πŸ’­ Finding Startup Ideas, 🌞 Becoming Easygoing, 🦹 Improving Creative Work, πŸ™‚ Embracing Uncertainty, & 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 entrepreneurship, 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€œDon’t wait for the perfect time to travel; I promise it will never come…The freedom remote work gives me makes me grateful every day, and I feel like that gratitude makes me not just the happiest I’ve ever been but also work the hardest too.” –Β Ruby Willow​

“Don’t give up and do everything that YOU want to do. I spent most of my life doing things because of what I thought others would perceive of me. This is wrong; you should do whatever you want to do, regardless of what anyone thinks.” –Β Chad Wyatt​

“Meeting people is easiest in places with coworking spaces and nomad communities, so if you thrive in social situations, definitely head to places like Canggu, Chiang Mai, Koh Lanta, Tulum, or Medellin.” –Β Tom Crowe​

“I feel incredibly safe traveling solo as a female, but I also make decisions with my safety in mind. I stay in a lot of hostels to link up with other travelers and avoid traveling alone at night. While I feel safe, I also am careful not to let my guard down and take steps to prioritize my safety.” –Β Michelle Marie Checchi​


7 Micro-Essays From The Last 7 Days

✍️ 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 16:Β Thoughts on Drinking Less πŸ»β€‹

Day 17:Β How Living In An Ant-Infested Apartment Changed My Life​

Day 18:Β My 15 Favorite Email Newsletters​

Day 19:Β Career Advice on How to Pick Companies​

Day 20:Β The 3 Types of Life Partner Alignment​

Day 21:Β Help Me or Get the F*ck Out of My Way​

Day 22:Β If You Aren’t Working Asynchronously, You’re Missing Out​


How To Improve Your Creative Work

🦹 This articleΒ by Julian Shapiro is one of the best things that I’ve read in recent months. It’s about how some of the best creative artists in the world create great art.

And the very short summary is that in every creative session, you have to pump out some bad ideas before getting to the good ideas. And thus high quantity leads to quality.


Becoming More Easygoing Is A Key To Happiness

🌞 It took me a long time to learn this lesson, but it’s low-key one of the most important lessons I’ve learned.

Long-term traveling forced me to become an easygoing person because you have to get used to random, unpredictable things happening. And you learn that none of it matters, and you’ll be fine no matter what.

I believe cheap traveling is the simplest way to learn this.


Learning To Be Comfortable in Uncertainty

πŸ™‚ This quote resonates deeply with me. Figuring out things as you go is a critical muscle for entrepreneurs, and this only gets developed by putting yourself in situations where you have to do this.

I learned this as a child and then have continued to work on this as an adult. If you’re a parent, this is definitely something that you can help your child develop.


How To Find Startup Ideas

πŸ’­ This is such good, practical advice. Listening to your target audience discuss what they need is a phenomenal way to find great business ideas.


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! 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.