#AskGaryVee Episode 164: Streaming Services, Beatboxing, & Telling the Truth

#AskGaryVee Episode 164: Streaming Services, Beatboxing, & Telling the Truth


– On this episode, we go into my office, we finally put Staphon
to work halfway through, and I end it on probably
the most important thing I’ve ever said on this show. (pounding hip-hop music) (crowd roaring) You ask questions, and I answer them. This is the #AskGaryVee Show. Hey everybody,
this is Gary Vay-ner-chuk and this is Episode 164
of the #AskGaryVee Show. In my office, I’m nice and cozy, oh, today’s Friday? I have to make it, whoa. I literally just this second realized I have to make an official prediction. I am going to Houston. If you haven’t been
following along, actually, I’m gonna send you guys this. This is a picture of me
and AJ at every game. (camera shutter snaps) So that’s fun. DRock is back from Australia. Good to have you back, DRock. You timed it well. I was away, you were away. But you missed a couple episodes, including the classic
“in the gym” episode. If you’re just catching this, this is 164? – [India] Yeah. – 163, if you haven’t seen it yet, because we put up late last night, good hustle there, Staphon, on that, if you’re just seeing this now on your Facebook feed or YouTube, make sure you watch 163. That was a classic. – [India] That’ll go
down in #AskGaryVee history. – [Gary] #AskGaryVee history. – It’s true. – [Gary] Thank you. Yes, that definitely
has trivia all over it. I will give my official Jets prediction at the end of the show. And speaking of the show, India, let’s get into – [Both] the show. Love it. Let’s do it. – [Voiceover] Roy asks,
“Apart from consistency, “what’s the smallest routine “that’s made the biggest difference “to the #AskGaryVee Show since starting?” – Uh, the friction between consistency and constantly trying to evolve. Now, you know, obviously
like the show yesterday, outside, not asking a question of the day, now bringing back the question of the day, India coming in somewhere along the line instead of Stunwin, and probably more things
that will continue if we’re lucky enough to have a run here. There’s the consistency of doing it, and really letting the
essence of the show happen. You know, what’s really interesting is if you look, for all of
you that have watched, and by the way, leave a comment if you’ve watched every episode. Actually, I might wanna do a pic, where’s the pumpkin? Left already? We’ll tell you about it later. There’s obviously a lot of themes. I’m not gonna change my pillars or religious points of view on things, but the reinforcement,
it’s been interesting. I’ve been getting emails lately that say, “you know, Gary, it’s funny, I’ve watched all 160 episodes and this theme has really
caught my attention, but it took me hearing
you answer a question, maybe 15 different questions,
with the same theme, different answers, the same theme, it really now just hit me. Like, wow, I really now
understand what you mean of ‘execution’s the game, idea’s shit.’ Of course, ideas aren’t shit, but boy, everybody’s got an idea.” Things like that, and so I think the consistency of doing it, the consistency of there being four to 15 things I believe in, hard work, you know, not being romantic about the current state of the marketplace and always putting
yourself out of business, being 51-49 to the other person, so just actually being authentic enough that you know yourself, that
your answers align in that way, and then just making
it interesting and fun, and different settings, the outside energy mixed
up with being in my office, the predictions at the end of the show, those will go away after
the football season. So, you know, just mixing it up, so putting pressure on the format while letting the essence
always be the same. Being the same person even
though you grow up and mature and maybe change your
outfits, grow facial hair, get older, start losing hair, but still always being that same person, but evolving with the times. (muffled applause) Thank you. Thank you. (laughter) I don’t know if you picked up
on that clap clearly enough. – [DRock] Yeah. – [India] From Sky. – Sky. – [India] Her handle is skyismagic. – Sky is magic. Our Skye is magic here. – [India] She is magic. – [Voiceover] Sky asks, “Adele’s new album isn’t
streaming anywhere. “Is she romantic about selling albums, “or leveraging people to buy music?” – Oh, wait a minute,
Staphon’s just standing here, and if you’re just, I
mean, show that, DRock. He’s really, truly just standing here. (laughter) One of the things that makes me unhappy, I mean, really, I know
you’ve gotta watch it for editing purposes, but you should be you should be doing something, Staphon. – [Staphon] You’re right.
(laughter) – So let’s do a little Periscoping. Alright. Adele’s new album is not
streaming anywhere, right? – [India] Is she romantic
about selling albums, or leveraging people to buy music? – It’s a really good
question, and the truth is, there’s a time and a place
for you to do everything, so, we talk about spec work here, right? DRock got his job on it, right? Like, you do something for free and it leads to what you want to happen. Well look, when you’re
Jay-Z in the early days and nobody knows who the hell you are, it makes sense to go to a club, not get paid, and spit your fire, because you’re building leverage. I used to go and speak for free. Often. I don’t do that anymore. Because I have an alternative. I have demand now. Adele, if her name was “Shmadele,” if Shmadele came out with a new album and nobody knows who Shmadele is, I would hope, I don’t
follow music enough, so, if there’s a Shmadele, I apologize. But if you’re Shmadele and
nobody knows who you are, you not only want to be
on streaming services, you wanna, like, show up on
Instagram people’s accounts and, like, sing, you wanna, like, go outside and give
people your free album, like, you want exposure
because that creates leverage that you then can charge for. Adele doesn’t have that problem, and so she’s trying to maximize
profits through that channel versus the pennies that streaming does. It does two things: it makes her more money, it gives her less exposure by accident for people that could find her through Spotify or other places that have never discovered her before. From my point of view,
it’s a fine balancing act. Right? I think if you look at the people that pushed against Napster,
or pushed against technology, the bands that pushed
against MTV, historically, that didn’t make music videos, if you’re too romantic for
too long, you can get caught, unless you’re in the top 1%. I believe that there’s an absolute way to not conform to modern marketing. A€ la Apple. If your product is
disproportionately the best, consistently, you can get
away with acting differently. But if you look, even at, like, actors at the top of their game, like a Will Smith who made the same kind
of movie for a while, everybody has their day and time. And so my answer is, if
Adele has this read properly that she doesn’t need more
exposure, she has a huge fanbase, she just put out fire, and it killed, cool. Look at Justin Bieber in parallel. Did a lot of marketing,
a lot of Instagram, a lot of releasing, a
lot of stuff out there, and it really worked. Now the question becomes, he needed that because he
was in this funny spot, does he do the same thing next time? Or does he go a little bit
closer to where Adele is if Adele’s over here? The answer to the
question, my friends, is, there’s no absolutes. There is no right answer. There’s moments in time,
like the first question. There’s knowing what to do at this moment. The things I do running
this business at 600 people is very different than what I did at four. I don’t say yes, I said
no to 19 deals today. I said yes to every deal
when we first started. Right? And so we just talked about, we just all got together on my team to talk about how much
book-buying you have to do for all my packages for the next book. I think we can all agree, there’s a lot more books
that you need to do to do the things that I did two years ago for Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. ‘Cause I’m busier, I
have more opportunities. I have more leverage. This is where the #AskGaryVee
show’s brand, right, has helped me. Why don’t you say, I mean, you’re just, this is amazing, but why don’t you just say hello. – Hi. – [Gary] Tell the Vayner
Nation who you are. – Uh, Reed Adler, sound guy. – Yeah, so Reed just was working on something else I just did, he’s just hanging out, he said before we aired, “hey, my brother turned
me on to the show,” his brother and him now know who I am more than they did before because this show’s working for me, which then gave me leverage to ask for 3,500 books to give a keynote, versus 2,000 books. So this is how it works, guys. You put in the work for a year and a half, you build up leverage, which then allows you to get more stuff. So Adele’s move, where a
lot of people might say, “oh, Gary’s gonna say,” because I know a lot of you thought this, “oh, that’s bad, you’re killing exposure.” No, it’s balancing that. What’s important is not
reading your own headlines and doing the thing that Adele’s doing too long, too many times in a row that now no 17-year-old in America or 15-year-old even knows who you are, because they only live in those platforms. Right? All the bands that said no to being the music on John Madden Football in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, they missed out on being Good Charlotte. Good Charlotte said yes, they were willing to give away the music, or go find out how the
Black Eyed Peas worked. Will.i.am was smart, he’s like, “oh, for a TV commercial? For this Apple iPod thing? Okay. We won’t be too fancy.” And the three big bands
that you’ve heard of that said no missed the chance of being huge. So yo, I even say yes to things for free, if the exposure is
disproportionately unbelievable. Saturday Night Live
