Mark Zokle has spent the better part of the last two decades traveling for his job. It hasn’t always been easy, but he says it is possible to raise a family and maintain a healthy relationship with your significant other – even if you can’t be with him or her every day. Here, Mark Zokle offers advice on managing life from the road.
Q: How do you keep up with the type of schedule that involves weekly travel?
Mark Zokle: Update your calendar every day and plan your travel around the times you can communicate with your family.
Q: You’re married, does your wife keep up with your schedule?
Mark Zokle: She is actually paramount in helping me manage my daily plans.
Q: How do you handle being away from your family?
Mark Zokle: It’s very difficult, of that there is no doubt. However, technology over the last decade has made it much easier to be away and still maintain a close relationship with both my spouse and kids.