How Adventure Travel makes you a Better Entrepreneur
Do we really need to take names here? Wouldn’t you believe us if we were to say that travelling makes you a better whatever-it-is-that-you-do. If the mind is the sword we use to fight professional battles, then travelling is one of those things that keeps the blade sharp.
To give travelling the complete credit for success would be wrong, but one can also not deny that it does influence nearly every aspect of our existence that makes us successful – confidence, awareness and inspiration, to name just a few.
Exposing yourself to new and different cultures is like adding another dimension to your mind. With the change of environment also comes a change of thoughts. We drop the monochrome glasses that we wear most of the time in our regular lives and begin to see the world with a different pair of eyes. We gain a new perspective on almost everything from the challenges we have faced in the past to the problems we are currently facing.
One shouldn’t commit the mistake of equating business trips with leisure travelling. Travelling without any work agendas in mind is what actually helps us to relax. Business trips are only slightly better than working within the confinements of your office.
If you belong to a creative profession travelling can serve as the best source of inspiration. It makes us absorb the positive influences that we otherwise miss in our lives when we are laser focused on work. Leaving the work environment and travelling stimulates our mind and provides us with a fresh insight on the world around us. The people you meet on your journey and the events you attend will certainly inspire you to see the world in a whole new way.
Each of us has those times when we feel we are not quite ourselves. It is in these times that we tend to make mistakes. Adventure travel tests what we really know about ourselves. When we embark on an adventure we basically prepare ourselves to meet with unexpected outcomes. We are no longer in control of our surroundings as we usually are at home and in office.
Adventure travel definitely subjects us through failures but also gives the opportunity to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them again when a similar situation comes along. Entrepreneurship often comes with sustained rejection and adventure travel can help you develop the much needed grit to make you rise above it.
Suppose you have signed up for a bungee jumping experience. Now you have no clue at all as to what you should be expecting. Since you do not know how that experience will turn out to be there’s nothing you can do to prepare yourself for it. But once you are pushed off the platform and you are dropping through the height, the word fear may not even enter your mind.
No matter how stressed you may find yourself before a big event in life, you will make peace with the fact that sometimes it is best to take the fall and see what comes next.
The ability to communicate clearly can minimise most of the headaches that we face in our business as well as personal environments. Adventure travel brings us in touch with people who belong to different regions and speak different languages. We have to understand foreign dialects and comprehend different communication styles. In a certain way it strengthens our ability to communicate our message across to people.
It also teaches us what works for people belonging to a different culture, what influences their choices and how one can possibly interact with them for professional purposes. This can be of tremendous use if you are looking to market your product across geographic boundaries.
People love listening to stories and travelling gives you many tales to tell. You will be amazed at the number of times you will make a favorable impression on your peers and clients by simply telling them about your latest adventure. It gives you an informal topic to talk about with colleagues and break the professional monotony.
Apart from helping entrepreneurs, travelling will also help their employees to take their performance to the next level. Arrange a corporate day out, include some adventure travel and see how it changes their performance for the better.