I’m Alex Rodriguez, The CEO of WorkMand, And This Is How I Work

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Alex Rodriguez is the Minnesota tech entrepreneur behind Workmand, an online marketplace network for general contractors and subcontractors.

What one word best describes how you work?

Intense

What is your current setup?

Macbook Pro, iPhone X, Airpods and iPad

What tech tools can’t you live without?

Slack, Inbox, Dialpad/GoogleVoice and Airtable.

What your sleep schedule like and the morning routine?

I usually go to bed around 1230-1am. Wake up around 7-8am. I will usually do some quick mediation and/or reading to prep for the day, while having coffee. Then start my todo list.

Is there a method to how you schedule your days?

I always have a todo list with the 5 most important important things for the day. I try to do customer meetings in morning and also my most important task(s) for the day. Non customer meetings, I prefer to take in the evening.

How much time do you spend in vs. out of the office?

70/30

Where is the office?

1400 Van Buren Street NE Minneapolis Minnesota

What’s your best time-saving shortcut/life hack?

Focus on the 3 most important things for the day and then get through them. Say no and stay focused. Multitasking is my enemy.

What is that one thing you have to do, no matter what, every day?

Some type of exercise (usually hooping or soccer).

What is your preferred form of communication and why?

Nothing beats face to face communication. But Txt works best for quick dialogue.

On average, how many hours a day do you spend in meetings?

1-2 hours. I try to minimize my meetings unless its with my team and/or customers.

When, where and what do you typically eat for lunch?

I try to pack a lunch. Lunch can be anytime between 12-3pm. If I eat out, north loop and NE central is full of great options.

How many hour a week do you work on average and do you work in the evenings and/or weekends?

I work an average of ~70 hours a week (including evenings and nights). I will work weekends, anywhere between 5-15 hours on the weekends.

What is the best advice you ever received, accepted, and applied?

“Do everything you were going to do, but with less angst, less suffering, less emotion. Everything takes time.”

Fill in the blank: I’d love to see __Thompson Aderkomi__ from Minnesota’s tech industry answer these same questions.

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