We’ve had a lot of positive response to a Chris Adams video post where he gave tips and advice on how to perform better on business trips. Chris is a very experienced traveller, an former Hollywood and Facebook exec and jet-setter! he advised how to be more effective by being less busy on your business trip and by being “effectively selfish”.
Here is a response/request from Melinda – a busy female business traveller who wanted some tips on what do you when you get back from a business trip and everyone (family and work colleagues) seems to “want a piece of you”.
What do you do? How do you handle the “backlog” of tasks.
Chris’s advice is, as usual, honest and colourful – and useful.
I personally put his tips to use of a business trip and the trip was much more productive – and enjoyable. Link at the end of this post.
The original Chris Adams post and video (in case you want to see it) follows this latest video where I put Melinda’s question to him.
“These points are not just true for Dads, but really for ANY business traveller. Even us females. At my most travelled, I spent more than 260 nights in one hotel group in one year. And also had other trips where I didn’t use that hotel group. So about 300 nights away. This schedule severely limits time with partner/spouse, friends, and family. It IS tough when you get home late, exhausted, on a Friday and everyone wants “a piece of you” over the weekend as you’ve been gone.
But you need to do your expenses, recap reports, prep for the coming week’s trip, unpack, and re-pack for Monday morning’s flight…. and somewhere in there unwind.
When you do have a week off, being HOME is a priority – but the partner/spouse who has been at home the whole time wants to go away somewhere. Not easy to balance. So, more tips welcome!”
As promised Melinda – Chris’s tips:
Chris’s original video and post of tips:
How I applied Chris’s tips on a business trip: