Aaron Cuker: CEO, Cuker Agency

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My NativeAdVert: A former competitive swimmer who competed in the Olympic trials in 2000, CEO Aaron Cuker of Cuker Agency understands the power of teamwork and commitment to drive successes. In a short time, Aaron's strategic vision, creative talent, and digital marketing expertise, has helped to grow Cuker from a small design shop to an award-winning full service digital agency that now drives results for brands around the globe. Aaron remains very hands-on as a leader, providing strategy with key accounts. Aaron has spent the last 12 years leading digital strategy for brands such as Nike, Quiksilver, Sony, Callaway, Dunlop, Red Bull, PacSun, Oakley, Giro, Sobe, Silver Oak, Keep-A-Breast Foundation, and Manduka.

My Goal of the Day:  Work Hard.  Be Humble. Repeat.

My Thought of the Day: Impossible is Nothing. (Muhammad Ali)

My Action of the Day:  I try to be really conscious about the small choices I make throughout the day as it relates to waste and consumption.  Things like not using a straw with a drink, using a reusable container instead of a plastic bag, etc. So many single use plastic items end up in our oceans or just make up additional waste.  I try to be really mindful of this.

My Deed of the Day: Listen.  I try to truly listen to people with an open mind.  I think it goes a long way with relationships I have with people.

My Tip of the Day: Success is often at that place just beyond where most people quit.

My Pic of the Day:

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A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

I love San Diego.  The weather really inspires you to be active and healthy.  While I work and travel a lot, when I do have free time the beach, mountains, and hiking are right here.  

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Acai Bowl, Fully Loaded.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  After doing a few early morning emails, I pack school lunch for my kids.  I typically do the morning drops-offs. Then when I get to work I start by setting my intentions for the day and verifying my schedule.

10:00 AM - Client Meeting - Typically working through strategy on a website project or marketing campaign.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

Beach, trail, or gym.  I typically workout at lunch to break up the day and re-energize myself for the afternoon.

7:00 PM -  Finish up my work at the office and try to get home to read stories and tuck in my kids.

11:00 PM - Finish up work / check emails and try to get to bed before midnight.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?  I do a couple cups of coffee each day.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Evernote helps keep me organized.  I rely on a lot of lists.

What should everyone try at least once?  

Thailand.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Big Sur.  It’s the most beautiful stretch of coast I’ve ever seen.  Epic hiking, good surf. Paradise for me.