I remember the first time I went on interfaith travels and, believe me, the excitement of traveling from one continent to another, and from one country to another, and one section of a country to another section of a country, tended to fade really quickly.
In fact, after my 50th trip abroad spreading the good word of my faith, I have just had enough.
And I’m not an outlier. Seriously. I’m not some statistically insignificant person who just doesn’t appreciate globe trotting and global travel.
Make no mistake about it, travel, regardless of how far it is and regardless of the cultures you’re going to interact with, tends to get very, very exhausting.
Now, I love people, I love meeting new people, and I love new experiences. But if you travel more than 30 times every single year to more than 30 countries, it gets old. And it gets old quickly.
And this is why it’s really important to understand the factors that can make travel exhausting so we can be prepared for them.
You have to remember, when you are an evangelist or you’re spreading the good word of your faith, you have to sacrifice. You have to understand that this is a commitment.
This is not just something you get into while it’s fun, convenient and easy. No. You’re working for a higher cause. You’re working for a global change of the best kind.
Accordingly, you should be in it to win. You should be in it for the long haul. Now, with that said, you also have to prepare yourself in such a way that you don’t burn out.
Now, one of the most common reasons why people tend to burn out of massive travel for spiritual purposes is due to the fact that they tend to lose stuff. Seriously.
In fact, I’ve lost about five different phones already, in addition to all sorts of luggage and other stuff. Again, it gets old really quickly.
The good news is that once you have gone through these hassles and headaches, you start preparing. You start traveling light. You start focusing on the essentials that you’re going to bring.
It’s not unusual for me to go to Australia, for example, all the way from New York, packing only a toothbrush. I travel really light.
And part of this involves defensive travel because I know that stuff gets lost. In particular, my mobile phone.
Make no mistake about it, of all your possessions that could get lost, your phone is probably the most crucial.
Not only because it has important contacts for your job and your personal life, it’s also probably because you’ve taken pictures or videos of the most important people in your life that you don’t have a backup of.
I have pictures of my 5 year old kid in my phone that I used to not back up, and boy did it crush my heart when my phone disappeared.
So do yourself a big favor, you need to do two things if you are a frequent religious traveler. First, you need to make sure that you back up whatever files you load on your phone to the cloud. That is non-negotiable.
Second, protect yourself with handyorten-24.de. Go to that website, download their app, and configure your phone for geo-location. Make sure that your phone is properly charged at all times.
Once you’ve done this, in the event that the unthinkable happens and you lose your phone, your phone will continue to send pings to a remote server and you only need to log in to handyorten-24.de to see where your phone is.
Sounds awesome, right? Well, here’s the problem. You only have a few hours to do this.
How come? Your battery will only last for 8 hours or less. So you’re running on a deadline.
So log on to the website, figure out where your phone is, and then talk to the lost and found department, talk to law enforcement, or talk to whoever you need to talk to so you can get your phone back.
Whether you’re traveling to evangelize across the country or to the other side of the planet, you really cannot afford to lose your phone.