Steve Reinemund, former PepsiCo chairman/CEORises at 5 a.m. Runs four miles. Prays. Eats a family breakfast.
Top performers make the most of the time between waking up and heading to the office. Setting aside time in the morning for productive or fulfilling activities can increase your energy level and alertness for the rest of the day. In her book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast," (Portfolio/Available in June), author Laura Vanderkam reveals what a number of high achievers do before breakfast. For many of the featured professionals, it's a blend of physical, intellectual and spiritual pursuits, as well as bonding with loved ones. The book also lends insight into how you can condition yourself to get the day off to a better start, even if you're not a morning person. Vanderkam is also author of "All The Money In The World: What The Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending," and writes the "168 Hours" blog for CBS MoneyWatch.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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