Anyone who has been sick while traveling knows, it’s twice as bad as when you’re home.
Today I was supposed to speak at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York with the Business Development Institute. It was setup to be a great day of learning and sharing around social media integration. I’ve been preparing for a while and looking forward to meeting everyone involved.
At the same time, we’ve been on a jam-packed media tour for TurboTax. Yesterday we started at 7:30am and finished at 5:30pm. It was a long but productive day full of meetings with engaged journalists excited to hear the latest. That said, we didn’t eat at all and were looking forward to a great dinner at the end of the day.
That’s exactly what we did. Great steak, asparagus, and fresh salad were all on the docket and were amazingly delicious.
I went to bed full, tired and looking forward to the speaking engagement today.
Then 3am rolled around. Food poisoning and three hours of hell ensued and I missed my opportunity to speak at the event today. My sincerest apologies to Steve Etzler and the staff there. It’s never easy when one of your speakers drop out the morning of. I owe them big-time.
Good news is I am feeling better and by my flight this evening to Washington, I should be ready for the resumption of our tour tomorrow.
Just remember: when you travel, always expect the unexpected.