How to be successful on the road.

It’s okay. Go ahead. I won’t be offended. Ask. “Mandy, how do you afford to live on the road?” Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s about time I spelled out my master plan for everyone. For without a goal, how can we measure our success?

mandyllI’ve contemplated at great length about why I’ve become a nomadic photographer, and I’ve summed up my mission in this simple statement:

“Show people things they don’t normally get to see, to inspire them to do things they wouldn’t normally do.”

Wealth and success come in many forms. As humans, our perspective and definition of these words is completely under our control, which gives us power over our own happiness. But if you really want to know how I survive on the road, watch this week’s video blog! (and shop Mandy stuff here)

Video Blog #8: How to be successful on the road

Join my journey on Facebook and Instagram! Help me stay on the road by buying cool stuff!

Fresh red hair by Urban Hair. Also with 3 Legged Thing | Hoodman | Schneider Optics | Nikon | WestcottNik Software | Little Guy Trailers | and NuCamp RV.

Wanna hang out next week!? I will be giving a more in depth presentation on this subject next week at the Florida Tiny Homes Festival! Please join me if you happen to be on planet Earth that week.

November 22, 2016


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    November 11, 2016

    Powerful words and post, Mandy! As usual, your wisdom equals the beauty and inspiration of your photos. So glad you chose the not so easy life to make ours so much better. Thank you!

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      November 11, 2016

      Thank you for your love and support Joyce! You make me smile!

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      Glenn Preuss

      November 23, 2016

      As a fan of the journey you are on criss-crossing the United States I find myself wanting to help you along the way. I coulld buy a photo but I don’t have enough walls to hold my own work. I could send you coffee from Texas but, really how much coffee do you need? What I didn’t find on your “Buy Prints” link was a donation option. I know you are too proud to ask for that, but I’m guessing I’m not the only person that would like to help along the way with some financial help. Maybe enough to get a tank of gas once a month or buy some groceries or fix a flat tire. A gofundme account would be great or an address where a gift could be sent or just a donation button on the “Buy Prints” area of your webpage. Let us know….

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    November 11, 2016

    I am so very happy for you Mandy that you have found that this moment is what is important about life.

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    Glenn Preuss

    November 11, 2016

    Great message Mandy. You nailed it on a lot of levels. I wish you continued success, including financial, as you explore the roadways.

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    November 18, 2016

    Inspiring. I enjoy your journeys. Through you I find that moment of solitude each day that erased all & I just breath.
    Namaste❤ Love & Light

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    November 22, 2016

    I somehow missed this post when it first came out. You sound like you’re doing things right, Mandy. Keep it up!

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    Scott Bratt

    December 3, 2016

    I just came across your blog and watched two videos so far. You inspire people to become more than just that M-F, 8-5 person. I can see your passion of what you do in the finished product. Keep up the good work, I’ll be following. From one T@G owner to another, hope to run across you on the road someday!

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      December 3, 2016

      Thanks Scott! I’m so glad you found me. This one is one of my favorites that I’ve made 🙂

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    Ashley M Riley

    March 13, 2017

    I found your youtube channel last week and have watched all of your videos. You are you so inspiring and as a woman, I love seeing other women who are strong and brave and reliant only upon themselves to be happy in this world. I aspire to find this kind of happiness every day and I’m so glad I came across this blog! From one stranger to another, good luck with all you do!

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      Mandy Lea Photo

      March 21, 2017

      Aw thank you so very much Ashley!!! I am honored that you found my videos and were touched by them. Its time I get on making a few more… Glad to have you along on the adventure!

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