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A day in the life of: 7IM's Sandra Dailidyte

We follow in the footsteps of 7IM's Sandra Dailidyte. Find out how many kgs she can deadlift as a competitive powerlifter and why Lady Gaga is coming to her dinner party.

A day in the life of: 7IM's Sandra Dailidyte

My alarm goes off:

The first alarm goes off at 6:53 a.m., then 6:55, 6:58… It drives my fiancé mad, and eventually I leave the bed around 7:08 (precision!).

I’m responsible for:

Looking after my clients and managing their investments on their behalf (nearly £70 million in AUM).

The worst part of my job:

Every firm faces the same issues: internal systems and administrative burdens.

The best part of my job:

I meet the most amazing people through my work. I truly enjoy helping them to achieve their dreams.

I got the job:

I joined the firm in January 2015. 

I’ve been in the role for:

I joined as a trainee, and I qualified as a manager in April 2016.

How long is your commute to work?

Only 13 minutes door-to-door. Londoners, you must be jealous of this!

Tea vs coffee?

Coffee. A big cup with milk. No sugar – my life is sweet enough!

Typical lunch choice?

I am very organised and prepare my food in advance so it fits my macronutrient requirements (I count calories, protein, carbohydrates and fats).

I certainly enjoy an occasional deviation, but sticking to my plan delivers phenomenal results. At the moment, I will just grab whatever is nearest on-the-go or have something during a lunch meeting.

I do compensate for my poor lunch routine somewhat with a good breakfast and dinner. That’s diversification, right?

After work:

I am a competitive powerlifter, and I spend 14 hours per week in the gym. It is a very powerful feeling to be strong, and it definitely helps to stand firm on both feet. My heaviest single lift to date is a deadlift of 175kg!

What are you reading at the moment?

Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. However, I have to admit I am nearly at a giving-up stage – it was much easier to read it in Lithuanian.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

RuPaul’s Drag Race and shopping.

What’s the biggest challenge you face day-to-day in your role?

How to maximise my productivity and fit more into my day!

You are hosting a dinner party this evening.  Which three people would you invite and what are you cooking?

RuPaul, Lady Gaga, Justin Trudeau and my fiancé. We would discuss how to build a better world through gender equality. My fiancé cooks steak to perfection (assuming that dinner party guests aren’t vegetarians) and I will make sure that everyone has a full glass of champagne.

What do you get up to out of the office?

I am always looking for new things to try. This weekend, I am on the dance floor learning how to vogue – and I was asked to participate in a bridal photoshoot. The latter will be perfect practise for our own wedding later this year. I would describe my life as anything but boring!

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