How Uber Makes a Creative Entrepreneur’s Daily Routine Possible
See how I tackle my day, as a creative entrepreneur in Los Angeles.
One Uber ride at a time.
As an ever industrious entrepreneur in LA, I know first hand how full and taxing our schedules can be. I’ve always been a big proponent of staggering meetings, errands, power lunches in a select part of town to eliminate the constant back and forth.
My day often starts with an early but light lunch, as I usually opt out of breakfast (due to sheer laziness and time crunch). The silver lining of this habit is being able to schedule power lunches to ease my hunger over business. Upping my multitasking game one power lunch at a time, while scoring double on reward points is a beautiful thing. Similarly, I've been enjoying Uber's latest and greatest feature -- Trusted Contacts. It's been a tremendous relief for my team and close contacts to know about my actual whereabouts as I go about my day, from destination to another.
Setting up your Uber app for this feature is as easy as going into your contacts and adding specific contacts into a list:
After said lunch, I am off to meet with my photographer, Azusa Takano, to shoot around town. Thanks to Uber’s key safety features — my family, loved ones and close friends always know where I am in a flick of a finger. I simply enable ride tracking with them and boom, it’s done. This particular day we found ourselves In the Arts District neighborhood of Culver City. The Love is Love wall by famed artist, Curtis Kulig, became the centerstage for the shoot. Oh, and of course, it’s hard to miss the spaceship of a restaurant in the background — Verspertine.
However, as with any given day, there is no set schedule. We are whisked away by Uber to my next location at The Skirball, right after the shoot, where I attended a Jim Henson retrospective exhibit — an opportunity for me to mingle with my clients at the center and get a better understanding of what future projects could potentially look like. I can easily disclose my destination to my trusted contacts, so they either know about my whereabouts or can also attempt to join me there via Uber. Such a great feature that makes life as an entrepreneur infinitely easier.
This is why there is no such thing as a normal, day-to-day routine for digital entrepreneurs, like me, where their “office” is constantly on the move. Uber is my mobile office, as I tackle calls, move or schedule meetings and upload my social media content. Now with the introduction of Trusted Contacts, I will have no issue communicating with my team or loved one about where I am, what I am doing, with little effort in return for a peace of mind.