does not need to pay me to show up and be in an SNL. Because they’re bringing me something. You, with your local TEDx thing, in Shmugga-mugga-mugga, Iowa, sorry to pick on Iowa, I love you, Iowa, like, yeah, you got a problem. Because, like, I don’t wanna
come for those 40 people, it’s just checks and balances. And I love you 40 people, but watch the show for free, I can’t make it, it’s just an equation. Adele’s at that place where
she can do this right now, but Adele needs to do what I think I try to be really good at, which is don’t read your headlines, don’t get too fancy to not take a selfie, if you get too separated
from that for too long, and you can do it, but if you do it for too long, somebody else is gonna come along and Shmadele’s gonna be number one. – [India] Watch out, Adele. Shmadele’s coming. – And Shmadele’s fuckin’ pissed. (laughter) And hungrier. It’s fuckin’ the Rocky movie, right? Rocky was hungrier, but
then he got fancy in LA, Mr. T whipped that ass. (laughter) Alright, let’s move on. (laughter) – [India] From Gary Movie Reviews. – We could be the new Siskel & Ebert. “This movie sucked shit.” “Oh, I don’t know, I
think it’s interesting.” Alright, let’s go. – [Voiceover] Adam asks,
“Do you think it’s important “for agency leaders to be active on social? “Do you weight that when
hiring a leader at Vayner?” – Um, look, I do think that somebody has to be a practitioner
or skilled in your craft, so yes, I do weigh that, but I do think we have a machine here that if somebody’s a great executive and good at building up people’s talent, knows how to do client services, understands the theory of marketing, but hasn’t used Snapchat,
Instagram, Facebook enough to be a great practitioner, that we know that’s commoditized and that after a hundred days at Vayner, we can get them to that place, so if they have enough
of the other things, you don’t have to be
crushing it on Instagram to be a leader at Vayner. You have to understand why
Instagram’s crushing it, and then put in the
work once you start here if you’re good at leading a team, great with client services,
great at other strategies, great at understanding how things, we have a lot of people that are great at Facebook,
Snapchat, Instagram, but don’t understand how beer is sold, or how soap is sold, and
we have to teach them that. If you’re coming as a
42-year-old executive and done it your whole
career and you know that, so just teaching the white space. So that’s the real answer. You have to have the
attitude, the appetite, and the theoretical rationale to why these things are
working to get in the door. – [India] Nice. – That was a nice, tight answer. – [India] Yeah. – Oh. – From Todd. – Yeah, we need to do more videos. – Hey Gary. – Hey Todd. – You say ideas are crap,
(beatboxing) execution is the game. – Oh, he’s rapping. – Honestly, to most of us,
they’re one and the same. – I said, you’ve had six or
seven in your big career. Tell me last time you were
pumped about your biggest idea. Thanks, man. – That was well-done. – [India] Yeah, that was good. – That is the way to get on the show, get India’s creative juices going. We need a little bit more
creative video questions. This is a good starting point. We need that. Let’s do a call to arms
to the Vayner Nation, better video questions, let’s step it up. Jesus. What’s his name? Adam? – [India] Todd.
– Todd. (laughter) – Todd, great job, first of all. The last idea I’ve been
really excited about, that’s a really good question. I’m really excited about my current ideas of big opportunities
in the business world, so they’re not very specific, but I’m in love with my thesis of e-sports and virtual
reality in a 10-year window. And so I just have to make sure I don’t get too far ahead of it, but I’m very, very, very excited about that. I think I was very right about how much brands and businesses were gonna spend on social networks. I don’t think people saw,
four or five years ago, the money allocation that’s getting poured into making videos and
pictures for these platforms. That was exciting to me,
it’s been the backbone of, that was the strategy and then the execution was VaynerMedia, that’s when it works,
when you have both, right? Like, you can work your
ass off if you’re wrong. If I’m like, “okay, guys,
VHS tapes are coming back.” And if I start building a
company and hiring people that are 58 years old that know how to make VHS
tape, like, if I’m wrong, all our hustle is for naught. So you have to have both. I would say that, I would say the other
thing that I can point to is the #AskGaryVee Show. I don’t know if you heard about it, but we’re in it right now. It’s very meta. I knew that I was good
at answering questions, I could feel at conferences
that people would be like, “holy crap, that last 15
minutes, that was the bomb.” They were impressed by
my quickness in my craft. It was a way to show everybody that I know what I’m talking about. You know, people were stunned, I was with somebody yesterday. People don’t realize that
I don’t know the questions. Like, you pick them. Yes, I will send you, – You do. – like, the first one we
did today, like, I sent you. Like, I’m looking, I’m watching you guys, ’cause I care about you
guys and I’m sending stuff, but I would say, out of
a week, 25 questions, I’m sending you two? – [India] Two, probably. – So when people find that out, they’re fascinated by it. So I thought this format
would work for me, I thought it would elevate my leadership around marketing and
technology thought leadership, and it has. Him and his bro. And many, and many (Gary laughs) and many, many, many, many more of you. And so that idea was percolating,
we did it ad hoc one day, and it worked. – Here we are. – When is episode 200 gonna happen, we’re on 164? – [India] 164. – 36. – [Voiceover] I think February, March. – February-March, cool. Cool. – [DRock] Good timing. – Yeah. Ooh, we could time it right
around the book, March 8th. – [India] Oh yeah.
– Oh, it’d be really, really nice to charge, like, come in, and I want the tickets to be, actually, we may have to
reverse-engineer this. What we can do is, like,
getting in the door, you have to come with six books. Like, that’s your entry point. I’m a hustler. Right hook. Anything else? – [India] We got one more.
– One more. On this Friday, and then
my official prediction. – Yeah. (laughter) – [DRock] Have you thought about it? – [Gary] Nope. – I’ll stall. – [Gary] But I’m more prepared than I was for the Buffalo game. – [India] Cool.
– Weirdly. – [India] From Craig.
– Craig. – [India] Sorry, I was reading it again. – Craig Mack? – [India] No, just Craig
at Mountain Race Shop. – [Voiceover] Craig asks,
“How do I stop my competition “from telling blatant
lies about my business, “without stooping to their level?” – Craig, by recognizing those blatant lies have no impact on your future. Now, stick with me here. It’s hard, because you’ll say, “no way, Gary, it’s already had an impact. This person stopped working
with me because of that lie.” Net net with me, my friend. Net net with me. If they’re lies, and they may not be, let’s first make sure
they’re lies, my man. But if they’re lies, you will win. Lies have been, people have
tried that tactic on me, you will never, ever win that game if you’re on the lying end. Like, the truth is undefeated. You just have to be patient. So, the fact of the matter is, that’s too much on your mind. By you even asking me this
question, it’s bubbled up, and it’s really no different, and I’m sorry to use this, ’cause it’s an extreme version of it, and it’s obviously top
of everybody’s mind. It’s really, in some weird way,
no different than terrorism. Like, terrorism works
because people get scared, and that’s propaganda. Right? And of course things happen, but what they’re trying to
do is get people not to fly, not to go to Europe,
like, all these things. They scare you, they make these videos and say “we’re gonna go
after all these places” to scare people in those places. That’s how it works. That’s what that is as
well, which is like, they’re trying to propaganda your clients into believing that. But when there’s a net result a year later, two years later, when people are like, “oh,
Gary’s just good at Twitter. VaynerMedia’s not,” I mean, you know people said
VaynerMedia was gonna fail because I’m just a social media pundit, I’m just bullshit and
pizzazz, I’m all this? Well, they lost. Because now here we are. And so as long as you’re
confident in your execution, please do not spend time
going on the defense against your competitors
who are lying about you. Just go do your thing and let the results show for themselves. This is a very important thing. People get way too hung up on their negative comments on YouTube, the competition making lies about them. The results always speak for themselves. Marky Mark was not gonna
transition into a real celebrity, until Mark Wahlberg did it. Justin Bieber was always
just gonna be a teeny bopper until he put out fire. Right? Like, the truth always wins. Period. – [India] Nice. – Cool. Question of the day. What is your truth? Who are you at the truest level? Let’s see how many of you, and by the way, I only
expect three of you, one on YouTube, two on Facebook, to actually answer this truth. Because the rest of you are gonna PR it and put up some bullshit. But for the three of you, and
I’m gonna try to read ’em all, to see which three say it, who are you, what’s the
real truth about yourself? And the reason I’m doing it is for the three of you
that actually write it and expose it to the world, your Saturday or Sunday,
depending on when you watch this, will be different for
the rest of your life. That was some big stuff there. Jets 16, Texans 13. Jets are gonna go in there and win, T.J. Yates, backup quarterback, I’m worried about the defense, I know the Texans have not given up a touchdown in ten quarters, but I think the Jets go in there, season on the line, the Jets know if they lose this game they will not make the playoffs. 16-13 New York Jets, I look for Eric Decker to have a huge day. You keep asking questions, I’ll keep answering them. (pounding hip-hop music)

