History is proof that our country’s story of transportation changed when civil aviation came into existence. Dating back to the 1900s, India got its first commercial airline that helped huge shipments and mails reach across geographies. Who could have possibly imagined then, that about X number of years later, the country would have more than 2.3 million flights taking off in one year, for locals to just travel!
Travelling and airplanes today have become a common topic of discussion in every urban household. Irrespective of whether it is for business or leisure, travelling helps attain experiences that one could possibly never have otherwise. While people go to new destinations to explore, unwind and recreate, entrepreneurs on the other hand travel for altogether different purposes.
Entrepreneurs, in nature, are fast paced and ready to explore newer avenues for their businesses. They are on the run to do the best for their organisations, thereby making themselves vulnerable to immense risks as well. However, while travelling is paramount for them to dig into growth and expansion, it also puts forth a perspective for them, which fosters decision-making skills, helps them reflect on new business models and propel their employees’ growth in ingenious ways, ultimately leading to exponential growth. Outside of it being enthralling and fun, an entrepreneur learns to develop business characteristics, enhance psychological peace and ace at problem solving skills. Let’s see just how travelling is the way for an entrepreneurial life.
Studies suggest that multicultural learning experiences facilitate creativity. Some of the best ideas do not always come from brainstorming in an office boardroom. They could come in the most life changing manner during a trek on a mountainside or in the process of learning scuba diving in the sea. Recharging the mind and the body besides rest and relaxation are the bonuses of any kind of travelling.
LEARNINGS AND ADAPTABILITY:
Travelling throws one into unfamiliar surroundings, and forces one to observe how others conduct business and learn all the ramifications from customer experience to customer satisfaction. Travelling forces an entrepreneur to be prepared for any kind of risk and change, to be spontaneous in the face of such risks and learn to navigate to the best possible scenario for the business.
Travelling exposes you to different personalities that speak different languages and act differently in different situations to the extent that it allows you to automatically learn to read scenarios and body language.
NEW TALENT, PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS:
Travelling gives an entrepreneur the best of the landscapes to hire the best of talent, choose assets and resources for their business. Travelling also gives businesses the necessary familiarity and exposure to other possible partnerships and collaborations, executive discounts and packages on services and tie-ups. One makes valuable connections, possibly future potential business partners or mentors or clients. Travelling teaches entrepreneurs to learn what to discount and what to filter out, and where to concentrate and what to prioritise. One gets to meet new people from different parts of the world. One’s communication undergoes massive transformation in learning what to include and what to avoid in different circumstances.