Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on minimalism

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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Remember that you’re much more likely to improve your life by removing what you know you dislike rather than by pursuing what you think you’ll like. It doesn’t mean you should never do new things. But the odds of real improvement are much higher when done through elimination.

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Life is much more likely to improve by removing what you know you dislike, rather than by adding what you think you want. Consider eliminating: - Clutter - Junk food - Commuting - Having a boss - Working a rigid 9-5 - Maintaining a big house - Being far away from family

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When hard work stretches you to your limit, you try to eliminate all idle time. But that idle time is actually slack in your system. And by removing all slack from your system, you also eliminate the capacity to immediately explore and pounce on opportunities when they happen.

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You can never eliminate uncertainty in business. You're either placing bets or fooling yourself.

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What I think I dislike is much more reliable than what I think I like. Think about it. There's an asymmetry. You're better off improving things by eliminating what you don't like than by chasing what you think you like.

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