Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on focus

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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We forget things so that we can focus on the important stuff. It’s a feature, not a bug.

2

Nothing that I’m doing right now was predictable a year ago. If I was focused on one goal, I would have likely failed to recognize all the opportunities that came in front of me.

3

Stop focusing on one precise grandiose ambition, and stop trying to predict what will work. Instead, inspire yourself from random things, and take many small safe-to-fail bets.

4

You learn more by leading than by following. Not necessarily leading other people. But just doing something your own way, without following someone else’s direction.

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Got some boring (but important) work coming up? Concentrate it all together! Don’t spread it out over time. We seem to have a pain threshold (can’t get more bored than some level). So, minimize total boredom via short high-intensity spikes instead of low-intensity stretches.

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