The Naval Podcast – The Internet Has Massively Broadened Career Possibilities

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This podcast clip is part of an ongoing conversation between Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. Unless otherwise noted, quotes are from Naval. For reference, check out Naval’s famous How to Get Rich tweet storm.

Key Takeaways

  • “The internet has massively broadened the possible space of careers. Most people haven’t figured this out yet.”
  • The internet connects everyone on the planet
    • This means that you can find an audience for your product/service no matter how far away they are
    • “The internet allows any niche obsession…from people who collect snakes to people who like to ride hot air balloons to people who like to sail around the world by themselves…whatever nice obsession you have, the internet allows you to scale.”
      • “If you want to reach 50,000 passionate people like you, there’s an audience out there for you”
  • “Each person on Earth has different interests and obsessions, and it’s that diversity that becomes a creative superpower”
    • Before the internet – this didn’t really matter
      • Your town/village didn’t necessarily need your unique creative skill
    • But now – you can go out on the internet and find your audience and utilize that to build wealth
  • The space of careers has been broadened -Examples:
    • People are now able to upload videos to Youtube to make a living – this wasn’t possible 50 years ago
    • Professional bloggers
    • Podcasters – Joe Rogan makes about $100 million per year from his podcast alone
  • “The internet enables any niche interest, as long as you’re the best at it, to scale out”
    • Because every human is different, everyone is the best at something
  • “Escape competition through authenticity”
    • Just do your own thing – “No one can compete with you on being you”
    • “The more authentic you are, the less competition you’re gonna have”

These notes were edited by RoRoPa Editing Services

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