Meet Mitchell. According to Mitchell Weijerman, the founder of the Digital Nomad Accelerator, the rise of digital nomads has just begun. A lifestyle that replaces the traditional career path in the corporate world. Innovation in our working lives is driven bottom-up. Nomads design their ideal business models and lifestyle all at once, themselves. Improved technology, a changing labour market and inexpensive flights fuel that growth.
It is estimated that almost half of the U.S. workforce works freelance. A recent study predicts that the majority of the U.S. will be freelancers by 2027(*). This global labour market landslide inspires nomads like Mitchell to achieve an independent way of life for them and their tribes.
What do you enjoy? In a typical work week, what do you look forward to doing?
The thing I enjoy doing most is live video sessions in my Facebook community. There is just something really great about being able to hangout with people from all around the world and sharing my knowledge with them. It’s always an adrenaline kick when I hit that live button and my face is shown to almost 14K people around the world. That’s actually the fun part of it!
How’s your Digital Nomad Accelerator today getting you closer to what you want for yourself?
My ultimate goal is to help as many people as possible to overcome their hurdles
and transition into the digital nomad lifestyle. With the daily interviews in my group, I am able to provide inspiration and guidance to the members. But, this is just the beginning, Facebook groups have limited scalability. The next step is a big omni- channel roll-out of this community. That is what is going to get me closer to that ultimate goal 🙂
Which work outcomes make you most proud?
The ability to actually change peoples lives. I know it sounds cliché and a lot of people say this…but it genuinely gives me a satisfied feeling if someone messages me that my FB live session change their life.
What are you learning that you’ll use in the future?
You need to be consistent in everything you do to become successful. Don’t expect success to come overnight. The reality is that behind every success there is a lot
of hard work and hustle. If you work hard and don’t give up, you will achieve your goal.
How do you relate to others in your tribe?
There are a wide variety of people in my tribe,- from early-stage nomads to the top 1% entrepreneurs in the world. Everyone in my group has a unique story and that’s why I am hoping to connect with as many people as possible on a personal level.
Which working partnerships are best for you?
Haven’t had many partnerships – that’s the next big step!
Follow Mitchell on Facebook.com/groups/digitalnomadaccelerator
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