CEO Routine: Work Hours in a Week, Sleep, Busy Schedule

“Imagination creates reality.” ―Richard Wagner For many CEOs, the above quote fits perfectly. Whether it is getting your own business started and being a start-up CEO to reaching the same by deploying decades as a professional. And many continue to dream about what global CEOs have achieved today. And yes, an aspect of reaching these positions is first imagining yourself as a CEO or C-Level executive. But another aspect is to know how much it takes to become one.
CEO Routine: Work Hours in a Week, Sleep, Busy Schedule
CEO Routine: Work Hours in a Week, Sleep, Busy Schedule

Thinking big should be accompanied by acquiring as much knowledge as you can of the position you want to reach. While being a CEO and his powers excite people, it is also important to know that reaching that position doesn’t mean less work, it means more and smart work. So, how does CEO routine in the office looks like?

CEO Routine FAQs Answered!

Here are some of the most asked questions on the internet about CEO’s routine:

What is a (working) day in the life of a CEO like?

CEOs are believed to have extreme workdays. Some people believe that they don’t do much and some believe that they spend their entire day of each week thinking only about work. But the reality is different. First of all, we are talking about people, so everything is subjective as people differ and so does their ideology.

But mostly there is a sense of dedication and commitment to the work a CEO does. However, they do spend more time at the company, most of which is in meetings. We have detailed every aspect of their day in this blog, have a look!

How many hours a week does a CEO of a tech company work?

It is believed that CEOs work from 48.5 hours to 62.5 hours a week and these are studies conducted by different corporations over different periods.

How difficult is it to be a CEO? What do they do?

A CEOs job is rewarding yet tough. As we said, if you want to reach a position, you must know about every aspect of the position including the challenges.

  1. One man/woman, several roles: Yes, you have to wear many hats as a CEO of the company. While the goal remains to make good for the company, the roles that you take on can vary. You can be a team player, a leader, a salesperson, a representative of the brand at one point. And there will be occasions, often than you would think when you have to choose which role is more vital for the company.

  2. Bigger Role, Bigger Responsibilities: CEO is not just a designation written on your fancy cabin and the stylish nameplate, it is a responsibility that comes with big decision-making powers and heavy risks, which might not always pan out as one may think. Here comes the next point.

  3. Wearing scars on the sleeve: As we said, there will be wins and there will be losses and you being at the helm will be held solely responsible and answerable for that. This is a challenging aspect of the business.

How do CEOs who sleep for only 4-5 hours daily manage?

This is one of the most common questions. Several quotes say “if you have to be successful, sacrifice your sleep.” Well, in the case of CEOs who prefer to sleep only 4-5 hours, it can or cannot affect their work because everyone requires a certain amount of sleep to maintain their mental and physical health.

First of all, it is often said you need 8 hours of sleep, which is not entirely correct. There are sleep cycles of 90 to 110 minutes. Good sleep is when you complete 4-5 sleep cycles. That implies a good sleep for some can range from 6 to 8 hours.

But that is still 1 or 2 hours less than what is mentioned in the question. Here’s when things like genetics come into play. Some people can thrive on 4-5 hours of sleep. And you would see most professionals around you including your parents work with that amount of sleep.

It is not found healthy to survive with that much sleep. But, CEOs do have to strike a balance between work and personal life including family and sleep.

Another aspect of being a CEO is that a person can become a CEO at any age, So, here are answers to frequently asked questions by young CEOs including:

“Can I be a CEO as a 12-year-old?” & “Can an 18-year-old be the CEO of a company?”

Yes, you can be a CEO even if you are minor, although they need an adult for legal paperwork. If you have the ideal skillset and are focused on learning new skills and things, nothing is holding you back from acing at it too!

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