Leaders tend to travel frequently – I know I do. If you are a road warrior, you probably have developed a routine of things you do to make your travel more convenient and as pleasurable as possible.
Here’s an article I recently came across about the rituals of a road warrior.
While I don’t think I’ll ever bring my own candles and light them in my hotel room, I do see a few good ideas: keeping an extra key in my briefcase, removing the bedspread and taking a key with you when you checkout so you can get back in the room to retrieve what you forgot.
I have had to go back to the front desk on more than one occasion when chasing down a phone charger or toiletry bag.
A few things I routinely do include:
- Roll my dirty clothes and put them straight into a plastic bag (they take up less room in my bag on the way home)
- Whenever possible, don’t unpack my suitcase – drawers in hotel rooms can be very dirty
- Always carry two keys to the room in case one loses its magnetism
- Leave the TV on when leaving the room so people think someone is in the room
Do you have any ideas to add to the list?