Diana Roberts On: Raising Two Kids and Running Her Own Real Estate Company
In today's "crazy busy" world, running your own business can be one of the most stressful jobs. From dealing with employees to answering the phone and closing deals, it seems impossible to do it all, and then on top of that, raising kids. Diana Roberts, owner of Pier to Pier Brokers, shares her daily routine and how she makes it through the day with her two boys while keeping focused on her clients and on keeping her sanity.
What is a typical day for Diana Roberts?
My day starts at 6 a.m., that's when I wake up, and make my kids lunch boxes and lay their clothes out for them before anyone is awake. After that from 7 - 8 a.m. I workout, either a run on the beach or at a gym (Poise Fitness, Fit On Studios, The Formula Life). Then by the time I get home, the kids are ready to go, then I drop the kids off at school, come home, get ready and I am in the office by 9 a.m. ready to go.
At the end of the work day, I pick up our kids and run them around to all sorts of classes, from swim to soccer. Then I make dinner and we go to bed, only to wake up the next day and do it all over again.
How do you deal with such a crazy schedule and balancing the kids with work?
The good thing is that I am still young, I think this is just the kind of person I am. I absolutely love balancing five things at once, I am a list and project drive person, and do my best to finish everything on my list. On top of the real estate job, I also do appraisals, so it is definitely not easy. It is 24/7, non-stop, trying to make everybody happy, but I love it.
What are your biggest challenges?
I have no nanny, so the biggest challenge would have to be making nutritious, hot meals for my family. And also it is a team effort between my husband Blake and I.
When do you, or can you, ever take time for yourself?
My time is between 7 and 8 am. That is Diana’s time and I love it. No one is awake and when I work out, that is the only time I have my mind and my thoughts to myself.
How do you keep up professional and personal relationships with all this craziness?
Blake and I try to get out with our friends and clients as often as possible. I love having that one-on-one relationship with them and catching up on their lives and families.
It is a huge effort but it really is worth it, because our friends and clients mean the world to us. I also have a bunco group with my girls and a run club that keeps me up to date on all the latest gossip with my friends.
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