Although it seems counterintuitive to the productive nature of building a business, travel offers a variety of unique benefits for entrepreneurs. Studies show that taking a hiatus is a perfect way to expand your mind, boost creativity and build confidence. Whether it’s a quick weekend trip or a two-week cross-country adventure, travelling can positively impact both your personal and professional growth.
Source: Environ Res Public Health Study
theBLOQparq is a proponent of valuing experiences over material objects. Our innovative micro-retail, office, and residential spaces are designed with purpose — the way in which life is meant to be lived. As an entrepreneur, you work hard. Just be sure to remember that one of the reasons you fought tooth and nail to become your own boss was to have more time for the things that matter most. Go ahead and plan your next vacation. The memories you make will be priceless and the experience will prove to be invaluable. Check out the good that comes from getting away.
1. Going With The Flow
Adaptability. As we travel, we become resourceful. We adapt to weather, food, people, atmosphere, and sometimes all at the same time! Traveling has a beautiful ability to move us outside our comfort zone. Similarly, being an entrepreneur means learning to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of your industry. The experience gained through travel helps us get comfortable with the uncomfortable. You’ll develop resiliency to rise above the encountered challenges that inevitably come with the glory of entrepreneurship.
2. Communicating And Networking
Communication is your foundation for meaningful collaboration, team building, and tuning into your target market. The wider variety of people we meet, the more we can expand our awareness and understanding. Through meeting people from across the country, and the world, we begin to enhance our empathy and better consider the vantage points of others. As an added bonus, travel also allows you to enhance your real-life social network by forming meaningful relationships with people you never would have otherwise met.
“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms.”
– Adam Galinsky, professor at Columbia Business School
3. Sparking Inspiration
When you visit new environments and encounter new cultures, you increase your chances of seeing the world from a different point of view. This ability translates beautifully in your business, where you can identify problems and develop solutions based on your newly gained perspectives. Travel often leads to more impromptu “eureka!” instances both personally and professionally without all the overthinking that sometimes plagues us.
As an entrepreneur, lessons learned and experiences from your travels can apply to your day-to-day business leading to a sustainable, flourishing model for success. As always, tBp supports those that are bold and led by their passion for the (entrepreneurial) journey. Our custom micro-spaces offer opportunities to network, collaborate, and share what you’ve learned on your latest adventure!