100 COMMENTS

    #QOTD I am an 18 year old visionary who is dropping out of university and leaving my scholarship behind to go all chips in on what brings me pure fulfillment. I use to tell myself the reason I go to school is because my parents (who are immigrants from Iraq) never had the chance to, but truthfully I had doubt that I needed a safe plan B. After developing self-awareness I have finally built up the courage to have 110% belief in my vision and understand that I know WHAT I want and I know WHY I want it so the HOW I get there does not matter. I am teachable, I am willing to change, and willing to learn. My dream is to provide value to the masses. I want to breathe LIFE into people with my words. I have a burning desire to inspire others to do what inspires them. Through public speaking and social platforms I have already reached 100K+ people, but I KNOW that, that number will soon turn into millions. Although the WIDTH is not as important as the DEPTH because I am fulfilled knowing that I changed one life. That is WHO I AM 😀

    a 27-year old entrepreneur and entertainer, born in a regular life, pushing towards a vision and putting in work, with the dream of doing something big, meaningful and inspirational, and sharing this with my dad, who always wanted to be someone important

    #QOTD The truth is I still do not have that all figured out about myself yet, I tend to hide myself from the world. In the past I have let fear prevent me from figuring it out, but thanks to the help with (oddly enough, thought this would be the last place I found it) people from social media I am pushing past that fear to figure it out. No longer asking myself "Am I good enough to do this?," but "Does it make me happy?" Discovered your show back in late July and binge watched all your episodes to catch up. You have definitely had a huge impact on my new outlook as well, Thank You!!

