First of, let’s break that Myth - ‘Your business needs you to spend all your time at your office alongside the people or team you’ve had around since ever’. Well welcome to the age of tech-no-logy where your entire business can be easily wrapped up into a 13X13 inches laptop to be carried along wherever you go, in that little backpack of yours.
Wherever you go? How is traveling to different parts of the world going to be beneficial for your business? Won’t it all be time consuming?
No, it won’t. In fact, businesses thrive on traveling to places, meeting new people, learning new ways of working. Your business should be a reason for you to live to the fullest and not the reason for your delay in starting to enjoy your life.
Here are a few ways in which travel actually makes you better at your business than you were before hitting the road.
Travelling provides you with fresh perspective about people, work and things in general. You get to see things in a new light. People around the world will have different opinions on different things. No opinion will be wrong, yet, each one will help you view the same thing from varied angles. This fresh perspective is what makes a successful business different from a usual one.
Human interaction, not only helps you to get a fresh perspective, but also makes your learn about new cultures. Such cultures acquaint you to new ways of doing things. A business could use that well. Moreover, one of the most important things to make a business successful is communication. If you are able to communicate well, you have already made 50% of the deal.
Speaking of human interaction, business requires travel for having face to face conversations and closing deals. But there is another important advantage of traveling for business. Networking. When you come in contact with people from different backgrounds and mindsets, it helps you expand your network and grow in business, both vertically and horizontally.
Prompt Decision Making
Embracing change is a big challenge when you are out of your comfort zone. Your confidence gets shaken up. But, this is also the time when you are faced with making a lot of decisions for yourself, independent of what your staff is thinking. A sense of leadership and decisiveness creeps in, which, in return, makes you better at business.
Inspiration can do wonders for a business, especially a start-up. New places, new people and new ways of living open you up to a pool of inspiration. Ideas start building up and you never know, the next billion dollar idea might strike you at a Miami beach!
When you get hold of work-life balance, you automatically make your working hours more productive. All work and no play makes, not only Jack, but everybody quite dull. You need to work hard and have fun in equal amounts to make the most of life. Travel while working makes you do both these things without being worried about missing out on either.