Best 141 Quotes & Tweets on Creation vs consumption

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“Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth.” —Machiavelli Mistakes of ambition: -failing on a big goal -creating something nobody wants Mistakes of sloth: -not attempting a big goal -consuming instead of creating Mistakes of ambition teach. Mistakes of sloth comfort.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

Your actions are a consequence of your thoughts. Your thoughts are a consequence of what you consume. And in the modern age, what you consume is largely a consequence of how you select and refine your social media feed. Choose better inputs. Get better outputs.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

I talk to creators every week who feel guity for making money. A few things: - People pay for value, not time spent - It may have taken an hour, but it took years to get to the point where it took an hour. - Many others can do what you're doing. You're actually doing it!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

If you wanted to boost tech adoption and media consumption, you couldn’t come up with a better scheme than placing everyone under house arrest.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

On the internet, they say: 1% create 9% contribute 90% consume All it takes is to start contributing and you'll have a 10x advantage over everyone else. Create and it'll be 90x.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

6

In SF I learned: the best VCs don’t really know what’s going to take off. In LA I learned: the best producers don’t really know what’s going to be a hit. Don’t chase success. Create what you think should exist. No one knows until everyone knows–and by then it’s too late.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

If you have time to consume, you have time to produce.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

8

Great software is created by people passionate about problems–not software.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

The more the product is a commodity, the more the brand matters. For example, celebrities branding alcohol and VCs branding money.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

The state of online learning: 1) YouTube will eat the low-end of the market. 2) People will pay 5-15x more for live courses. 3) The three biggest competitive advantages are the personality of a creator, the warmth of the community, and the quality of the student experience.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

A creator is a scientist, an artist, and a businessperson in one.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

12

Creators do the work and let others grade the outcome. Consumers grade the outcome and let others do the work.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

Either a robot or a creator will take your job.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

14

You can make a full-time living doing whatever you want, as long as you can create entertaining and educational content about it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

15

My advice to first-time info product creators: 1. Start with a very small product. 2. Choose a topic you know well that will almost write itself. Avoid doing research. 3. Timebox production to 2 weeks. 4. Charge $10. 5. Promote it. All the lessons are in #5. Best of luck

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

16

We’re about to see a boom in live social media broadcasts: Concerts, workout classes, stand-up comedy, broadway, museum tours... This period will forever change the way we create and consume social media

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

17

The Internet rewards people who work fast. Code fast. Write fast. Design fast. On the Internet, the cost of publishing is free and the algorithms reward people who publish frequently. That's why so many of the top creators are prolific. Learn to work fast.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

How to be a successful creator: Help people. Help people help people. Help people help people help people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

19

Technology and trade consolidate production and democratize consumption. The best in the world at anything gets to do it for everyone.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

20

Consume to feel smarter. Produce to get smarter.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

21

Creators often say they're scared of putting themselves out there. What we tell them: Think of the dumb tweets you read last week. Think of the meh paintings. Think of the stupid videos. Can't remember any? Neither will anyone else, about you. Just get started!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

22

The best source of leverage is creating more value than you capture.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

Information is like food: Consuming more than you need is comforting in the moment but it always slows you down.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

24

Criticising is easy. Creating is hard. If someone pours themselves into making something and you think you can do better, don’t criticize. Create.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

25

People over-estimate the benefits of learning by consuming things. People under-estimate the benefits of learning by making things.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

26

Advice to every online creator: own your distribution. Build a simple personal website. Then, create an email list and ask people to subscribe. Email is — by far — the best place to build an audience.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

Read better books, create better content Watch better television, create better content Follow better accounts, create better content Listen to better podcasts, create better content Consume better content, create better content

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

28

Old: Build a product, then an audience. New: Build an audience, then a product. Entrepreneurs with organic reach can launch and test their products without paid media. The creators of today are the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

If you really appreciate a product existing, tell its creators. They may not know. They may feel like giving up. Your note might make their day, and maybe even provide them with the energy to keep going!

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

30

Each day: 1. Read something. 2. Share something. 3. Make something. Your health & happiness will improve and we'll all be better off for it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

31

Assume you don’t have free will. You are 100% programmed by your environment. If it’s true, you are what you consume. You become what you read. You act just like your friends. Might be a useful idea, even if it isn’t 100% true. Better inputs. Better outputs.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

If you’re a creator, don’t ask for donations. Sell a product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

The new battleground for startups targeting creators: "Link in bio" It's now some of the most valuable real estate in the digital world Whoever controls the link controls the business model for the new economy that's being built

Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

@andrewchen

34

Work-life balance doesn’t apply to creatives. Creative work is an irresistible magnet that makes life worth living. It’s an all-consuming obsession. Without it, your heart dies.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

35

Criticizing is easy. Creating is hard. Cheers to the creators 🍻

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

36

If your product doesn’t alienate a large group of consumers it won’t succeed.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

37

The value of creating content is that you learn about yourself. Gaining an audience is just a bonus.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

38

Corporations have long done background checks on prospective employees. It's time for customers to do background checks on corporations.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

39

The future is millions of decentralized creator businesses.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

40

You don’t create content because you’re good at creating content You’re good at creating content because you create content

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

41

The two sides of the internet: Consume to turn your time into other people’s assets. Produce to turn other people’s time into your assets.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

42

Consumption makes you feel better, production makes you get better.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

43

The internet rewards creators. People under-estimate the benefits of creation and over-estimate the benefits of consumption. Create more. Consume less.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

44

Our lives were meant to be spent making our contribution to the world, not merely consuming the world that others create.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

45

As a creator, it is your job to find your audience — not your audience’s job to find you

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

The next wave of consumer growth will be about “virtual places” where people talk, socialize & play in semi-immersive, friction free settings Discord & Fortnite come to mind as examples of “places” that will come to dominate the landscape There will be “places” for everything

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

47

Most people are more worried about being copied than making something worth copying.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

48

Social media is not a dumping ground for all of your content. Content needs to be optimized for the platform you’re posting on. Your goal is to remove consumption friction, not to shove a round object through a square hole.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

49

Technology democratizes consumption but consolidates production. The best person in the world for anything, gets to do it for everyone.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

50

If you’re an online creator, being weird and having even weirder interests is one of the biggest advantages you can have. There’s no competition.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell