Seeking advice from consultants

I hate speaking about my insecurities, but here I go. I am going to start as an analyst at a consulting firm in August and I know the job demands a lot of traveling. I have never been a big fan of flying and I get anxious every time I get on a plane. Has anyone been in these shoes? How did you eliminate your fear? 

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Feb 24, 2021 - 10:26pm

Depending on your firm, you can work with staffing to get yourself on mostly cases without travel. Or if it's an option/feasible, change your travel plans to accommodate less flying (e.g., take the train from NYC -> DC in lieu of flying, drive to client city on Sunday night, etc.).

If it's a fear of flying, maybe consider getting some melatonin to just sleep through the flight or a drink to relax a bit! 

 
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:21pm

If you are on the east coast there's a variety of ways you can get to clients without flying.  For example, from NYC you can train to Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC.  With the amount of clients in that area, you will be fine.

Or you can find ways to calm your flight anxiety.

 
Feb 27, 2021 - 8:39pm

I'm very similar to you a consultant that get anxious on flights. Like was already stated, if your in a city like NYC, Bos, Philly, of even DC there will be a lot of opportunities to use the train. I'm based in NYC and have used the train for a lot of my projects and in addition to that, being based in a big city could also mean that you get a project in that city and the you wont have to travel.

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