92 episodes

If you travel for business, you live in a whole other world most simply don’t understand. They think it’s an easy and glamorous life. But the road can be hard. It can be difficult to be both productive and effective. It’s a challenge to stay healthy and it’s a battle to stay connected with those you love back home.Too many business travelers are on auto-pilot and just plain burned out. But it doesn’t have to be this way.You want to be at your best no matter where you are but especially on the road but rarely are we taught how to master the business travel life.Until now.The Elite Road Warrior Podcast is for the business traveler who wants to leverage the road to transform their work, health, and home life while on the road.

The Elite Road Warrior Podcast Bryan Paul Buckley

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

If you travel for business, you live in a whole other world most simply don’t understand. They think it’s an easy and glamorous life. But the road can be hard. It can be difficult to be both productive and effective. It’s a challenge to stay healthy and it’s a battle to stay connected with those you love back home.Too many business travelers are on auto-pilot and just plain burned out. But it doesn’t have to be this way.You want to be at your best no matter where you are but especially on the road but rarely are we taught how to master the business travel life.Until now.The Elite Road Warrior Podcast is for the business traveler who wants to leverage the road to transform their work, health, and home life while on the road.

    Episode 095 - Packing Like a Pro for Business Travel

    Episode 095 - Packing Like a Pro for Business Travel

    Welcome to the ERW podcast, I’m your host, BpB, fellow road warrior, husband of one, father of five, author, and and on a mission to help business travelers eliminate burnout and exceed results.
    There are two major elements to business travel packing:


    Luggage - aka: Carry OnIn episode 091, I listed myself preferred carry-on called the Genius Pack G4 22" Carry On Spinner Luggage and I’ll put the link in the show notes as well.
    It’s designed for the business traveler from the durability to the packing compartments. It’s costly, around $250 but worth every penny for me since I take it everywhere on every trip.
    https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Pack-Carry-Spinner-Luggage/dp/B07JQ61D3R/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=genius+pack+g4+carry+on+spinner+black&qid=1604075216&sr=8-5


    Work BagTypical elements:
    LaptopTabletChargersAnything paper-related such as presentations, files, etc.HeadphonesPens / HighlightersBack Pack
    Traditional Computer Bag
    Create a Packing List especially when you’re starting out for two reasons:


    Not forget anythingDetermine what you need and don’t needToiletries
    LiquidsMedications & VitaminsTech & OfficeCasual ClothesBusiness ClothesSleepFitnessPool or Beach TripsInternational TripsSpecial Events

    You can pick up a copy of my packing list in the show notes at EliteRoadWarrior.com/095
    Key Accessories
    Headphones - you may be a Bose or Beats fan. You may prefer in-ear or over the ear. No matter what you choose, don’t skimp in this area. I highly recommend Noise-Canceling Technology as well.Power strip - this may seem unusual or even a luxury but I’ve had many a time where I’ve needed to charge at the airport, restaurant, or hotel lobby and the one outlet within a mile is already in use. A power strip that “shares the wealth” is the perfect solution. I found one called the NtonPower Travel Power Strip that has 2 Outlets, and 3 USB Ports. It's a 15 inches Wrapped Short Extension Cord for only $17 on Amazon. I’ll put the link in the show notes. I find this ideal for a hotel room as well.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072N854DK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1Water bottle- I’m not a fan of plastic and waste so 

    Key ERW Accessories
    Flat Kiddos - an absolute must in my work computer bag that I can pull out at any point on my trip to take a picture of my Flat Kiddos. This has made a MAJOR Difference staying connected with my kids in a creative way on the roadFrame the Fam Pics - I have two 5x7 frames in my carry-on and I pull them out when I unpack in my hotel. One is of me and my wife, the 2nd is a fam pic. I put them in two places in my hotel room to remind me of what is important at all times. Quick tip: take the glass out of the frame. #BadPersonalExperience Not Forgotten Journal - if there’s one choice that I made on the road was to take just 2 minutes a day to write something, anything, just not nothing to my wife to let her know she’s not forgotten while I’m on the road. I put this NFJ in my carry-on so even on a busy day, I can pull it out on the plane and wr

