Business travel is fun, busy, energizing and sometimes tiring. Who do I want with me on these whirlwind trips? People that I enjoy being with!
My frequent business travel companion is my sister-in-law Toni. On behalf of my company Botanical PaperWorks (seed paper), we do trade shows and sales trips together.
We make a high-performance duo. When one person is driving, the other is navigating. When one of us is tired, the other steps up to keep us going. The time the hotel booked us with one king-size bed instead of two doubles? We managed to share the bed without arguing (rolled-up towels down the center of the bed worked nicely). When we had an hour to kill before a show started? We went out and got quick manicures.
I also like traveling with Jenna. She's organized and fun. She knows how to tell a good story that gets me and Toni in stitches. The above photo is a perfect example of the three of us sharing a laugh.
My business tip today is "Take business trips with people you like". It's not always possible to bring your favorite people with you, but if you can, it makes for a really fun time.
P.S. Check out more pictures of me, Toni and Jenna when we won BEST IN GREEN at the Image Awards earlier this year.