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Office tale of Renée Morra, co-owner of viens avec moi boutique

Office tale of Renée Morra, co-owner of viens avec moi boutique

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you :
Renée Morra

Your current job :
co owner of viens avec moi boutique

In which city are you located? :

A word to define what kind of worker you are :

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
my iPhone

What does your office space look like?
cozy and organized. I have an old wooden desk in my dinette at home with a big calendar on the wall and inspiration images on cork boards. Also surrounded by plants.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
Music that usually brings me back to good memories and feelings ; it relaxes me ; Beach boys, Alabama Shakes, Caribou, Belle et Sebastien, Jack Johnson, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Rebirth of Cool, Buena Vista Social Club,,,…

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Since having a baby 8 months ago it’s been tricky, but right now we are on a good napping schedule. So usually in the morning, I will catch up on work while he naps from around 9am to 11am. I sometimes do a little more work during his afternoon nap, and then I usually do work in the evening. I’m back at the shop now two mornings a week and a half day a Saturday or Sunday.
What tips would you give to improve productivity ? write lists and goals and ‘to do’s’ . This way you can check off what your priorities are. And for me it helps to visually see it written down and then I make it a goal to accomplish it.

You’re better than your colleagues to :
I don’t know. I’m always learning from them.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
That it will all work out in the end. And if it’s not working out, it just isn’t the end yet. And to always stay positive. It’s amazing the energy you will receive when you are positive.

What is your best tip for saving time ?
Try to get up early and start the day and to be organized.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Routine is always changing, especially since having a baby, but right now in the morning it’s coffee and getting up at 7am and spending time with my son Rocco and husband before he leaves for work. I have no routine really for the evening, other than bedtime routine for my son. After he’s in bed though, it always changes depending on the day and week. My husband and I try to have dinner together at least twice a week (he works late sometimes) I also run, or do yoga or dance class during the week.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?