Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on getting started

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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Things you don't have to do to start a company: - Quit your job - Learn to code - Write a business plan - Raise money - Hire employees Things you have to do: Start.

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Start, because continuing is so much easier.

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The right employer for you may not exist. You may have to build it for yourself and others like you.

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The first 1,000 hours are the hardest.

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You'll never know how good of a musician you could have been. You'll never know how good of a painter you could have been. You'll never know how good of a writer you could have been. If you don't give yourself the chance.

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Want to start a restaurant? Start cooking. Invite friends over. Their friends. Start charging. Do pop-ups. Same goes for anything else. Get as far you can without permission, before you need anyone else's.

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"Is it too late for me to get started?" It's early days of software. It's early days of filmmaking. It's early days of storytelling and art. It's early days of money. It's early days of governance. It's early days of medicine. It's probably early days for you too.

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Too much focus on finding 1,000 true fans. Not enough focus on finding your 1 true believer. An audience is great – but more often it's a first client, a first boss, a first investor, a first employee, or a first customer that fundamentally changes the trajectory of your career.

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Start early, compound often.

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Once upon a time there was someone who was waiting for the perfect moment to start a company. Rumor has it, they're still waiting...

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It doesn’t really matter what kind of exercise you do, it matters that you exercise. It doesn’t really matter what you write about, it matters that you write. It doesn’t really matter what you build, it matters that you start building. Just start!

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If you want to start a band, you should probably learn an instrument. If you want to start a restaurant, you should probably learn to cook. If you want to start a startup, you should probably learn to code.

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Creators often say they're scared of putting themselves out there. What we tell them: Think of the dumb tweets you read last week. Think of the meh paintings. Think of the stupid videos. Can't remember any? Neither will anyone else, about you. Just get started!

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People think they need mentorship when they really just need to get started. People think they need a technical cofounder when they really just need Google and discipline. Start, fail, iterate. Get good enough by yourself and they will find you.

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It’s not too late to get started. There are still a hundred times more problems than there are businesses solving them. And the best businesses have yet to be built.

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Start by contributing: - Add your take to a thread - Write fan fiction - Help someone build their company Then contribute by starting: - Start conversations - Write a novel - Start your own company

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Stop waiting, start starting.

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Talent does exist, but someone else's should not be used as a reason not to start.

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