The Advantages Of An Entrepreneurs Workation

Have you ever joined a Workation? What would made you join one, and what made you doubt joining one? If you have ever joined a Workation you know there are many more benefits to it than you think at first. Let’s have a look at them.

Workations Introduce You To The Remote Working Lifestyle

A Workation is a great way for new and future Digital Nomads to get a sneak preview of the Digital Nomad and Remote Working Lifestyle.

Get a feeling on how it is to live like a Digital Nomad. See how work gets done, be able to ask all kind of questions and let the experienced Digital Nomads help you to leave your old life behind. Joining a Workation and meeting like minded people helps to get into the Remote Working Lifestyle and can take away all your doubts.

The leaders of the Workations help you to get familiar with your new spot. They can help you with tools, provide you with local sim cards, they help you to get into the first steps of how to deal with this whole new world you just entered.

Workations Create A Like-Minded Community

Every lifestyle has its own community. Even though you might be all spread over the world, It is important for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers to belong to a community as well.

Communities are there to support each other in times of need. They are there to meet up in the most random places and if you have any question or challenge, your community is where you can reach out to.

On a Workation you spend real quality time with like minded people. Those Workations create lifetime friendships with each other.  And I can tell from experience how regular I see the people I have been on Workations with. Sometimes more often than my friends back in my home country.

Workations Create An Avenue For Skill Exchanges

Skill sharing is often overlooked but great advantage of a Workation. Assuming we (you and I) were on a Workation. I am a content creator and you are a designer. We could exchange our services if necessary so that I provide content for your design work while you help me design my blog images. Call it a “digital trade”. 😉

During most Workations several workshops or masterminds are a part of the program. Workshops whereby we learn the ins and outs of a specific topic. Everyone has its own great expertise on a specific topic where we all love to learn from. Workations are all about skill sharing!

Workations Offer Great Socialization Platform

Let’s face it: you are simply working too hard. Too hard that you even forget to eat, sometimes. It’s very easy to skip socializing too. After all, you are very busy. Thankfully, Workations are here to help.

Instead of completely cancelling that “boring” skype call with a client, you meet locals as a way of socializing. You get to work and socialize on the beach with other people who are in the same boat as you. No need for concessions.

The good thing is, you socialize with those who face the same problems, so even your socializing isn’t a ‘waste’ of productive hours. It’s an investment in your business and yourself.

Workations Create Good Business Opportunities

Not only great business skills are shared, also a lot of new partnerships are built during a Workation. Many entrepreneurs and freelancers have landed on great ideas or partnered with amazing talented people while on a Workation. The combination of doing something you like besides working on your business leads to great creative initiatives.

Just like having a romantic partner that understands you because you share a lot in common, you can meet similar business partners or great business ideas to boost your business. A Workation can land you a multi-million dollar idea contributed or “shaped” by another Digital Nomad.

Through the connections and relationships you build at these places you live, you can turn these connections into friends and business relationships that can later benefit your business or career in a whole different way. Get that amazing job you’ve been looking for from that one person in your network who is looking for someone. Networking is still one of the most important things while running a business.

Workations Enhances Creativity

Many studies show that vacations are the most powerful creativity boosters. And that doesn’t surprise me at all.  Away from your desk, a stress free environment, great weather, new people and a relaxing atmosphere seems to be the best creative boost you can have. Only thinking of it makes me happy already.

No matter what profession you have, beautiful destinations create a positive impact on creativity. It reduces stress and increases productivity. Working on the project you’ve postponed for so long suddenly isn’t so bad anymore now that you’re having this amazing beach view in front of you and a cocktail in your hand. So, unleash your talent and create something you will be proud of!

Workations Give You The Possibility To Continue Working For Client Emergencies

Like it or not, truth is that some freelancers or entrepreneurs can’t afford to miss a job opportunity or turn down a client that is important to them.

Especially start-ups and new entrepreneurs can’t or won’t give themselves time off. Entrepreneurs work hard, really hard. Preferably round the clock, 24/7. Of course that isn’t possible in the long term, and also those entrepreneurs should give themselves some free time. If you don’t want to shut down the entire office, a Workation might be just the right solution. It’s a great mix of being able to keep work going but enjoy some free time with like minded people as well.

Prevent The Workload On Return

Are you already thinking of all the emails you have to catch up on when you’re back in the office? Use the last few days of your vacation at a Workation and prepare yourself slowly for what’s there when you’re back in the office.

Slowly catch up on all the mail, plan some meetings and follow up on the emergencies who appeared while you were away.

A great preparation is only half the work

Create Company Costs

For some this might even one of the bigger advantages of any Workation. Workations are costs you invest in yourself and your company and are therefore business related costs. Workations provide a coworking space, internet, accommodation, meetings and everything around the coworking and skill sharing. Active Workation will give you one invoice for your business to be able to use it as business costs. Impossible to do when you’re ‘just’ on holiday and a nice  bonus for every entrepreneur 😉

Convinced To Join Our Next Workation?

What is holding you back to join our next Workation? Still not convinced to pack your bag and take off? Have a look at our upcoming entrepreneurs Workations and get an idea of what is planned for 2019. We would be more than happy to assist you with all the questions of your maybe new lifestyle or to join us for any of the other reasons.

We’ve been on the road since early 2013 and can help you with almost all your questions. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

You have any questions or comments, let me know, I’m happy to answer them 🙂

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