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As a travel business owner and entrepreneur, your work is always at the forefront of your mind. Though it’s important to stay on top of a growing business, it’s equally necessary to take time to cater to your own personal needs. If you want to maintain a thriving business, the first step is to take care of your foundation: you.


Stay Curious

One of the best ways to invest in yourself is by learning something new. Whether through listening to the latest industry podcast or diving into a new book, a sense of curiosity can help take your travel business game to the next level. When you increase your knowledge, you are better able to remain competitive by offering cutting edge ideas to your clients. With new ideas and techniques constantly on the horizon, it pays to stay abreast of what’s new in the travel industry world.


Elevate Your Networking Game

Why reinvent the wheel? With an abundance of potential mentors and partners within reach, you can save time and energy by maintaining your business relationships. Networking allows entrepreneurs to expand their business umbrellas while gaining a wealth of knowledge from other industry experts. Engaging with others can lead you to new clients, partnerships, and innovative ideas.


Beyond your networking relationships, prioritizing the upkeep of your close friendships can also play a role in helping your professional life thrive. Having a strong support system and staying engaged socially can contribute to lower stress and more optimism.


Maintain Your Personal Brand

Your professional image is how you’re known to those outside of your social circle. In order to keep your brand going strong, it’s important to invest in the image you want to portray to the professional world. Maintaining your professional image can help build relationships and trust with clients and within the travel industry, as well as create a sense of ownership over your personal brand. Determine the persona you’d like to represent to the outside world and build up your image to reflect those qualities.



The travel business owners guide to helping yourself

Give Yourself a Break

Literally! While it’s tempting to power through every task in front of you, sometimes taking a break to relax can actually improve your efficiency. Productivity is gauged not only by the amount of time it takes to complete a project but also by the degree of effort required and the quality of the end result. Pushing yourself to the brink of exhaustion can cause both your business and your own health to suffer.


While a constant nose-to-the-grindstone approach may help deliver short-term results, it can also lead to burn-out and run the risk of causing your work to suffer the consequences. Keep your efficiency and productivity at an optimal level by investing in yourself. When you’re at your best, your business can more easily thrive!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Sandra McLemore is a digital marketing & business growth expert who got her start in the travel business over 20 years ago as a retail travel agent for STA Travel in a busy campus store front. She then worked her way into VP level in marketing, media and PR roles for the world's biggest cruise lines and travel brands.

 

Sandra is now the owner of TRAVEL MARKETING & MEDIA (formerly Village Girl Marketing), a marketing agency for travel brands specializing in content creation, design and media.

 

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Each service and program helps travel agents to get a consistent flow of new clients through smart marketing strategies.

 

Over 12,000 travel agents have taken Sandra's online training, and signed up for her digital marketing solutions.

Sandra lives in Los Angeles and hosts a number of travel programs on cruise line and airline TV and can be seen on network news programs as a leading travel industry expert.  Heading off to the best travel trade conferences? You'll most likely catch her on stage there too!

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