Procrastination is the enemy of great achievement. Often, we don’t ever learn what we are capable of, because we even fail to start. Top performers have mastered the art of taking action and changing them into reality and hence they succeed. One of the Top performers is Robert Caro an American journalist and author. He became successful, just because of his pen, and hence he proved that ” pen is mightier than a sword.” He is one man army who just solely works at his office. He doesn’t have any secretary at the office, no other coworker he just handles it only. let us see the daily schedule and routine of an 86 year old gem Robert Caro.
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Who is Robert Caro?
- Robert Caro is a famous Journalist, who was born on October 30, 1935 in United States.
- He is Devoted biographer of LBJ (Lyndon B Johnson) and of the city planner Robert Moses. According to Astrologers, Robert Caro’s zodiac sign is Scorpio.
- Robert is one of the richest Journalist & listed on most popular Journalist. According to Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Robert Caro net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
- His famous publication are : The Years of Lyndon Johnson and The Power Broker.
- Also Known As Robert Allan Caro
- Born: October 30, 1935 (age 86)New York City
- Awards And Honors: Pulitzer Prize National Book Award (2002)
- Notable Works: “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York” • “The Years of Lyndon Johnson.”
Mornings of Robert Caro
- Wakes up early in morning
He wakes up at 7 am daily and feel the fresh air presence, its important for an author to get fresh air, because science says that morning fresh air power ups the brain thinking capacity.
- Fresh up
He tries to get fresh up and get ready from his personal things as soon as possible, so he can head towards the office. He Wears suit and tie to get to office.
- Way to office
Between 7.30-8am, Caro walks from his Upper West Side apartment to his office and starts his work. And get enage to that only, he dont need any kind of disturbance so he havent appointed anyone in his office, he even dont have a secretary for managing things and to get a coffee for him, he have made his self kitchen in officee and makes his own coffee.
Afternoon of Robert Caro
- Write down his thoughts on longhand yellow legal pad
Robert express his thoughts on his longhand yellow legal pad, till he dont get his type of content.
- Use his old typewriter for typing
As he get this idea on his legal pad he starts typing. In this modern world of technology, Caro uses his Smith-Corona Electra 210 typewriter for typing his thoughts.
- He loves old pattern things
Caro likes to keep things old school, storing and indexing all his research in file cabinets in his office instead of storing them in cloud box storage.
- One man army
While Caro’s work often involve endless hours poring boxes of documents and conducting hundreds of interviews, he doesn’t employ a team to assist him. It’s just him and his wife,She’s been the researcher on all of his books he call her ‘the whole team.’
- He finishes his target
He try to do at least three pages a day. Then only he leaves his office.
Evening of Robert Caro
- Back to Home
He get back to his home after completing his work.
- Spend his time with his wife Ina
Caro will meet up with Ina and they’ll either stroll through the park, and walk home together.
- Dinner time
Caro have his dinner with her wife and then watch TV together.
- Way to sleep
With all these he winds up his day and get to sleep.
“If you do everything, you’ll win,”
Facts about Robert Caro
- He receives Hardeman Prize, and a Gold Medal in Biography from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
- For his biographies, he has won two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography, the National Book Award, the Francis Parkman Prize (awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that “best exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist”), two National Book Critics Circle Awards.
- He receives Collins Award from the Texas Institute of Letters.
Learnings from Robert Caro
- Never say Never.
- Always complete your assigned task first.
- Set your goals and priorities and try to achieve them.
- Give importance to family.
- Work in silence and make your success noice.
- Be self employed and independent.