Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on efficiency

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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Consistency works, but it's extremely unpleasant. You're constantly fighting yourself. If you want it to last, trade consistency for intensity. Do a lot when inspiration strikes, and take long breaks in between. It might not be as effective, but who cares?! It's more enjoyable.

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Sustainable productivity is about working when you’re most effective, and conserving energy when you’re not.

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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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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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What you do is much more important than how you do it. Doing something really well is useless when applied to the wrong thing. First priority is discovering what works (what you do). Efficiency (how you do it) comes later. The order matters.

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

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