You may or may not know Gary Vaynerchuck, but his influence and impressive foresight has made this self-made millionaire someone to listen to.
This 4-time bestselling author, early investor in Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat and one of social media’s most prolific content producers is someone you can’t miss. His most famous achievement is building one of the first wine e-commerce platforms, which grew a family business from 3million USD to 60million USD sales in only 5 years.
This serial entrepreneur’s favorite hobby is giving away his hard-earned knowledge and experience. He goes all around the world, giving talks about entrepreneurship, life and marketing. His content is massively shared online, with many claiming he has changed their lives.
If you’re a struggling entrepreneur, or simply struggling, this is a profile to follow.
Here are some of the lessons @GaryVee has been sharing on his Instagram.
1- Don’t stop yourself, Go All In!
. My team has produced a new video about “going all in” – the link to the film is above in my profile 👆🏼. – For me it’s a simple question, can today be the last Friday that you play in the middle? When will you realize your life is controlled by your mental strategy and your actions against the plan you’ve laid out! – Tag two friends who you want to see crush it! – #motivationalquotes #mindsetiseverything #entrepreneur #garyvee #youtubechannel
Fear the long term not the short term. – Lets use this #mondaymorning as a day we do something we’ve been wanting to do, small or big, just something that we haven’t done because we were scared of judgment or rejection. – Who’s with me? – #makepositivitylouder #garyvee #mindsetiseverything #mondayvibes✌️
2- If you don’t love where you are or what you’re doing, leave
Want the answer? Eat shit, bleed, have an honest painful conversation with someone you love, sell you house and rent for 2 years, get ridiculed for 7 straight years while you’re misunderstood, let your parents think your brother is better than you. – Whatever it takes, get yourself in this spot, if you enjoy your work, you’ve put yourself in a huge huge place, one of the best places! – Strive for happiness! – #mindset #garyvee #selfesteem
. A lot of you wanna do what you want to do but you don’t want to “get off your parents bank” – Listen, if you don’t want your parents to impact and control your life well than get off their payroll and start living more humbly but on your own terms. – Can’t have both! – One step back 4 forwards! – Stop being soft and fancy, let’s go
3- Don’t do it only for the money, you’ll burn out
How many of you could be so much happier if you had a different job or started that business you wanted? – One of the things that have emerged is you taking a minute to audit how you spend money and what you spend it on? – For example I wonder how many people here keep their job just to keep up with the joneses and have a nicer house and car and jewelry and vacations and perks that they actually “need” and if they addressed that, they could start that business or not hate their 9-5. – When you learn to tune out “others” especially their weighted opinions of you, life starts getting good. – Tag someone who needs it. – #onelife #garyvee #motivation #selfworth #strategy in #life
4- Accountability and less entitlement are the way to go
. Either you were born with too little or born with too much. That is the conclusion I have made based on the 10’000’s of interactions I’ve had over the last year. – Here is the issue and the opportunity, so many of you who stopped to read this blame something or someone else. That’s super fine and all but the issue is simple, once you learn to blame yourself happiness is around the corner. – The issue with blaming Someone or something is it makes you feel like your not in control and not being in control of your life leads to extreme happiness. Allowing someone to be in control aka your parents are paying for shit because you have too big of an ego to work somewhere basic or too lazy to put in the super hard work to make something for yourself, sucks, but it’s reality. – Blaming where you were born, to whom, who was around you or terrible events all leads to negative shit. – Make this morning the morning you blame yourself for everything whether it’s true or not the mindset will lead to your happiness. – PS: be smart about blame, it’s in the past, who gives a fuck, it’s over, the accountability that you are in control of today and tomorrow is the 🔑
5- Positivity is the right content
. Lets simplify shit out here! – #1 no matter how upset or on tilt you are, imposing your frustrations on others in the form of anger or hate is never the move! – #2 if you are genuinely happy please spread that love 💕 too often those who are in a great place stay silent while those who aren’t ate loudest! – Stand up and be the #positivity – #entrepreneur #mindset #happiness #execution #work #do
