“The key here is not to make excuses, but to just say no. Pay attention to what makes you squirm the most, or which invitations feel the hardest to say no to.”
“One of the biggest things I’ve really come to understand about myself over the last 17 years: The way that underrated might start off as just some feeling the world imposes on you. But if you figure out how to harness it? It can become a feeling that you impose on the world.”
“While Google Docs may seem simple on the surface, it’s practically overflowing with out-of-sight options that can help you get more done with less effort.”
“Anonymity was a technology that allowed me to widen my vision and there was so much to see without myself in the way.”
“Maybe if we all gave each other the space to be complex people — not reduced to public perception, our professional bios, our LinkedIn profiles, others’ narratives of who we are — we might understand each other better and give ourselves the room to be messy but wondrous human beings.”
“If you make art without learning how to market it, you’ll probably burn out, get resentful, and blame everyone else for your failure because they don’t ‘get it.’”
“Speaking to customers about pricing can be stressful. But I promise you that not talking to them and attempting to interpret their silence is more excruciating.”
“The Big Break is a myth. Something we tell themselves out of laziness and fear of the work ahead. If Big Breaks do happen, we’d be better off not counting on them and focusing on what we can control — the work.”
“Play like you’re in first. Train like you’re in second.” – Stephen Curry
The idea that there’s not enough time in the day is a lie.
The truth is we have plenty of time to do what we want, but don’t pay close enough attention to how we spend (and waste) that time.