As a business owner and speaker, I’m on the road A LOT.
Running Business Blueprint and going to different speaking engagements involves travelling all over Australia, across New Zealand and further overseas on a regular basis.
Because I’m often working on the go, I need to have certain things within reach at all times. Of course, this includes a laptop, charger and phone but there are also a dozen other things I never leave home without.
Take a look at the video—you will probably find some inspiration for your next work trip!
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
There are only 3 things I use to create content videos everywhere I go. One of these is a compact camera. The Canon G7 X Mark III is my personal favourite. It’s lightweight and super easy to use, especially if film some content videos and monthly updates.
JOBY TelePod PRO Kit
The second item I have on my camera kit is a tripod. The JOBY TelePod supports cameras and lights and it helps me take good quality videos. All I need is to do is plug it on my camera and I’m ready to go!
RØDE Lavalier GO
Finally, I have a Røde Lavalier GO microphone for filming some content videos. When you’re travelling, there are background noises you can’t control. So to improve the sound quality of my videos, I have to use a good quality microphone.
I bring a card case whenever I’m travelling to separate my hotel and airline membership cards from the essential cards in my wallet.
Foot Massage Ball
I do a lot of speaking and I could be on my feet for almost 12 hours a day. Once I’m on the plane, I use a foot massage ball to relax at the end of a long day.
Dual Drive USB stick
I work on a Macbook Pro and it does not have a regular USB port. To easily move files between computers, I have to keep a special USB stick with handy. What I have with me is a USB stick with a Type-C and traditional Type-A port making file transfers so much easier.
Definitive Colour System
It helps me know which colour matches my skin tone. Whenever I’m travelling and I see a suit or jacket, I just pull this item out and see if it aligns to one of the colours in the system.
NIVEA Deo Spray Invisible Black & White Mini
A mini deodorant spray is one of my essential travel must-haves. It comes in handy when I have a busy day and I need to change my clothes and freshen up as quick as possible.
dōTERRA Essential Oils
I have a bottle of peppermint and lavender essential oils to help keep my energy levels up during the day and to relax after a long day of travelling.
An Extra Wallet
I use an extra wallet when I’m travelling to countries with a different currency. This way I don’t have to take money out of the ATM machine every single time.
Mesh Pencil Case
I prefer using a see-through pencil case to store my gizmos, clickers, adaptor and cables so I can find what I’m looking for quickly.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
All my files and documents are stored in a password encrypted 1TB external hard drive. In case my computer doesn’t work, I can easily move my presentation slides to another device.
VITAMAN Face Moisturiser
Doing a lot of travel leaves your skin feeling dry and dull. That is why I always pack a moisturiser. The Vitaman face cream is my go-to men’s skincare product.
Portable Tea Infuser Tumbler
As a speaker, I have to take care of my voice. So if I’m travelling to multiple speaking engagements, I fill my thermos with chamomile tea to recover my voice.
I keep an extra bag for emergency purposes. You’ll never know if you need to do some shopping while on your business trip.
There’s one more emergency item that I can’t travel without. Make sure to watch the end of this video to discover what it is!