Help Me or Get the F*ck Out of My Way

I adopted this mentality when I started my first serious business at the age of 18. I was managing a hip-hop artist, and I had big dreams, but a high percentage of people I interacted with doubted what we were doing and my ability to execute.

So I took on a simple mentality: help me or get the fuck out of my way. If you weren’t helpful and only wanted to inject some “realistic expectations” of how we were likely to fail, I had zero interest in being around you.

I proactively used this approach to remove people from my life. Non-credible, non-constructive, negative people are the most toxic, dream-crushing people that you can be around. And when starting a new business, your mental state can be pretty vulnerable.

Blocking out these people and focusing purely on executing is the most important thing you can do.

If you’re starting a new business, be careful whose opinions you allow to seep into your brain. And take great care to evaluate whether that person is where you want to be or just a person with an opinion.

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.