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The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question, “What's your morning routine before going to work?” is written by Neha Sampat, CEO of Built.io.
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Creating and running a business can be trying. You are faced with adversities on a daily basis and are forced to make decisions that affect the future of your company. In this article, Neha explores the many parallels between a business and a good bottle of wine.
She’s one of the new breed of successful tech entrepreneurs with the company she co-founded, application development platform, Built.io. But what was it that prompted company co-founder and CEO Neha Sampat to become a certified wine sommelier – and how has having this unusual “extracurricular” provided a boost for her own entrepreneurial career?
Every Tuesday at noon, San Francisco administrators test the emergency alarm system, which I now use as a marker for a notable time each week. Every Tuesday at noon, I deliberately try to “let go of all things negative, retain all things positive, and march forward to a better week, and a better you!” Though this started as a personal habit, it’s become a company-wide event across multiple time zones.
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“Wake up early and swallow the frog. Mark Twain was onto something when he suggested you should tackle your most challenging project first thing in the morning. I wake up at 5 a.m. almost every morning, including weekends. My mornings are a time to tackle thought-intensive tasks, or approach projects with a new perspective. I consider 5 to 8 a.m. my power hours, and try to get through one significant undertaking by 8 a.m. every day.”
“Neha Sampat, a certified sommelier and CEO of, says her wine certification has opened more networking opportunities for her and , which provides mobile software tools to businesses. She’s been invited to special wine events, and her company has hosted educational wine sessions for other techies. It’s also a good talking point on her resume, she adds.”
“Proudest accomplishment: Creating a company in a recession that today provides employment for 170 incredibly talented people who I learn from every day.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up: A confident, respected and authentic female entrepreneur. Something that seemed quite daunting in the ’80s.”
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