Entrepreneurs spend a significant amount of time traveling this way and that, bouncing from one location to another – oftentimes halfway around the world from one another – just to build the business that they have always wanted to create.
Thankfully, air travel has made it really, really easy for entrepreneurs to travel comfortably, quickly, and efficiently. These kinds of travel services have only gotten better and better in the past few decades, and today you can get pretty much anywhere you need to go faster than you would have ever thought possible (and for less money, too).
At the same time, it’s important that you stay as organized as possible when you are traveling as an entrepreneur. You’re likely to have a bunch of different pots on the stove all at once (especially when you’re getting ready to travel for business) and it’s easy to have your focus get divided – especially when it comes to something as “low importance” like getting your travel basics in order.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you travel better and more effectively as an entrepreneur.
Get your to do list out of the way as early as possible
The last thing that you want to do is stress out about any of the travel arrangements you have to make, pieces of luggage or carry-on you have to bring with you, or the accommodations that you will leverage when you are going to or from a particular destination.
Get everything down onto a to do list as early as possible so that you don’t have to stress about forgetting something as you’re stepping on the plane.
Try to board your plane last if possible
It’s always a good idea to purchase a ticket with assigned seating when you’re traveling for business (in business or first class, at that), and when you have that kind of ticket there is absolutely ZERO reason to deal with the rush and crunch of people boarding as soon as boarding opens up.
Sit back, relax, know that you aren’t going to lose out on your seat and just trying to decompress as much as possible before you get on the plane.
Travel solo whenever you can
It’s a really, really challenging for busy and focused entrepreneurs to find any “downtime” away from core team members, executives, managers, and other important pieces of their business team.
At the same time, entrepreneurs need this “downtime” to refocus their energy, to meet significant challenges head on with creativity, and to brainstorm new opportunities and avenues to succeed.
Whenever you have the opportunity to travel alone you’ll want to take advantage of that time to build your business by working on yourself.
Make the most of a travel reward credit card
If you are going to be spending a lot of time traveling as an entrepreneur you have to be at least a little bit crazy not making the most of travel reward credit cards.
Whether it is earning frequent flyer miles that you can redeem for free travel on the purchases you make for your business or taking advantage of free airport lounges and premium luxury services as a credit card member makes little difference – squeeze every drop of leverage out of these programs that you can and you’ll show that you really are a smart and savvy entrepreneur!
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