travels often between his 24 North American shoe stores and his first European outpost recently opened in Amsterdam.
“For me it's all about mental preparation, because if you're not careful the whole experience can build stress and be a black mark on your trip (and remember, it involves `the miracle of flight'). I leave more than enough time to get to the airport, and on the ride there I prepare myself for inevitable hiccups along the way–all of which gives me a calm approach, if you will. I expect delays and then I'm able to fly through them, or get `bonused' when things are on time. It's no good fighting travel stress when you're in the middle of it. I find it better to prepare for it, and then it doesn't get the better of me. Oh, and drink water. Enjoy the ride!”