No matter where you work or what you do, always have an energy bar in case you can't eat when you want.
What are some essential items that you always pack with you in your work bag? Whether it's a briefcase, a backpack, a purse. What are the key things that you always bring with you to work?
I'm going to assume that you start with your devices. You probably have a laptop, maybe a tablet, your smartphone. And in addition to those devices you probably have charging cables. No one likes to get halfway through their day and have a dead smartphone.
Well just like you don't want your devices to conk out at you half way during the day, I want to make sure that you have the energy you need to fulfill your most productive day.
No matter where I go, no matter where I travel, I always make sure I pack an energy bar. Why an energy bar? Our schedules change quite rapidly. Although I may intend to eat healthy today, make sure that I make some time to sneak out and grab a healthy salad, I know that's not always the case. I may be pulled into an emergency meeting, there may be some other crisis that pops up and I can't pull myself away from my office or the location that I'm visiting.
With an energy bar, I can be sure that I've got 200 to 250 calories that will power me through to the next meal. Especially when I'm on the road. Especially when I'm in a place that I may not know my surroundings. I don't need to worry about how many blocks away the nearest restaurant is or if there's a deli downstairs. If I've got an energy bar I know that I can power through the rest of your day.
So regardless if you're travelling abroad or even if it's your own local office, always pack an energy bar. Make sure that you have the fuel to have your most productive day. It's very simple.