Humans often wish there was more time to do things in life. Especially when running a business, it feels there are not enough hours in a day.
One best way to increase your productivity is waking up early in the morning and making it a habit.
Do you put your alarm on snooze as soon as it rings off? If so, you are starting your day by procrastinating which is a bad sign.
Let’s see some advantages of rising early:
-There is very less or no distraction
-It is peaceful, which helps concentrate better
-You are fresh and have more willpower to do something
-Mornings have positive vibes. Your rest of the day will be happy and productive if you start early
Did you know?
There are many successful entrepreneurs who wake up really early in the morning which might just be the reason for their success. Let’s read about a few:
Starbucks President Michelle Gass, sets her alarm for 4:30 AM to go running.
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, wakes up at around 5:45 AM in the morning, even when staying at his private island, leaving the curtains drawn so the sun gets him up. He does his best to use those early hours to exercise before an early breakfast and getting to work.
PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi has always been an early riser and wakes up at 4:30 AM.
General Motors’ CEO Dan Akerson, gets up at 4:30/5 AM to talk to the GM Asia before it gets too late.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is known for getting up and sending out company emails at 4:30 in the morning. By 5 AM he can be found in the gym. And he works late too, priding himself on being the first in the office and the last out.
Disney CEO, Iger gets up at 4:30 every morning. He takes the quiet time to do a number of things like read the papers, exercise, listen to music, look at email, and watch TV all at once.
Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, gets up at 4:30 every morning to walk his three dogs and work out. Around 5:45 AM he makes coffee for his wife and himself. He gets to the office by 6 AM.
Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, gets up at 6 AM so he can run on the treadmill in his office. This also gives him time to “reflect on the work day ahead,” which is probably pretty hectic at a multinational food and detergent company.
When do you wake up everyday? Adopt good habits and live like a king 🙂