The Intro #12: Play to your strengths

February 6, 2020
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 We’re morning people.

Those annoying folks who roll out of bed before the sun with smiles on their faces, ready to start the day. We get it. We’re the worst.

But here’s the good news: this isn’t another silly reminder about how the most successful businesspeople and entrepreneurs sacrifice sleep for productivity. (That’s lame. We love sleep. We go to bed so early.)

This is simply a reminder of one of the greatest lessons we have learned by being morning people: play your strengths.

Use your natural inclinations and preferences to help you — instead of trying to force habits that just aren’t going to happen.

For us, that means starting our work days super early, having walking meetings, and keeping notebooks full of lists. For you, that might mean writing at night or creating a mastermind group or carving out 3 hours of silent work time.

We all have things to learn…but we all also have personalities and preferences. Keep growing, but be yourself. Your work will be better for it.

Allison Kooser

Allison is Chief Storyteller at Swell+Good, where she partners with amazing organizations to help them bring their stories to life. She is an avid traveler, an expert takeout orderer, and a big believer in curiosity and kindness. She tries to learn something new every day, and she reads, writes, and paddleboards more than the average human.
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