Things Successful Women Do Before 10 AM

Things Successful Women Do Before 10 AM

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AND EARLY MORNINGS IS NOTHING NEW — IN FACT, IT’S WELL DOCUMENTED THAT SOME OF TODAY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL LEADERS ARE BORDERLINE OBSESSIVE ABOUT THEIR MORNING ROUTINES. WHY? ACCORDING TO APPLE EXEC, ANGELA AHRENDTS, “IF I DIDN’T MAKE TIME TO REFLECT BEFORE WORK, I WOULD NOT BE THE LEADER I AM TODAY." YES, LADIES, MORNING ROUTINES ARE REALLY THAT IMPORTANT.

TO GET YOU INSPIRED, WE COMPILED THE STORIES OF 9 LADIES AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME AND THE THINGS THEY DO BEFORE 10 AM THAT HELP START THEIR MORNINGS ON THE RIGHT FOOT. ENJOY! 

1 / EMILY WEISS, FOUNDER & CEO OF GLOSSIER

HOW DOES A BEAUTY CEO START HER DAY? FIRST, EMILY SCROLLS THROUGH INSTAGRAM AND CHECKS OUT ANYTHING POSTED UNDER #GLOSSIER. NEXT, SHE GETS READY WITH HER FAVORITE GLOSSIER PRODUCTS, SUCH AS THEIR MILKY JELLY CLEANSER AND BOY BROW. BEFORE TAKING AN UBER AND STEPPING INTO GLOSSIER HQ IN SOHO, SHE GRABS A QUICK CUP OF HER FAVORITE DRINK – AN ALMOND MILK MATCHA LATTE.

2 / ANGELA AHRENDTS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF RETAIL AND ONLINE SALES AT APPLE

WHAT DOES A FEMALE TECHNOLOGY LEADER DO AT 5 A.M.? ANGELA LOVES TO SPEND A HALF HOUR WATCHING THE SUNSET RISE AND READ LITERATURE FROM HER FAVORITE WRITERS, SUCH AS MAYA ANGELOU. IF SHE DIDN’T MAKE TIME TO REFLECT BEFORE WORK, SHE SAYS SHE WOULD NOT BE THE LEADER SHE IS TODAY.

3 / PAYAL KADAKIA, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF CLASSPASS

PAYAL IS A BUSY #GIRLBOSS THAT CHECKS HER EMAIL AND PHONE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. AFTER RESPONDING TO IMPORTANT MESSAGES, SHE STARTS OFF HER DAY WITH A 30 MINUTE RUN. IF SHE'S PRESSED FOR TIME, SHE DOES A 10 MINUTE CORE WORKOUT IN HER ROOM INSTEAD. AFTER KILLING HER WORK OUT, SHE TAKES A SHOWER AND BLASTS SOME OF HER FAVORITE BOLLYWOOD MUSIC WHILE THINKING ABOUT HER BIG DECISIONS FOR THE DAY.

4 / MONA KATTAN, VICE PRESIDENT OF HUDA BEAUTY AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE DOLLHOUSE

MONA TOLD GLAM, “TO NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PLANNING.” SHE STARTS OFF HER DAY BY ORGANIZING HER SCHEDULE AND MAKING SURE HER MEETINGS CORRELATE WITH HER HIGH PRIORITY BUSINESS GOALS.

5/ KIM KARDASHIAN, BUSINESSWOMAN, TV PERSONALITY AND MOM

SHE REALLY DOES IT ALL. KIM STARTS OFF HER DAY IN THE CUTEST WAY POSSIBLE - GETTING UP AT 6 A.M. EVERY DAY AND HAS HER VERY FIRST CONVERSATION WITH NORTH. NEXT, SHE PREPARES FOR A MORNING WORKOUT - SOMETIMES ACCOMPANIED BY KANYE! BY 9 A.M. SHE'S IN THE SHOWER AND READY TO MEET HER GLAM SQUAD. USUALLY, HER HAIR AND MAKEUP TAKE 90 MINUTES TO COMPLETE - WHOA! HOWEVER, IF SHE'S PRESSED FOR TIME, SHE CAN DO HER OWN MAKEUP IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. #GOALS

6 / VICTORIA BECKHAM, FASHION DESIGNER & MODEL

VICTORIA’S MORNING ROUTINE IS ALL ABOUT “ME TIME.” BEFORE WAKING UP HER KIDS, SHE SPENDS HER MORNING INDULGING IN HER SKIN CARE ROUTINE, ENJOYING HER QUIET TIME, AND CHECKS ANY OVERNIGHT EMAILS.

7 / HILARY KNIGHT, HOCKEY PLAYER & TWO TIME OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST

HILARY ADMITS THAT SHE'S NOT A MORNING PERSON AT ALL - DEFINITELY RELATABLE. HER DAY STARTS AT 5:45 A.M. WITH A GYM WORKOUT WITH HER TEAMMATES. SHE SAYS GUILT GETS HER OUT OF BED BECAUSE SHE KNOWS HER TEAMMATES ARE GETTING UP EARLY TOO – FRIENDS CAN BE THE ULTIMATE MOTIVATION, RIGHT?

8 / SHERYL SANDBERG, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER AT FACEBOOK

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, SHERYL’S TIP FOR HAVING A PRODUCTIVE MORNING IS TURNING OFF ALL TECHNOLOGY BEFORE BED. YUP – A POWERFUL GIRL BOSS AND TECHNOLOGY LEADER SAYS NO TO SMARTPHONES, IPADS, AND TV BEFORE BED. SHE SAYS SHE WAKES UP FEELING MUCH MORE REFRESHED. SHE ALSO DITCHES HER DIGITAL CALENDAR FOR A SPIRAL NOTEBOOK TO STAY ORGANIZED THROUGHOUT HER DAY.