Derek Sivers Tag Archive

Do something for love and something for money

(Excerpt from How do you do what you love and make money by Derek Sivers) First: balance. You’ve heard about balancing heart and mind, or right-brain left-brain, or whatever you want to call it. We all have a need for...

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Getting someone’s winning lottery numbers

(Excerpt from Beware of Advice by Derek Sivers) When successful people give advice, I usually hear it like this: “Here are the lottery numbers I played: 14 29 71 33 8. They worked for me!” Success is based on so...

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Hell Yeah! Otherwise No!

(Excerpt from Anything You Want by Derek Sivers) If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, say “no.” When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than “Wow! That would be...

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$15 for a great idea. $1m for great execution

(Extract from Anything You Want by Derek Sivers) AWFUL IDEA = -1 WEAK IDEA = 1 SO-SO IDEA = 5 GOOD IDEA = 10 GREAT IDEA = 15 BRILLIANT IDEA = 20 NO EXECUTION = $1 WEAK EXECUTION =...

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