If you are a social media enthusiast then you have probably heard of Gary. For those who don’t know him. Gary Vaynerchuk is a self-promotional wine entrepreneur who turned his $3 million dollar family wine business to $60 million business in just five years. After this successful attempt, he is now a proud owner of Vayner Media, one of the hottest digital agencies. He is also a bestselling author and he is so influential that he can command six-figure fees for speaking engagement.
Gary at present hosts the #AskGaryVee show, where he takes young entrepreneurs questions and answers them the ways to combat the difficulties they are facing in building a business.
His way of motivation is quite different from others. He is brash, loud, and uses profanity in his speech, which is very unlike other motivational speakers and that is what we adore about him.
Below are the 5 real life advice from the man himself,
BET ON YOUR STRENGTHS
You need to bend on your strengths and don’t give a fuck about what you suck at. Way too many people spend their next 30-40 years of life, trying to check the boxes, things they are not good at and in that, you are going to lose fuck loads of time and money. I highly recommend auditing yourself or if you have no fucking empathy or self-awareness, find somebody in your family and let them tell you who you are and once you believe that either for yourself or someone else told you, go directly, all chips in because that is the only possible way.
“Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions.”
Because the truth is,
How do you get money to do what you love? You don’t. I lost a shit load of money when I started doing what I love; what you do is you position yourself for success. For example, if you’re doing something else and you want to do this thing you love, you do it after hours. You work 9-6, you get home, you kiss the dog, and you’re like there is no time. Everybody has time. Stop watching fucking “LOST”. So if you want this, if you want a yacht, if you wanna buy jets, WORK, there is no other way around.
“If you live for the weekends and vacations, your sh*t is broken.”
EXECUTE YOUR IDEAS
Once in every four months somebody sends an email saying I have got a huge startup that I want you to invest in, but you’ve got to sign this N.D.A, which literally gets an email back right away that says, “Fuck You” and the reason is I’m a humongous believer that ideas are shit, and the execution is the game. We have all got ideas, everybody’s got ideas. Uber was Magic Cab, 3 years earlier. Uber’s not an idea, Uber existed. It was called Magic Cab but the guy that executed it, sucked, so they lost. So I think if there is any level of romance left in this room about your idea, I would like to suffocate it because the actual situation is what you do about it.
“It’s easy to dream about it, but much harder to execute it”
STICK TO YOUR DNA
The ability to adjust is the entire game. My dad was so pissed when I was building the wine library. He was always like, 3 months ago you said Rickie was going to be the best employee and I’m like, I changed my mind and I fucking fired him or he is like you said sparkling wine was important and now you just eliminated it, I changed my mind. My ability to only be comfortable in massive chaos has been my biggest asset as an entrepreneur. See like when the Steve Jobs’ book came out and everybody, every tech crunch started acting like a dictator because Jobs was tough. Everybody fell into the romance like I have a big vision and I’m going to be a dick, like Steve. You can look like how people roll, but it’s so damn important to like stick to your DNA and what you are good at, and to recognize that you need to surround yourself with people that are opposite to you, that bring the other values.
“You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.”
DON’T MAKE EXCUSES
Nothing in life is free, nothing happens overnight. It all takes tons and tons of work, and tons and tons of talent, and tons and tons of serendipity but luck, serendipity, there is a forced culture in that. You know you don’t just sit in your room hoping magic happens. You get the fuck out of your comfort zone, work hard towards your goal and then the fucking magic happens. Luck comes by being in the right spot. I have been this much lucky because I have bled out of my eyes every fucking day to make it work. There are no overnight successes. They don’t exist.
“There no longer has to be a difference between who you are and what you do.”
Find more about him at http://garyvaynerchuk.com.