If you fly for business, you may see it as an inconvenience that eats up your time. However, flying doesn’t have to equate to wasted hours–you could be working on things for your business while you’re in the air. Here are five ways business owners can stay productive while on an airplane.
A few hours on a plane is plenty of time to plan out your week or even your month. Use this time to set some goals for your business, brainstorm some potential ideas, or determine what tasks you need to do in order to grow your business.
Skip the in flight movie and crack open a book, preferably one that will help you with your business. Reading titles related to your industry can help give you knowledge and insight into your own company. You can download titles on your phone or other mobile device, then read them while you travel. If you don’t have time to grab a book, you can pick up business magazines at most airports or download digital copies on your mobile device.
Downtime is the perfect time to work on ideas for your marketing plan, so be sure to bring a pen, some paper, and all your best ideas when you fly. Jot down whatever comes to mind, then you can sift through the ideas once you land and can bounce them off your employees.
Nothing beats a friendly chat during a boring flight, so don’t be afraid to talk to your fellow passengers. You may find that some of them are fellow business travelers who may just benefit from meeting you and your business. Or, you could meet someone who could become a potential client or even a valuable associate later on.
Are you drowning in your overflowing inbox? Maybe your digital devices could use a cleanup. Use your time during your flight to do a little digital ‘housekeeping’.
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