A Typical Week
I am married to Bob and mum to Mia (10 years old) and Max (7 years old). We have one cat (Alfie) and a crazy dog (Rusty). A typical week for me is rushing from here to there trying to keep all the plates spinning. To be honest I wouldn't want it any other way.
The day starts either with taking Rusty for a walk or getting the kids ready for school. Fortunately for us the school is about 10 metres from our front door, so it is a quick hop across the road to drop the kids off and then I'm ready to work.
I am going into the office three days a week at the moment and then the other two are either spent working from home or at meetings. It is a beautiful 15 minute drive through the Buckinghamshire countryside so I use the time to listen to podcasts or music.
At work my day is really varied depending on who is in the office. On a Monday it is just the directors, so we normally talk sales, marketing, finance, budgets and strategy. I get to talk lots about strategy, what's working, what isn't and what we can improve. As a leadership team we really do complement each other very well and working with Mark and Laura is a pleasure. If it isn't a Monday then I am either involved in product development, client conversations or marketing and content creation. I love the mix of home and office working and I think as a business we have got it right, the people who want to be in the office working and collaborating with colleagues can do so and those who find it easier to focus on work at home are able to. .
I love learning so a key part of my week is about learning something new, whether that is for personal hobbies (becoming a better dog trainer, or learning new exercises to improve my running) or for business improvement (taking part in webinars, courses and reading books on loyalty, marketing and strategy for the business).
Once the day is finished, I go home, have dinner with the family and put the kids to bed (that seems to take about 2 hours). After that I either carry on working or go to Scent class training, join a running group, go out for a drink with friends or relax in the lounge (whilst mindlessly scrolling through social media - another thing I must stop this year!)
I probably get about 6.5 hours sleep and then start all over again the next day.