MJ Gonzales │Executive Chronicles
While some are satisfied and happy with being night owls, many wish they become morning person. Typical reasons may vary, but the bottom line can be about career-boost, productivity, and wellness. After all most of the popular and successful personalities are known for being early risers like Disney CEO Robert Iger, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior, Former US president George W Bush, and, of course Benjamin Franklin, who popularized the line “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”
Most CEOs of top companies are already starting their routines when possibly millions of employees are still sleeping. In a report of Upstart Business Journal, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz usually starts his day doing workout like biking and clock in around 6am at his office. Meantime, Selling Power shared that New Jersey Nets CEO Brett Yormark, the youngest CEO in the NBA, gets up from the bed at 3:30 am and by 4:30 am, he’s already sending emails and working out in their office.
Apart from the reasons to do more works, a study of University of Education in Heidelberg (Germany) revealed that most morning persons have advanced problem-solving skills. Fitness Magazine reported, these people can do damage-control at once before they become chaos and reliable workers as they also don’t have procrastination and mood swing issues.
Another perks that early risers do enjoy in the morning is the time to reflect. Apparently, you can expect that successful people are also planning and visualizing at early period of the day. In his well-received speech at Standford University, the Late and Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed his morning routine that helped to become motivated for three decades.
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Taking the time to find this kind of perspective has been biologically proven to be a total game changer.