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Here’s Why You Need to Cultivate the Habit of Traveling



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Traveling has innumerable advantages. One of them is to build leadership skills to lead people effectively.

Traveling is taxing for some people while it is exciting for some people. It depends on the mindset of the people. Those who are lazy don’t appreciate traveling. They appreciate staying in one place to enjoy their life. On the other hand, those who appreciate a lively life enjoy traveling immensely. Traveling is very good as it helps people come out of their comfort zone, see new places, and meet people with diversified languages, cultures, and habits. It helps people understand and respect others’ cultures, languages, and food habits. 

It provides a broader perspective of the world, promotes tolerance, and enhances empathy. It helps lead life effectively. It also promotes fraternity and brotherhood apart from building confidence.

Advantages of Traveling

Traveling helps you discover yourself. It makes you emotionally more intelligent to excel as a leader. Traveling is essential to excel as a well-rounded personality. It helps you plan and organizes well. It inculcates self-discipline. It helps you encounter new challenges and overcome the fear of failures and the unknown. 

Traveling broadens your horizons.  It helps you to be open-minded, offers a break to your routine life, and provides patience. It relieves stress and unwinds your mind. You can make new friends. You will discover your strengths and weaknesses. You can observe the behavior of the people around you. 

Traveling makes you confident. When you travel independently, you learn how to make decisions in volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. You become an effective leader. It is one of the reasons, traveling is encouraged in educational institutions to enable students to see the outside world, understand the practical challenges, and develop tolerance and empathy.

“When I was very young I discovered that, for me, a journey is the best way to learn.” ―Paulo Coelho 

Traveling is a transformation tool. It transforms and provides a new direction to your life. For instance, Steve Jobs visited India as a young man in the ‘Hare Krishna movement’ and spent some time. It provided a new direction to his life. Traveling helps you introspect and reflect on your life. It opens new areas to explore. Many great leaders traveled and learned new things. They transformed themselves. If you look at Buddha, he traveled widely and transformed himself and the people around him.

When you travel, you come out of your comfort zone and think more because you have to manage your time and finances. If you go with a group, you learn to get along with others and develop team-building skills because you have to coordinate with the team members. You organize and plan well. You adapt to new environments. You observe different people and their practices and start respecting them. You become a risk-taker and a better decision-maker. You encounter setbacks and failures and become resilient. You think creatively to come out with innovative ideas. You look at commonalities and ignore differences. You excel as a global leader. 

Learning and Leadership

There are many ways to learn such as by observation, experience, reading, reflecting, teaching, training, and traveling. Learning is not confined to the classroom alone. It is beyond books and the classroom. Some writers travel and write by observing nature and people. When you look at Paulo Coelho he traveled and authored a book, The Alchemist based on his experiences. Travelling provides a clear view of the world, and for some people, it unlocks their creativity to write books based on the happenings around them. There are travel writers who travel extensively to author books.  And to become a travel writer, it is essential to be passionate about traveling, have an inquisitive and open mind. The travel writers must also have a healthy body, an observant mind, and the ability to express in words easily. 

My Experiences in the Indian Air Force

I had the privilege of traveling along with the eminent dignitaries in India in MI 17 helicopter when I served in the Indian Air Force. I traveled to several parts of India in MI 17 helicopter, met diversified people, and learned various cultures and habits. It helped me empathize with them and respect all people. I traveled to thick forests in North East India, hot deserts in Rajasthan, and frost-bound heights in the Himalayas. 

I got habituated to inclement weather conditions and built a healthy body with great stamina. My mind also became healthy as I interacted with diversified people in India. Traveling helped me improve my attitude, personality, and behavior. I started leading in the armed forces. Then I realized that to travel is to lead. 

If people don’t travel, they live like frogs in the well. Hence, it is essential to cultivate the habit of traveling at a young age itself to enable the youth to grow with empathy and tolerance. To summarize, people need to travel to come out of their comfort zone to see the beauty of nature and understand diversified people in the world. To conclude in the words of Aldous Huxley, “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years of experience and the author of fifty books including the award-winning ‘See the Light in You’ URL: He is a C-Suite advisor and global keynote speaker. He brings a strategic eye and long-range vision given his multifaceted professional experience including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. He trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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