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Sunday Brief - Issue #16

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Sunday Brief - Issue #16
By Kieran Glover • Issue #16 • View online
Hello friends 👋
Welcome back to Sunday Brief, this is issue 16 of my weekly email newsletter for creative professionals where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting finds from the week.
For the last week I’ve been getting up at 6am everyday and I have to admit it’s been a bit of a game changer. Having those few extra hours in the morning before work really kicks in, has allowed me to build a solid morning routine consisting of an early morning workout, reading with my morning coffee and doing work and life admin (i.e checking and replying to emails) all before the day really begins.
Now I’m not preaching that this is the ticket to success or is for everyone, but building on what I wrote in issue 15 about the “slow weekend”, getting up at 6am has allowed me to bring all the benefits of the slow weekend to the weekdays and has certainly helped me set up each day with the best chance of success.

Morning Catch - Art by Dzmitry Kazak
Morning Catch - Art by Dzmitry Kazak
What I'm thinking about
So, this week I’ve been thinking about sleep chronotypes and how these impact the modern workplace.
A chronotype is a person’s circadian typology or the individual differences in activity and alertness in the morning and evening
But more specifically, I’ve been thinking about how these could be leveraged for increased productivity and efficiency in teams - especially as we move increasingly towards the new future of work or as some call it - async work.
Even in our company, we’ve seen a shift in the number of international projects that we’ve taken on simply due to the fact that being located in the same geographical location as your HQ just doesn’t matter anymore.
Now with that in mind, imagine for a moment that during the recruitment process we identified which times of day people are more productive (i.e are they an early bear like me, or a night owl) and leverage this to better serve our customer around the world.
Using my current timezone (UTC+7) as an example, we could have an early bear like me continuing to handle most local and regional clients, whilst a night owl could come online in the late afternoon (sub-optimal productivity for early bears but peak productivity for night owls) and take care of projects in Europe and the U.S.
My latest articles
Currently I’m working on an article titled Better Management Through Empowering your Team. It’s not finished yet as it’s a bit of a blend between personal reflection and identifying patterns of new managers, so requires some more thought. But as a thank you for subscribing to this newsletter, check out the draft. 
Better management through empowering your team
My favorite things this week
So here’s this weeks articles that I saved. I use an app called Instapaper to save, highlight and organize the articles I like. This week has largely been focused around crypto and NFT’s.
This weeks playlist
Bill Laurance - Ready Wednesday (Flint)
Bill Laurance - Ready Wednesday (Flint)
So that’s it for issue #16 of Sunday Brief. I hope you enjoyed this and it brightened up your inbox ☀️ Thanks again for taking the time to read and I hope you have a great week!
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Kieran
Connect with me elsewhere on the web
Resources for creative
As a Senior Partner at a leading creative agency, I’m always on the lookout for new tools to a) keep me more productive and b) help me do my job better. Check out some of my favorite tried and tested tools:
  • Notion - My all time favorite note taking/productivity app
  • Digital Ocean - My go-to tool for spinning up blogs, websites and more
  • Webflow - The tool I used most often at work to Build better business websites, faster. Without coding
  • Webflow profile cards template pack - Soft launch of a Webflow template pack I created inspired by carrd.co and linktree
  • Landbot.io - Used both personally and professionally, Landbot makes it intuitive and easy to make both simple and complex chat bot experiences. The best part is, it’s a no-code tool.
  • Coinbase - There’s no better time to start building up a crypto portfolio. Coinbase is my platform and wallet of choice. Join via this link and get some free Bitcoin!
P.S - Some of these links are affiliate links to support the creation of my blog and newsletter.
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Kieran Glover

Welcome to the Sunday Brief ☕️ My name is Kieran Glover and I'm a Senior Partner at a leading creative consultancy in Cambodia. Every Sunday I write a weekly email newsletter for creative professionals where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting reads from that week.

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