From the June 2011 magazine.

June 2011: The Sober Salesman

AA due diligence when traveling keeps him sane and successful

"The mini Big Book I carry in my briefcase holds the names and addresses of over 25 intergroup phone numbers in 25 different cities."

"We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.”

That quote, taken from the promises section in the Big Book, couldn’t be truer for this “road warrior,” currently enjoying a 6:20 a.m. flight, clear eyed and ready for another sober day. Somehow, in just over two years, I’ve gone from white knuckling my business trips, to being cool, calm and collected, accepting each new day as the gift it is. I was fortunate to have a friend explain the program and line up a sponsor at my first meeting. My sponsor’s first proclamation: Don’t drink, go to meetings and work the Steps.

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