Interesting article recently published on Fast Company entitled “What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day”
Small spoiler: “Don’t check e-mail for the first hour”
I’ve always struggled with this concept and tend to do the opposite first thing when I sit down at my desk in the morning. My entire business life is online. I hardly do phone or face to face anything so for me my e-mail client tends to be a bag of bricks sitting on my chest first thing in the morning. I try to spend my first hour addressing e-mail and clearing my plate so that I can move forward with a clear mind and tackle the most important tasks of the day. I like to examine and consider all advice or ideas, like those in the article, but by the same token I’m a firm believer that everyone should experiment and create their own hybrid system for approaching their work day.