Unless you’ve been camping out in an underground bunker, you’ll have seen them. The incessant, beautifully-staged updates from business owners from around the globe. The ones that seemingly sit around in the sun sipping coconut lattes all day. All laptops, lipsticks and colour coordinated bookshelves.
I don’t know about you, but that’s like how I do business. I’m sat here right now with no makeup, mismatched pyjamas and a vat of tea on standby. I think I’d feel much less “not good enough” if I had more down-to-earth people to inspire me. Don’t you agree?
Well that the thinking behind “Just Another Day“, my new series featuring normal(ish) business women. It may only be a single 24 hours behind-the-scenes, but the ladies I have lined up will show us that we don’t all need a Bali beach house and a mind full of guru-speak to create a career we’ve always dreamed of.
First up, I’d like to introduce Tori Mistick, marketing pro and fellow dog mama:
6:15am Alarm goes off. Time to get up and feed the dogs. I grab a peach for breakfast, I get the best produce from the Shadyside Farmer’s Market every weekend. They’re so good!
7:00-8:00am Gym time! Today’s workout consisted of lots of squats, Turkish getups, Bosu Ball work for balance and a little rope climbing at the end!
11:00am Updating my Instagram. I’m in 3 comment pods where we like and comment on each other’s posts to drive engagement. So, it takes me some time to catch up on all that. I usually spend one 20 minute chunk of time on my own Instagram each day I post. I like to engage with relevant hashtags and comment on my followers’ posts. I might log back in later in the afternoon to follow up on comments my post received.
In between work, I throw in a couple loads of laundry – one of the perks of working from home!
11:30am Off to a chiropractor appointment… for my dog! My senior dog Lola is having mobility issues so we’ve been seeing the pet chiropractor once a week for the past month. She’s slowly improving.
12:45pm I grab lunch at the salad bar at Whole Foods a few times per week. I stay to eat in the cafe area and do some client Facebook and Instagram work while I eat.
2:30pm I take Lucy out for a quick walk around the block when I get back home. It’s 90 degrees out, so we make it quick!
2:45pm I get distracted by some online shopping on SheIn.com thanks to @Sawissinger’s Instagram post! I always have a hard time focusing after lunch, which is why I try to get all my priority work done in the morning.
3:30pm Doing some graphic design and social media work for clients. I’m listening to Christine & The Queens and Glass Animals on Pandora while I work.
4:00pm Writing a blog post for Wear Wag Repeat on holistic care for your senior dog. This takes a little time because I need to create a Pinterest optimized image to go with the post. Once it’s up I share on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
5:00pm Checking emails. Must get to Inbox Zero!
6:00pm Wrapping up work by designing three email blasts. Two are pretty simple but the third is the monthly Think Shadyside newsletter that I produce to promote the neighborhood.
7:30pm Work is done! I’m making fresh ravioli from City Fresh Pasta (another great find at the Shadyside Farmer’s Market!).