Benefits of Travelling for Work
Have you ever had to travel for work? I once had a job that involved a lot of travel, both locally and overseas.
I was the South African Head of Network Marketing for a company which was also based in the UK, Argentina, Brazil and Nigeria. The first year we met with the other Company Heads in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the second year we met at one of the Leading Hotels in the World, in Guaruja, Brazil. These trips were awesome and eye-opening.
We also arranged an Incentive Trip to Buenos Aires for our Top South African leaders in the Network. This trip was more touristy so I got to learn about Argentina’s fascinating History and Culture, visit a ranch and attend a Tango Show (wow!). Watching street dancers perform the Argentine Tango was also a major highlight and awoke in me a love of Latin American dancing.
Now just to convince my hubby to learn Tango and Salsa with me. Maybe a romantic trip to Buenos Aires will do the trick? I could always entice him there with Argentina’s organic beef which is out-of-this-world delicious, especially pared with their Organic Malbec. Oh my goodness, and Argentina also has stunning leather goods at excellent prices.
If you have the chance to travel for work, I’d highly recommend it. More great benefits in the contributed post below.
Travelling For Work: How It Can Change Your Life
Travel really does broaden the mind. It is a phrase which is said a lot, but it is said for a good reason. Travelling for fun or for our career can be the best decision we make in our lifetime, and there are many reasons why.
Better decision making
When you make the decision to pack up your things and move away for work or pleasure, you are making a huge step in finding your own sense of confidence in the world. Once you are away from the comfort and security of your old life you will begin to realise how much your are truly capable of on your own. Your natural instincts will kick in, and as a person you will become a much better decision maker, and a much more confident individual.
We all know that travelling can give us a great deal of positive experiences, and none can be more valuable than the widen sense of perspective we gain in life.
We live in a bubble at home. We go to work, see the same people, do the same things, come home and eat, and sleep. We rarely get to be truly away from this life and it can make us become narrow minded.
When you take the leap and follow life elsewhere you begin to see a different way of life. There are countries who learn Effortless English to fit in with the western world, ones which have no tall skyscrapers or computers, and ones which focus on the simple things in life.
Once you see these first hand you will realise how much more there is to life. It will change your view, make you feel more positive and give you something to strive for.
As soon as you step foot in a foreign land, you will have to fend for yourself and communicate with people who may not even speak your language. But don’t fret, it can be a brilliant way to build your communication skills and to get better at public speaking.
Having to describe yourself to people who don’t understand you will allow you to hone your communication skills and get better at talking to strangers. You may even be lucky enough to learn part of a foreign language during your time living in another country, which is a great addition to your CV when you come home!
One of the main benefits of moving away for your business life is the fact that you will be opened up to many different cultures and religions who are different to your own.
There are many countries out there who put family before career. In Australia they have shorter hours in order for people to spend time with their families in the evenings. It is important for us to be exposed to new things because it can change our view, and you may even find that you love the lifestyle here so much that you don’t want to leave.
Over to You
Have you ever travelled for work? What were your highlights?