You might think having a great job, good pay, and the easy boss could make your life perfect. But,convincing yourself living a corporate life is good, isn’t perfect all the time. You need a change in life to experience it. It doesn’t mean to leave the job and walk away.
Take a vacation in any chance you got and Just travel because the beauty of travel isn’t only the adventures you have or the wonderful people you meet but the person you become along the way. Travel can make you a better entrepreneur because it teaches you five critical lessons that you would never learn in an office.
1. You’re not that important.
In the early stages of startups, you may need to pull up your sleeves and do the work yourself. But, as soon as it’s possible, start looking for tasks that you can outsource. As you travel, you will notice that projects can get done and problems can get solved without you. At times, you just need to jump on a call or answer an email. However, for the most part, if you plan ahead and show people where to find the answers themselves, it is handled.
If you’re comfortable with not always getting credit, empower others to solve problems on their own. You’ll be able to dedicate more time to strategic functions, travel, and rest.
2. It’s not that important.
Identify which actions are leading to your success and deserve your time, versus those you are attached to but have no value. Checking off a task feels good, but it may be wasting your energy. This is where many entrepreneurs fall short, and as a result, they keep work habits long after they’re useful.
3. Vacations prevent burnout.
Answering emails at 2 a.m. isn’t making you a more successful entrepreneur. It is holding you back. Without proper sleep, productivity and creativity decrease dramatically. Our ability to gain enjoyment from the work we’re doing diminishes. Everyone has limitations. Burnout is real, and it will affect your ability to make decisions. Take care of yourself and get some rest.
4. Embrace novelty.
Getting exposed to other cultures and ideas produces creativity and inspiration. We are hardwired to respond to novelty. If you continuously stay within the familiar, your brain finds it less engaging. Novel and diverse experiences boost brainpower and make you more interesting. If you want to connect with people, do interesting things. Traveling gives you incredible stories and perspectives worth sharing. You should always have a couple stories ready for any social occasion or meeting and, as a result, people engage with me more.
5. Get out of your comfort zone.
As cliche as it sounds, the only way to grow is to step outside of your comfort zone. If it is something that scares you but won’t kill you, do it. Take a solo trip. Sometimes traveling with limited money and no place to stay could connect you with people more quickly. You might meet some great people who could keep you up for the night, and you could learn about yourself. No matter how busy you feel or what tasks you think you need to do, make the time to travel and explore. You’ll return a more refreshed and effective entrepreneur.