HOW CAN WE PREPARE OURSELVES mentally and physically to break ground on our very first business venture? Travel gives us some pivotal answers. I got first-hand advice from three young, remarkable business women in Silicon Valley, whose passion for the adventures of travel lead to successful and profitable startups.
1. Take initiative.
Deciding where to eat, sleep and what to see in a place you’ve never been before can be hectic and stressful. Esther Pun, a former corporate lawyer and human rights activist, recalls the beginning of her travels, when she waited for a fairy godmother to appear out of thin air and do her trip planning for her. She soon realized that no mythical creature was coming to the rescue, and that it was entirely up to her to step up to solve the problem of a million browsers coming at you with enticing offers. She created Tripcipe, the ultimate trip planner.