Things that successful people do the first hour of work day

 | August 27,2012 11:59 am IST

How well do you utilize the first hour of your work day? What are the things that you do soon after reaching office? No wonder, most of us check emails as the first thing in the morning, but successful people suggest that it isnt a good practice to check emails in the first hour of work day.


Author Kevin Purdy of Fast Company tells in his article, What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day.

He writes, The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and theyll tell you it makes a big difference. Here are the first items on their daily to-do list.


  • Dont Check Your Email for the First Hour. Seriously. Stop That.
  • Gain Awareness, Be Grateful
  • Do the Big, Shoulder-Sagging Stuff First
  • Choose Your Frog
  • Ask Yourself If Youre Doing What You Want to Do

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