    I am a guy with big dreams, who thought that ideas are priceless and that everything else is easy. I was miserably wrong. I am not a hard working person and in fact, i am lazy as sh*t. But then, and i really mean it, because of this show, you opened up my eyes to the truth. I know now, for a fact, that execution is the priceless thing and not ideas. I know that there is not such a thing as overnight success and that i have to work really really hard in order to succeed. I am a different person, my perspective of the world and how business works has changed forever. And if i succeed at turning my ideas into the big company that i always dreamed about, it won't be because of anything but your inspiration and motivation.
    The lazy guy has became a no quitter. Thank you very much Sir for your time.

    G'day +Gary Vaynerchuk, how's it going? In response to your #QOTD – I am a future member of the Vayner Media team.

    Having worked a ton of jobs from the age of 14, I graduated from Uni in '09 with a Design degree, hosted a podcast while I lived in London for 2 years, and have attempted several websites & ventures, none quite cracking the market… yet.

    Listening to and seeing guys like you, Lewis Howes, Amy Porterfield, Pat Flynn, really gets me fired up. It feels like I'm so close to something big – just not quite yet.

    What's the real truth about myself?

    In less than two years, I will be thirty years old and I don't want to be stuck in a shitty office job for the rest of my life. The only way to avoid that is to find a job that I love and learn from people like yourself. Thank-you for all that you do.

    PS. Good to see you wear your colours regardless. Go Jets!

    The real truth about myself is that I focus too much on the happiness others give me and not the happiness I give myself.

    Ill tell you who I am….I'm just a guy who thinks he's smart, but doesn't feel like hes winning yet. To most that know me they think I'm well on my way, but to me I am a long way off. I watch your videos in hopes of finding a way to "make it" just like most everyone else. We hope that by watching these videos we will somehow have so much profound knowledge dropped on us that we will be able to go out into the world and (let's call a spade a spade) become rich. For those of you hoping the same just go back and watch the damn videos because watching videos won't make you rich or make you "win"…..HUSTLE WILL!!!!!

    My truth: I am stuck trying to navigate the gap between my vision and my reality. Being a visionary is tough. I am gifted with this ability to see things that others may not. But paradoxically cursed because I am forced to deal with my reality not being congruent with my vision. My truth, however, is that I am the only one who can bridge that gap. The narrowing of that gap is utterly equivalent to my hustle. So I am facing the ultimate realization that I am where I am (in this gap) because I have not decided to REALLY do anything about it. That is an incredibly bitter pill to swallow. #askgaryvee

    #QOTD I am relentless in the pursuit of showing everyone who said I won't or can't the reality that hard work, late night grinding, and personal sacrifice reaps great rewards. And not rewards that change the character of who I am striving to become. Instead the rewards of knowing all the struggles paid off to produce a great product and opportunities to help others just like me. LOVE the showwwwwww!

    Just getting to this episode. I am a fighter and a struggler. It's ebb and flow, good days and tough days. I work hard to keep others employed, and hope that it will pay off some day.

    Every episode, brother. The truth, you can't handle the truth. Just a learner / listener / executioner (to use some of your words). Eager to absorb as much as I can and execute against it.

    so I literally just caught up and just saw your show on periscope.. Officially watched every episode. My truth is I have no fucking clue. All I know is I want to change my WANT to my HUSTLE. I am competitive as shit in sports and lazy as fuck with money. I talk to much and don't get the fuck up and make things happen I start to DO and get discouraged to quick my potential is high. And that's the truth. Thank you for posting your content

    former Lerner and now active participater

    Hey Gary! My name is Travis and I'm a new follower of your content. It has been extremely motivating and it has lit a fire under my ass. I own a small martial arts and kickboxing studio and I need to start jabbing with great content immediately to get a jump on my competitors. My target market is mothers with children ages 5-12. What kind of content do you feel I should create, what platforms would make the most sense, and what tools ( photo/video apps, equipment etc) should I invest in to start creating this content? Thank you for dropping such massive knowledge for all us out here in the business battlefield. It is greatly appreciated.

    I'm just another one of those guys with a shit load of ideas, failing to execute…. so I'ma keep on watching 'The Shooooooooooooooow' to push me to that place I need to be to execute!!

    Been a fan since you went on TWIST with Jason C. and sorry man just checked up on the Jets, tough break with the loss to the Texans man, but hey, there's always the Fantasy league 😉

    Peace GV

    I think Esports is now. Everybody knows in 10 years its going to be huge but three years ago I was a Pro player. I wasn't making anything. Now I would be making millions, if I was on a top team again. I think waiting to 2018 or longer will be to late.

    Who am I at the truest level? A husband to my wife of over 20 years, a father to three children (19,14, and 11), retired from the US military after 20 years of service, photographer (just had my daily picture streak end at 1,420 days), procrastinator, scared to take the next step forward, afraid to fail, and not sure which way to go. I watch your videos to hopefully get a spark to move forward with my photography business. #scaredtomoveforward #procrastinator

    I'm a woman who, in her truest level, is still figuring my business out, but I'm incredibly grateful that I have clarity on my purpose. I didn't always have that and I'm so thankful that my journey as an entrepreneur could help me to realize it. I'm obsessed with the growth, with figuring it out, with saying yes, with helping others and with understanding myself more deeply each day. Thank you Gary and Team for all that you do!

