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[POLL] What time do you get up for work?

Wakey Wakey Time
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
5 am. I need the first hour to hold my coffee and stare into space.
softwarebro
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
5am for me as well. Time for a run, review the day at hand and drink coffee.

GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
I'm with you and this has been the norm for a few years now. Get up go for a run or gym and have time to contemplate my life choices. 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
I can’t imagine going for a run at 5am. Vicariously living through you. 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
So what do you do for the rest of those hours? That's so early.
sahil
Notable Contributor
+15
Deepak Chopra of Sales
best answer, for the sure

SleuthstarSDR
Opinionated
+2
Sales operations for SaaS Corp
Curious fox this is too relatable 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
I try to read the paper but this is usually what happens 😂
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Gold!! Pure gold!
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
5am, but I go to the gym before work. Actually start working around 8am. 
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Ok but how long is your commute? And do you shower at the gym? 

My gym has no shower so I’m trying to figure out a system for when I go back to the office. :(
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I mean right now my commute is 4 steps from my bed to my desk lol. My gym is a 10 minute walk. 

Pre covid, commute to the office was around an hour so I would workout from 5:30 to 7am ish, go home and get ready, and then get to the office around 8:30 but I would start replying to emails on the bus there. 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Respect...
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Usually around 7-ish but working to become more of an early riser.
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Unfortunately I have no advice for you since I am becoming more of a slug now
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
@cadencecombat - as someone who had to get up for work at 5:30am LATEST for years, just treat it like jetlag when transitioning. It’s literally the same thing. 

gonna suck for a bit but after a few days you’ll be fine. 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Waking up and getting up are two very different things for me since COVID. I wake up around 7 but mess around on my phone, check email, see what's new in the War Room, etc. until about 8.
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
I just stare at my email box and wonder where the POs are :( 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Smart move. The harder you stare, the more likely they are to magically appear.
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
6:30 - lay in bed, think about how to get out of sales.
- go to my job in sales and love the money when it's flowing.
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Painfully true
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Woah, lots of early risers. I may need to re-evaluate my life. 8:30am rise and shine for me.
ATLSalesQueen
Contributor
+2
Sales Consultant
Same 😂
ElephantChew
Good Citizen
+1
Key Accounts
Wake up early to take kids to school, but in the summer I'm up at 9:30-10a and won't schedule a call before 11am because I work until 1-2a regularly.
ATX
Good Citizen
ENT Sales / Risk Management
6:30am....snooze for 15 minutes. Make a heart palpitating amount of coffee and go 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
This is too accurate.  Maybe 2 snoozes for me or until my partner shoves me out of bed. 
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
5am club...
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
:(
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Currently 7am because I’m still WFH. This will change once I’m back in the office, as I will need to hit the gym @6 to roll in to work at 9. 
beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
depends on the day. between 6 and 8. I work for a west coast company, living on the east coast. They dont care what hours I work, just have to get my shit done. 
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Alarm goes off at 5:15am to start coffee and then begin rousing the frothy hoard (4 kids) for school. So, inevitably, my email responses start at the same time along with internal communications to colleges that are based closer to our company’s HQ outside Boston. I’m remote in CO. 
ZebraStripe
Opinionated
+1
Sr Sales Director
I usually wake up between 7 and 7:30.  Hit the 'gym' in my house, grab coffee and start working by 9-9:30.  

For you 5am'ers, are you shutting down at like 4 or 5p or are you insane?
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
5AM'er's I hope are shutting down by 2 lol.  
Captain_Q
Arsonist
+8
Sr. Account Executive
7am.... I roll out of bed with exactly enough time to chug a cup of coffee, wash the stank off from a night out with customers, fire up the laptop, and then dial until my fingers bleed.....I love every minute of it! 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
He said crying on the inside.  Lol, are you meeting customers already? 
MardukOfSales
Good Citizen
District Manager
5:30
SleuthstarSDR
Opinionated
+2
Sales operations for SaaS Corp
The key is to have a territory that is a few hours behind your location and also not give a fuck about working after 5 since wfh life started 
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Lol I’m the opposite... sometimes I wake up at 8 so 11am ET or so and I think cool only 5 more hours of work. 
De
DealCloser
Quarterback
5am so I can start by day by collecting some COMMISH
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
5:30am - I have four kids and I get my little ones ready for school starting at 6:45am. I need my hour in the AM to myself for sanity. 
TheLoneGun
Praised Answer
+1
Extremely Rad Product Offloading Specialist
5:00 am, need some time to decompress before being asked stupid questions. Ideally read or write with some coffee, hit the gym, and then see about some extra-curricular real estate shiznit.
WenWest15
Praised Answer
+3
Principal Business Development Manager
5:30am. Go for a walk and listen to something non-sales related to get my brain in gear. 

rianlanigan
Good Citizen
+1
MD
This one is Interesting, I'd love to see a demographic breakdown. I'm from Ireland and one thing I've noticed about sleep is that the Americans wake up so much earlier then europeans.
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
When do you wake up then?
rianlanigan
Good Citizen
+1
MD
07:30am
NarcoticsAnonymous
Influencer
+3
Executive Sales Rep
5:30am.... so fun 
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
5:30am Shave, Shower, & S%@t... get into office with coffee and book... hit my stride by 7:30 and go.
ShowMeTheMoney
Account Director
Depends on how late the client kept me out at the gentlemen's establishment the night prior... 

Work when you feel best, whether that's 5am, 7pm or 2am.  Results are truly the only metric that matters in our profession.  Forcing it is when you get sloppy, miss details and lose deals.  Law of diminishing returns. 
ATLSalesQueen
Contributor
+2
Sales Consultant
How do you all adapt to getting up so early? Jeeze, I feel like a slacker but I’m just useless that early
JDialz
Politicker
+5
COO
5am club for me. (read the book BTW)
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Never read it, on the list now. Currently reading gap selling which is helpful if you haven’t read it. 
JDialz
Politicker
+5
COO
I have not. Just added it to the Amazon list. 
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sublimesan
Opinionated
+1
account maanger
I wake up at Japan's breakfast time, only to prepare my outreach for my  middle east prospects.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Commitment 💯
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
between 4 and 5 am - workout, breakfast then get ready for work and start between 7 and 7am
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Great! That's some timetable
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+11
Senior Account Executive
Gotta get that morning sweat in before hammering the phones!
StickToTheProcess
WR Officer
+7
AE
I get up at 5 to hit the gym for a workout before I get ready and head to the office.
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