    • 26 min
    Episode 096 - Dealing with the Dark Side of Business Travel

    Episode 096 - Dealing with the Dark Side of Business Travel

    Welcome to the ERW podcast, I’m your host, BpB, fellow road warrior, husband of one, father of five, author, and  (yeah five), and on a mission to help business travelers eliminate burnout and exceed results.
    Nick Howard is a seasoned psychologist and leadership coach. For over 15 years, Nick has  helped leaders perform at higher levels while   Intentionally treasuring  their most important relationships.  Nick has traveled nationally and internationally providing trainings to help strengthen leaders. He knows personally and professionally the joys and challenges of business travel as he is flies regularly
    What does freedom and isolation create in a road warrior?What is the double-edged sword of experimenting on the road?How do you know when you’ve crossed the line between a habit and an addiction?What’s the long term consequences of bad road habits?What do you do when you feel guilt, shame and hopelessness?

    Question: (freedom / isolation)
    What does freedom and isolation create in a road warrior?
     Question : (experimenting)
    What is the double-edge sword of experimentation on the road?
    Question: (bad habits)
    What’s the long term consequences of bad road habits?
    Question: (addictions)
    Question: (moral behavior)
    Question Seven:
    Question Eight: 
    Question: Road Warrior Lightning Round
    Preferred Airlines Window or AisleOne thing you always do on a flightPreferred Hotel ChainRental Car or RideShare / Preferred VendorLeast Favorite AirportFavorite City to FrequentBiggest Road Pet PeeveQuestion:
    How can we find out more about you?
    You can find the transcript and everything referenced in this interview in the show notes at www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/096


    Along with the free resource: 10 Business Travel Hacks Guide in the show notes at  http://EliteRoadWarrior.com/096
    I’d love to hear from you so connect with me on my primary social media sources:
    LinkedIn - Bryan Paul BuckleyInstagram - EliteRoadWarrior

    • 41 min
    Episode 090 - How to Become a Black Sheep Elite Road Warrior with Brant Menswar

    Episode 090 - How to Become a Black Sheep Elite Road Warrior with Brant Menswar

    Welcome to the ERW podcast, I’m your host, BpB, fellow road warrior, husband of one, father of five, author, and  (yeah five), and on a mission to help business travelers eliminate burnout and exceed results.
    BRANT MENSWAR is one of the country’s “Top 10 Motivational Speakers,” a critically acclaimed author, award-winning musician, podcast host, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, a boutique agency that teaches people and organizations how to cultivate values-based leadership. His innovative work has changed what’s possible for industry-leading organizations like Netflix, Verizon, SunTrust, Microsoft, ESPN, Hilton, Sony Pictures, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and dozens more.
     In a moment I’ll be asking Brant the following questions:


    What is a Black Sheep and why is it important?What is the biggest lie about purpose?What was the catastrophic event in your life that forced you to discover your values?How do we program our values to appear on demand especially on the road?Where are you and how are you?Question One: 
    Can you give us a 30K foot overview of your new book, Black Sheep - Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring Undiscovered You (further questions will get into the details of what / why/ how
    Question Two:
    (You’re challenging today’s thought leaders in not starting with your why, aka your purpose) and You have a specific process in a specific order: What / Why / How when most people start with their why. Why the change of order?
    What is the biggest lie about purpose?
    Question Three:
    What was the catastrophic event in your life that forced you to discover your black sheep Values?
    Question Four:
    How do we find our black sheep core values that will guide our lives?
    Worksheet link (http://worksheet.findyourblacksheep.com/selected)Question Five:
    How do we find or choose or define our purpose?
    Question Six:
    How do we program our values to appear on demand especially on the road?
    Question Seven:
    Anything from the book that we didn’t discuss that you’d like to highlight or emphasize? (Or just a closing thought or comment to summarize everything)
    Question Eight:
    Road Warrior Road Life Lightning Round...
    Preferred Airlines Window or AisleOne thing you always do on a flightPreferred Hotel ChainRental Car or RideShare / Preferred VendorLeast Favorite AirportFavorite City to FrequentBiggest Road Pet PeeveQuestion Nine:
    How can we find out more about you / buy the book / hire you to speak?
    Brant@rockstarimpact.com
    You can find the transcript and everything referenced in this interview in the show notes at www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/090
    Along with the free resource: 10 Business Travel Hacks Guide in the show notes at  www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/090
    I’d love to hear from you so connect with me on my primary social media sources:
    LinkedIn - Bryan Paul BuckleyLinkedIn Company Page - Elite Road WarriorInstagram - EliteRoadWarrior

