I'm not a morning person. I don't jump out of bed when my alarm goes off, run through my favorite sun salutations, and dive headfirst into my work. If anything, I'm that "Don't talk to me before my coffee" cliché.
The catch is that I'm also not a night owl. In fact, I'd say that my peak productivity hours are between 10 AM and 2 PM. That means if you met me at lunch, you'd leave the meal saying, "I now know what caffeine would look like if it came to life! What ideas! What vision!"
But if you asked me to meet up at either 8 AM or 8 PM, your thoughts would be more along the lines of, "It would've been nice of her to mention she was in a coma before agreeing to grab a drink."
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As you can imagine, this is a problem, because the average workday is eight hours and most professionals don't love the "Sorry, but I'm totally brain dead after 2 PM" email response. Knowing that left me with two choices when I started working.