Early Riser? You're Probably Making Bigger Boss Moves
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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The age-old saying that the early bird gets the worm has remained true throughout centuries, with many leaders attesting to rising early to get their day started. Some Baby Boomers might argue that if you’re still sleeping with sun comes up, you’ve already starting the day losing.

One Inc. writer details the advantages of being an early riser, citing that many successful leaders—-even those who get the full eight hours of sleep—get out of bed by sunrise and are better off for it. Entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan writes :

Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment, gets up at 5 AM. Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone gets up at 6. Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, gets up at 5 because, he says: “Life is too exciting to sleep.”

I suspect there’s a virtuous circle here: Great jobs make you want to get up early–and the better the job you do, the more exciting getting up early becomes. Waking late could be a sign not that you’re indolent but that work is, after all, not so thrilling.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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