Thursday, June 9, 2016

Morning Person vs Midday Person

So a client asked me if they could still succeed in business despite the fact that they are not a morning person.
I said, "Good question." And then the muse began. 

You're Not A Morning Person If...

  1. You wait for the sun to rise before dragging yourself out of bed.
  2. You mutter the words "morning" to your spouse when getting out of bed, "hello" to the kids at the breakfast table and "have a good day" when stumbling off to work.
  3. You spill your coffee on the way to the car while letting go of some rather choice expletives.
  4. You have to drink a full cup of coffee before you are able to manually insert the ignition key and start the car
  5. You're still half asleep when arriving at work
  6. You still have morning voice at 9am
  7. You still have bags under your eyes at 11:00am
  8. You don't say good morning to passersby until after 12:00pm

Regarding Midday People.
I am well acquainted with presidents of large reputable companies who are obviously not morning people as they often arrive at the office later in the day commuting straight from home. They come in bright eyed and bushy tailed as if they arrived first thing in the morning and then get right to work until late into the evening. It would appear they are able to accomplish their daily objectives with little or no set backs. So from their own perspective being a morning person or lack thereof seems to be of little consequence. 

Regarding Morning People
While suffering few setbacks as midday people there is a flipside to this matter. Many colleagues and constituents of midday people are in fact morning people, and avidly so. That said, if you're trying to get things accomplished within the circle of morning people, being such yourself is bound to be more advantageous on so many levels. Taking that morning call or getting that call through before the workday begins can help offset anticipated obstacles and give your company an advance running start advantage over your langering midday competitors.  

Conclusion of the Matter
Morning or midday, the most important advantage is having a rock solid routine and a daily game plan with the means to fulfill all objectives effectively no matter what kind of person you are. Successful entrepreneurs, thriving companies and major corporations are expertly run using a well thought out business plan that fits the lifestyle, routine and goals of its owners.