Recently, my nephew achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. For those of you who are aware of what this designation means, thank you for the congratulations. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Eagle Scouts, the Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a scout can hope for. Representing less than 5% of all scouts ever, it requires a high level of dedication. The Boy Scout’s Motto, “Be Prepared” is something that we can all learn from. This simple and effective reminder to plan ahead and stay adaptable is the basis of today’s blog.
Being Prepared Means Packing Smart
When you plan a trip, it’s not rocket science to be prepared by looking at the weather at your destination. A packable rain jacket doesn’t add too much weight to your luggage, and yet the benefit of having it far outweighs the cost of lugging it around. Traveling for work is no different in the sense that there are some staples you need to bring to any conference or sales trip. What about including an extra presentation clicker with your business cards and slide printouts? Certainly, you won’t want duplicates of all your business tools. Every added level of redundancy is also an extra layer of insurance against a surprise. You can be prepared with cloud-based tools like a Dash Plan. It’s a great way to both broaden your options and lighten your overall load at the same time.
Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work
Traveling for work or for life is something that can be an enriching and rewarding experience. Unfortunately, for those who don’t have the right tools, it can be costly. Fortunately for us at VirtualPBX, we get to practice what we preach. In fact, I’m personally prepared with an array of remote working resources that I’m actually able to keep connected while typing this from a hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. I have with me the simple and effective VoIP plans that we provide to thousands of businesses. With just a Wi-Fi connection, I can be prepared by having my telephone calls forwarded anywhere I go. Furthermore, I can avoid the costs associated with placing calls from these distant locations using those same tools. These calls can be masked with my office telephone number on caller ID so I won’t have to reveal my personal mobile number.
Where the Boy Scout’s Motto Can Lead You
My nephew is not going to find himself in need of having to navigate the Ataturk International Airport anytime soon. That said, should he be traveling for work in his future career and be equipped with the same flexibility of VoIP from VirtualPBX, I’m exceedingly confident that he’ll be prepared in stride. He is an Eagle Scout, after all. Plus, in retrospect, considering that 11 of the 12 astronauts to walk on the surface of the moon were all Boy Scouts, maybe thinking he’ll be wandering around in Turkey killing time between flights is actually setting sights a bit too low. Until then, and thanks to Dash VoIP, I’ll be prepared for anything that the world throws at me.