“Wake up before your kids”? Hah! You obviously don’t have kids. It’s not uncommon for mine to wake up at 5:30am.

I love how you’re pointing out that it’s the mindset more than anything that’s important. But you seem to be using that as an excuse to ignore a lot of other really good advice.

Having a dedicated office space, keeping regular work hours, making to-do lists, getting out of your pyjamas — these are all things that help some people get into the “work first” mindset that you talk about. Just because you don’t need them to be productive, doesn't mean they are bad pieces of advice for others who may definitely need more structure to achieve that mindset.

I’m a UX/UI designer from Auckland, New Zealand. Writing about freelancing & business for indie designers & creatives at https://solowork.co

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store