I recently had the honor and privilege of working with 100 of the top executives of Emaar Properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Emaar is the...
There aren’t any healthy options. The company is paying for it. It’s a tough life on the road. I deserve this.
Are you “pound packing”?
Are you a business traveler and spend all your time working because you are constantly catching up? Do you sacrifice sleep responding to one last...
You know you need to eat better. Your doctor may have told you that your blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar are getting too high. Your...
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Do you use business travel as an excuse to eat like you’re on vacation? Are you on your computer and phone until the moment you go to bed? Do you...
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.
When preparing to travel….
Do you make sure your pantry and fridge are stocked?
Do you schedule sitters, daycare or dog care while you’re gone?
Do you empty the trash and recycling?
At home do you….
Exercise, wind down at 8pm, make sure you eat at least one vegetable, stick to 1-2 cups of coffee, stop at one cookie, and stop checking email after 9?
When you travel do you…
Hit snooze, check email until 11pm, eat fast food, drink coffee all day long, take advantage of the corporate per diem at the bar, keep yourself awake by eating cookies all afternoon and forget what a vegetable is?
What items are you most likely to forget?
Your power cord? Underoos? A toothbrush?
Have you traveled all day without hangry snacks and wanted to fight someone for their peanuts?
Stop wingin’ it and use a list.