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 put 10,000 hours practicing the piano, you will almost certainly become a great pianist. If you put 10,000 hours into your business, it doesn’t necessarily translate to anything! The first kind has a predictable relationship to effort. The second kind doesn’t.

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If you’re trying to learn a new skill, skip the theory and study the practitioners. Unsuccessful practitioners don’t practition for long, so the ones that remain can show you things that work (regardless of the theory). Then, most importantly, become a practitioner yourself.

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Marketing practice: Write a blog post and try to get 1000 people to read it. Persuading someone to click a link, start reading, and keep reading to the end is not easy. It's a great skill-building exercise, and a lot easier than persuading people to take out their wallet.

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