As the leader of a company, you are there to set an example, to lead and inspire a team individuals to achieve a series of business goals. But how do these business leaders go about their daily routine?
Business Leader spoke to Frankie Snobel – Founder of Tipplesworth about her working day.
What time do you usually wake up?
I am definitely not a morning person! Probably due to my many years working late shifts behind the bar. I find I’m also most productive late at night, which doesn’t make for early starts. I’m usually up by 7:30am and like to start my day with a big cup of tea and a cuddle with my cat, Elvis.
What do you typically have for breakfast?
I’m not a huge breakfast person, so I like to have a giant cup of Earl Grey and a yogurt with granola if I have time.
What is the rest of your morning routine before you start work?
I live near the Thames and like to walk part-way to work along the river to get some fresh air and clear my head.
What is the first thing you do at the start of your working day?
I usually start by going through my emails and writing a “To Do” list as I’m easily distracted. I love a good old school list. There’s something deeply satisfying about crossing things off.
How to do you prioritise your days work?
My trusty “To Do” list helps! And having a little team pow-wow to make sure everyone has got priority tasks covered.
Do you plan meetings or are they a waste of time?
I plan them when they’re needed and avoid them with they’re not. They are important to keep everyone communicating and on top of things, especially when we’re working on projects with people outside of our office. Our Friday meetings usually finish with a cocktail, so they come with perks.
Do you have a working lunch or is it good to take a break?
I’m guilty of often working through lunch at my laptop. But am happy to have a couple of tea breaks and chin wags throughout the day.
When does your workday finish? Does it ever?
It’s hard to separate my personal life from my business life. I like to at least leave the office by 6:30pm and if I have to pop open my laptop from home in my pjs watching Bake Off in the background it’s not a problem.
How do you prepare for the next day’s work?
More lists! And sometimes I set myself digital reminders/emails, as there’s always too much to remember!
How do you switch off?
Nothing beats a Negroni and good company. And without wanting to sound like a crazy cat-lady, I do find cat cuddles very cathartic too.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? It is what it is. Don’t dwell on the past and make the most of the future.