Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher quotes on personal learning / growth

Unemployed. Built @visualizevalue, building @value.

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The uncomfortable truth: You can get into the top 10% of a huge number of income producing skills by watching YouTube videos and practicing.

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Work hard to learn. Work smart to earn.

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Be dumb enough to try but smart enough to learn.

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The harder it is to learn, the easier it will make your life.

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Rough formula for growth: Spend 20% of your day building systems to handle what you do with 80% of your day. With this relationship consistent, your time (and your business) slowly becomes more and more valuable.

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Until a lesson is applied, it is memorized, not learned.

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You don’t need more discipline, you need a better reason.

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Learn how it’s done by doing it.

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The fastest learners get their answers from reality.

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If you want to build a network, publish more. If you want to get better, publish more. If you want to find opportunity, publish more. If you want to help others, publish more. If you want to help yourself, publish more.

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To learn fast, fail in public.

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The longer the game you’re playing, the less short term losses matter.

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We have something to learn from everyone happier than us.

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Growth requires both obsession and objectivity. The obsession to do things we don’t know are going to work. The objectivity to change things when they don’t.

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What is learned in luxury is easily forgotten.

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The best teachers realize they have a lot to learn.

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It's hard to learn passively. (reading, watching, listening) It's easy to learn actively. (writing, recording, speaking)

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The easiest way to get more: Expect less.

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We should pay more attention to energy as a success metric. Ruthlessly cut things that reduce your energy, incorporate things that increase it.

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The way you used to think got you where you are now.

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If you make everything personal, you'll always judge. If you don't, you'll always learn.

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If you want to make a difference, you need to make a profit.

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When you realize learning what not to do is more important than what to do, everyone is a teacher.

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The most important lessons: Unlearning what keeps you stuck.

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Learn to sell, sell to learn.

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Learn once, teach twice.

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How to become a better writer overnight: Get more sleep.

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Whatever you do, some people will get it, some won’t. Waste no time with those who don’t. Invest time with those who do.

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If you don’t think you were stupid yesterday, you aren’t getting smarter today.

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Read to learn. Write to earn.

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Teaching starts with unlearning.

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Build content to educate, product to enable.

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It's hard to learn passively. (reading, watching, listening) It's easy to learn actively. (writing, recording, speaking)

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Learn how it’s done by doing it.

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If you have time to complain, you have time to understand.

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To learn, build. To build, learn.

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Accountability makes you better at everything.

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How to do better work for others: Work on yourself.

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Business is a vehicle for self-actualization.

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To learn, make things. To earn, share things.

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People learn by example. To teach, be an example.

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Loss is a more effective teacher than gain.

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Use the internet to learn how to use the internet.

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“Content strategy”: Learn, implement, share.

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Gratitude is a force multiplier.

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If your teachers aren’t learning, neither are you.

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In my experience, the key to personal growth is to support the people who inspire you to do better. Let them know what they're doing that's helping you, and they'll do it more. A self-reinforcing feedback loop.

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Things you can do to force growth: - Make commitments publicly - Ask for brutal feedback - Raise your prices

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The only two options for growth at any given time: 1. Get better at what you’re doing. 2. Do something else.

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Learn once, apply twice.

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