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23: The Power Of Open-Mindedness In The Digital Nomad Lifestyle With Elle

Meet Digital Nomad Elle! She has been nomadding for almost five years. After leaving her full-time job, she started working as a remote financial consultant. Like many digital nomads, she was building her own business while remaining her remote work. This gave her financial stability and allowed her to build something closer to her heart without facing financial stress. Elle learned how powerful it is to constantly work on self-awareness and keep an open mind to new experiences. This led her to create a lifestyle that works for her and build confidence in the life choices she makes today. Enjoy an episode about career choices, mindset and how to enhance your experience as a newbie digital nomad.

“The digital nomad lifestyle doesn’t have to look like what you see on Instagram.”

Setting expectations in the digital nomad lifestyle

When you start the work and travel lifestyle you can expect cool adventures while exploring the world. This lifestyle has so much more to offer though. Especially when it comes to discovering who you are and how you design a lifestyle that works for you. The episode with Elle shares many tips about mindset and the transformation from leaving your “normal” life behind to building a new way of living. One thing is for sure – it doesn’t have to look like what you see on Instagram.

Before Elle began her digital nomad journey she went backpacking. She left her job as a director of finance operations for an international non-profit in Washington DC. During this trip she wasn’t working online and mainly focusing on self-reflection and seeking clarity. Maintaining an income as a digital nomad is crucial and Elle did this as a consultant in finance. At the same time, she was connecting the idea of a new business with things closer to her heart. This helped her slowly transition and move away from her consulting career as she had financial stability while building her coaching business. In episode 21 with digital nomad entrepreneur Anne, we also touched on this and more tips about entrepreneurship for digital nomads and online businesses.

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The benefits of joining a travel group in the digital nomad lifestyle

In episode 19, we talk about the five benefits of joining a digital nomad travel group with Craig. He is not the only one who loved joining a travel group! Elle shares that her experience was not only amazing but also saved her a lot of hassle organizing her trip. The biggest benefit of joining a digital nomad travel community is that everything is arranged for you. 

“I literally showed up and there was a guy with a sign at the airport. I had an apartment, I had a roommate, I had a group of friends, I had a co-working space and I had a SIM card. They just made it so easy for that first month of being a nomad.”

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Saying goodbye to your old life and starting the digital nomad lifestyle can be super overwhelming. You need to take care of many things, and a travel group can ease a part of that process. Other benefits of joining a travel group are:

    • You are surrounded by like-minded people and it’s easy to make friends.
    • There is a safety factor which is especially helpful if you don’t know the local language.
    • It’s perfect if you are new to this lifestyle or want to live it part-time.

Find more tips about joining travel groups in our new book Digital Nomads With Confidence, available on July 31st. Download the free chapter on building community for digital nomads now.

Saying goodbye to your old life and starting the digital nomad lifestyle can be super overwhelming. You need to take care of many things, and a travel group can ease a part of that process. Other benefits of joining a travel group are:

    • You are surrounded by like-minded people and it’s easy to make friends.
    • There is a safety factor which is especially helpful if you don’t know the local language.
    • It’s perfect if you are new to this lifestyle or want to live it part-time.

Find more tips about joining travel groups in our new book Digital Nomads With Confidence, available on July 31st. Download the free chapter on building community for digital nomads now.

Expectations and mindset in the digital nomad lifestyle

One thing Elle is passionate about and she had experienced firsthand is the mental transformation the digital nomad lifestyle has to offer. Through her travels she open-up and learned a lot about herself and thoughts about who she wants to be in this life. This meant letting go of culture, traditions and things her parents had taught her. This requires ongoing reflection with the self and discovering the consistent challenging stuff she carried around and what she didn’t need/want anymore. She realized that no matter the reasons you are frustrated or not happy – the external factors that come with traveling will not solve it. These things you still carry with you and that’s why to be successful in this lifestyle, any lifestyle, self-awareness and personal development are key to growth.

Elle also shares a special offer for DND listeners!

We experience the world through our bodies and minds. The more we understand what turns us on, as much as what turns us off, the more pleasure, ease, and vitality we create in our lives. It also helps us to communicate and empathize with others who may have different styles or ‘languages.’

We travel because we long to know and experience more of the world, and in the journey, we learn more about ourselves. The journey to exploring and embracing our sexuality is not so different. It takes courage to step out of our comfort zones, to explore new things, to take command of what we want from life, to feel alive, and to feel deeply connected to ourselves and the universe at the same time.

Elle is offering listeners the opportunity to take the Erotic Blueprint quiz, and then have a free consultation with me, where you will talk about how your Blueprint applies to your intimate and/or travel life, and tips and tricks of how to use that information to design for even more pleasure in their travels or intimate life.

Fill out a short form and book a free consult here

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Follow her journey on Instagram @beyondtheitinerary

Visit her website via www.beyondtheitinerary.com

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Meet your host Nienke Nina Instagram @nienkeninatravels