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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If you want to promote an idea, live it.

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Hard work, works... but you know what's better? Realizing that a fraction of the effort gets you most of the results, and recognizing what fraction to focus on. Then you can use the remaining time to do whatever you want, w/o being beholden to anyone and w/o consequential risk.

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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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Consistency is overrated. If you're forcing yourself to produce against your will, your output is unlikely to be worth consuming. If you want a process that lasts, trade consistency for intensity. Do a lot when inspiration strikes, and take a break when you have nothing to add.

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How I learn: I try to do it. I usually can’t learn without the thrills of being exposed to the consequences of my actions.

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

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