    #QOTD I am the product of two entrepreneurs who built a dream they never had as children. I was raised in the setting of a grocery store. I saw the hustle from my parents that never ceased; they worked from dusk until dawn, day-in, and day-out. I've learned that the hustle isn't hereditary, it must be earned. As I venture into new territory, I am learning that my ideas are air if I don't take action. If I don't change my habits, I will not lead a fulfilling life. In order to develop my hustle, I aim to jump over the constant hurdles that consist of my fears. The same fears that as a little girl paralyzed me from progressing and believing in myself. Trial and error is life, continuing despite falling repeatedly is what makes the journey worth pursuing. My name is Rachael Sol: I am the youngest of eleven children, I am a freshman at the University of Utah, I am an Alaskan native with lofty prospects, and I will be impactful.

    I'm broke now.almost 30 living with the parents. Tuning my goal in life even if it make me stop all what I haven't been working on. Cheers for my hopefully last pivot hope to create great films soon

    The TRUTH – shit – it's a bit scary to really explore my brain and answer this question…

    I am a 37 year old man – married to a hard working beautiful woman who I share two beautiful children with.

    I always feel and think like a kid on his first day on the job. I hold a public sector position and own a small Coffee shop in Hoboken NJ. I always wan to do MORE and always look to the next thing I can fit into the business side of my life.

    I am also extremely thankful for the life and blessings I have. I hate complainers and entitled people who don't want to work for what they have.

    I want to build more businesses not only for the income but more over for the joy I feel for the success of being successful…

    Justin…

    #QOTD Stubborn from day one, & *TRYING to use it to my advantage. Stubborn isn't the prettiest on an off day, but it's powerful motivation when it is serving me.

    I'm 26 and unemployed. I lost my job 2 months ago due to funding cuts. I have a business idea that I think can be great. The fear of letting my family down is overpowering. While they always support me, I know that as a child of immigrants I really need to make it. I went to a top school for HS and college and so I have lots of friends who are in med school and putting on this appearance of having made it. I want to do something different. I need to get over my self and work on making something happen over the next 9 months or I will just have to go to grad school and keep trying to make this traditional career work.

    I am an entrepreneur that has a goal to be part of the top 30 under 30 in tech with an app I created.
    I am a 29-year-old entrepreneur that has a goal to be part of the top 30 under 30 in tech with an app I created.
    I am a 29-year-old entrepreneur that has a goal to employ myself before I reach 30 with an app I created.
    I am a 29.5-year-old entrepreneur that has a goal to reach 30 with any type of income on an app that I created.
    I am a 29.5-year-old entrepreneur that has a goal to reach 30 with any type of income on an app that I formulated from other apps.
    I am a 29.5-year-old intrapreneur that has a goal to reach 30 with any type of income on a side app that I formulated from other apps
    I am a 29.5-year-old intrapreneur that has a goal to reach 30 while looking for income on an app created by someone else.
    I am a 29.5-year-old full-time employee that has a goal to reach 30 while looking for income on an app created by someone else.
    I am a 29.5-year-old full-time employee with that has a to reach 30 on income working for someone else.
    I am a 29.5-year-old soon-to-be father with that has a goal to reach 30 with steady income while working for someone else.
    I am a 29.5-year-old soon-to-be father that has a goal to support my family at 30 that I created.
    #QOTD #truth

    #QOTD , Who am I ? I am a 26 year old kid, Who loves being right , The longest I have ever held a job is 6 months , I get bored easily.Always knew what others were doing wrong in their own businesses, with out ever starting my own , Matter of fact just incorporated my company this week and will be disrupting the Market Research space , A fiance grad, but a sales man by birth. Love solving problems ,Looking forward to 2016 going to CRUSH IT 😉 , hope to get a shout out on the SHOOWWW !! writing this at 6 am after pulling an all nighter the grind is on.

    I found a lump a few years back, I have yet to tell anyone about my finding. My focus is trying to gain enough money to get medical help without burdening my family before my time runs out. I am not afraid of death, I have chosen it over feeling more indebted to others. I do not understand this because I have leaned on others before, and they have proven steadfast. I have to keep on going for as long as I can and stay strong.

    I removed my last comment, I don't know if you saw it or not Gary. In a nutshell, I'm a high schooler who is just trying to figure life out, which you are helping me with by the way. More specifically, I am a good reader of people and great at seeing the big picture.
    Anyway, thanks again Gary.

    #QOTD Shit here it goes…
    I'm a 21 year old guy who thinks he knows that he wants but has no idea
    I'm a 21 year old guy who is terrified to explore who he really is because he may not like what he finds
    I'm a 21 year old guy who watches these videos and reads self-development books to give myself the illusion I am making progress
    I'm a 21 year old guy who loves to climb, ski, hike, explore, and be creative with photography and video but scared to live my dreams
    I'm a 21 year old guy guy who claims to be a Christian, but my actions don't back it up. I'm scared to put out my faith to the world because of the way people might look at me different.
    I'm a 21 year old guy who knows he is very talented and has endless potential, but too afraid to do anything of it in the fear of getting hurt or failing
    I'm a 21 year old guy who truly does love life. I know that I have little time here and want to help as many people as possible.
    Being happy is so important. Take care of your well-being. I do believe in hard work and that I can accomplish anything. Just haven't set in my foundations yet to push towards my goals. I need to start taking my own advice and the advice from people like you @GaryVaynerchuk I may need to stop watching your show for a little bit and focus on me and what the hell I'm doing here. Clarity before Hustle.
    Lastly I am a 21 year old guy who is scared shitless typing this out right now. Even though only 1 or 2 people will probably read this. It's scary but awesome. Thank you Gary for pushing us to do this.
    Thank you all for truly sharing yourselves. You gave me courage to post this as well. Love you all.

    Who am I? I'm a very confused kid stuck in an adults body. I was forced to grow up rapidly after deciding the college degree ROI wasn't worth it. I want to own a busines, write a book, be a hermit, save the world, spend all day reading and playing video games. It changes everyday. But you've helped me kinda straighten it all out. And now I have an end goal that meets everything that I'm actually excited for. So thanks.
    And yes, I have watched every episode.

