On a recent trip to do motivational speakers’ thing in Orlando, Florida I finally got smart: I took one of my kids. I took my nine-year-old Claire.
During the trip, I kept thinking, “I’m an idiot, why don’t I bring family on these trips more often?” Because we had more than a good time; we had a blast. Suddenly the movie on the airplane was a HUGE big deal. The cab ride to the hotel was fun. And the hotel… well… it had a pool!
The problem with bringing my kids (or my wife) on my frequent business trips is that it just doesn’t make sense. It’s a pain. They miss school. It’s expensive. It’s a bother. (To deal with make up work, baby sitters, etc.)
But I’m an idiot… because it also makes these trips more fun. And I mean REALLY fun.
Do you go on business trips too? Eager to add a bit of humor to YOUR job? (And you should be.) Learn from my mistakes and take your family. Yup.. it’s crazy. So crazy that it’s brilliant.