The Open Road as Your Guidebook

Enjoy the Ride Enjoy the Ride

I will never forget starting my first road trip across the U.S.A. I was bright-eyed, full of anticipation and a little unsure of what was to come. But as I set out and started to see the country unravel before my eyes, it took me by surprise how many vast spaces there were to explore. I had been out to California and a few other places on the East Coast prior to this journey, but there is something magical about seeing first-hand the hills turn into prairies, which soon turn into mountains, and then finally reach the sea. A lot of what I experienced and learned can be applied to everyday life, including the workplace. Here are some tips for making the most of your work life:

  1. Plan ahead, but allow for some detours along the way: Organization and planning out the details for a project or task is always helpful. But keep in mind that issues can arise that may throw you off course, so it is best to be flexible and open-minded.
  2. Bring someone along for the ride: Working in a team brings a plethora of ideas, constructive criticism and can make tasks more fun and rewarding. Plus, being able to bounce ideas off another person is helpful in any project.
  3. Ask for directions when needed: There is nothing wrong with asking for help when you face a challenge you are unsure about. Many have gone before you, and can give you sound advice and tips to help you through it.
  4. Be open to new experiences: Do something outside your comfort zone, whether it's pitching an idea you think can improve the work environment, or tackling that new client's project.
  5. Pack lightly: If you are feeling overwhelmed by too many things on your plate, take a step back and determine which are most pressing. Putting a plan of action into place will give you more confidence and alleviate some stress.
  6. Expect the unexpected: Things may come up with a project that you never envisioned. The best thing to do is adjust accordingly and learn from your experience.
  7. Enjoy the ride: Whatever bumps, discoveries and roadblocks may come along the way, they're all part of the voyage. And as one of my favorite quotes states, "Life is a journey, not a destination - we determine our destiny by the direction we take." –Anon.

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