Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on money management

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Happiness generally isn't about making more money, but rather freedom. The freedom to say no to things you don't want to do. The freedom to say no to people you don't like. The freedom to not feel like you are obligated to say "yes." Freedom is saying yes when you want to.

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Time is not money. You can lose money and make it back. If you lose time, it's gone forever. Two implications: 1. Get to a point where you can trade money for time, not time for money. 2. Don't wait, start today. Tell someone how you feel. Start *that* project. ...

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You get paid linearly for doing what everyone else is doing. You get paid non-linearly for correct divergence from the crowd.

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Visible work gets paid linearly for output. Non-visible work gets paid exponentially for outcomes.

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If you think it’s expensive to hire a talented employee, wait till you hire an untalented one.

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The cost of anything is rarely the price tag.

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Money doesn’t reveal who people are but rather accelerates and amplifies.

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A lot of people misunderstand value creation in the workplace. The value you create is a function of delivered value minus the costs to get that value (drag).

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