“Welcome to the team!” A warm and inviting line that everyone enjoys and the exact phrase I heard when I decided to accept an invitation to join one of the most exciting global travel startups, FlyInStyle, as a writer. Sure I would keep my day job and I knew that this was going to be fun, but I had a problem. I had to find a way to introduce myself to you, the readers. I could start by telling you I have worked for several companies over the years (the most life transforming (and fun) being The Walt Disney Company) but that’s not who I am today. I could tell you that I am avid fan of college basketball and Pearl Jam, but perhaps you don’t care about that. No doubt you will hear about these details and much more about my life in future posts, but this is not the time nor place to get into all that.
So, let’s start with some basics…
In short, I am a business man who travels quite a bit. I know, I know… we are a dime a dozen, right? You see us at the airport in our pressed pants and button down shirts, clinging to the life support also known as our smartphones. We can be obnoxious at times as we yell into our mobile devices because the PA system at the airport has to be louder than the airplanes themselves, which leaves us barely able to hear our own thoughts much less the voices on the line. You may also catch us having a post meeting brew at the airport bar, still with our iPhones or Blackberries in hand. We are a plugged-in community. That is for certain. But business is what makes the world go round. Am I right? And what is it that makes business go round? Travel. As a sales person, I can tell you first hand that face time with a customer is an irreplaceable asset that can pay off dividends down the road. Since customers are spread out as we evolve to be a more and more global community, travel has become synonymous with business. Meeting people and getting to know them isn’t just a business practice, it is an integral part of the human experience.
That being said, I can’t travel to meet each of you so I will do the next best thing. Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Adam Little and I am the newest addition to the team here at FlyInStyle. I am a sales person for a large industrial automation company which keeps me on the road quite a bit trying to capture that great asset I mentioned before and referred to as “face time”. I am a married father of the 2 best kids in the world (don’t try and convince me otherwise – it is futile) and I enjoy cooking, reading and traveling with my family. My life is hectic (hey, whose isn’t right?) but my wife is phenomenal and somehow we make it work.
As I said before, I travel extensively and have been doing so for about 15 years. I guess you can call me The Flying Salesman! That’s right, I have taken my job and turned myself into a super hero. My special power: helping my fellow business travelers one tip at a time. Well… that and I make really good homemade potato chips, but I am told that we already have a food writer here so let’s just stick with the business travel tips. (Well, you might see a few food opinions from me once in awhile; the foodie inside is part of who I am.)
During my time on the road (or in the air) I have accumulated quite a few tidbits of information that might prove helpful to the modern business traveler. And there is no better forum to share these nuggets of knowledge than right here at FlyInStyle. My hope is that you will check back often to see where I have been, what I have been up to or even just to find some new tips I may be sharing.
Regardless, let me just say first and foremost, truthfully and simply: THANKS FOR READING!
What? You’re really bummed that you read the whole blog post and there wasn’t one travel tip? Okay, I suppose I do owe you one. Here it goes…
Business Travel Tip #1: DOWNLOAD THE FLYINSTYLE APP TODAY to amplify your business travel experience.
You say you want more? Alright, but this is the last one! If you are reading this from ATL or DTW, you can use their FREE WIFI to download the FLYINSTYLE APP!
Ok, that’s it… I’m off to sell some more product and hit my sales numbers. Up, up and AWAY!!!