If there’s one thing that successful people have in common, it’s that they are early risers. From GM’s CEO Dan Akerson to Tyler Perry Studios head honcho, Tyler Perry, it’s 5 a.m. or earlier! And you’d be amazed at what you can do before 9 a.m.
It’s not just a habit for them. They have people to see, places to go, planes to catch and video calls to make. But before those things even happen, they have an agenda that includes these things.
1. Plan the day. It’s a pretty quiet time for most executives, so it presents the perfect opportunity to go over scheduled appointments, make a things-to-do list and map out the day. It’s not all business, though. The daily planner should include breaks to eat and even snack, as well as breaks to reflect on that last meeting before jumping into the next thing.