David Perell

David Perell quotes on personal identity

"The Writing Guy". He tweet about business, online learning, and Internet writing.

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Highly creative people have opposing personality traits. They are nerds and athletes. They are vulnerable and confident. They are open-minded and closed-minded. The spring of creative potential is watered with contradictions.

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You can tell a lot about who you want to become by the people who make you jealous

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Wealth diversification is normal. But in the future, people will diversify identities too. They'll build reputations under multiple identities so they can be resilient to misfortune.

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Assume you don’t have free will. You are 100% programmed by your environment. If it’s true, you are what you consume. You become what you read. You act just like your friends. Might be a useful idea, even if it isn’t 100% true. Better inputs. Better outputs.

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The second you’re predictable, you’re boring

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If you want to start writing, but don’t want to be judged, write under a pseudonym. Build your audience in secret. Share your identity once you’re comfortable. Writing is a superpower, so don’t let excuses stop you.

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Your social media feeds are a leading indicator for the quality of your life. Your wealth, your health, your happiness. You name it. You become what you consume. Choose wisely.

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Write first. Plan your online persona second. Here’s why this works: When you write about what you’re uniquely interested in, you end up attracting like-minded people. The weirder your writing, the better. Write about what interests you.

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