A Day In The Life of Steve Dolson, Founder of BenchMRK Digital Agency

When it comes to being an entrepreneur, it’s all about headspace and work pace.

Instead of the typical 9-to-5, I work on a more elongated schedule. Something that has more catch points, but also more thinking and reflecting the time. I find that I need to think things through to have the best quality output for our work.

This is a typical day, hope you enjoy or if you are looking to be an entrepreneur, consider this as a template if you are curious.

A Day In The Life of Steve Dolson, Founder of BenchMRK

5:00am – 5:30am: Wake Up

5:30 am – 6:30 am: Exercise, go to the gym, go for a run

6:30 am – 7:00 am: Head to a coffee shop + breakfast if I am not fasting

7:00am – 8:00am: Read + Coffee + Write + Plan my day

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Power Hour: Head to the workspace for a solid 90-minutes of work that is uninterrupted

9:30 am to 10:30 am: Scheduled work, Phone calls, Calendar items, Creating content for clients, Product photography, SEO, Website Development, Photo editing, Research & Development, Strategizing, Competitive Analysis

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: New business acquisitions, Pitching, Looking for opportunities to improve brands, Communicate with partners and team members

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch, Catch up on the news, videos, social feeds

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Mid-day exercise, Reflecting on morning’s performance, Set the pace for the rest of the day

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm:  Working on strengthening existing clients, brainstorming new ideas

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Downtime, Dinner and get ready to go out to an event, or continue any leftover work

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Going to a dinner or event, finishing up work for the day, or reading until bed

10:00 pm – 5:00 am: Try to get at least 6-7 hours of sleep every night

The Bottom Line

When it comes to my day it always changes, sometimes we have big video projects, content turnarounds or website projects that put us into more of a blitz mode. But, this would be a typical day if things were to go as planned. However, with social media marketing, my phone is always on, I’m always in tune with what’s happening that day, so even though there are designated periods for certain things, I am always posting for other clients based on their content calendars and planned deadlines.

How does your day differ? Are you more of a night owl? Does your schedule look similar to mine?

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