Traveling and being an entrepreneur definitely go together…
I’d even go as far to argue that one of the big reasons people pursue “running their own show” is to ultimately have more time and financial security to travel!
Now here’s where the MASSIVE irony sets in..
It’s hard as shit to travel while trying to be successful on your entrepreneurial journey.
If you are anything like me you have a constant flow of bills and life expenses that need to be met. (not too mention general life responsibilities)
Guess what, the bank doesn’t care about your new idea for an app either buddy.
We all know growing as a successful entrepreneur will require monetary investments along with a nice chunk of your time on a regular basis.
So the idea of traveling kind of gets kicked to the curb or put on the other side of the finish line for a lot of people in belief that it’s not a real option at the moment..
Here’s why you can’t let that happen if you actually want to travel as much as you say you do -
Your journey is going to take time… years.., probably your whole life if you love it…
This means you can’t WAIT on doing what you want!
Now obviously if you want a nice house and car you can’t just go buy it without putting in the work…
Traveling can be mixed into your arsenal as an entrepreneur, and it can help you get results quicker.
It can also be much cheaper than you think.
Without further ado, here’s my 3 major tips to traveling more as an entrepreneur!
1. Make Traveling a Prioritized Part of Your Balance
What does this mean? Well listen, hopefully by now you realize that you must have balance in life, especially as an entrepreneur. When you’re in this game it’s highly recommended that you decentralize from your business during these “balance” acts. It should sort of be free time.. and if you want to travel more, than make traveling the most important activity in your balance. It will motivate you to make it actually happen, and the people around you will respect it as an essential part of your life so you will get less resistance when making the commitment. Benjamin P. Hardy is a master of life balance FYI. Go follow him.
2. Make Traveling a Part of Your Business
Maybe you actually sell travel services… or maybe you have a clothing line. Either way, a LOT of times you can make traveling a part of your business. I’m using the clothing line as an example here. With a clothing company you want a lot of pictures for content, and typically there are models involved. Instead of hiring models or paying someone, take that money and travel somewhere. Along the way and when you get there, tell people you’re traveling to grow your clothing company and would love if they could do 5–10 modeling pictures! It won’t cost anything and they feel exclusive doing it if you present it correctly! (Hope this is already sparking ideas for you)
3. Go To Events
This is definitely controversial… I get it. Listen, I don’t recommend drinking the “kool-aid” of any gurus or preachers who want to sell you more b.s., try to avoid the lame stuff. However, there are plenty of events that are value packed and probably somewhere you’d like to visit. It’s a write off for starters…(not giving tax advice), and if you use your time wisely when you are there (don’t get too drunk) you will most likely see more results in your business.
Cheers to being an entrepreneur and being blessed with the opportunity to travel more!