    #QOTD I'm struggling a lot. I know that I have a history of mental health difficulties, and I can never be sure whether I'm genuinely not in a fit state to get things done, or whether I'm just making excuses. I look up to people like you, and see how hard you're working, and try to emulate it, but I burn myself out, and it takes me a day or two to recover. I worry that those days are wasted. Was I working too hard, or did I not have the gall to push myself when it really came down to it? Are the difficulties I'm facing really the result of anxiety, depression, and who knows what else (I've never been properly diagnosed), or am I just letting my brain trick me into thinking that I can't do things?

    I know that I'm meant for something bigger. I know that somehow, someday, I'm going to be somewhere, and I don't know what, or where that is yet. But right now, I'm trapped. I'm trapped in a cycle where nothing goes right, and I never know whether to move onto the next thing, or to keep pushing.

    I'm have a lot of ideas, but I'm not good at execution. I live in an area where I don't really know anybody, and I don't have any kind of leverage to make any big moves, but finding my footing is even more difficult, because of my anxiety, and whatever else – but then again, is that just me making excuses? I can't afford to move anywhere else, and I've never been good at making money, so I'm struggling a lot. I'm not in a good space, and I don't know how to pull out of it. That's the truth.

    QOTD – I am a strength coach who deeply cares about getting results for his clients. I am good at what i do, i love what i do. Marketing my business is a never ending uphill battle, i have no talent for it. I am not a social person, i love talking about what i do but hate the idea that i have to dress it up as something its not just to be heard over the bullshit marketing noise that poisons the industry. I fear that i am destined to struggle my whole life on my own or end up employed in the fitness industry forced to hit monthly sales targets to keep my job.

    QOTD – I am a strength coach who deeply cares about getting results for his clients. I am good at what i do, i love what i do. Marketing my business is a never ending uphill battle, i have no talent for it. I am not a social person, i love talking about what i do but hate the idea that i have to dress it up as something its not just to be heard over the bullshit marketing noise that poisons the industry. I fear that i am destined to struggle my whole life on my own or end up employed in the fitness industry forced to hit monthly sales targets to keep my job.

    My truth. I am a mid 40's executive that reached the end a few weeks ago. I have always been an entrepreneur but ended up in a corporate gig to pay the bills. After watching 6 Minutes for the Next 60 years a month ago it really hit home. Last week I hit the reset button on my life. I resigned from my great job at a great company to "actually go out and do it". No plan, no new job lined up, just the audacity to give it my all and to reignite that fire in the belly I have always had to be part of something that makes me truly happy. #Vaynerhiring?

    #QOTD What's my truth? Damned if I know. I am pulled in so many directions that although it makes me more well rounded, it lessens the impact I could have if I were laser focused on one thing. It is like my inner being is playing some sort of cosmic game of chinese checkers and i advance my pieces towards winning only to find the game rotates and suddenly I am playing for a different color(hobby, career etc). This cycle repeats. Eventually it rotates back to where I played from previously and I attempt to continue from where I left off for that particular color. I don't know how to turn this game off and keep it from it rotating. There are several constants throughout it though. The act of creation: I draw, I write, I breed. My work ethic. My honesty. If there were a pill I could take to get me to harness all of that in a more productive manner, I would take it. Actually, I probably wouldn't for fear of side effects.

    I often lack follow through on personal projects. For example, I wrote a children's book several years ago that pretty much everyone who read the manuscript loved. Yet, I have yet to pull the trigger on sending it to an editor to be proof read. I am not entirely sure why. Fear of failure? Perhaps, though I think the opposite is more likely. I don't like being 'trapped' and there is a part of my psyche that equates success with trapping myself on a particular path. I have a very active imagination which is great for producing art but can be stifling when contemplating one's own future.

    It tend to write in a stream of consciousness way which leads to a lot of rambling such as this drivel.

    Truth is im awkward…always have been always will be. I have a naughty sense of humour. I'm afraid that my dreams are bigger than I know how to strategicly achieve. Mainly because big dreams motivate my get excitement for life. Thats the whole truth Mr Vee. 🙂

    Non PR version here.

    My truth is that I am a 28 year old woman who has lived her life for other people for as long as she can remember. And although I have done lots of self-development work on self-worth and self-love, the Truth is that I am still afraid to live my own legacy and remain true to who I am at my core, because I am deathly afraid of the consequences. I constantly think about death, and how it can claim me in an instant, and everytime I think about it, I realize that I am not living my best life. That if I were to depart this world, and look back on my existence on Earth, I would be very disapointed because I didn't have the courage to unapolegitically live my Truth. I tell people to live their Truth all the time. I tell them to be themselves and carve their own path. I tell them that their circumstances do not define who they are. I tell them that just because they come from somewhere doesn't mean they have to stay there. I tell them that they are in full control of their well-being. I tell them this in the hopes that someone somewhere may actually take this advice and live their Truth, to compensate for me not living mine. I tell them this in the hopes that I may finally start walking my talk. But the truth is, I still let fear run the show. I still don't call the shots. I still hold myself back and do not live up to my potential. And then I beat myself up for it, and forgive myself over and over again. And each day that goes by is just like the previous one.

    And I wonder if I will ever get to live my Truth. I believe it is the bravest thing anyone could ever do on this plane of existence. I started a brand to empower others to live their Truth, and yet there are parts of myself that I can't even face because I'm just not the person I want to be. Because the price to pay for that is far beyond what I'm willing to pay.

    The Truth is that I anesthesize myself with positive self-talk to put a band aid on the pain that I feel daily. I pretend I'm happy despite me not being the most expressed version of myself. I lie to myself, and tell myself that I'll eventually get to be ME but tommorow is never really garanteed, and I'm gambling away every second of my life that passes by with the false promise that tommorow will be better. And tommorow is but a repetition of today's patterns. And I'm very well aware of that. I'm very well aware of the fact that I am not the person that I can BE, that the world needs me to be, and yet, I succomb to my fear. And I fear that nothing you can ever say to me, and nothing I can ever read or hear from somewhere else can get me to make the decision to fully step into who I am. I live in an emotional prison that I have created myself, and I remain in it because it keeps me safe.

