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19 Aug
How to be happy:
Learn your true preferences. Life becomes much more pleasant once you stop chasing the preferences of others.
Try new things, take what works, and throw away the rest.
Read 19 tweets
30 Jun
Different ways to approach work:

You start with an idea (a product, a job title, a career, etc.), and try to make it a reality at all costs.

Good, but what about the rest of your life? And what if your idea turns out to be a dud?

You start with what you have, and try to maximize the most likely way to make the most money.

Good, but when do you stop? And what if you hate what you’re doing?
Read 5 tweets
7 Apr
For #GumroadDay, my info products are 'Pay What You Want', $1 minimum. Today only.

- Everyone Can Build a Twitter Audience, $40
- The Good Parts of AWS, $25

These 2 products made $332,667 in sales so far. Go see what they look like!

An average of 1 sale every 12 seconds in the first hour. 301 sales in 60 minutes. Thank you! — 23 hours to go.
Almost 2,000 sales in the first 12 hours of #GumroadDay. Thank you!

12 hours left.
Read 4 tweets
8 Mar
Everyone wants to decouple time from money.

The problem? It's an extremely unpredictable way to make a living. For every successful creator, there are thousands who make nothing or almost nothing.

So, how do you make the unpredictable, predictable? Here's what I learned:
See, there are two very distinct worlds of how to make a living in our universe.

The first world is the one we're mostly familiar with, where you follow a predictable career path.
Say you want to make a living as a programmer, a doctor, a plumber, an English teacher, etc. If you do certain things (learn to code, get a specific degree, etc.) you can increase the odds of getting what you want to very close to 100%.
Read 32 tweets
18 Feb
Why I find @joinClubhouse interesting:
1. Unlike Twitter, I almost never open the Clubhouse app. Occasionally I get a notification that someone I follow is speaking, and I get the option to drop in. The push system adds random pleasant surprises to my life.
2. I hate parties. The crowds, the small talk, the dressing up, the inability to avoid certain people... ugh.

But I like the idea of parties: An almost free opportunity for chance encounters that could lead to many things.

Clubhouse is my party substitute without the downsides.
Read 6 tweets
18 Dec 20
Which's the most important skill you should learn if you want to work for yourself? ...

I don't think you learn this by reading about it, but by becoming determined to figure out what motivates people to take out their wallet and pay for things.
I started by observing my own behavior when I came to make purchasing decisions. Whenever I found myself choosing to pay for something (or choosing not to), I would try to reflect on why I was making that decision.
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