06/13/2014 08:39 am ET Updated Jun 13, 2014

Put Yourself In Airplane Mode

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One of the things I love about traveling is the amount of work, and thinking, that happens on an airplane. There's something about being in the confined space of an airplane cabin that inspires me. Even though there is a constant hum of passenger noise, the focused energy that ensues is remarkable. I simply put in my ear buds and I'm off and running. I may finish a book and make some notes about things I learned that need to be incorporated into a project I'm working on, finish a couple of blog articles, or simply spend some time in thought about what might be next from a business standpoint.

So here's the question. Why don't we make a regular practice of this? Unless you have a job that requires you to travel all the time, you might not have these opportunities to actually sit on the plane and get work done. That shouldn't stop you from practicing some of the same principles. It's easier than you think to find this productive time on the ground. Here's an easy way to start.

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