5 REASONS WHY HOME ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD TRAVELOn June 17, 2018 by johnny
Life as an entrepreneur based from home can often be stressful and overwhelming, juggling business commitments and client demands with home life and family. Planning a vacation is usually the last thing on your mind when you’re trying to run your own business. Surprisingly travel can have some very real benefits for entrepreneurs, so if escaping the winter with your family, getting some sun and clearing your head isn’t a good enough excuse, here are five reasons why entrepreneurs should travel:
Relax and renew your mind
Many entrepreneurs overlook the fact that you can actually suffer from mental fatigue – your mind gets tired too! There are countless stories of people suffering ‘burn-out’, or simply becoming more mistake prone. As we use more and more technology within business, we spend more time in front of screen and less either face to face, or out and about, and in turn this can lead to serious mental fatigue, as highlighted by the growing cost of Excel errors in business. Travel allows you to let go of your troubles and focus on something other than work. Whether you’re lying on a beach or hiking up a mountain a new environment and change of scene can alleviate mental fatigue and relax your body as well.
See different business environments
Travel gives you the opportunity to learn not only about a new culture but a new business environment as well. Whether you realize it or not traveling as an entrepreneur will strengthen your business acumen as you are exposed to different races, cultures and countries. It’s always good to know about how business is conducted in different countries, if you do choose to go international at some point you’ve already got a head start!
Make new connections
Networking is an important part of business so don’t limit your network to just local or national contacts. You never know when someone from another part of the world may require your expertise or vice versa. Travel is a great way to meet new people and make new connections. Whether you travel in a group or solo you’ll inevitably meet and make new friends who in turn will become a part of your international network.
Discover new opportunities
Exposure to different environments and cultures is a great source of inspiration. Traveling can help you discover new business opportunities and ideas as you learn about how different people live and different countries operate. Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck thinking inside the box. You can also discover new export or import opportunities based on needs at home or in other countries. Your next great business idea or solution may be only a trip away.
Learn new things
Traveling enriches your life with new experiences and new skills. Look at vacations and travel as a learning opportunity rather than an expense. Whether you’re simply taking a historical tour or using a guidebook to learn the local lingo, travel will always afford you the opportunity to learn new things. It’s a great way to learn a new language or skill. Learning is something that should never stop regardless of age.
So, whether you’re home or office based, make sure to find that free time to get away with your family or loved ones, it could be just the break you’ve been looking for!