For the first decade of running his own business, Kevin would work late into the night to ensure all his work had been completed. In episode 244 of Journey to $100 Million, Kevin shares the reasoning behind making the switch from working late nights, to being an early bird.
Back in the day, Kevin would work his normal business hours just like everyone else. In doing so, throughout the day, he felt as if he was always playing catchup with emails, phone calls, one-off tasks, etc. During core business hours, Kevin would have to attend meetings, manage team projects, and ensure his company was running smoothly. After the day’s work was over, and Kevin had eaten dinner, he would get back on his laptop and crank out work with Jason, our web developer. During this time there were no distractions, it was quiet, and he could take care of the work he wasn’t able to get to during the day.
About two to three years ago, Kevin made the switch to the working early mornings. Now, Kevin wakes up at 5 am and is able to get more done before everyone else wakes up, and the distractions start flowing in. Not only that but waking up early allows Kevin to plan out his day before it even gets started, also allowing him to get to bed at a reasonable hour.
Even if you are not an early morning person, Kevin recommends giving it a try and joining what he calls “the 5 am club.” Waking up early allows you to get the most done, and feel good while doing so!
Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.
Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is the also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.