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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?
Do you stare at your closet every morning and end up wearing the same ol’ boring outfit combo with the same ol’ jewelry?
Do you let yourself get so hungry that you become angry = Hangry?
Do you think there isn’t room for both a kick-ass outfit AND exercise clothes in your luggage?
What was super important for me that day? Hangry snacks! We ran about two hours later than we thought we would, but thankfully I had packed my snacks. If I hadn’t, I may have been irritable, tired, and rushed to get the videos done. Do you have your Hangry snacks packed for the week in your car, luggage, purse or laptop case? Don’t rush your time with a client or make a gesture to the car beside you that you aren’t proud of.
Think you need fancy equipment to get a good workout? Not sure when the last time that hotel gym was sanitized? Introducing the Jetsetter Mobile Gym Kit by Marcey Rader!
Is the first item on your job description ‘Read and answer emails’? Unless you are in customer service, I bet it isn’t, however that’s what most people spend their day doing. Do you suck at the email drip? Do you let your email determine your day? Email is another person’s agenda.
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Do you travel for your J-O-B and give up on health and fitness because it’s too hard to eat right and exercise?
Are you a constant multitasker that can’t seem to cut down on that task list?
Have you walked miles in the airport, sweated in the hotel fitness center, wasted time tracking miles and left your cord in a coffee shop outlet?
When you are mobile professional your office may be your car, a plane, subway car, hotel, coffee shop, briefcase, laptop bag or even your pockets. It’s important to see it this way so you can be organized and productive where ever you are. Just because you are on a plane and you’re 6’4 and your knees are up to your chin doesn’t mean that you can’t get something done. Maybe you can’t work on your laptop, but if you prioritize to determine what you can do during that three hour flight the time isn’t wasted. If you know that the coffee shop you will be in is loud, schedule your meeting for a time when you will have quiet and work on writing that proposal over a latte.
As a former mobile pro for a decade, I learned how to be healthy and productive on the road. I firmly believe that a person can't be healthy...