Top 5 Work/Travel Tips
How do you work when you’re traveling? Working on my own means that I have the flexibility to come and go as I wish, but most of the time that entails bringing my work with me. Most business owners understand this--it’s just part of the package.
This month, I have been doing quite a bit of coming and going. Staying organized and on point while getting work done in an unfamiliar environment is both challenging and exciting.
Here's what I've learned along the way:
1. Make a list of what you need to stay on top of before you leave home
2. Check and double check that you have your chargers, power cords, computer, notes, etc.
3. Use this time to make the time-consuming phone calls to your clients and associates who like to chat! Driving in the car or hanging by the pool is the perfect time to engage in a little PR!
4. Immerse yourself in the new locale and spend time away from the screen. It will boost your thinking and creativity skills substantially! Think through how you will approach issues or challenges while you are enjoying a walk through a new city.
5. Always be developing your “friendly” skills; even while traveling. As you meet people on line for a museum, in a restaurant, or on the train, hone your elevator speech. Practice creating positive engagement with a stranger. See how you do! I visited a state fair the other week, and one comment on a visitor’s camera led to great insights on the best places to see the draft horse exhibition while I was there.
The best part about Tip #5 is that if your strangers you meet aren't fun, engaging, or helpful...you never have to see them again!