You know the excitement of business travel. You may dream awake with everything you will do during the day, innocently believing that you will finish twice as much work in half the time.
Unfortunately, that is nothing more than a dream because in reality, going on a business trip is extremely exhausting. Lack of sleep, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and poor internet connections mean that being productive is practically impossible.
Here we leave you six tips to work better, even under these circumstances.
1. Start fast
Secure hotel reservations and airline tickets as soon as you know you’re traveling. That will help you take advantage of the offers and save the money you need so much when you are starting a business.
Not only that, planning ahead shows your clients and investors that you are a responsible and organized person. Remember that when you are an entrepreneur you are not only selling a product or service, you are also showing how you are when doing business.
2. Travel light
Although it seems silly, flying can be very tiring. The best thing you can do to simplify the process is to pack just the things you need. For starters, do not document luggage unless it really is indispensable. Plan your changing rooms for each day of the trip so that you pack the right thing.
If you are going to do a demonstration, you can try to send your products in advance to the hotel where you will be staying. This way you will not be carrying a heavy suitcase and will prevent these samples from being damaged.
3. Take advantage of the flight time
When you go on a plane you do not have an internet connection, but you can use that time to write emails that you need to send or work on a project that you had pending. Do not forget that you can also make contacts on the flight, so take the time to meet new people.
If on the other hand you are stranded at the airport, you can use applications like Gate Guru to find the restaurants and ATMs closest to your admission door.
4. Pamper yourself
Take the time out of the office to recover instead of trying to finish all your earrings. You do not want your new contacts to remind you of being tired or moody. Also, what’s the point of traveling if you do not leave the hotel?
Remember that personal growth makes you a better leader and experiencing new cultures expands the mind. Use the travel opportunity to see your life from another angle.
5. Get Organized
Work or business trips can make hundreds of new ideas assault you at once. Use applications like Evernote to save these notions at the moment and have them available on all your devices.
6. Prioritize new contacts
Most travel offers phenomenal networking opportunities, so this has to be one of your priorities. Talk to exhibitors, vendors, attendees, and so on, and use platforms like LinkedIn to stay connected. Do not forget that new connections can become new contracts.
Business travel is wonderful to expand a business, but will not meet your work if you are stressed by things like a bad connection to the network. Plan and focus on your goals. This way you will return home more energized and excited by the new possibilities.