Greetings from Bali everyone!

I’m writing this from a cafe where I’m drinking a smoothie and a matcha latte. Bali is my happy place 😎🏄.

If you come here, please let me know! I’m planning to live here indefinitely and the first coconut is on me.

Note: you can read all past newsletters here and subscribe here.

Five Things To Share

1. I’m now YouTub’ing and I would love your raw and unfiltered feedback!

I’m going to be putting out videos regularly about location independence and personal development. I’m a newbie to this and would love raw and critical feedback if you watch any of the videos! Thoughts on how I could improve my delivery, improve the background of videos, change the editing style, etc. I’m trying to get better and welcome your thoughts!

Recent Vids:
If I Had 7 Minutes To Live, This Is What I Would Share With The World
Recapping 2019 & Talking About 2020
Lessons From Launching 20 Biz’s in 3 Years: Watch If You’re Thinking About Starting A Business

2. Study shows people who live near the ocean are happier and have better mental health (link)

After five years of experimenting with all kinds of living environments, it has become obvious to me that I’m happiest living in beach towns. And after some quick googling, it appears that living by the ocean does actually make you happier.

3. Whoever leads in AI by 2030 will rule the world until 2100 (link)

I learned about this article and the next one from The Exponential View (one of my favorite newsletters, about the future of society and the world).

The thesis of the article is in the title and the short story is that the race is essentially between China and the USA. Lots of interesting nuggets in the article and it’s well worth a read!

4. Netherlands is now the #2 agricultural/food exporter in the world (link)

The future of Ag is greenhouses and efficient farming. The Netherlands is 237x smaller than the U.S. but has 36 square miles of greenhouses.

Click the link for some great photos!

5. Quote: Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.

I learned about this via Farnam Street

“In your whole life nobody has ever abused you more than you have abused yourself. And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else. If someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and tolerate it endlessly.”

Thanks for reading mis amigos! Until next week!