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The Simple Morning Routine Shark Tank Star Kevin O'Leary Follows to Supercharge His Productivity 'Mr. Wonderful' religiously takes this simple step to crush his daily goals.

By Kim Lachance Shandrow

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As you can imagine, Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary is beyond busy. The multi-millionaire mutual funds mogul says his phone rings "just about every 30 seconds" and his email inbox is overflowing, but he doesn't care.

"Not until I achieve the three daily goals that I set for myself the night before," he recently told Entrepreneur from the Culver City, Calif. set of Shark Tank. "Each has to be accomplished before I take any inbound calls or send any emails, and I strictly follow that simple process daily, without fail."

And without exception, barring a catastrophic emergency, as the 61-year-old entrepreneur put it. "Whether it's family or business or something personal, I work on nothing else, whatever it may be," he says. "My attitude is, until those three goals are done, nobody gets my time or attention."

Related: Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary: Having Dyslexia Is a 'Superpower' in Business

There's a reason O'Leary, , a.k.a. "Mr Wonderful," strips his morning to-dos down to three preset priorities: Like a fresh jolt of caffeine, it energizes him and supercharges his productivity. "I find it makes me very, very productive," he says. "I just avoid all the noise, check off the three tasks and move on with my day."

He cautions that while it's tempting to take on more than a trio of must-do tasks each morning, doing so often sets people up for failure. "Be realistic. Don't overwhelm yourself," he says. "Three is enough."

For more of O'Leary's success tips, check out Shark Tank's Season Eight premiere on your local ABC station. It airs on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

Former West Coast Editor

Kim Lachance Shandrow is the former West Coast editor at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was a commerce columnist at Los Angeles CityBeat, a news producer at MSNBC and KNBC in Los Angeles and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times. She has also written for Government Technology magazine, LA Yoga magazine, the Lowell Sun newspaper, HealthCentral.com, PsychCentral.com and the former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Coop. Follow her on Twitter at @Lashandrow. You can also follow her on Facebook here

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