In Chapter 2 of 16 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, motivation teacher Jullien Gordon answers "When Are You At Your Best?" Gordon finds his best in what he calls "first period" or the beginning of each day. He makes it a point to listen to himself, set an action plan for the day, and then take action on what he needs to do. Gordon is the founder of the Department of Motivated Vehicles, a personal and professional development company that helps clients identify purpose and map it to successful outcomes. Gordon has written five books and speaks regularly to college students across America. He earned masters degrees in education and business from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from UCLA.
Erik Michielsen: When are you are your best?
Jullien Gordon: I’m at my best at the start of the day. At the start of the day I mean that’s when I’m well rested, that’s when my energy is the highest, that’s when there’s no interruptions, there’s not email, there’s not phone calls it’s really just quiet time and I actually call that space in my life, first period, you know it’s the first period of my day and I can save that space for myself and that’s when I’m able to listen to myself and really get a good vision of what I’m supposed to be doing that day and how I’m supposed to be allocating my time and energy so I definitely think that the start of the day is when I’m at my best.