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SuperCompetent: The Six Keys to Perform at Your Productive Best by Laura Stack

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Chapter 20. On the Road Again . . .

SUPERCOMPETENT Hero Thinking:

I don't waste time while traveling; I'm efficient and get a lot accomplished.

SIMPLY COMPETENT Zero Thinking:

I'm just going to take a nap on the plane. I can get all that stuff done later.

I fly over 100,000 miles a year on United Airlines. It's a job hazard as a professional speaker. Parts of it I hate, and some things I enjoy, such as working uninterrupted on a plane. I know not everyone has the natural ability to live out of a suitcase or do business from a laptop bag. However, with a little practice, you can learn how to make the most of your travel time. It's amazing what you can get done when you put some miles between yourself and the usual distractions of everyday life.

This chapter will share tips to help you make the most of your time away. I hope a few of them will help you become as productive when you're away from the office as you are when you're there.

The Plane Is My Mobile Office

If you were fortunate enough to have ever met the late Art Berg, CSP, CPAE, you have truly been blessed. This pioneer of using technology in a way that helps people simplify their lives was the founder of the Internet calendaring system I use: www.espeakers.com. Art always told me, "Never waste your time on the plane. The more you get done while you're traveling, the more time you'll have available to be with your family when you return." I took his sage advice to heart and now plan on being able to knock out a bunch of work while ...

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