Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on competition

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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Life becomes much more pleasant once you start treating it as an adventure rather than a competition.

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If people want to buy your product because there's you behind it, you're in an uncontested market space. The competition becomes irrelevant. Nobody can copy you.

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Everyone trying to be the best, or top 1%, or above average. Few trying to do what they like, regardless of what everyone else does. Competition is for chasing the preferences of others. For playing someone else’s game.

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If people want to buy your product because there's you behind it, you're in an uncontested market space with no competition. Nobody can copy you.

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You want people to buy your product because it's YOU making it. There might be hundreds of competing products, but there's only ONE you. Make YOU part of the product. Think about what people might be interested to buy from you specifically. That can be your starting point.

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If you don't look forward to check your phone notifications every morning, you're not yet positioned to benefit from luck. You need to find a way to make random opportunities find you. And lots of them. Go build some exposure to good fortune. Make yourself known.

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There are sites where people keep refreshing the page waiting for interesting stories to show up. If you're just starting out, these are the best places to earn some credibility and start building your audience. Go where the people are, and give them something interesting.

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Sitting on cash is inefficient... until an unpredictable event wipes out all the competition.

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Getting people to know you is a competitive advantage. All important things being equal, people prefer doing business with someone they know (even if a little bit). And others can copy your product, but nobody can copy you.

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