Traveling in consulting can be both a blessing and a curse. For the first year or so of my consulting career, I always wondered what to do in a new city each evening. I felt immense pressure to do something exciting like trying new restaurants or bars, but it wasn’t easy to get out after a long day at work. I normally resorted to “Netflix and Chill” (by myself, of course) each evening, but opening my laptop always ended up with me sending off another email or finishing up a presentation. The last thing I want to do after work is… work. Then one day, I discovered one of the biggest travel hacks that changed has my life as a consultant to this date: the Amazon Fire Stick.
Yes, I know you’ve heard of a Fire Stick, but have you ever thought of using one on the road? You can easily plug in a Fire Stick to any hotel TV and watch your favorite moves and shows on the big screen. This has been absolutely life changing, and I now take my Fire Stick everywhere I travel.
Here are some of the things you can do every single day on the road with this travel hack:
- Play music from your TV (that’s right, no more bringing speakers if you like to jam out in your hotel room!)
- Watch any movie or TV show from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu
- Browse sites like Facebook and Reddit
- Stream workout videos from YouTube and get in shape
- Live stream your favorite shows & sports games
There are so many incredible uses for a Fire Stick when you’re on-the-road — it’s really hard to believe that many consultants and travelers don’t have one. After the first few days of using it for travel, over half of my project team bought one for themselves and had me to thank!
Bottom line, this is a must have for consultants and quite possibly the best travel hack I have come across after years in the industry.
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