Why travelling makes you a better business owner…

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

– Anon

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately since we have been travelling around Australia, albeit Covid is making that a touch difficult.

But I know this to be true from the experiences I’ve had in the last month you simply can’t get by sitting behind a desk.

It’s part of the reason we sold EVERYTHING and left Brisbane to travel… admittedly, we have only seen Queensland since Covid hit. {We’ll get there!}

However, I do know that travelling is also high on your agenda too (when you can get back to it) and that’s why I’m sharing this with you.

You can mix travel and business and still reap the rewards of a very successful life and business – and it’s an amazing feeling. I call it my Wow Life!

But you’ve got to make sure you do a few things:

  1. Set your business up for success with winning systems and processes.
  2. Get a fantastic PA – she will be worth her weight in GOLD!
  3. Get a team on board to manage the business while you are out of range or want to go hiking (because you can). It doesn’t need to be massive, just one person, part-time or casual to start with. Just make sure they are invested in your business.
  4. Let your clients and prospects know this is how you do business – it’s not for everyone and that is ok. Many people I’ve spoken to admire that this travelling adventure is now how I do business, but some prefer their content writers and mentors glued to their desks. That’s ok, but that’s not for me!
  5. Stay in touch with your team and be aware of everything from a higher level. You’ll have to leave the nitty-gritty to the team.
  6. Learn to let go – let go of clients who don’t serve you anymore or don’t understand what you want to create and let go of doing everything yourself. Put your trust in your team.

It’s taken about a year to get the business to this point with a team I trust.

Something else has happened – travelling is making me a better business person.

Here’s why:

1.You have to be super organised

We have been travelling into the outback and remote parts of Queensland these last few weeks where there is limited access to the internet, except when you are in the towns. In between each town, there’s generally nothing. So I have to be up to date with the team and the work.

2. You need to manage time like a Rolex!

This is a funny one because when you don’t have much time to get things done, you seriously get your butt in gear and just get it done. No fooling around. Where I was working a full day, I now only have a couple of hours, so it’s head down to get the work done.

3. Your time is WAY more valuable

I’ve recognised just how valuable my time really is, especially because I don’t have much of it. If there is a job someone else could do, I let it go, if we can do it via email that’s how it gets done, and if it can be automated, then that’s the direction we go.

4. Your writing will get better

I’ve got more to write about, my content is getting better, and I’ve got time to think about how I can make it better for our audience. I have brain space to think of better ideas for the business and my content. And I am finding a renewed love for writing because it doesn’t feel like a job at the moment.

5. You’ll be more choosy

Because I don’t have a lot of time or access to work with people, I’m being very choosy about who I actually take on as clients and whether or not to continue relationships with clients – it’s very liberating (and I mean that with love and respect). But as I realise this is the way I want my life to go, I need to make adjustments in my business to allow me to do that.

Just these few points have made my business easier and better and it’s making me a more savvy business owner.

Hit reply and let me know if you love travelling and want to do more of it with your business or are you already doing it?!

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