My office opens at 10am, (but I do take calls if they come in earlier than that), and stays open until 6pm. I frequently stay up late to do paperwork, and every once in awhile I get a call from the west coast at 9pm where the caller is surprised to reach me, saying "oh, I was expecting to get voicemail...".
Why does my staff arrive at 10? Because I am usually up late the night before, and thus "sleep in", and it's an easier commute for them, so everybody wins. Of course, I get up early when an assignment calls for it, but when asked about scheduling a shoot, my first effort is to arrive on site by 11am, and begin shooting at noon.
Yet, I am inspired by a line I read from a William Blake poem:
"Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night."Perhaps I could be more productive during the morning, and thus be able to accomplish more throughout the day.
Check this blog entry - Two Ways to Use Your New Found Early Morning Hours, which suggests, 1) The first co-strategy is that of making sure that the last half-hour of the day prepares us to “hit the ground running” the next morning, and 2) The second strategy is to choose appropriate tasks upon which to work the following morning. Read the rest of the blog for more details, but it sure looks like a good idea.
Now, the trick will be convincing the folks in the office here to arrive earlier. Wish me luck.
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