A Day in the Life
Pouya Javadi, Producer & Team Leader, PrimeService Insurance
The broker channel initially attracted Pouya because of the benefits of being self-employed. He also wanted a challenge. He’s been employed with PrimeService since 2015 and co-hosts a podcast called FIT—Farsi Insurance Tips that helps the Iranian–Canadian community navigate insurance in Ontario. Here is a day in his life.
6:00AM:
Wakes up. Looks outside his bedroom window for a couple of minutes—a meditation technique he’s currently practicing each morning.
6:15AM:
Makes coffee with his Nespresso machine—one of the best purchases he’s made.
6:30AM:
Takes his dog Coco for a walk.
7:00AM:
Works out. He’s currently trying to save commuting time by working out at home instead of his gym.
8:15AM:
Checks his email and scheduled activities for the day, trying to stay ahead of his to–do list before leaving his house.
9:10AM:
After dropping his wife at the GO station, he heads to the office. The 40–minute commute is one of his favorite times of the day—he usually listens to podcasts that help him achieve some of his personal and professional goals.
10:00AM:
The nature of being a broker is always dealing with unpredictable things—from claims to last minute closings to new vehicle purchases—so his mornings are spent on the phone and responding to emails. He recently purchased a Timeular to track his activities which he highly recommends for time management.
11:00AM:
Checks in with his team. A unique part of his role as a Team Leader is keeping everyone motivated to reach their goals, understanding their frustrations with the hard market and ensuring their quality of work is where it needs to be.
12:00–2:00PM:
Unless he has a lunch appointment, on weekdays he practices intermittent fasting, eating his breakfast/lunch around 2 o’clock.
3:00PM:
More meetings. More coffee. PrimeService is switching to a different BMS, which he finds an interesting but nerve–racking project.
5:00PM:
After work he often meets up with clients or a group of realtors and lawyers from the Iranian community to give talks on insurance.
6:45PM:
Takes Coco for another walk to tire her out for the night. Prepares dinner—typically grilled chicken or fish with a salad and rice.
8:00PM:
After he picks up his wife from the GO station, they have dinner together.
9:00PM:
Watches YouTube videos or his favorite TV shows—currently Friends, Dexter, Goliath and Bosch—to unwind before bed.
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