Ninja Road Warrior Tip of the Day: Use Uber or Lyft

Hi everybody. Cheryl Knowlton coming at you with another Ninja Road Warrior Tip of the Day.

Unless you are flying into an airport you know well and to an area, you know well, I’m always going to suggest and recommend that you allow Uber or Lyft or a driver to get you from the airport to where you’re trying to go rather than trying to rent a car and get there. There are a lot of factors that you might not be taking into consideration.

Knowing the area is critical

Take, for example, tolls. I could tell you lots and lots of stories longer than this video has time for that you probably would go to sleep listening to except they’re hysterically funny about all the times that we have rented a car and gotten off at the wrong toll. Wound up going over a bridge, especially on the East coast where there’s lots and lots and lots of bridge tolls. I think we wound up spending $23 in bridge tolls to get us to a place we did not want to go. So yeah, don’t do that.

And if you do rent a car, make certain that you set up your maps before you hit the road. It’s illegal in almost all 50 states to utilize your device while you’re driving. Set it up to talk to you so that you don’t have to look down, because in some states that is also illegal. Make sure you know exactly, for the most part, where you’re going.

You were hired to do a job

Another thing I love about Apple Watch is that my map will talk to my phone and it will buzz when it’s time for me to do something if I need to turn right turn left if there’s something that’s about to happen. That is a great Ninja Road Warrior Tip, just to make sure that I know exactly where I’m going, what I’m doing.

Remember, you were hired to do a job and your job is to deliver. And your energy, you need to think of your energy like a bank account. It does not have endless resources unless you do have endless resources, in which case we need to talk because mine does not.

Protect your energy. One way that I have found that I can protect my energy is to let someone else do the driving. Sometimes that has meant hiring a driver to take me from one state or another. It’s a little pricier, but it’s so nice to know that the driver is safe, thoroughly vetted, the car’s not going to smell weird. It’s going to be very clean and extremely comfortable, and you know you’re going to arrive and be in your win zone, your zone of awesome so that you can deliver exactly what you were paid to deliver.