Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on creativity

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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If you create things that you can keep on the market at a very low cost (including your time), you almost cannot fail. Worst case scenario is a slow success.

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The Artisan Manifesto 1. Do the best work you can, for its own sake. 2. Be creative. Don’t follow others. 3. Make your work a business. 4. Don’t cut corners for efficiency. 5. Say no to things you’d rather not do. 6. Never sell something you know is defective.

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Doing business requires as much creativity and imagination as creating art.

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How to become an artisan: - Do the best work you can, for its own sake. - Be creative. Don’t follow others. - Make your work a business. - Don’t cut corners for efficiency. - Never sell something you know is defective. - Say no to things you’d rather not do.

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A few things you can do for audience building: - Share your knowledge (actions + results, consequences) - Reveal behind the scenes (business decisions, financial details) - Entertain (jokes, memes) - Share a journey as it happens (starting a business, creating something)

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Motivation, mental capacity, and creative energy all wax and wane. Productivity isn’t about keyboard shortcuts and dual monitors. It’s about working when you’re most effective, and not working when you’re not.

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When you’re creating something and it stops being exhilarating, it’s usually time to wrap it up. It shouldn’t feel like a weight off your shoulders when you’re done. Otherwise it’s almost certain you’ll never do it again.

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

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When creating something stops being exhilarating, it’s usually time to wrap it up or shift attention to something else.

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