    • 59 min
    Episode 092 - Tracy Timm

    Episode 092 - Tracy Timm

    Welcome to the ERW podcast, I’m your host, BpB, fellow road warrior, husband of one, father of five, author, and  (yeah five), and on a mission to help business travelers eliminate burnout and exceed results.
    TRACY TIMM is the founder of The Nth Degree® Career Academy, the proven career clarity system that helps high-potential professionals discover, define, and drive careers they love. She has a degree in behavioral psychology from Yale University and studied design thinking with the founder of the d.school at Stanford University. 
     In a moment I’ll be asking Tracy the following questions:


    What is a current and reverse life audit?What are the benefits of behavioral assessments?What is a “nothing is wasted mindset?”What is the Four-part Career Pitch and why is it important?Question One: 
    Can you give us the backstory of your new book, Unstoppable: Discover Your True Value, Define Your Genius Zone, and Drive Your Dream Career..?
    Question Two:
    What is the Nth Degree Framework at a 30K foot view? (FYI: further questions will get into the details of your framework)
    Question Three:
    In the DISCOVER Phase, you work us through a Current Life Audit. What is it and why is it important?
    Question Four:
    You're big on behavioral assessments - what are the benefits of taking the time to work through these assessments? (Measure strengths / personalities / motivations and drive)
    Question Five:
    What is a “nothing is wasted mindset?” - learned / earned - what did I learn and what can I bring with m?e
    Question Six:
    The four areas ( Ikigai) = passion / skill / paid for / contribution (what you love / what you’re good at / what the world needs / what you can get paid for 
    Question Seven:
    What are “ninja skills”?
    Question Eight:
    What is the Four-part Career Pitch and why is it important?
    Question Nine: Road Warrior Lightning Round
    Preferred Airlines Window or AisleOne thing you always do on a flightPreferred Hotel ChainRental Car or RideShare / Preferred VendorLeast Favorite AirportFavorite City to FrequentBiggest Road Pet PeeveQuestion Ten
    Anything from the book that we didn’t discuss that you’d like to highlight or emphasize? (Or just a closing thought or comment to summarize everything)
    Question Eleven
    How can we find out more about you?
    You can find the transcript and everything referenced in this interview in the show notes at www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/092
    Along with the free resource: 10 Business Travel Hacks Guide in the show notes at  www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/092
    I’d love to hear from you so connect with me on my primary social media sources:
    LinkedIn - Bryan Paul BuckleyInstagram - EliteRoadWarrior

    DISCOVER - Now - explore your current circumstances, core values, and commitmentsNature - access your personality, behaviors, gifts, and aptitudesNurture - dive into your cumulative knowledge, skills, and expertiseDEFINE - Niche - create your Olympic-gold-medal-level career sweet spotDRIVE - Network - strategically empower and leverage career advocatesNavigate - test drive your career ideas before going all in Nourish - commitment to consistent re-evaluation and career evolution 

    • 43 min
    Episode 093 - How an Unexpected Surgery Has Exposed Struggles in my Life

