Business travel. Away from the family. Often long days.
Many times we go straight from the airport to the hotel to the meeting room to our hotel room back to the meeting room back to the shuttle bus and back on the plane to head home. This pattern is toxic. No matter where you are, make an effort to take in America The Beautiful. Experience something new.
I had the great pleasure to speak at Colorado College this week (picture above is of Pike's Peak). The splendor and grandeur of Colorado Springs is breathtaking. This followed trips to Miami for an Innovation Workshop with Diageo (hello Atlantic Ocean) and a full day of programs igniting passion for the awesome team at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in AZ (greetings to you Sonoran desert). I believe connections are critical to success so I like to connect with the people, culture, sights, and sounds of the local areas as often as I can.
I'm glad I took some time to take it all in and I encourage you to do the same.