“Private jets. Private flight. Extraordinary,” he said. “There’s nothing that changes quality of life when you travel as much as I do, as that.”
In fact, he was persuaded to give private flights a try after a 13-hour lost-luggage, delayed-flight ordeal between San Diego and Aspen, where he was visiting a billionaire friend for Christmas. He told Torabi how his friend explained the value of bypassing commercial flights:
I said, “Dude, I’m not a billionaire like you.” He goes, “You don’t have to be a billionaire. You have to start thinking that you’re worth it.”
He said, “But, I’m gonna tell you something, if you just take a budget and you just say, ‘For the year I’m gonna spend this, but I can go when I want, where I want, wherever I want, in the middle of the night, with my own food. I can sleep in the middle of the night ’cause I’ve got a bed on the plane.'”
He said, “It will change your productivity more than anything on earth.” And it sounded insane. So he said, “Start with a small amount. Pick a number, and just say you’re gonna charter. Don’t be stupid and buy a jet. That doesn’t make any sense.” He goes, “Just go charter.”
Read the full article from Business Insider to see why Tony decided flying private was the only way to go.
Health may not be the first thing you consider when making travel plans for business or pleasure, but it is probably one of the most
important things you should consider. What if you get sick the night before a big presentation or on vacation? And while the risk is low, what if there is a true medical emergency? Do you know what to do?
According to Dr. Dan Carlin, CEO and Lead Physician of WorldClinic, the major issues that put you at risk are dramatically increased in a time sensitive health crisis. “The Golden Hour represents the time
delay between the onset of a crisis and the start of effective
treatment. The longer care is delayed during the Golden Hour, the greater the opportunity for something serious to turn truly
dangerous or deadly,” he advises. Dr. Carlin suggests a travel plan of action and intelligence.
Know where the reliable doctors and hospitals are. Resources include the local consulate or embassy, travel assistance number on the back of your credit card, or your hotel concierge–call them to find out how they have dealt with emergencies in the past. Try to verify the information; there should be concordance between resources.
Carry a prescription medical kit and know how to use it. This is your frontline defense against the Golden Hour.
If you are traveling abroad, acquire the knowledge and a make plan. WorldClinic Members receive a travel brief that outlines all local risks, health resources and other pertinent information for each
destination. WorldClinic members have direct access to the on call ER physician who has secure access to their medical records and through the use of the Prescription Medical Kit can diagnose and treat via telemedicine. Medevac is included in membership.
Jan Jones is the author of “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness”. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Office Management Category. It has received widespread acclaim from executives and executive assistants worldwide. Jan spent 20 years as an esteemed international executive assistant to well-known business people, including personal development icon and author Tony Robbins. Jan is passionate about the executive assistant role and continues to champion the profession through speaking, mentoring and offering timeless, practical advice that is relevant to the day-to-day role of the executive assistant.
Hello and Happy New Year FlyPrivate readers. I’m delighted to lead off the 2015 FlyPrivate blogging series by sharing some tips for how we can stay connected to each other through effective
communication. Shall we commit to
effective and meaningful communication as one of our New Year’s resolutions at work and at home? I have a new book coming out in the Fall and will share extracts from it with you throughout the year. I look forward to being in touch with you.
I’ve just completed a book for executives, showing them how they can maximize productivity by working effectively with their
assistant. I interviewed many, many dozens of business leaders,
executives and assistants for the book. When I asked assistants what is the one thing the executive can do to help them, without fail, they all responded “communicate”. “Make sure the assistant knows all she needs to know in order to do her job,” said one. “Give me the big
picture and keep me informed of current projects” said another. One young assistant told me “I get stressed because I don’t know what he wants and I keep second guessing myself”. “Let me know your
opinion, which will help me to make better decisions on your behalf”, said the assistant to a high-profile entrepreneur. Fortunately, many assistants shared examples of their executives who were truly great communicators and always kept them informed and in the loop, which really helped their productivity and confidence in getting the job done.
Since communication and the ability to communicate effectively are vital skills, yet challenging for so many, I asked some of the popular speakers represented by my speakers bureau about some of the characteristics a good communicator, particularly one who is
delivering a presentation, must possess.
Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick are the bestselling co-authors of several books, including The Carrot Principle, and their latest work What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work. Chester said: “The speakers who get my attention are first of all, experts in their field. They share real stories of real people in real companies. They aren’t afraid to confront tough issues and make the audience feel a little challenged. But most importantly, they don’t speak in platitudes – they give us real tools we can use immediately to make our
Adrian added, “The best communicators are people who are
transparent. These business leaders share even hard truths with their co-workers, employees and clients as soon as they can, and they encourage open debate of ideas and issues, even if it rattles harmony. Others come to trust communicators like this, because they know they will be truthful and direct, and that builds trust and a larger culture of openness.”
Jones Loflin, is a busy speaker who crisscrosses America and the world delivering talks for companies such as FedEx and Microsoft. He told me great communicators have a passion to see people
improve their lives in some way. They should also be willing to be transparent and let people see who they really are. Jones said “I am always seeking better ways to meet audiences where they are, and develop strategies to take them to a place they can’t seem to take themselves.”
What I’m hearing from executives, assistants, successful authors and speakers is that you can develop trust and rapport with your
employees, or your audience, by engaging in direct and honest
communication, being willing to be “real” and helping others to
succeed by sharing knowledge and information so they are well
informed and equipped to get their job done. As Elton & Gostick shared, communication helps organizations build robust cultures where employees are not only productive and profitable, but also engaged and energized.
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