Traveling For Business : Want To Go Light, What Should You Take?


If you do a lot of business traveling for conventions, seminars, and meetings, it makes sense to travel light. The lighter you travel the easier it is to get on or off the airplane, in and out of taxi cabs, in and out of the super shuttles, and through the hotel lobbies. It would as well be easier when you rent a car rental service if you are going light. Not long ago, I was discussing this with an acquaintance of mine in the IT business as they do an incredible amount of traveling.

Indeed, they said to me that they’ve been busy the last few days at their office and at home preparing for their next trip. The reality is you should be able to set up your things within ten minutes and go, you should not need to prepare or anything, no preparing is required. There are particular things you must not forget for instance; keep in mind your “charging plugs”- Laptop, and cell phone. You should have a checklist, three by five inches index card taped to the inside of your laptop back or travel on luggage. That’s what I do. If you are traveling for personal business, or going on a retreat to catch your breath, and perhaps, return into psychological balance; you know, the old mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation type vacation then you will probably be leaving your laptop and smart phone at home. Most people now don’t believe they can get by without their smart-phone, so they take that with them too. In this case then you won’t need your charging plugs, so ditch that advice. But if you are really going unplugged, you have to ditch the cell phone too. Now then, there is a big difference between traveling for business, and traveling for personal. Some people just can’t be out of the track that long since they have too many responsibilities at work. But in this new day and age of fast-paced business travel, you have to travel light, or you shouldn’t go at all. If you are taking a complete set of staff with you, which is the case when you are doing group collaborative consulting, high-powered meetings, or if you are going to manage your entire company on the road, then you have to encourage all the people on your team to also travel light.

Perhaps you should make little checklist for everyone if going to Jackson Hole Wyoming, put them on laminated three by five inches cards, and have them tape such cards to the inside of their luggage, this way no one is traveling to Jackson Hole Wyoming without the things they require, and that means no one on the team will pull you back. The worst thing in the world for an executive is to have members of their entourage with personal issues, without their supplies, or without the things they need to do their job in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Indeed, hope you will consider this.



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