New and Improved Newsletter! I Promise This One Doesn’t Suck

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from 7/4/21. If youโ€™d like to subscribe, click here.

Happy July 4th!

My old newsletter was simple and boring (I’m sorry!). The new and improved weekly newsletter is going to be much more interesting, helpful, and all around awesome! If you have feedback on how to improve it, please don’t hesitate to reply.

Each week, I’ll be sending you my favorite learnings from the week regarding entrepreneurship, remote work, digital nomading, FIRE, and life optimization! Let’s get started.

What Inspired This Newsletter Change

โ€‹๐Ÿ“ฅย I recently started usingย an email newsletter called Mailbrewย that has dramatically increased how much I’m learning on a daily basis. Iย wrote a detailed articleย about how this newsletter has changed my life so if you’re interested in learning more in less time, check it out!

What Countries Are Open For Travel + My Travel Plans

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ Most of Europe is now open to vaccinated Americans!ย TripsGuardย is an amazing resource if you’re looking for detailed info about which countries are open/closed for you based on your passport and vaccination status.

๐ŸŒŽ I’m currently in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico but plan to head to Rome, Italy; Berlin, Germany; and Tenerife, Spain this fall. If you’re interested in meeting up in any of those places, please let me know!

Life Lessons

๐Ÿ™Going throughย a major personal transformationย is underrated. If you don’t like who you are, make a change!

You can click the link above to read about one of my transformations.

๐Ÿ“šI 10,000% agree with this statement. I firmly believe thatย attachment to things is one of society’s biggest traps.

“The whole advertising industry and consumer society would collapse if people became enlightened and no longer sought to find their identity throughย things. The more you seek happiness in this way, the more it will elude you.” –The Power of Nowโ€‹

๐Ÿ’ฐWhat most people don’t understand aboutย people who retire earlyย (people frequently equate retiring early with doing nothing).

Entrepreneurship Lessons

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป This is preciselyย how I think about starting businesses. Perfectly said.

๐Ÿค” Great, simple advice about how to build businesses. I’ve definitely made this mistake before.

Credit toย Stefan Vetterโ€‹

๐Ÿ”‘The formula for success

There’s a concept that I’ve been thinking about lately about entrepreneurial success. For people who work extremely hard, are constantly improving/learning, and are focused on starting businesses, it’s a matter of when, not if.

If you’re dedicated and improving, then it’s not whether you’ll succeed, it’s just how long it will take you. Whether that might be in 3 months or 10+ years.

For me, shifting from the if to the when mindset was powerful and helped me to truly start believing in my future success.

How To Meet People While Nomading

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘This is great advice on how to meet people while nomading. A few other ideas that I’ll add are: hostels, hostel bars, and local nomad/expat Facebook groups.

Final Thoughts

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

Sending you good vibes! ๐Ÿค™


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.