South by Southwest in 2013 he also admitted that he spends some of his time also on emails.”Because they don’t need constant interaction, except when we’re talking directly,” he said. “I find I can be with them and still be working at the same time.”
Another person who loves catching up on Emails (this seems to be a common thing) is Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Huffington Post. She just wants to get it of the list and doesn’t expect her employees to answer though, as she told Mashable. Mark Cuban spends also time with his kids as he told the audience at South by Southwest. Others escape to the countryside like political journalist Rachel Maddow or enjoy a good cup of tea like Malcolm Gladwell. Our big friend Bill Gates uses weekends these days to mellow out as he admitted during a Reddit AMA last year, but 20 years ago he would stay in the office as he had the energy.
We at Squelo take it like Bill Gates and are actually working on the weekends so we can stick to our plan to launch Squelo in fall and our beta version already in summer. Stay tuned and sign up on squelo.com