You sit, trying not to fidget, as you listen to your boss finally announcing that, as you had long hoped, you’ve received a promotion. Your initial elation is dampened slightly by the news that, in preparing to take the helm in your new position, you will need to take part in a work rotational program that will lead you around the globe with your family in tow. While the need to travel extensively for work as part of a rotational training program can initially seem a headache, in truth, this is really a unique opportunity upon which you should capitalize. To make your work rotational program a pleasure instead of a burden, change your attitude and view it as an adventure that you are lucky to get to experience.
Take Care of Necessities
Before you allow your excitement over the prospect of seeing the world to distract you, pause and take care of the necessities associated with this type of travel. Purchase a storage space and move your belongings that you won’t tote with you into it, ensuring that they are there and waiting for you once you finish your globe-trotting. Also, pick up some insurance to cover you and your family while you travel and during the periods when you may be living abroad. A citizen secure insurance policy will fit the bill, providing the coverage you need to allow you to enjoy your adventures unhindered by worries about medical costs you may incur while abroad.
Talk it Up
When you initially present your kids with the prospect of leaving behind their friends, don’t be surprised if they aren’t as amped as you had hoped they would be. Increase their enthusiasm for the escape by talking about the positives of the opportunity with them. Show them exciting films and images of the lands they will visit and speak with enthusiasm about the journey any time you mention it. You set the tone, so make sure that the tone you set is an excited and positive one.
Create Communication Opportunities
The potential strain your child or spouse may feel as travel time wears on can be substantially reduced by communication with those back home. Think about how your loved ones will communicate with you before you travel. Set up Skype accounts, purchase calling plans or prepare a family website on which your loved ones can communicate with your ever-traveling family as you move through your period of work rotation. Make checking these communication mediums part of your daily routine to ensure that no one in your family begins to feel entirely disconnected.
Make it An Adventure
Don’t allow your hectic schedule as you train in your work rotation to leave you missing out on the opportunity that this experience presents for you to see the world with your family. Instead, commit yourself to traveling around the countries in which you land any time you have a free moment. Catalog your journey, making a memento that you and your family can look back upon fondly in the future by taking copious photos and compiling them into a detailed scrapbook or two upon your return from your adventure abroad.
With these simple steps, you can make your time traveling for work a pleasurable period that you will look back upon fondly. This type of travel does, after all, present you and your family with a chance to see the world – something many others can only dream of.