Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia quotes on skills

Founder Gumroad, funder @ shl.vc

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Finding a new job is uncomfortable. Starting a company is uncomfortable. Learning a new skill is uncomfortable. Getting healthy is uncomfortable. Growth is uncomfortable.

2

Degrees are not useful. Skills are.

3

Stop selling, start storytelling.

4

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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The most underrated skill to develop in any profession is intuition. It’s probably underrated because it can’t be taught. It comes only by trial and error.

6

The most successful people I've worked with seem to answer my emails the fastest.

7

Getting fit is free. Learning virtually any skill is free. Building an audience is free. Free doesn’t mean easy, nor quick. But it does mean anyone can do it.

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Turn your time into skill. Your skill into authority. Your authority into an audience. Your audience into an income. Your income into freedom. And your freedom into others’.

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Successful people: - Have an environment that removes the need for willpower. - Seek and implement critical feedback. - Put themselves in uncomfortable situations. - Spend more time as students than teachers.

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People often believe their skills are among the most valuable to society. Mathematicians think math's the most important. Engineers think software is. Writers, words. I even met a guy who got his PhD in cement mixing who made a pretty compelling case for cement!

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A characteristic I've started to notice in most successful creators, artists, and founders: curiosity that overrides fear.

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The best opportunities are waiting just outside the scope of your imagination. How to make them come to you: Be very competent at a hard skill Participate in the relevant community Use your real, human identity Have a portfolio of your work Have a strong point of view

13

Being likable and being respected are different things, and you need both to be a great leader.

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