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Work and Travel 6 ways travelling helps you succeed better at work

The reason people who tend to travel more succeed better at work than those who don’t is because travelling diversifies one’s mind and exposes you to a different view of the world.

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Staffs of an organisation holding a business meeting

(Free conference)

Every one of us needs to travel every now and then.

We all need vacations. So, whether you decide to travel within your country or outside depends on you and your budget. But in the end, if we want to unwind ourselves and take a break from all the hustle-bustle of our lifestyle and the constant pressures from work.

A vacation does not only spice up your life, it takes away the daily pressure that comes with living in Nigeria. Interestingly, people who tend to travel often, tend to succeed more at work and business than those who do not. Here's how.

1. Travelling enhances creativity

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Be creative at work

(Hallie Crawford)

Travelling has a way of opening the mind and giving room to creativity. People who travel more have their minds more open towards the world and these makes them more ambitious as they have a clearer perspective on things and more importantly, they are more optimistic.

2. Travelling enhances your relationship with technology

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A man operating a touch screen device

(Big Jet)

Although the idea of taking a break and going on a vacation is to break free from all the pressures around, but travelling sort of makes you rely on technology for basic necessities.

From getting your flight tickets online to hotel bookings, transport and a lot of other things that requires you to rely on apps and news websites to keep up with events going on at home. All these eventually helps improve their adoption of technology which eventually helps at the office.

3. Travelling improves networking.

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A man meeting and networking with a colleague

(The Euphonghanoi)

When you visit another country for a conference, seminar or a workshop, you're definitely going to meet people from different parts of the world. This helps you to promote yourself, to build up a social networking. These people stay in your contact lists thereby expanding your networking range.

4. Travellers are better at socialising

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Two men walking and taking ice cream


Travelling exposes you to a new environment with their cultures, languages, society and lifestyle which is totally different from yours. This makes you find a way to acquire the knowledge you need about these different cultures just so you can adapt well.

Your social skills such as how well you articulate in that foreign country with the locals, your patience, your tactfulness, and your etiquettes are tested and if you can pass this, then you can do likewise in your career.

5. Travelling makes you a better organiser

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A well organised files and folders


For someone whose work involves logistic problems, HR, accounting, or anything related to handling cash, travelling helps become a better organiser in the sense that travelling ensures you update your passports and IDs are all, sorting out where to stay, what to do, where to eat and the type of fun you want to have, looking after your companions and all that.

Doing all these, budgeting, planning, researching, packing, etc are some of the aspects associated with organising travelling and all of these helps you tackle other life situations in a pretty much similar fashion because it becomes easier to follow procedures, create and tick off checklists and this also helps you at work positively.

6. Travelling improves your confidence level

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A girl taking a picture

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Travelling adds up to your personal morale and confidence, given the number of situations, incidents and people you tackle on your journey.

The moment you are out of your familiar surroundings and routines is the moment when you become open to all the new things that you’ve never considered before. The time when you travel to a far-off place for the first time, alone, would be a frightening thought for you. But as you travel more often, you realise that you no longer fear the unknown rather you embrace every situation gracefully and your mind is stretched open to all new possibilities.

Remember “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” and of course to be the best we can in all spheres of life.

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