I travel a LOT. Both to manage client events and for fun. And in this nomadic lifestyle, I’ve come up with a packing list that does it all. It gives me the supplies I need to stay healthy, energetic and calm when working events and taking what are usually hyperactive vacations.
Another major event completed. Whew. I put my tired feet up, pour myself a glass of wine, and can’t help but think back, contentedly, on events produced over the years. So many guests, PowerPoint slides, and miles in so many conference venues!
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, company employee, or freelance wizard, I suspect that you—like me—are often flirting with the dangers of burnout. We work hard, move fast, and probably say “sure, I can do that!” far too often. Our candles are not only burning at both ends, they’re burning in the middle, on top and below—running the risk of getting snuffed out.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, traveling solo can be a freeing experience or a trying one. But mostly, I find traveling by myself to be exhilarating. You see, perceive, and experience things differently when you’re not in the comfort zone of friends, family and business colleagues.
Your business is growing. There are promising clients and strategic partners to pursue. You have scads of exciting product ideas you want to explore.
Managing major corporate events is part art and part science. It takes enormous creativity and meticulous organization to pull off a successful, productive, memorable event. An event with great memories, that is. Not the more typical recollections: snore-inducing presentations, painful ice breakers, and rubber chicken meals.