    #QOTD Non PR version here. My truth is that I am a 28 year old woman who has lived her life for other people for as long as she can remember. And although I have done lots of self-development work on self-worth and self-love, the Truth is that I am still afraid to live my own legacy and remain true to who I am at my core, because I am deathly afraid of the consequences. I constantly think about death, and how it can claim me in an instant, and everytime I think about it, I realize that I am not living my best life. That if I were to depart this world, and look back on my existence on Earth, I would be very disapointed because I didn't have the courage to unapolegitically live my Truth. I tell people to live their Truth all the time. I tell them to be themselves and carve their own path. I tell them that their circumstances do not define who they are. I tell them that just because they come from somewhere doesn't mean they have to stay there. I tell them that they are in full control of their well-being. I tell them this in the hopes that someone somewhere may actually take this advice and live their Truth, to compensate for me not living mine. I tell them this in the hopes that I may finally start walking my talk. But the truth is, I still let fear run the show. I still don't call the shots. I still hold myself back and do not live up to my potential. And then I beat myself up for it, and forgive myself over and over again. And each day that goes by is just like the previous one. And I wonder if I will ever get to live my Truth. I believe it is the bravest thing anyone could ever do on this plane of existence. I started a brand to empower others to live their Truth, and yet there are parts of myself that I can't even face because I'm just not the person I want to be. Because the price to pay for that is far beyond what I'm willing to pay. The Truth is that I anesthesize myself with positive self-talk to put a band aid on the pain that I feel daily. I pretend I'm happy despite me not being the most expressed version of myself. I lie to myself, and tell myself that I'll eventually get to be ME but tommorow is never really garanteed, and I'm gambling away every second of my life that passes by with the false promise that tommorow will be better. And tommorow is but a repetition of today's patterns. And I'm very well aware of that. I'm very well aware of the fact that I am not the person that I can BE, that the world needs me to be, and yet, I succomb to my fear. And I fear that nothing you can ever say to me, and nothing I can ever read or hear from somewhere else can get me to make the decision to fully step into who I am. I live in an emotional prison that I have created myself, and I remain in it because it keeps me safe

    Even though this was posted a week ago had to let you know I've seen/seeing every episode. I went away for a couple of weeks and made sure I clicked "watch later" too every single one of your videos. Still catching up!

    There is nothing I love more than to see other people have success and realize their true potential. That's who I am…

    Not to mention Adele still got enormous social media exposure through things like vine, Instagram and Twitter, whether she did that intentionally or not she got massive exposure on those platforms by releasing content people enjoyed.

    I've watched every episode and wrote down all my favorite quotes (if anyone wants a copy) and even wrote an inspiration book called 21 Days To Developing A Spiritual Habit of Hustle. Yep, I licked the Kool Aid out of the Dixie cup but I'm detoxing my Gary Vee intake lately.

    Even though I know this was posted a couple weeks ago ( totally playing catch up) , I'm answering it anyway! Who am I/what's my truth… My Truth is pretty simple. I'm a girl who's trying to play catch up after taking several wrong paths and ignoring what I really wanted in life. Trying to learn how to get what I want and how to make smart moves to make it happen. I'm the girl who feels suffocated by her day job but will stay up in the late hours of the night to make sure I get done what I need to to make my tomorrow better even though I guarantee I'll fall asleep at my desk the next day. I'm a dreamer, feeler, I get really cranky when people are negative and I say yes to way to many things at one time just because I like to see people happy but that ok, just how my clock ticks… it is my truth.

    I am a 58 year old Maintenance Pipefitter working evening shift.  I have a BBQ sauce company that I run by day. (Started Aug 2014)  I feel like I am running out of steam and momentum.  Being a one man band it is taking time to get the growth I am expecting.  The AskGaryVee Show keeps my perspective straight, not to mention great motivation!Thank you very much,Scott

    I've watched every show.

    Statement of the Day:

    Being true always wins.

    Question of the Day:

    I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do. I know that I want to be passionate about whatever it is I want to do…

    Change is good! Nice work GV! I've watched all the episodes and my favorite awkward… episode was you in the GYM! Way to bring it…. Oh and while you mentioned TedX, any interest in TEDxVail (Vail, Colorado) in January?

    I have been marinating on this one for days now. I am a salon owner who is finally ready to step up and live to my full potential and quit waiting for stuff to happen. Three years of owning the biz and it has been scary af and I have learned enough that I finally feel like I have a handle on it and will do what it takes to help propel my employees and myself to the next level. As a general rule my whole life, things came easy. I was a good student, athlete, friend ect ect. The minute things get to the point where I would have to work harder, I give up or pump the brakes. I am done with that shit, thank you for the constant kicks in the ass. I have watched every show. You and the entire team, make me a better person. So so grateful!

    let me be truei'm a 27y 6f9  giant  of a guyi suffer from depression or always on the verge of.i'm an i do it tommorow guy  (don't know the english word). i'm really good in what i'm intressted in , but can't be forced to do something i hate. insecurre about my skills. not pc. hate bullshit. socialy akward…. but i'm working on all those things, because they won't get me anywere. this was strangly  good to get of my chest

    #QOTD I'm a guy out here trying to make it. I have tons of ambition and drive. I'm self-motivated but realistically haven't done anything massive yet. I have habitually overcommitted and under-delivered and I am putting a stop to it. I have dropped school and am chasing my dream.

    QOTD: I feel like I lie to the world every day. "I'm fine" but I'm not fine. "I'm a business owner" but my business probably won't survive. "I work hard" when I really don't work as hard as I could. When I die I want to have made a mark on history, but the truth is that no one will have any idea who I was. I don't think I deserve success.

    Hello Gary! Great episode! 😀 really enjoyed watching it!!!!
    Ohh brother, this is deeeeeeep!
    Well, i am an enthusiastic spirit living in a pretty good looking body. Fascinated about our ability to learn from each other; curious by nature; ….and i'm grateful that i exist!
    Cheers,
    D.

    watching all episode at present, started at No. 1 and have yr books to read too. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat – you're getting into my head

    #QOTD: A worrier, a sensitive soul, a caring person who always gives more than I take, a design creative who loves solving problems and creating new opportunities, a deep thinker with confidence issues at times, a great listener, open eyed to the world and especially the people closest, a leader who can inspire others to see the big common goal and a giver of appreciation to those I work with, a friend, a son, a farther and a husband, a believer in connections at sensory level.

