Daniel Vassallo

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Building a portfolio of small bets. Quarter-time with Gumroad. Building userbase.com. Creator on dvassallo.gumroad.com. Ask me anything at daniel@hey.com.

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1

Forget about becoming something. Just do stuff. I don’t write to become a writer. I write when I feel like writing. If I called myself a writer, and I didn’t feel like writing for a long time, I’d be miserable. Defining yourself in labels makes you fragile, for little benefit.

2

Don't build a product. Build a portfolio of small bets. Once you adopt this perspective, it becomes a lot easier to figure out what you should be doing (and not doing).

3

Stop building habits and start building something. If the habits don't follow automatically, you don't really want it. And if you don't really want it, it won't last anyway.

4

It turns out that with extreme application of the 80/20 rule, you can discover, start, build, and run several business activities at the same time without even working full-time.

5

An artist makes something out of creativity. An artisan makes a living out of creativity.

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