    Episode 093 - How an Unexpected Surgery Has Exposed Struggles in my Life

    Welcome to the ERW podcast, I’m your host, BpB, fellow road warrior, husband of one, father of five, author, and and on a mission to help business travelers eliminate burnout and exceed results.
    This episode will be unusual for a few reasons:
    It discussed my off road lifeIt’s personal It’s something I’ve never experienced and challenging the six energy habits
    Exposed Struggle #1st  - I’m getting little to no movement
    Word to Myself: Walk Away - I need to increase my walk time every chance I get every single day and no matter what the weather 
    Exposed Struggle #2 - I’m un-structured and unproductive
    Word to Myself: Get a Plan - I need to start with my morning routine to begin my day with structure and then choose one major thing I can accomplish every single day. 
    Exposed Struggle #3 - I’m a night owl again 
    Word to Myself: Sleep with your wife! I need to go to bed with my wife no matter what even if it takes me forever to crash. I need to put a “kibosh” on this loose bed time which is never good.
    Exposed Struggle #4 - I’m lazy on my eating
    Word to Myself: MTHC - I need to continually hydrate more along with eat cleaner and greener
    Exposed Struggle #5 - I’m not sleeping
    Word to Myself: Don’t make it worse - I need to make the best of the rest I get knowing it will eventually get better
    Exposed Struggle #6 - I’m drinking at home like I’m entertaining on the road
    Word to Myself: Lay off the Sauce - I need to “be dried out” during the week. No excuses.
    Frustration - I can’t move like I’ve always done. I literally cannot move my arm and it’s paralyzing and frustrating to need so much help and struggle on so many simple tasks like taking a shower, getting dressed, really anything that requires to hands
    Anxiety - I’ve never had a limb so damaged and affect my life and it’s created this rare emotion in me. I’m anxious around people. I feel trapped in the sling especially at night and it’s revealed a level of anxiousness that is concerning to me.
    Depression - I’ve not been one to stay discouraged or depressed for long but with all of the financial and health blows my family and I have suffered this year has put me in a place where I’m fighting this demon. It’s also feeding some of these struggles such as not eating well, not wanting to go for a walk, not caring if I’m structured or productive and definitely drinking too often.
    You can find everything reference in this episode in the show notes at www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/093
    Along with the free resource: 10 Business Travel Hacks Guide in the show notes at  www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/0
    I’d love to hear from you so connect with me on my primary social media sources:
    LinkedIn - Bryan Paul BuckleyInstagram - EliteRoadWarrior

    • 21 min
    Episode 089 - What You Need to Consider When Choosing Your Preferred Airlines

    Episode 089 - What You Need to Consider When Choosing Your Preferred Airlines

    Welcome to the ERW podcast, I’m your host, BpB, fellow road warrior, husband of one, father of five, author, and on a mission to help business travelers eliminate burnout and exceed results.
    Most business travelers have one thing in common: airplanes.
    When I first started traveling for work, I was trained inside-and-out on the product. Sound familiar?
    And the only information I was given on the travel part was: “keep it as cheap as possible.”
    CHEAP RESULTS
    And hence learning the most effective ways to travel that yield for consistent results.
    Consideration One: Hometown major airlines
    Key Action: Know your primary hometown airlines options around you and find out if you have more than one choice
    Consideration Two: Willingness to connection flights 
    Consideration Three: Reward programs
    Key Action: Do your research on your airline options rewards programs
    Consideration Four: Do you like their experience?
    Key Action: Notice with a high level of critique how is your potential preferred airlines overall experience with their service.
    Consideration Five: Have a strong secondary option
    Key Action:  All of the above considerations should be used on choosing your preferred secondary airlines
    You can find everything reference in this episode in the show notes at www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/089
    Along with the free resource: 10 Business Travel Hacks Guide in the show notes at  www.EliteRoadWarrior.com/089
    I’d love to hear from you so connect with me on my primary social media sources:
    LinkedIn - Bryan Paul BuckleyLinkedIn Company Page - Elite Road Warrior Instagram - EliteRoadWarrior

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

John Hulen ,

For Road Warriors and Non Road Warriors Alike

Bryan is a fantastic host! 🙌🏼 He covers topics that are so helpful for those who live on the road for work. But, many of the topics he covers apply to non road warriors too.

Bryan is real and raw at times, but those qualities are what keep me coming back for more! If it were possible to give this podcast a rating higher than 5 stars ⭐️ I would - keep it up Bryan!! 😃💪🏼

cwg75 ,

Extremely Helpful Podcast

I have been on over a thousand business trips in my career. In the past, I have just tried to survive business trips, but now with Buckley’s ideas and motivation, I am intentionally focusing on my mind and body during the trips. A big help to my life!

SomeKidNoOneKnows ,

A terrific show!

The Elite Road Warrior Podcast is an awesome tool for business travelers who want to remain on top of their career, their health, and home life while dealing with all that the road throws at them. A great, not-too-long listen each week gives new tools necessary to take on the challenges of a "road warrior”

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