When Tim O'Shaughnessy 's alarm goes off aroudn 5 AM, he grabs his phone and scrolls through emails before his feet even hit the ground.
He tells Inc: "I track our revenue in 24-hour cycles, starting at 5 a.m. So I'll look at how the previous day's revenue ended up. If it's after 5, I'll look to see how that day's sales are going so far. If the morning pacing is off, I'll e-mail the CTO to see if there are any technical issues. He'll check and let me know if there's a problem. Or he'll write back, 'Everything is pacing normally, Tim. You're crazy.'"
He then works out and sees his child before heading into the office.