Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on uncertainty

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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1

You can never be certain that people will buy what you're creating. You're always operating under uncertainty, but you can improve your odds by trying to understand what motivates people to take out their wallet. If you can't study how other people behave, study yourself.

2

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

3

If you squeeze all uncertainty out of life, you also remove all the upside. The highly predictable life track can at best go according to plan, and at worst unravel because of hidden risk. But add a bit of unpredictability, and things can go better than you expected (upside).

4

People often go into retirement unprepared, and their life goes downhill fast. Take a small loan from your savings and retire a little bit *right now*. Get a taste of how you'd approach freedom, uncertainty, and ample free time. Dealing with uncertainty is a muscle. Stress it.

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