Playing Devils Advocate Ali Pruitt: Being A Digital Nomad - PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE

Episode 55

Ali Pruitt: Being A Digital Nomad

S1: E55: Ali Pruitt: Being A Digital Nomad


Ali Pruitt discusses balancing life & work while working remotely, her 6-week course on work-life balance, challenges of working remotely, the learning curve of being a digital nomad, perpetual plugged-in burnout, the type of lifestyle you dream of having, and what it takes to get started.

Special Guest

Ali Pruitt - Accomplished digital nomad professional

Time Stamps


[02:05-Meet Ali]

[39:55 - Outro]

Key Takeaways

*Why do dreams die with age? How do we resurrect them?

*COVID remote is not real remote

*Control in your life leads to the best version of you

*Attachment to material possessions is overwhelmingly real

*Find your WHY

*Being a digital nomad has a learning curve #wifistrength

*Choose your stresses

*Minimalism v. digital nomad v. slowmad

*Self-care is a priority

*Loneliness is a huge piece to navigate

*Working remotely requires boundaries and disengagement

*Managing freedom is hard = perpetual plugin burnout

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About the Podcast

Talking out the madness in my head-it escalates quickly.

About your host

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Kelly Mitchell

Published Author | Book Reviewer | Podcaster | Blogger
Serial Entrepreneur | Casual Gamer | Rebel with a Cause

I am the product of a disco bunny mom and a rocker biker dad from a small town in Nebraska and a survivor of extreme culture shock after moving to Las Vegas. Things are open past 10 pm and they sell beer on Sundays - it was emotional. The duality of disco/rock and country/city lifestyles gives me a unique perspective of the world--and a broad sense of humor about what I see in it.

I earned an Associate in Paralegal Studies and Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with emphasis on serial killers and sexual predators (a catch ‘em or be one ultimatum)--but never entered either field (educational carnage). Instead, my entrepreneurial spirit seized the opportunity of starting a collection business specializing in HOA Collections. For those that don't know, HOAs (homeowner's associations) is infested with daily drama, corruption, and controversy--I loved it. This, my friends should have been a reality show.

The experience exposed me to people from all walks of life and fed my dark sense of humor and curious nature. I excelled in communication and storytelling that entertained the diverse population. I flipped the script to become a full-time author. My experience guides me to write satirical nonfiction invoking thoughtful debate and laughter.

Writing is a slow bit of business when you have opinions on current events--and I’m full of opinions as a strong-willed woman. I turned to podcasting as the ideal medium to entertain others and get the loud madness out of my head and into the world. If you do what you love, it's not a job, it's a dream-and here I am killing it.

If you enjoy my work--or don't, I’m happy to field questions and debate topics. You may always find me lurking at Starbucks or at