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.
Are you spending an extra hour hyper-organizing or could you spend it doing something more productive? I think there needs to be a balance. At some point, there are diminishing returns for spending your time organizing and making things ‘just so’.
Underwear workouts? Did that get your attention? I’m not talking about bed business kind of workouts. I’m talking about actual exercise in your unders. I often hear from people who travel that they don’t want to take up any space in their luggage by packing exercise clothes, shoes or equipment.
How many of you come home from travel and get in discussions with your partner/spouse about what should be done while you are away?
Do you ever walk in the door and immediately start cleaning or tasking because stuff isn’t done?
Do you feel like your partner/spouse should have done this while you were away?
Training Edge Magazine, a quarterly electronic and hard copy magazine for fitness professionals developed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, featured yours truly in an article about niche training (pages 3 and 11!). What’s my niche? Business travelers, mobile professionals and anyone who doesn’t sit at a desk from 9-5. Why? Because I’ve lived that life. I traveled weekly for almost eight years and then traveled a few times a month for another three. I understand that traveling for a business isn’t a job it’s a lifestyle.
I’ve often thought about how hard it must be to have a career as a pilot or military personnel and have constant pressure to maintain health. Still, the traveler part of me can empathize because they are in one of the toughest jobs a person can be in when it comes to maintaining or improving health. They have to undergo routine exams to prove they are healthy, but what if they aren’t? Wouldn’t you be scared to get examined if you thought you might have a blood pressure problem and it might affect whether or not you can go in to work that day?