๐Ÿ๏ธ Working & Traveling, ๐Ÿ”ฅ Life Ownership, ๐Ÿ’ฐ Early Retirement, & ๐Ÿฅ International Healthcare

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Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re doing well wherever you are in the world. Iย loveย 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 entrepreneurship, traveling the world, and living a happiness-driven life! Let’s get started. ๐Ÿค™


Lessons From Digital Nomads

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป This past week, we publishedย 4 new interviews with digital nomads, here are some of my favorite quotes!

โ€œFind your enough. Find out how much money you need is enough to feel secure, how much work you have to do to make that amount, take care of yourself in the best possible way, and enjoy the rest of your time because life is short.โ€ –ย Becca & Brandon Richโ€‹

โ€œMeeting other people who have dared to forge their own path helps me trust that this is sustainable and whatโ€™s right for me. Thereโ€™s something so special about the friendships you make as a nomad because what you share runs deeper than just going to the same school or growing up in the same place; you see the world in the same way.โ€ –ย Maria Eilersenโ€‹

“I would also recommend staying in an Airbnb when you first get there and try to look for a private room instead of the whole place if they serve breakfast even better. This gives you a free tour guide and a priceless few tips about the city from a local. We made so many friends from our Airbnbs; our trips definitely wouldnโ€™t have been the same without them.” –ย Tom Saxonโ€‹

โ€œMy best advice for someone interested in becoming a blogger is to simply start a blog. Luckily, blogs are extremely affordable to start, so thereโ€™s really no reason to not try. I ran my blog for the first year for around $100 for the WHOLE YEAR…My second piece of advice is to not give up too soon. I didnโ€™t even make my first $100 blogging until I was doing it for six months.โ€ –ย Michelle Gardnerโ€‹


7 Micro-Essays From The Last 7 Days

โœ๏ธ I’m in the midst of a 30 day challenge of publishing a micro-essay every single day. Here are my most recent essays!

Day 23:ย The Key To Getting Work Done While Traveling ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ€‹

Day 24:ย The Power of Habit Elimination vs. Moderationโ€‹

Day 25:ย How I Escaped the Rat Race by Re-Selling $50K+ of Allbirdsโ€‹

Day 26:ย My 10 Favorite People on Twitterโ€‹

Day 27:ย Are You Optimizing Your Life for Happiness?โ€‹

Day 28:ย You Donโ€™t Need Funding to Start a Businessโ€‹

Day 29:ย The Simple Success Advice That Most People Arenโ€™t Followingโ€‹


Taking Ownership Over Your Life

๐Ÿ”ฅ As a firm believer inย taking ownership over your lifeย andย having experienced my own major struggles, this quote speaks to me. While we can’t control external events, we all get to choose whether to be owners or victims of our lives.


Epicurus’s Three Keys To Living A Great Life

๐Ÿ๏ธ I stumbled across this passage a few weeks ago and I love the simplicity with which Epicurus (a famous Greek philosopher) thinks about optimizing your life.

His three keys to a great life include 1. Friendship 2. Freedom 3. Examining Your Life.


The Path To Early Retirement Is Passive Income

๐Ÿ’ฐ This is a philosophy that virtually every personal finance thought leader shares. Anyone who wants to scale their income needs to be thinking about how they can buildย income streams that don’t involve trading their time for money.


Healthcare Costs In The U.S. vs. Abroad

๐Ÿฅ I’ve found the principle from this Reddit post to be true: healthcare costs abroad are generally ~10x cheaper than in the U.S.

It’s a big reason why medical tourism is a $50B+ industry. If you’re traveling and are thinking through health insurance options,ย  check out this article that I published.โ€‹


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! ๐Ÿค™

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.