Balancing the Grind with Kat Moses, Managing Director of MGMT

Kat Moses is the Managing Director of MGMT, an Australian-based, boutique talent agency, representing influencers & content creators within fashion, beauty, lifestyle & travel.

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1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role?

It sounds cliché but I essentially fell into this job role. I studied business/marketing at Macquarie University before starting my career in sales at SBS television network but quickly learnt it was not for me.

However working in sales gave me life long skills and something I recommend everyone does. I then fell into the role as a talent agent for influencers at Chic Management (I thought I was interviewing for something else and didn’t even know influencers made money), realised I was really good at it so I started my own digital management agency in 2015 called MGMT.

I run the business and lead a small team internally, as well as primarily working as a talent agent to 20+ digital talent.

2) What does a day in the life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday?

I usually wake at 6am, exercise for 60 minutes, write in my 5 Minute Journal while having a coffee, check my phone for news/messages then in the office by 9:30am. My days change but are usually emails, phone calls and meetings/events.

Most days I am home by 6pm where I usually unwind over dinner and TV with my partner then in bed by 10pm, again I will write in my Journal and read a few pages of whatever book is on my bedside table.

3) Does your current role allow for flexible or remote working? If so, how does that fit into your life and routine?

My role is extremely flexible! I like to work from an office space because it keeps me focused (I get distracted very easily) and keeps my living space free of work stress, however I do work from home one day per week to break up the week.

My hours are also very flexible – some days I finish up by 2pm and others 8pm. It just depends on how everything is tracking! I don’t believe in traditional working hours of 9-5pm.

4) What does work-life balance mean to you and how do you work to achieve that goal?

For me personally it’s about keeping my Sunday’s work free, consistently making time for friends and family and exercising regularly. If one of those 3 areas is lacking then I know I have to reassess my priorities.

5) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life?

I started using The Five Minute Journal to help me organise my thoughts and just as a reminder of why I’m doing certain things each day. I have also started leaving my phone in a separate room when I go to bed which has helped with my anxiety and sleep so much!

6) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you’d like to recommend?

I’m a big pop culture fan! Basic I know. Podcasts I listen to religiously are Comments by Celebs and Views with David Dobrik, I also love Armchair Expert and Smartless. Everyday I read the Business Insider newsletter and am currently reading No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier.

7) Are there any products, gadgets or apps that you can’t live without?

My iPhone obviously and TikTok & Twitter.

8) If you could read an interview about work-life balance by anyone, who would that be?

Jen Atkin

9) Do you have any last thoughts on work, life or balance that you’d like to share with our readers?

You do not need to work insane hours to be successful. It’s important to create restrictions from the start and don’t make yourself available 24/7 – people can wait.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.