Your life is only as good as your mindset.

Hi, my name is Mickelle I am a spiritual modern-day globe trotter working from my laptop. I focus my time on freelance marketing and coaching others through the nomad transition. I help freedom seekers and aspiring digital nomads find their niche online, land clients, and transform their life to traveling full-time. From catching 5 flights a week to waking up in cities I can’t even pronounce. If you would have told me 3 year’s ago I would be living out of two suitcases and turning cafes into offices. I probably wouldn’t have believed you.

I created InspiredByInfluence to share my travel tips, hacks on becoming a digital nomad, and inspire others to live their dreams. From me, you can expect to learn how to travel on a budget, an inside look at digital nomad life, coaching programs, and hear about the beautiful people along the way.

When I am not traveling I spend my time crashing with friends in sunny Florida. I have gotten rid of 90% of everything I own and passionate about experiencing the most out of life. But simple things like hot wings, house music, and podcast by the sunset are just as important.

So how did this become my life?

Oahu, Hawaii Selfie
Oahu, Hawaii December 2020
Mexico Views
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico March 2021

Well, the travel bug sparked 4 years ago for me while living in Athens, Greece.

In Greece, I studied videography, media influence, and copywriting. Once I was exposed to other cultures, I became obsessed with understanding the people around me. I would constantly spend my time interviewing and recording anything I could. I wanted to capture the feeling of the people and places around me. From heart-throbbing disco clubs to exploring ancient castles, I felt exhilarated by immersing myself in a new city. I was hooked on the possibility of creating a new life for myself.

As my trip was coming to I dreaded going to Missouri, my hometown. With one year left of school, I made it my goal to at minimum move to the coast.

After applying for countless applications, I finally landed a job as a technical recruiter. So just like that, I packed up and moved to Florida. Technical recruiting was anything, but exciting. However I learned how to create eye catching resumes, pitch to clients, ace interviews, and how to negation with hiring managers.

A couple months into that job I landed myself what I thought was my “dream job” at IHeartMedia National Office. There I learned marketing and content creation from all angles. Over the next two years, I would spent my life living on someone’s time card. Constantly doing whatever I could to move myself up the corporate ladder. I hated watching my days pass me by as I sat starring at my computer screen.

I longed for something that made me feel alive, creative and gave me more than 2 weeks to travel a year.

After 3 months of apply I got something completely remote with flex hours. So I headed for Peru and began just riding the travel bug. However along my journey I found myself wanting to make more money.

That’s when I began pitching to more clients in my niche. Flash forward to now I have made thousands of dollars in doing work I am passionate about all while living on the road. It’s still crazy to me that this dream of mine is actually my reality. My daily life now is on my time clock and I have the freedom to live anywhere I desire.

Joining the remote workforce to become a digital nomad is the best decision I have ever made. This lifestyle is possible for anyone it just takes dedication and the right direction.

Even during the pandemic, I have still managed to add over 50 cities to my list and 5 new countries. From blissful moments in nature to hidden towns in Europe my desire to explore is just getting started. Follow me as I use photography and writing to share the beauties of this world. My hope is to bring you inspiration, show you how to create a life you love, and have a couple of laughs along the way.

-xoxo Mickelle

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover is your true self.”

Alan Alda

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