Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the internet’s most successful entrepreneurs. Commonly referred to by his stage name “Gary Vee”, he has built multiple $50 million+ businesses before the age of 40 and has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to chase their dreams in this incredible era of opportunity.
Here are some of the things that have made him so successful…
1. He’s passionate
Gary Vee has got to be one of the most passionate people in the world. Part of that has to do with the love for his work and I believe that is an important quality.
His love for his work and his life shows in the passion he brings to every minute of his life.
2. He exudes energy
This stems from his passion. His untamable energy seeps into the meat and bones of every single one of his videos and articles. And it seeps into the hearts of his fans and viewers as well. Just watch a few episodes of the #AskGaryVee show and you’ll quickly get a close look at the amount of energy and fire he has in his belly.
3. He doesn’t care what you think of him
I think this may be the most important trait to his success. We all know that caring too much what others think about you is toxic. It stops you from living the life you truly want to live and causes you to fall into a life that others want you to live.
Vaynerchuk could care less what you think of him. He’s weird, goofy and portrays his authentic self in every one of his shows. Many people think he’s the goofiest guy in the world, but that’s one of the things that his biggest fans love about him.
4. He cares A LOT about people
Although he could care less what people think about him personally, he 100% cares about YOU. And me. And everyone else that he can potentially impact in a positive way. His mantra in life is to help as many people as possible and provide value to as many people as he can.
He often talks about how marketers and business people are too focused on scaling, and that causes them to lose sight of one of the most powerful weapons in business: personal relationships.
Although he now has tens of thousands of fans world wide, he wants nothing more than to spend as much time as he can one-on-one with each of them. I think that makes him very special and contributes to much of his success.
5. He’s authentic
Gary Vee is one of the world’s most authentic human beings. He gives you 100% Gary , 100% of the time. This is powerful and has earned him the trust and loyalty of thousands (which has of course allowed him to leverage that into much business success).
6. He’s intuitive
Gary is known for his ability to foresee the growth of many new upcoming brands and trends. Whether it was SnapChat, Instagram, or Apple Pay, he’s had his share of guesses-gone-right (along with a handful of sour guesses).
This is something that Gary claims he was born with, but I’m not convinced that it can’t be developed. By reading voraciously, and staying up-to-date with what happens (and a lot of practice), I believe one can develop strong intuition that suits them well in the business world, and life in general.
7. He commits
Lastly, Gary Vee sees something with his intuition and then he commits. There is no half-assing it in Gary’s world. He sees what he believes is going to work and then he commits to making that work. It’s how he’s been able to build two $50 million businesses before the age of 40 and how he was able to build the second one from the ground up in less than 5 years.
Find something you love and you believe in, and commit.
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