“A ‘typical’ day for me doesn’t really exist at the moment, while I’m working through The Sorority’s growth phase, although there are a few things I like to do to keep a semblance of routine.
I’ve worked as a freelancer on and off for 7 years, and last year I decided I wanted to start a collective so talented freelance friends of mine and I could all work together to help women run the digital side of their businesses without stress and worry. So, The Sorority began!
The Sorority is a team of talented social and digital experts who teach women the necessary social and digital skills required to successfully launch or run their businesses, up-skill or try something new. We believe that when women help other women, brilliant things can happen – and we want to be a part of the process.
I’ve just finished reading Lorraine Murphy’s book, Remarkability and it’s really changed the way I look at planning my days and weeks – particularly around meals and notifications.
I usually wake up at 6am, and hit snooze once before getting up and heading downstairs to make coffee and grab a glass of hot water. Then I head back upstairs and jump on the exercise bike in the study for anywhere between 20-40 minutes, depending on how soon I need to start my day. Then it’s time for a shower and my beauty routine, which is my favourite part of my day – nobody else is awake and I pop on a podcast while I’m putting on make-up. I’ve got Mia Freedman’s No Filter, Amy Porterfield’s Online Marketing Made Easy and Being Boss on high rotation”.
“After I get dressed (my wardrobe’s already chosen the night before so this is a painless process) I’ll head back downstairs to make some breakfast for myself and my partner, who’ll be in the shower by now – singing his heart out! Then, at around 7.30, it’s the first (of three) times to check my email for the day and start on my MIT’s (most important tasks – thanks Lorraine!). Once everything is sorted and filed, I’ll get stuck into some client work until 9.30, when I’ll stop for a snack and a stretch.
If I’m heading off to client meetings, I’ll usually be out all day (I try to pack them all into one or two days each week) so I’ll head off at about 10am and won’t get home until 6 or 7pm that night.
If I’m at home, I’ll keep working until lunch, stop for a snack and a walk to the shops or around the block to get some fresh air. I like to go for a walk to change gears, because after lunch (about 1pm) I check my emails for a second time, and start work on The Sorority to-do list which is a bit different from my usual morning tasks. Sorority work can be anything from writing up a new worksheet download, or creating some Facebook ads to drive people to the website, or even jumping on Skype to catch up with a collaborator. It’s all really varied at the moment and I’m working on a gazillion things to keep up momentum. Start-up life!”.
“At the moment, I’m filming a lot for an online class so if it’s a Tuesday or Thursday I’ll check my emails one last time for the day, and shoot from 4-5pm. If I’m not filming, I might have a bit of time-out and watch Netflix for an hour until my partner gets home and we catch up about our days (often over a glass of wine).
Then it’s dinner at 6.30, and we’ll sit down to watch Grand Designs or something on the ABC. I have a self imposed ban on reality T.V because it just sucks up too much of my time! I usually try to be in bed at 9, so I can get a bit of Kindle time in before lights-out at 10pm. Then it all starts again at 6am the next day!”.
Grace Dorman | Founder of The Sorority
www.wearethesorority.com / @wearethesorority
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