We’ve made it through the first week of Q4, and I wanted to take this time to check-in. The truth is: your year is pretty much made, so if things are going poorly, it’s probably time to stop, drop, and roll. Hopefully, that’s not your year. Hopefully, you’re rolling in it, and assuming you’re in good shape, the start of Q4 is a good time to stop, reflect, and learn. This is the best way to get the most out of your fourth quarter and set up a spectacular 2020.
I used to travel for business, a lot. For a large part of my career—about 15 to 20 years of it—I was traveling at least once per week. Plus, starting in 2006 when I began my international professional travel, I visited 17 countries for work. I'm happy to have had a mini-reprieve in my new role and spend more time with my family. What all that travel has given me, though, are some really helpful tips for business travel (and those frequent flier miles), especially if it’s going to become a big part of your life.
For those of us that get a certain kind of high off productivity (hello, fellow happy workaholics!), the feeling we’re really looking for is flow. (You know, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi's gift to positive psychology? I can't pronounce his name either. First or last name. I think his friends call him Mike though.)
This is the job searcher’s dream, isn’t it? Multiple amazing job offers that are so good you don’t know which is the right one. Or maybe it’s not that they’re all amazing, but that they’re all different: one has great benefits, the other is a company really going places, one has competitive pay, and you loved the person who would be your boss at the last one.