What? 5:30 am?!


As someone who is constantly looking to learn, I find myself reading articles from various business and entrepreneur publications. These publications give the insight of various people who fostered an idea, developed a business around that idea, and grew it to a scale that they didn’t expect.

I find that their insight and opinions on what made them successful to be eye-opening and challenges some of my views.

In many of these articles, I do find that they do have a common piece of advice.

Wake up early and be at work at 5:30 am!

I understand the proverb that ‘the early bird gets the worm’ but that doesn’t work for everybody. Some people are not productive at all in the morning. Others are more productive at night, seeing that they are a night owl.

Set up your work routine for which is best for your productivity. I will admit, I do get up at 5:30 am, even with working from my home, but that’s because it is during my prime productive hours.

Personally, creative task that need a high level of concentration are now done first thing in the morning. I typically check my emails just before lunch when I am starting to lose some steam. More mundane or repetitive tasks are kept for the afternoon or evenings to complete.

As with any advice, take it with a grain of salt. Advice for one person may not be something for the next person. If anything, a good piece of advice would at least make you think about how you could change things for the better for yourself.

Don’t worry if you don’t get up at 5:30 am for work, it may not be your productive time anyways.

What is your work routine? Have you tried to change it?

Have an awesome week.


Kevin MacDonald is the CEO of L6S Business Consulting Inc. L6S offers services in management consulting, Controller and CFO contracting, and lean management with either project work or teaching/mentoring of staff. Kevin holds his CMA accounting designation along with a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Kevin is active in the community by volunteering for different groups, his condo board and donates platelets at the Canadian Blood Services clinics on a bi-weekly basis.

Feel free to contact Kevin at @L6SBC or www.L6SBC.ca


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