From the early days in school to the day when you graduate out of University, your goal was to become an entrepreneur, not to secure a traditional 9-5 job. You are fascinated by success stories of entrepreneurs from around the world. You want to take inspiration from successful entrepreneur and carve your own niche in business.
Did you know that adventure travel can make you a better entrepreneur? Here is how adventure travel can transform you into a better entrepreneur.
“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.”—Jamais Cascio
Mistakes usually happens when we are not in our groove. Adventure travel takes you on a journey where you will fail fast and learn lessons more often than any other form of travel. More importantly, it makes you more powerful and develops grit, which would help you rise above the sustained rejection which is a part and parcel of entrepreneurship. The challenge of climbing to the top of the cliff will make you believe that you can achieve your audacious business goals as well.
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”—Jack London
Are you stuck in a rut? Are you in need of some inspiration to bring you back on track? If yes, then there is nothing better than adventure travel. When you go on an adventure tour, you tend to get out of your comfort zone. When you get out of comfort zone, you see things from a different perspective. Seeing things from a different angle open new avenues. You never know
That is the reason why most people tend to have more “Eureka” moments when they are at unconventional places. Corporate travel fails to trigger subconscious problem solving but adventure travel can brings the best out of you, as you are getting inspiration from nature.
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”—John C. Maxwell
In today’s competitive business environment, you will have to keep coming up with new and unique ideas. Unfortunately, if you are following your daily routine you will not be able to come up with unique ideas. That is where adventure travel can help. It allows you to lead a team as you would do in your own company. Your team back home learns to take responsibility as you might have delegated task to them which they are bound to complete in your absence. The team accommodating you on your adventure trip will learn valuable lessons and learn to deal with stiff challenges, which would help them throughout their career.
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”—Theodore Roosevelt
Whenever you manage to climb the cliff or indulge in some dune bashing action in desert safari in Dubai on your next adventure trip, your confidence level goes up automatically. If you analyze the lives of most successful entrepreneurs, you will find one thing common in all of them. According to them, “If they can do it, so can I” If you want to be successful entrepreneur, this is the biggest lesson you should learn from entrepreneur who have already been there. Believe in your abilities and be confident about yourself. The more confident you are the better you can handle tough situations, which is part and parcel of business these days.
5. Reading People’s Mind
Ever wished you could read the mind of clients? Now, you can polish your mind reading skills by going on adventure travel. When you travel to a new country, you get an opportunity to meet new people. You are exposed to different dialects and communication style as well as get an opportunity to learn about culture and local people. When you constantly interact with local people, you start to read what’s on their mind. What do they think and what they want? This also teaches you ways to influence and reach out to influencers. Adventure travel can expose you to unfamiliar communication situations that help you learn a lot of things.
Michael Specter summed it up brilliantly by saying, “Most people prepare for travels by reading about their destination; it always seemed an odd approach to me. I find it much easier and more pleasant to focus with the sights and smells of a place rattling around in my mind.”
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