A long black, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise (typically weight training) a protein-based smoothie, a gratitude practice and some quality time with my partner. In no particular order.
Creative advertising, branding, design and social.
I think ‘ideas people’ are always on. Always absorbing new information or interpreting things for new insights and perspectives. For that reason ideas can come from anywhere at any time of the day. Often I’ll get an idea while driving to work or at the gym, and I’ll need to email myself that idea so I don’t forget it.
Our clients are across all different verticals, meaning you constantly need to learn about new industries and consumers to be in a position to make strategic recommendations. We then get to advise as to how our clients can solve genuine business objectives using creativity.
We are a relatively small team so I wear two hats – client service director and general manager. On one hand I spend lots of time in meetings, presenting work or making sure our client service team have all the help they need. On the other hand I’m floating across the top of the agency making sure everyone’s busy, enjoying their jobs, there’s a steady flow of new business and the agency turns a profit.
Staff, my director Gianni and clients, in no particular order.
Tough question. I think ‘ideas people’ are always on. Always absorbing new information or interpreting things for new insights and perspectives. For that reason ideas can come from anywhere at any time of the day. Often I’ll get an idea while driving to work or at the gym, and I’ll need to email myself that idea so I don’t forget it.
We run our entire business through Google, Xero and Adobe based applications. That’s all we need. Keep it simple.
Lots of planning. Each morning once at the office I plan my day. I also rely my calendar heavily. Fortunately my many years of suiting have given me awesome time management skills.
I’m a big believer in taking breaks. I’ll sit down with a long black and Instagram at least twice a day (mainly design or health & wellness pages). Then I take at least a 30-minute lunch break to sit down and journal. Breaks make me work better and means I enjoy my day more too.
Journalling. Each day I find time to sit with my journal and a long black. I work on self awareness exercises, gratitude practices and goal setting. I’ve done this nearly everyday for the past three years. Some people find this strange, but I love it.
Studio7’s work for Club-Mate, which won a Gold Pin at the 2018 Best Awards
I love every part of my day.
I’ve always been pretty driven so have never had issues with procrastination fortunately.
Yep. I set goals regularly and measure myself against the progress. I do this each month then a big measurement exercise once a year.
I drink about six coffees a day. People normally find that odd. I guess it is a bit excessive.
Absolutely. My honest opinion is if you’re working so much that you can’t show up for your partner or children then your job is most likely jeopardising your value or belief system. Working hard is one thing, not being a good partner or parent is another.
I partly switch off. I’m fully present when at home and with my partner or friends but I still make time to check emails, just to make sure there’s no emergencies. Also most of the pages I follow through social media are work related so I enjoy taking in that information when relaxing at night.
The aim is 10:30pm. I need seven hours. I think that’s my sweet spot.