Doing Business on the Fly
1 July 2016
Did you know that when travelling 50km outside of where you live on business, you can claim your meals and other expenses? If you’re already travelling, why not look for opportunities to make it business trip as well? Our worldly client Simone Milasas shares 3 tips for making the most out of business travel.
- Manage your wellbeing
Travelling can throw your body clock off, so doing everything you can to look after yourself and your wellbeing is essential.
When you are traveling, see if you can upgrade to business class or buy a business class ticket. It’s worth it. By the time you arrive at your destination, you’ll be feeling fresher.
Have a look at what you can do with your travel, “I am Platinum in Qantas and Gold in Star Alliance so I get treated really well. I have more luggage allowance, access to lounges and can always access wireless and have a glass of champagne on the go. Having these options wherever I am in the world makes travelling a dream.”
To manage her fitness, Simone has downloaded Zumba and yoga apps so she can do 20-minute workouts each morning, “Because I travel 8-10 months of the year, I can’t just resolve to join the gym or get my exercise for the 2 months that I’m home. Incorporate exercise into your travel routine.”
- Empower your staff to step-up whilst you’re away
The benefits to your business of being away are numerous. Not only do you have someone awake 24/7, but your absence in the office will allow other staff to step up in their roles. If you’ve always been a go-to problem-solver, your staff will have to take greater responsibility for running the day-to-day.
Simone explains, “If you are continuously empowering your staff and giving them the green light to create as they know how to create, then you will end up with a very different business.”
The business will not look like you think it is going to look like. The business will look very different and it may even be created beyond what you can currently imagine.
- Travel with money
Three things Simone recommends for travelling with money are:
- Look at what cards and memberships will give you the best deals, e.g. frequent flyer points
- Carry the amount of cash that a wealthy person would carry, in multiple currencies. This might sound a bit unusual, but by embracing wealth and being comfortable having, and being perceived to have money will invite more of it into your life.
- Claim your expenses. On a business trip in Australia, 50km’s outside of where you live, you can claim all your meals, groceries etc.
Travelling with your business will invite new possibilities for growth and expansion. Ask, where in the world can I take my business?
As a mentor, Milasas specialises in enabling business owners to create businesses that operate from joy and she presents Joy of business programs internationally and online (http://www.accessjoyofbusiness.com)