Why Business Trips are Never Just about the Business
Last week I took a business trip to Chicago for a trade show. Not only was I probably the youngest one there, I was also the only one in the room wearing pink. Most people probably think that business trips are about the work. Let me show you how they’re not!
I may have talked to 5 or 6 people about the business, the products, or my role in the company, but I told about 20 people that I bought my shoes from Aldo. A trade show gives you the opportunity to show off your style to a wider audience than the usual set number of coworkers in your office. I may have shook hands with 30 new business men that I met, but the photo-op didn’t start until I met the man in a gorilla suit.
Business trips are about the city. Taking an all expense paid trip to Chicago, a city I’d been wanting to visit, was half the fun! A business trip takes you away from sitting behind your computer sc