Do It Before Breakfast

I recently read the short book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam. It reminded me of a common concern I hear from employed job-seekers: there's not enough time in the day to actively look for another job. There was nothing scientifically groundbreaking in her book, but it is still a great reminder that the most successful people take advantage of the early hours to work toward their goals. Oftentimes, we hurry about our day, saying we'll spend any left-over time at the end of the day working on our goals. Well, we know how that story ends... with no left-over time.

If finding a job is important to you, give it time at the start of your day. Set your alarm clock an hour earlier on work days and spend that time researching companies, practicing how you'll answer tough interview questions, or working on your resume.

You may be amazed how quickly you get used to a new morning routine.