Morning Advantage: The Habits of Highly-Effective Mediocre People

Harvard Business Review

There’s a lot to take away from this interview with Stanford professor Jennifer Aaker, especially with regards to scheduling our time. As Aaker’s research has shown, “people who spend more time on projects that energize them and with people who energize them tend to be happier.” Aaker’s workaround? James Altucher wears many hats — he’s built 20 companies, he’s written nine books — but in his own eyes, he’s a mediocre person. But he’s totally cool with that.