    I'm in the middle of a long plan to leap frog college and build my business. I have Been building the family business since '07, and in the course of that I sold nearly every type of machine to countries all around the world. In 2013 and Started iontrades where I am using my knowledge to invent new tools and machines have built a virtual reality market. I honestly think I now know more about more machines than anyone, anywhere and within a few years we'll see if I can prove it.

    "The Truth is undefeated, you just have to be patient." And The truth will set you free from having to worry about losing.

    I'm some one not satisfied with things as they are and find a way to disrupt and make them better. I am a helper (for free or for a fee) to find your power and happiness

    My truth is that I am a human being first, with my own private and fairly happy life as a struggling college grad. But second, (and just as important) I'm a hip-hop artist who wants to bring and inspire positivity and happiness among all this world's negativity

    The truth I am A hard working Sob. Caring and loving. Which sometimes stops you from moving forward. But a hustler. And not to be confused with a con artist. Work work work man.

    Yep, I've seen 164+ episodes of garyveetv as I call it (because I barely even watch Netflix now.) Some episodes multiple times

    I am Mitchell Slof, hard work everyday, learn and try new stuff sometimes, make a smile on Someone's face almost everyday, motivate people. There are days that I fail and do the wrong things but every single day I want to improve myself. Cold showers, training, school, working, meeting new people, try to make a song or a video or another idea I can be great at. I am Mitchell Slof, ,on the road of succes

    You know its funny, I work for a big6 agency (as a paid social, planner / buyer, im one of the best in the world at this), actually met Eric in London a few months ago, like the stuff your agency is doing. In truth I watch most of your episodes to get just one insight which I can apply to my job. Great stuff!

    Watched every episode… although I'm still catching up!

    As far as a religion that's come from the gary vee show is the approach to patience in a more extensive way. Example, one or two episodes back you reiterated taking the time to research, initiate an approach, and following up whether it takes 5 days or more, is really hitting home. Currently I'm using the only currency I have, Time (#AnotherGaryVeeLesson).

    I'm an artist running a business I'm not passionate about, but going to make it succeed nonetheless while creating my passion based side hustle.

    Watched every episode so far Gary!! the biggest theme that changed my life was self awareness and figuring out who I am and what I want to be. after 5 years in engineering and running a side business, I'm moving home to Maryland to be closer to family and follow my dreams. Going to Crush It Gary!!!!!! thank you so much #jjjrh

    I'm a 28 year old fat looser who was a 3.0 student and had massive financial success in real estate sales in the past but I failed last year (2016) but now I got hired in the top selling real estate company in the Phlippines and I will have massive success again with the help of Gary Vay's philosophy about jabbing, self awareness, and authenticity. By the way Gary and Vaynernation, I am not slacking by watching this show (ok maybe sometimes) because I can do cold calling, emailing and responding to clients while watching ANY show or movie. Its a talent I have 🙂 As of writing this, its a 3:43 Saturday in the Philippines and I'm communicating with clients via sms and social media. I might close a 1BR sale tomorrow. I'll let you guys know what happened.

    Jays Geronca, the smartest most enthusiastic real estate agent in the Phlippines!!!!!! Waddup!!!!

    Well, here's my truth… I'm 19 and unemployed. Most of my friends have a job and go to college, which makes me feel like a pile of shit, since it stresses me daily how I'm not doing what they do and what people say I should do. My only excuse is I'm busy working on my music at home that I hope to expose one day. I only have myself to push me, which I can't seem to do a lot, considering I easily lose ambition when I feel everyone around me has something to say that puts me down because of my actions they don't clearly understand. I feel it's helpless since I'm learning things that they don't, and have no interest to know about! Of things that apply to the career I'm wanting to have… basically when I try explaining to them, they act as if they're clueless or don't care. Which brings me back to trying to figure things out myself. I also raise and breed chickens, which I do sell, but don't get as much deals with people as I'd want, I get requests from people in the mainland, which I am currently trying to find ways to ship online. And I don't know whether to go out and start finding a job, or continue steadily (but seems to take forever) trying to put together my craft, the thing I want to do and be known for… but yet, I spend most of my time overthinking which eventually leads me to nothing than actually getting a lot of work done. Plus I don't have a car and have a fear of driving because of a past accident… I know it sounds pathetic, but it is, I've held myself back from so much opportunities, that's just the truth.

    "The truth is undefeated". Love it!!!

    #QOTD – my truth is that I'm in a constant battle trying to reassure the side of me that doesn't believe I'm as good as the other side of me knows I am!

    Gary's answer for Roy's question was so on the money. He made the answer so much broader than the question. I have watched from episode 1 up to here and the biggest learning I've gain is…everything! All Gary's business viewpoints are great but I had to hear them a hundred times over to really understand it. Thanks Gary.

    Jordan-34-married-family guy-passionate about helping individuals with disabilities get healthier and more fit.

    I am a person anchored to your wisdom and experience for as long as I will live because it's the truth and it's been there all along. I go back and forth from who I am and who I was, therefore there is no me. I am emerging into me, it is a process i need patience to get there. The good thing is, is that i've been eating and cleaning off dirt my whole life while my heads been in the clouds. THE TRANSFORMATION is real and it takes motivation and fulfillment in your own life to be able to see what truly makes you happy, which is that the truth always wins and the results show for themselves. With that being said, I transform individuals with disabilities. I created a nonprofit not to make money, but so fitness would be accessible for them at every gym in the world. Every facility should give equal and free access to individuals with disabilities. I think fitness entrepreneurs will realize one day that they need to give it to people who need it, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. Not the person who has the money for training. Not the person who's parent is paying for it. Not the person who has nothing else better to do. I think they need to serve all people, not just people they see fit. If not personally, they need a program at their facility to help individuals in their community to become more fit. I am sick of people in the fitness field that just want to work with athletes, I want to see more compassion at every angle. These individuals have been marginalized so much over time and I think the least we could as a society is to help transform their lives so they can be healthier. Much respect GARYVEETV

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