πŸ’° NFTs & Crypto Exploding, πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Saying No, πŸ’ͺ Staying Healthy, πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Nomad Tips, & More!

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Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re doing well wherever you are in the world. IΒ loveΒ hearing from readers, so don’t hesitate to reply if you have any thoughts to share or have any feedback on improving this newsletter.

Each week, I’ll share my favorite learnings about making money online, traveling the world, and living a happiness-driven life! Let’s get started. πŸ€™


Lessons From Digital Nomads

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» This past week, we publishedΒ 4 new interviews with digital nomads. Here are some of my favorite quotes!

β€œI could write a book on what I’ve learned from living and working around the world for two decades, but I think in a nutshell, what I’ve learned – or been reminded of – is that people are essentially the same. We have dreams and hopes and fears; we have basic needs and wants, things we strive for. We are a community, whether individual governments want to acknowledge that or not.” –Β Jane Thomas​

β€œAs a woman who has done a lot of solo travel, Amy’s best advice for fellow female solopreneurs is to be mindful about your surroundings and join group events organized by your hostel if you’re worried about exploring alone. If it helps with your peace of mind, you can take self-defense classes before traveling abroad alone. However, don’t be too worried: a ship is safest at harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. Go forth and see the world!” –Β Kyle Cords & Amy Suto​

β€œYou’re allowed to be homesick: I tell every traveller that homesick is totally normal. I get homesick all the time, and I don’t even technically have a home! Embrace what you’re feeling and think about where it’s coming from. Maybe you’re missing the food? Then make that for dinner. If you’re missing a part of the culture, like a traditional custom, plan an event with new friends. Trust me, travel friends are always happy to think outside the box and offer some home-based comfort. Or just call your parents and have a chat. Do whatever you need to.” –Β Nina Clapperton​

β€œWhen you trade time for money directly, the only way to earn more, besides incremental raises, is to work more hours. With a website or blog, it’s possible to make one little tweak sometimes and increase your income overnight.” –Β Ande Wanderer​


If You Haven’t Been Paying Attention To Crypto & NFTs, You Should Be

πŸ–ΌοΈ While I’m not bullish on NFTs,Β OpenSea, the largest NFT platform did $3.4 Billion in transactions in August. The digital art market is exploding, and it’s worth understanding.Β This informational videoΒ is an excellent place to start.

I am highly bullish on cryptocurrency as a concept and category. Here are two great resources to start learning if you’re interested (resource 1Β andΒ resource 2).

Expect to see more content about Bitcoin and crypto from me in the near future!


Your Body Is Your Temple

πŸ’ͺ I’ve been making an effort to meditate, exercise, and take care of my overall health much better in recent weeks, and I’ve been feeling pretty awesome.

It has been interesting to be back in the U.S. for the last month and a half because we’re simultaneously perhaps the most diet and exercise obsessed country and the most overweight country in the world.


Why We All Need to Say No More Often

πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Focus is a concept that I think about all the time. This week I wrote out my five priorities for the next 12 months, and then I crossed out the bottom three to commit to focusing on the two that really matter.

There’s a balance between pursuing interesting opportunities and blocking out the excessive noise, commitments, and obligations so you can make significant progress in key areas. This is definitely something for all of us to think about on a rolling basis.


Final Thoughts

I’m working to make this one of the best newsletters you get each week. Don’t hesitate to reply if you have feedback, ideas, or reading that you think I’d enjoy.

Sending you good vibes! πŸ€™

Cheers,
Cam

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Cam Woodsum
I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.