Most founders I know use their early-most morning hours to focus.
No meetings, no distractions.
Sometimes, it’s focused email.
Sometimes, it’s deal review.
Sometimes, it’s mapping out a roadmap or a strategy.
As CEO, your day is full of distractions, both scheduled and unscheduled, once you start to take off. You need at least an hour, ideally two, without them. The morning or late at night are the only realistic options.