Business travel can be tough, but it can move your agency forward—and you can have fun along the way!
As an agency consultant, I travel 25+ times a year—primarily for speaking engagements, plus on-site client projects. I’ve picked up a few things about self-care, productivity, flight-booking, and more.
Many agency owners say they want to work with bigger clients. This typically means they need to fly to clients in distant cities, which adds a new layer of challenges.
Here are highlights from what I’ve learned from 3,000+ hours on the road!
Make sure work continues running smoothly
If you travel, front-load things beforehand to help your team accomplish more when you travel. For instance, if you’ll be away Wednesday to Friday, invest a couple extra hours on Monday and Tuesday to delegate-out some of your regular workload.
Think about what you want to accomplish en-route so you can prepare whatever you need, and print or download things beforehand. I suggest keeping things light, like reviewing one thing per flight. Unless I have an extra-legroom seat, I don’t expect to create new things—there isn’t enough space to open my laptop. [Read more…]