I had the opportunity to sit down with Marketing Genius, Investor and Multi-Millionaire Gary Vaynerchuk in New York to discuss Entrepreneurship and what it really takes to achieve wild success, on-and-offline.
Gary managed to take his company from $3 Million – $60 Million in the space of a few years through hustle, keynote deliveries, internet stardom and an insatiable desire to succeed.
Gary’s book “Crush It!” was the first book I ever read that inspired me to chase my dreams online. So sitting in the same room, one-on-one with Gary, a few years later was an opportunity of a lifetime.
The video interview is here: Gary Vaynerchuk Success Advice
Checkout this very informative podcast recording from the couch side conversation between Joel & Gary Vee!
1. There Are No Shortcuts
People think that there is some sort of quick move, some algorithm or quick hack you can pull off to reach success, when there are really no shortcuts.
“The biggest “Aha moment” has been the last 20 years of my career. My company VaynerMedia has gone from 25 – 280 people in the last 2 years and that’s a lot of growth, but it took 17 years of knowing about business that helped me speed the process up. It’s the learnings, it’s the grey hairs mate! and I think people don’t realise how much more time it takes than they think.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
2. Be Real With Yourself
You need to truly understand what you are getting into. Why do you wan’t to be an entrepreneur? What would it mean for you to open up a business? Is it going to take a lot more than just “you” to make it happen? and if “no”, then are you willing to share the credit?
“First of all I think there is a huge naivety. There’s way too many people that think they can just be an entrepreneur because it’s trendy.
There are a lot of Fakepreneurs out there. There are a lot of people who are great students, they come from wealthy families, have never hustled a day in their life, they think just because they are graduating from Yale that they should be a startup entrepreneur like Zuck’s was from Harvard and that’s not real.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
3. Don’t Try And Be Something You’re Not
Understand your strengths and weaknesses and don’t try to go against them.
Know that you are here on this earth for a limited time and there is no point wasting it trying to become a master in an area that does not come natural to you. Save that for someone else that already has it in them.
“The Lack of Self Awareness is the biggest issue. I’d love to be the quarterback of the New York Jets, but it’s just not going to happen. Every entrepreneur has strengths and weaknesses. You can’t be great at everything, so self awareness matters.
Too many people are trying to do everything and they need to realise there are strengths and weaknesses and they need to focus on their strengths.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
4. Define Your Success
Everyone’s definition of success is different. One thing you need to know is that you will never achieve success if you don’t have a solid understanding of why you are doing it.
What is your WHY? Work it out, have a for sure understanding of what you are chasing, what is the ultimate outcome for you at the end of the day.
Gary’s definition of Success:
“Pure business wise, I want to buy the New York Jets, that’s my multi-billion dollar ambition, so success has always been predicated on how close I am to doing that. The flip side is, that’s just the black and white.
The grey, the real stuff, the emotional stuff is:
How many jobs am I creating?
How many relationships am I making?
Am I having more fun? Less fun?
I love the notoriety, I don’t mind it, I live for the famous fun, I’m not embarrassed to say “I Like it”. It works for me because I like people, and so anything that takes away a barrier of meeting new people is awesome for me.
So my true definition of success is doing what I want to be doing at all times.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
How To Relentlessly Live In Your Potential – Ben Kelly
Millionaire Entrepreneur, Speaker, Trainer and Investor Ben Kelly shares his principles with you for Rapid Transformation.
Ben Kelly was a financially crippled bricklayer with large debt along with a debilitating mindset and low self worth as he struggled for purpose with a feeling of very little hope of a better life.
However, Ben managed to turn that around in 2 short years through a strong desire to learn, grow and apply all that he learned in facing his fears and identity attachments that held him back.
Ben leads a movement of thousands around the world, speaking to large groups throughout Australia, the US, the UK and Asia sharing the lessons he has learned and the process that helped him to go from a depressed bricklayer unable to voice himself to being able to confidently speak to thousands on how life can change in a moment with a strong growth mindset and a willingness to leave behind what is not in service to your greater self.
His successful network marketing business has allowed him, along with his sister Peta to retire their single mother of four “Christine” and alleviate all of her financial burden. Ben loves travelling the world to lead people to their own empowerment, growth and expansion so they can step into greater expressed versions of themselves.
Click Play below to listen to the podcast episode with Ben Kelly.
6 Ways to Expand Your Consciousness for More Success – Garrain Jones
Garrain Jones is a powerful transformational leader and speaker who has broken through barriers most would see as impossible.
Every industry he has stepped into he has achieved a high level of success and he continues to expand his network into the millions and networth into the multiple millions because he continues to challenge the way he looks at his potential and his life. He loves teaching others how they can do this too.
In this podcast episode Garrain shares 6 interesting ways to expand your consciousness so you can achieve more success. He also shares a powerful exercise to create clarity and power in your life, this episode is not to be missed.
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How to Share Your Vision and Ideas With The Super Wealthy – Kevin Harrington
Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive. Harrington is the founder of “As Seen On TV”. Kevin has appeared on the television series Shark Tank and has launched over 500 products resulting in more than $5 Billion in sales worldwide.
Listen to this Addicted2Success episode to find out how you can share your vision in the most effective way
5 Habits Of Radically Authentic Leaders – Malaine Lea
New Jersey’s very own Women’s Lifestyle Architect and 6 Figure Transformational coach “Malaine Lea” shares the habits of Radically Authentic, Highly Impactful and Incredibly Intentional Leaders.
As a Lifestyle Architect Malaine Lea loves supporting you in redefining and designing who you really are from the inside out.
Click Play below to listen to the podcast episode with Malaine Lea.
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