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What gets you up in the morning?
A healthy circadian rhythm.
Usually, my 5 year old.
light and a cuddly lover
Nature is amazing at dawn. "It never stops and so should I..."
all the cool projects and people in my life
Sunshine and knowing that a new day awaits which will bring new adventures.
My 2 year old.
Sunrise, family, coffeeeeeeeeeeee.
My iPhone: usually set to wake me for a run, bike ride or yoga. It has a tendency to wake me particularly early when friends forget what time zone I am in.
Literally, my son walking into our room.
To harvest all the seeds I planted the day before, usually these days sprouting up as email to read.
My son.... and De la Paz Mission Blend.
The opportunity to get things done. The hope of receiving positive news or making progress.
Ideas I know I'll have in the shower.
Passion for doing
Knowing that I'm building something important (and fun!).
The eternal optimism that comes with every sunrise.
My alarm clock going off.
Usually this is a combination of many efforts that include the sun blaring through my windows, the smell of perked coffee (if i remember to set the coffee pot to auto), and the eventual ringing of my phone alarm. On most days, however, my internal clock just yells "WAKE UP!"
I work with the smartest, coolest, best people ever. I wake up eager to talk to them, ask questions, and offer suggestions.
Service. -- Serving clients, solving problems, fulfilling promises I've made to others.
If not the kids, then the dogs.
Deadlines with teeth.
- Getting a leg up on the competition - Working with the best talent in the industry - Helping our clients achieve success
Sunshine, birds chirping and the church bells that ring down the street.
Ideas have power. If enough people decide an idea has merit it can change the way we live. I want to add my voice to that change.
The broad smile, hug and kiss from my little ones – as if you have been gone on a long, long trip and have just returned. And from my wife. That’s all I need.
The knowledge that we're renting time in this life and that our days to create, tell stories and experience joy are finite. That, and the quote attributed to Seneca: "Vitae Brevis - Ars Longa." Plus, the caffeine.
I love my family, my work and my life. I love solving problems, making connections, learning new things, viewing the world from multiple angles and shaping the future.
I'm up by 6 writing. I can't write in the evening or when I'm tired.
I wake up in the morning with the thought that 'today' is the day that I will launch x or improve y, and that these products will make people's jobs or even their lives easier and therefore, better. Product development is rewarding because it has an immediate impact.
the enjoyment and satisfaction that i get from work. i'm truly blessed to love the work that i do even after 30 years of doing it.
The alarm clock.
Normally, it's the smell of amazing coffee my boyfriend makes for me. What gets me to work in the morning is a fresh set of challenges and some big dreams.
Breakfast. Best meal of the day!
That'll be my dog, Ruby again. And the desire not to miss anything.
That I might be able to find/invent/be a part of the next new thing.
Loving what I do. Looking forward to finish what I started the day before. Being excited about work. When I was a kid, I remember dreading waking up to go to Chemistry class. I hated it so much. So I made a promise to myself that I would do something I loved once I grew up, so I would never have to go through that feeling again. Thankfully I do love what I do. And on bad days, a good run does it. And coffee.
Working with a fun team.
A quick run and a cup of coffee (switched recently to decaf). My daughter's laughing voice also motivates me.
Coffee and the thought of my three delicious grandchildren.
The internet isn't good enough yet.
There's a lot to do!
Not to sound too pessimistic, but having a poor short-term memory helps ease the sting.
Aside from coffee? Usually it's a burning sensation in my belly or my brain that's based on a (usually short) deadline. I tend to bite off large chunks of features and then have to figure out how to get them done. By the time I wake up in the morning, it's a race to get as much done as possible before I go to sleep.
Coffee. The pursuit of information and work worth doing.