Best 32 Quotes & Tweets on Professional

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You are not a social media wizard You are not a social media guru You are not a social media rockstar You are not a social media maven You are a professional. These made up titles are pejorative and diminish the tremendous skill and effort required by the profession.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Amateurs think in absolutes. Professionals think in probabilities.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If you write, you're a writer. If you make art, you're an artist. If you're starting something out of nothing, you're an entrepreneur. There's no test you have to pass to make these things part of your identity.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

Professionals solve the problem. Amateurs solve the symptom.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

Investing is one of the few professions where you can objectively improve every day until the day that you die.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Amateurs believe in equal opportunity and equal outcomes. Professionals believe in equal opportunity and unequal outcomes.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

The most valuable type of economists are cryptoeconomists, as they can actually create, manage, and analyze economies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Amateurs think disagreements are threats. Professionals see them as an opportunity to learn.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

9

Amateurs stop when they get hit with the first setback. Professionals know setbacks come from being in the arena and not on the sidelines.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Professionals solve the problem. Amateurs treat the symptom.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

If you're a specialist the only thing you can really do is optimize. This also makes you fragile to a (rapidly) changing environment.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

12

The day you stop waiting for motivation to start working is the day you become a professional

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

Social media professionals understand the following about your company: • Marketing • Comms (especially crisis) • Branding • Industry trends • Customer service • Creative (graphics, imagery, photos, video) • How to create and nurture brand advocates The future CMO/CCOs

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

14

A word to young professionals: Always, always, always follow-up with people. Most people aren't ignoring you. They're just busy.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

Amateurs are never happy because they think happiness comes from money. Professionals know happiness is a by-product of meaning.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

It doesn’t matter what you are doing, if you only work when you’re motivated, then you’ll never be consistent enough to become a pro.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

17

Professionals stick to the schedule. Amateurs let life get in the way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

18

Amateurs think the probability of them having the best idea is high. Professionals know the probability of that is low.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

If you only do the work when it feels easy, then you’ll never be consistent enough to become a professional.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

20

Amateurs go with the first idea that comes into their head. Professionals realize the first idea is rarely the best idea.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

Amateurs go faster. Professionals go further.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

22

Email newsletters are fun, but building a personal website is more valuable. It communicates professionalism and intellectual curiosity. Plus, you can add a splash of personality. Publish a couple well-written articles and it’s a home run. Websites are the new resume.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

Professors teach you how to pass. Practitioners teach you how to profit.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Being a pro is about having the discipline to act on what is important to you instead of merely saying something is important to you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

25

Key component to becoming a computer expert is accepting that machines are fallible and "turn if off & on again" doesn't mean you fucked up.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

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Being "self-taught" is not a credential. You can go to school, but you're still in charge of your own learning. And 99% of your growth as a professional will happen after you graduate anyways.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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If you're offended by a broad characterization of a profession or location because of "a few bad apples", you should be invested enough in the barrel to be the first to speak out before they spoil the bunch.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

28

There's absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to learn programming not because you love the machines, but because it's a red-hot job market.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

29

Corollary to Brooks' Law: Merely adding more developers to broken software doesn't unbreak it.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

The professional knows you’re aren’t born a professional, you become one.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

Recruiters who actually develop a network of candidates by hand can do good work. Those who spam en masse might as well hawk penis pumps.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

32

If you don't think you can do something professionally for someone, ask for money.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl