One of the most productive times for me is Saturday mornings. Others aren’t working, so there are fewer distractions. I can focus intensely on the task at hand. I’ve come up with some great ideas on Saturday mornings.
I chatted with a founder who was working this weekend. He said it was nice to focus without emails or Slack messages flying in. It was noticeably different from his weekdays, and he enjoyed it.
Working on weekends isn’t for everyone, and you can be successful without doing it. I do think, though, that concentrated time to focus without distractions is important for founders. This time allows me to get in the zone and think strategically or make progress on things that require lots of mental horsepower for long periods of time.
If you’re a founder or want to be one, remember to make time to get in the zone.