How Travel Can Help Your Career

January 23, 2019

Career Advice

If you think “vacation” anytime someone says the word “travel,” think again. Travel is about exploration, adventure, and discovering. And the rewards this pursuit can bring are far and wide. In fact, they may even help you advance in your career. Here are a few ways travel can help you find more success at work.

You’re trying new things. Travel inspires us to get out of our comfort zone and do things that may not have done in the comfort of our daily routines and home life. Pushing your boundaries can teach you new things about yourself, increase your confidence, and maybe inspire you to make a change back at home.

You’re problem solving and making decisions on the fly. If there is one thing you can guarantee while traveling it’s that things won’t always go as planned. Learning how to deal with the unexpected is a life skill that’s worth mastering. You’ll learn how to temper your emotions and come up with the best solution in a less than ideal situation. You’ll have to trust your gut and make decisions that are best for you right now.

You’re making new friends fast. Whether you’re traveling alone, with family or friends, or as part of a tour group, you’ll absolutely stumble across new faces while traveling. Despite any language barriers and vast differences in backgrounds, you’ll communicate and thrive in order to survive. Getting along with all kinds of people is a skill that’s a necessity in the workplace.

You’re gaining a new outlook. Whether you’ve taken a relaxing vacation close to home or a taxing adventure far away, you’ll come out of it a changed person. Maybe it was a nice reminder to sit down and breathe every once in a while. Or perhaps it was a reminder of how great your life back at home really is.

Image via Hernán Piñera/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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