Nataliey plans her weekly programmes on Sundays

Saturday November 30 2019

  Nataliey Bitature

Nataliey Bitature 

By Nicolas Akasula

Monday
I typically wake up at about 8am everyday unless I have a breakfast meeting to attend.

The first thing I do is switch on the radio to catch up on news and music, as I get dressed.

On the way to work, I get an opportunity to respond to urgent emails. My day normally runs from 10am to 6pm, and is characterised by back to back meetings. As chief of staff, I cater for all the different companies in the group, including the hotel. At 1pm, I have a working lunch because I don’t like to take a break until 6pm.

In the evenings, I spend time attending events or a speaking engagement. I usually get home at 10 or 11pm. Once I get home, I choose what I will wear the next day, to avoid getting stressed in the morning. I review reports in preparation for the next day. Before I go to bed, I read a chapter of a book and meditate on how I spent the day. On a typical day, I retire to bed at 2am.

Tuesday:
My weekdays’ tasks are pretty the same. However, when a new company is established, I work extremely hard. Sometimes, we work day and night. I use Tuesday evenings to check on my siblings, friends, or attend any event during the week.

Wednesday & Thursday:
I am currently pursuing an online executive education course at Harvard University and I attend online lectures twice a week. I spend the better part of these two days to working on assignments, courseworks, reading, researching and making presentations. It is a three-month course but I must juggle work and make time for the course as well.

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Friday:
I shoot videos on Fridays and it takes a lot of preparation and planning.
Sometimes, the filming is done in the field or indoors. I shoot professional videos to promote businesses and brands on television and social media. Every Friday, I submit a comprehensive report to my supervisor with an update of tasks accomplished during the week, approvals to make and different ideas and resolutions made by staff through the week.

Saturday:
This is my resting day. I also spend the day shopping and visiting friends I have not met in a long while. I also travel for a lot for work outside Uganda. I attend development meetings and shop items for our companies. I travel to attend business conferences to benchmark on how other companies are doing business and draw lessons to improve the operations of businesses back at home.

Sunday:
This is day to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the week. I enjoy Sunday meals with my parents or grandmother. Sometimes, I go for a movie with my brothers. I also spend time alone, planning for tasks ahead of the week. I also review what I need to know from my team and schedule deadlines. Usually by Sunday, I fix every little detail of my programmes of the week.

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