Boarding For Success
At first thought, the best time to go on a vacay seems to be when I’m least busy at work. But the only time I look forward to a beach is when work piles up. So the last time I was feeling drained, I gave in to my wanderlust and booked a quick getaway to Bali. During my mini version of Eat, Pray, Love, I braved the strong waves surfing at Kuta Beach (and almost drowned), spoke to strangers at bars (I never do this back home) and bought a handsome guy a drink just because his presence made my day (I’ve never done that before, either). Most importantly, I also took a hard look at myself. By the end of the trip, I went home, “renewed” and was more motivated and driven at work. So if I could share with you one career advice, it would be this: book your next flight out. Travel as much as youu can if you want to be more marketable because travel broadens the mind. Your experiences expand your world view, give you new perspectives, and simply makes you a more interesting person. Now, which employer doesn’t want that in an employee? For other career-advancing tips, don’t miss this month’s 11-page special Smart Report (pg 135) on how to be a career star or how to cram more must-dos in the space of a day. At CLEO, we believe you can achieve all that fabulously, so see “Girl On/Off Duty” (pg88) for fashionable workwear and cash out on this year’s Beauty Hall of Fame winners to help you along. See you at the top!