This video is hard to watch. I will never post a more important video. I am so passionate about #makepositivitylouder and more importantly we need to start to understand what happens when you do, you can change someone’s life for real. – Please tag people, make them understand this concept and let’s all share more positivity as long as its practical and not delusional. – This woman was in a place where she no longer wanted to continue, the thought that a piece of content I made then lead her down a rabbit hole that pulled her out is more significant than anything I will ever accomplish. – #mindsetiseverything #happinessMatters #garyvee
. If you can get these two traits “down” and in harmony it becomes the blueprint to success. – To the many of you who see this I want to wish you a wonderful end to the holiday weekend. I also want you to spend today and reflect on 2 things. – #optimism : it’s so underrated, actually believing in the good, in the opportunity, in the possible is a huge factor, those who aren’t optimistic about the future tend to find failure. – #2 action : I am stunned how many aren’t all in on “doing” the work, the effort, the early mornings and late nights of you want it so bad, matter! Auditing what your doing from 9-5 or 8-6 or 7-7 or 6-8 of whatever your hours are is very important, are you reading and watching about success or are your creating, taking meetings, executing on your ambition. – Tag the last person you DM’d – #garyvee #hustle #ambition
6- Appreciate where you are, and what you’re doing
. Once you realize playing the game and the chase and the climb and the struggle is the “WIN” the entire game feels different. – Please use this Sunday evening to understand we are lucky to “play the game” and you should fall in love 😍 with your game not the shit you want to buy if you win your game. – #entrepreneurlife #hustling #providingformyfamily #garyvee #theprocess #thejourney
. I’m in such good spirits and so happy for all the opportunities I’ve been given and are still ahead of me and it manifests in me going so hard every day every week every month every year! I have the most energy of anyone I know and it’s all from the seeds of gratitude, once you become thankful for what you have vs. what you don’t have, Shits starts to happen! – #mindset #motivation #passion #energy #garyvee
. The difference? – I do my own social media, I type every word you see, I reply, I read my comments, I answer DM’s when I can, I read DM’s. – I run my businesses @vaynermedia & @purewow and the rest of the VaynerX companies have almost 1000 employees and 200m in revenue, I operate them, I sit in meetings, I make deals, I manage people, I WORK. – The way I come up with my thoughts is by listening while I work and paying attention to the market and my employees and other signals in the market. – #strategy is what I do, getting to them is the more interesting part 😉. – #garyvee #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurship – What do you do in the trenches? How do you come up with your strategy?
7- Marketing Lessons
. When your business is smaller, when your competitors have more money, you have to fight your fight. – David needed to be crafty as fuck to be Goliath and when you’re just starting out you have to use your advantages, which are hunger and time. – With that hunger and time you need to produce content, content, content. – Audio, video, written word, whatever it takes. – Please my friends focus on content creation and don’t become just Instagram centric, produce for #LinkedIn, #facebook, #podcast, #twitter, #snap, #youtube, #emaillists, #textMessages.
So many people sit around and complain about Facebook and instagrams algorithms and how it’s unfair and why they got screwed ect … to me this is a huge waste of time, #1 these platforms are free, FREE. #2 you know they will always protect the end user who’s consuming content so they will always make changes and you may get caught up. #3 you need to focus on diversification, I can’t believe how many of you are only producing content for Instagram and has given up on Facebook, twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, your website, podcasting and LinkedIn. – Stop crying about algorithms and start focusing on your skills! – #motivation #strategy #garyvee #instagram
. Everyone’s asking me what I think about the @champagnepapi @ninja @twitch moment last night and what it means, for me it’s the moment when twitch takes that next step in the attention game. – I’ve been watching and feeling it coming and my #twitch game is about to explode! – Tag all your smart friends – Take advantage of the opportunities – #garyvee #culture #attention
Full 2 min plus video being posted tomorrow on my profile over at Facebook.com/Gary. – The $1.80 strategy is going on Instagram searching a hashtag. Looking at the top 9 posts under that hashtag at that moment and then looking at the pic or watching the video and then leaving a comment of value when done, aka your $0.02 ( 2 cents ) aka your opinion. Now repeat on 19 more times on hashtags that have to do with your ambitions or interests for a total of 20. – 20X9 =180 aka $1.80. – I give a lot of strategy posts on Instagram here is a tactical one- take it away. – Tag someone who’s looking to grow their audience on Instagram