Each week, The Residents asks a Wellington local to describe their typical, capital day
6:30 - My alarm goes off. I tell it to go away until 6:40. I start the day and realise I am 10 minutes away from where I need to be. I get into my gym gear and normally stroll down from my mum’s place in Kilburn (where I stay when I am here - I am the travelling salesman for Posboss).
7:00 - I run and pretend like I have the wind behind me.
8:00 - I meet mum for coffee at Customs, her favourite place. We have a long black.
8:45 - Head to Biz Dojo to pretend I get here hours before the rest of the team.
9:00 - Catching up with emails, trying to work out what is going on. I Skype people around the country, talking to them about Posboss.
10:00 - These days my days are filled with back-to-back meetings. I start with a meeting at a cafe with someone about the system.
11:00 - I might meet with a potential investor who wants to talk about investing in the business and what it is doing.
"I meet mum for coffee at Customs, her favourite place. We have a long black"
12:00 - Someone is having network or router issues - so I pop down to sort them out.
12:45 - Try and have lunch. I go and have lunch somewhere at one of my customer’s places. I get to give them a high-five and it gives them a chance to talk to me. I might go and get sushi along the waterfront. Or if it’s cold I go to the Hangar.
1:30 - I head back to the office and talk to the team about new product features or testing what we’re up to. Then it’s taking phone calls for the afternoon all across the country and responding to email feedback.
3:30 - It’s time to give the team a heads up and ask them if they feel like a whiskey.
5:00 - Most things calm down about this time. From now until 6 I do my work, like investment documents, future planning and other stuff. I put music on - and I get really focused to get stuff done.
6:30 - Cocktail hour! I might head down to the Hanging Ditch for a Negroni - or a martini if I’m hungry because you get three olives. I catch up with the guys. All these venues are so close, so it’s just about finding the fastest path through the back alleys and pathways of Wellington. I also like the back routes because otherwise you bump into Wellingtonians and they end up talking to you and you never get away! So you have to avoid the main streets.
7:45 - For dinnertime, I might head to restaurants Floriditas or Olive. If I feel like a burger, I’ll head to Ekim and catch up with Mike up there.
9:00 - I head to WBC restaurant and watch the guys in action. It’s fun sitting up at the bar there.
10:00 - I finally Uber up home Kelburn and have a cup of tea with mum where we talk about my duties. I do another hours worth of work.
11:30 - 12 - Try to watch something, or read until 12:30 - 1:00am. Then I get about 5-6 hours sleep. The secret to my lack of sleep is actually a family trait. Mum is notorious for not needing sleep. Same with dad. I was brought up was the time where they most strongly had less sleep routine habits, because by that stage they had already had two boys and I was the youngest so they weren’t fussed. Dad gets up early because the horses get up at 5am which he trains. And mum always had so many dance projects on - she always finishes the day with a bath. If you want to know the best hotels in the country with baths, she is your go-to-woman.