A Day in the Life

The cool thing about this life is no two days in a row are ever the same. I typically wake up early (around 5am), spend time in prayer and journaling, and then dive into the day. By 3 or 4pm, I’m usually done (mentally and physically!). The boys are home from school. And there’s laundry, dishes, dinner to do.

Yesterday, I was on a cover shoot for the Summer issue of Alpharetta Magazine and then attended a networking function at the Golf Club of Georgia hosted by the Alpharetta Business Association. I learned a lot from the speaker about the changes within the new LinkedIn platform. I spent the afternoon getting a new licensee set up for launch. At 4pm, I walked and fed the dog, made dinner and relaxed with my latest Netflix show.

My least favorite days are spent on accounting. I am not a fan of math. Invoices, billing, balancing the checkbook and pulling monthly reports from QuickBooks, filing taxes, paying vendors…Money, money, money.

Today, if the printer will hurry up and get me the new quote, I’ll be setting new ad rates for an off-size publication we are launching. Then, I’ll spend the afternoon on my favorite thing: design. I’ll design the new rate card and tweak the web site with the latest updates. 

I do try to make advertising sales activities part of each and every day. I made the commitment to keep ad sales a top priority because that is the way we grow the revenue for each magazine we produce. I am always on the look out for new business leads. I send prospecting emails and respond to inquiries from potential advertisers immediately. I can do this from the road, while I'm waiting for a meeting or walking the dog. I'm usually quick to respond to emails and texts from potential advertisers and current clients. 

This best thing about this life is not that I am the one who gets to decide how to spend each day; but that each day I get to help people make their lives a little bit better. And I love what I do. It doesn’t get any better than this.

The road to success is often difficult to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion it is possible to achieve the ‘American Dream.’
— Tommy Hilfiger