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Bloomberg’s formula for success: Take less bathroom breaks and work hard

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(PIX11) – If you want to be successful, Mayor Bloomberg has a few tips for you: Stay at your desk and cut down on your trips to the bathroom.

Responding to a caller’s question on his radio show Friday on his personal formula for success, Bloomberg said, “I always tried to be the first one in in the morning and the last one to leave at night, take the fewest vacations and the least time away from the desk to go to the bathroom or have lunch.” In order to be successful, “you gotta be there,” according to Bloomberg.

Billionaire Bloomberg said from his experience, people have to make their own luck and “the harder you work, the luckier you get.”

The media mogul continued, “You can’t control how lucky you are. You can’t control how smart you are. But, you can control how hard you work.”

Other Bloomberg keys to success include taking risks and owning up to your mistakes. “After a while, you gotta say ‘I made a mistake.’ Admit it and change. It’s stupid to keep doing the same thing,” the tough-talking Mayor advised.

Finally, Bloomberg — who is the seventh richest person in the United States with an estimated net worth of $27 BILLION — said a huge part of success is giving back.

“Give back, be generous. If you take a look at New York, a lot of what we do is built around helping others. We have a society [in New York] that’s built around serving, giving back, helping each other,” he said.