24 hours with ... Rajesh Nagpal
Cares & Repairs MD Rajesh Nagpal discusses his working day
5am: It’s time to get up. Going to the gym and practicing martial arts enhances my strength enabling me to handle more work pressure.
7am: The Australia office is already half way through the day. I catch up with them.
8am: The India office is now operating. I discuss agendas for the day with their senior managers.
9am: The Dubai office starts working. MIS report is ready, which is discussed during the morning meeting along with business development and operations.
9:30am: Time to check on finances, HR, help desk and the back office.
10am: Bahrain office is now live.
10:30am: I check my emails, accord requisite approvals, and work on business plans, presentations, and contracts. In between, I attend scheduled and unscheduled meetings with visitors.
1:30pm: I have a quick bite to eat, while still glued to the screen.
2pm: I meet with some important customers. Personal visits help to get vital feedback straight from the horse’s mouth.
5pm: I check on the numbers — sales, invoicing, and collections for UAE operations. Some tenders need to be reviewed and the day’s concerns need to be addressed.
6pm: Review starts for other countries’ operations and expansion strategies through video conference calls.
8:30pm: I reply to pending emails and also go through my task list to check what has been done and what got spilled over to another day and why.
9pm: Now there won’t be much traffic on the roads, so I go home and enjoy some music on the way.
10pm: It’s time to watch the day’s news on TV.
10:30pm: The writer in me takes over as I pen my thoughts – sometimes they take shape of a poem or a song or a short story or the next scene in an ongoing film script, or more pages to complete the book that I’m writing.
12:30am: Another busy day, but I’m happy it ended with creativity.