This is a guest post by Wendy Dessler. Growing a business can create challenges that often seem insurmountable on the surface. Even though we’ve...
Do you choose to work instead of reading, running, watching movies or playing games? Do your friends or family say that you spend too much time...
January 31 – February 14, I spent two glorious weeks on a working vacation as a client intensive retreat in Huatulco, Mexico. Some people may think that is an oxymoron, but it worked well for me, my business didn’t suffer, I made money and had a ton of time for playing. I was at the Secrets Resort, which is gorgeous. The town is only 10,000 people so it isn’t touristy yet and is safe to visit and walk around.
Do you spend hours researching something to save a few bucks? Do you craft and recraft that perfect email to send that will just be skimmed by the...
Think you’re doomed to be a fat traveler?
Spend your weekends catching up from the tarmac treadmill?
Is your company supporting your quest to be healthy and productive as a traveler?
Business travel isn’t part of your job. It’s a lifestyle.™
By the time I got off the plane at almost 1:00pm EST, I felt like someone had taken a hammer to my head while there was a wild animal eating its way out of my stomach, and, of course, I was supposed to drive directly to work at a site visit with my manager. In that moment, I knew that if I was going to survive in this business, I had to get it together. My travel, my nutrition, my exercise, my sleep, and my work had to be very focused.. There could be no more Marcey-induced spontaneity if I was going to have any hope to not end up a fat, frazzled business traveler that looked ten years older than I was, and burned out after two years on the road.
I’ve been staring at my computer for five hours, with no break except to fix dinner and eat in front of my screen.
I get up again at 3:30am and bust out another three hours.
I used to work this way?
Did you know your morning spinning class or afternoon run isn’t enough to prevent glute amnesia?
Did you know that your butt has the capacity to forget how to fire?
GAP – Glute Amnesia Prevention!
A recent study showed that people who read biographies of successful people when they were growing up had higher self-confidence and felt that they would be more successful. If you went back to my elementary library you would find that I checked out books on Martha Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Abigail Adams, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Harriet Tubman repeatedly. I mean to the point I was asked to give the other kids a chance to read them.
Putting personal tasks like calling people or visiting friends on your list isn’t impersonal. I’ve been told by several of my friends that I’m really good at getting people together and maintaining relationships. That’s because it’s really important to me, but also because I actually make time for it. I make sure I see at least one friend socially every week.
In my first interview of the MoPro series on healthy and productive mobile professionals, road warriors and business travelers, I knew I had to interview Ken Lubin. Ken is the Managing Director of ZRG Partners and Founder of Executive Athletes, which has over 15,000 business and athlete professionals who train at a high level in sports. Ken was the co-winner of the 2013 Death Race and winner of the Team Ultra Beast World Championships in 2012, among other athletic accomplishments.
We all have friends (or at least I hope you do!). We all have family. We have colleagues, peers and acquaintances. We have Accountability Partners. Wait – what? You don’t have an Accountability Partner? You don’t even know what that is?