Are you a road warrior?
I feel your pain. I’m at 34,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains on a 6-hour flight to Seattle for business.
I could be sleeping or watching a movie or reading magazines, but in today’s fast-paced, completely wired world, it’s incredibly important to be productive during available time. That’s especially true if you’re an internet marketer. The competition is already doing more than you – guaranteed.
So, if you travel a lot, it’s vital to look for ways to become exceptionally productive.
Here’s three ways to get more done while you’re traveling:
1) Read that report you’ve been meaning to read. A few hours in the air can be a blessing when you need some focused time to tackle some tricky information.
On this trip, I read an 80 page report on tricky SEO linking srategies and came away with an entirely new approach to my business SEO.
That important document had been on my desk for nearly a month.
A pair of headphones or even ear buds will keep people from bothering you if you want to be alone in the middle of 200 people. (And they don’t even have to be attached to anything. Who’s gonna know?)
2) Take a class. No kidding. Maybe you’re trying to learn a new technique or a second language, or maybe you just want to learn how to be better at your job.
Plug in those earphones to your iPhone, iPod or other audio player and listen to the lectures. On this trip, I’ve listens to several podcasts from mentors about driving traffic, selling other people’s products and getting a book publisher.
But there’s one class specifically that I recommend if you really want to be successful at anything you want to do.
3) Write an article or two.
This article was written while flying using my iPhone notepad. Yes, it’s a tiny touch pad keyboard, and it can be a little tricky, but the more you do it, the more proficient you become at moving on the iPhone.
I got pretty good at it just on this flight. In just 3 hours of this flight, I’ve written three articles.
Of course, you don’t have to use the iPhone – a pencil and paper still works really well for writing. The iPhone notepad was extra convenient for me. After I composed my articles in the phone, with the click of a button, I emailed the notepad writing to myself. And then, I could easily edit it an load to my blog or the article directories.
It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that even before I’ve landed, I’ve had a successful and productive trip.