Do you want to travel the world without compromising your family and career? Watch this video and you’ll discover it’s easier to do than you imagine.
Do You Dream Of A Life Of Travel & Adventure?
Whether it’s to visit exotic locations, experience ancient cultures or to simply go on a vacation that’s off the beaten track, there is a certain romance about the spontaneity of travel and adventure.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of us, our wanderlust often takes a backseat to life’s many other responsibilities — especially things like our family and our career.
But what if you could travel the world without compromising your family and career?
Every year, Jon Butcher, serial entrepreneur and founder of Lifebook, uproots his entire family (which is his wife, four children, and three grandchildren) to live in a completely foreign location like Cairo or Bali, for months at a time.
In this insightful video, Jon reveals how he does this, and the deep richness these adventures can bring into your life.
Here are some key lessons to look out for:
- (1:08) Why travel and adventure is so important and how it can be a catalyst for your growth;
- (4:22) How technology is allowing more people to travel and continue working (no matter where they are in the world);
- (5:34) Why taking all of your vacation days is more beneficial to your career growth than working all year round;
- (6:55) If you have children, how to manage their education while living in a foreign country.
4 Ways Travel Benefits Your Daily Life
1. Makes you able to connect with anyone
When you travel to other countries, you get a glimpse into differences between cultures but more importantly, you start to recognize the similarities between all human beings. You learn to connect to anyone, regardless of where you are. Instead of simply cataloging differences you begin to realize the value of other perspectives.
Travel breaks down fear, stereotypes, and prejudices. In their place, you have memories of real people, who are more often than not kind, interesting, and helpful. Travel helps ease the discomfort of feeling out of place. In its place is the understanding that we all share this world together.
2. Empowers you with survival skills
Things don’t usually go to plan when we travel. Whether it’s flight delays, luggage issues, or taking the bus to the wrong location, travel teaches us how to be patient and roll with the punches.
It’s an art that demands flexibility and resilience. Travel develops grit — that much-needed skill to thrive — in the most fun way possible. When you’re traveling, you have less of the tools you normally rely on. For example, you might not be able to rely on everyone speaking a language you know and you’re probably not as familiar with the locations. This means you need to be more creative in order to come up with a solution. Thankfully, you’re usually in a heightened state of awareness when traveling, which will help you solve problems easier.
3. Shakes up your usual routine
We know that the world is a constantly changing place — but too often we get stuck in the rut of our daily routine. We can become complicit with how things are, instead of choosing to create our lives actively.
Yet human beings are not meant to stay stagnant. We are meant to move, flow, evolve with our lives. And when we don’t progress, we fall backward, becoming less capable of meeting the inevitable new challenges that come our way.
Travel is a natural remedy for this. After dealing with missed flights or going on impromptu treks, you become more adaptable and adventurous. And when you return home, you’ll find yourself seeking adventure on a daily basis, happily taking on more challenges, and often succeeding at them.
4. Increases your happiness
Science shows that travel actually helps your mind, body, and soul.
The Global Commission and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies partnered with the US Travel Association on a study that found women who vacation twice a year were significantly less likely to suffer from a heart attack than those who travel every 6 years or so. Men who traveled more often were also significantly less likely to have heart attacks and other health issues.
A study from Harvard showed that experiences make us happier than material objects and another study from Cornell University showed that simply planning a trip can increase your happiness.
By setting adventure as a goal, we bring magic into our lives. This is how you can travel the world without compromising your family or your career.
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