4 Top CEOs Reveal Their Secrets to Career Success

2. Be prepared

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My No. 1 productivity tip: Before going to bed each night, review your schedule and tasks for the next day, and make sure that you know what you need to do and when you need to do it. Write all of this information down or enter it into an electronic device. Being organized helps you work more efficiently from the moment you start your day.

How I survive the mid-afternoon slump: Eat a healthy snack containing protein (I often eat a protein bar or have a protein-based shake or drink), and take a short walk. Whenever possible, take that walk outdoors.

My secret to staying motivated throughout the work week: The trick to staying motivated is to picture in detail the success of reaching your goal, while at the same time enjoying what you do along the way.

Joseph Steinberg, CEO of SecureMySocial