Jan. 25 2019
Heidi Nazarudin is the founder and CEO of Marque Media, a fast-growing marketing agency that focuses on branding, web design, PR and social media. With the tagline, “Make Your Mark,” Marque Media helps bloggers and brands broaden their influence. Wondering what qualifications someone at the helm of a social media agency has to have? Well, to start, Heidi has managed to garner almost half a million followers of her own. And, before gaining hundreds of thousands of fans and launching her own company, Heidi worked as a successful investment banker and later as the CEO of a Nasdaq-listed company in Tokyo. Impressed yet? Below, this seasoned CEO shares how she balances relaxation and work after a busy day.
6:30 P.M. This is around the time my sweetie comes home from work and my cue to take a break from my own work. His business is far more mature than my 18-month-old startup, so he can do things like work only 8 hours a day. 😉
6:45 P.M. I am very lucky to live by the beach in Santa Monica, and because my cooking skills are limited to making restaurant reservations, we eat out 6 times a week. We live within walking distance of amazing restaurants and cafes – and I love the process of just downloading our days while we walk. On Sundays, we just Postmate sushi from Sugarfish.
7:30 P.M. We come back from dinner and I go back to my laptop. Half of my team is in Manila, and we also have clients in Europe and Dubai, so it’s still morning/afternoon there. I usually have non-stop conference calls with various people until about 10:30 P.M.
10:30 P.M. I make my way to the living room and catch up on emails while we watch tv. I love Bill Maher and John Oliver, and we just recently finished The Good Fight.
11:30 P.M. I finally get ready for bed. My sweetie and I are supposed to be watching shows together but I “cheat” by watching bits of upcoming episodes while I brush my teeth and apply my skincare. I am currently obsessed with the Sunday Riley Good Genes serum, Obagi Advanced Radical Night Repair treatment and Neostrata Oily Skin Control gel.
11:50 P.M. Skincare is now on and teeth are brushed, so I jump into bed. I also gleefully tell my better half that I know what’s going to happen in future episodes of our shows. He is often not amused.
12:00 A.M. I sneak a peek at my phone under the covers. I catch up on news (and often Instagram posts), telling myself that I will only do this for 10 minutes.
2:00 A.M. Suddenly it’s 2 A.M. – so I shut off my phone and go to sleep. Repeat and rinse.