Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the most followed business personalities right now. He is known for his charismatic aura and amazing business wit. Over the past few years, he has established himself as one of the finest social media personalities.
Unlike other Social Media gurus or influencers, Gary Vaynerchuk has a great business background. Before thinking of serving people, he served himself and his family. Gary got involved in his Father’s wine business at a very young age and took it from $3 mn to a whopping $60 mn. He has actual experience and perspective on how to build a business, deal with potential clients and take care of employees.
There are many such things which make him stand out from the crowd of the so-called social media influencers. Gary Vaynerchuk has been a big inspiration for me as he is able to provide tremendous value through his video resources and Books. So, I stumbled upon the thought of sharing some of the points which I found very valuable and I hope they will benefit you in some way as well.
Thinking and Overthinking are brothers or cousins(whatever you would like to call it) but if you want to climb up the ladder of success, you need to avoid the latter. If you keep thinking about a (not-so-important) single thing or if you’re wasting your time thinking about what others are doing then slowly your creativity and business sense will start rotting.
Gary has stated many times that to be a real Entrepreneur, you have to be true to your gut and be in it for the long term. And to kill it in the long term, you need to take actions (lots of actions) and less thinking.
It is very important to brainstorm ideas and a business plan but too much of thinking about something that’s gonna cost you a lot of time and eventually kill your productivity is something you should avoid.
If you are willing to succeed as an entrepreneur then the #1 thing you need to adapt is adapting. Trends change and things go by fast (even faster in the age of the internet). Something profitable today may be prone to loss tomorrow. So, you need to watch out for every small thing in your niche and then take a step ahead.
Never be afraid to take risks or bet on something you think may turn out to be profitable in future. Many setbacks may hold you back but don’t be afraid to experiment and be more creative with your endeavors.
Macro Patience, Micro Speed
Being successful as an entrepreneur is a long-term game. And many factors come into play to succeed in the long term. Two of the most important factors in which are Patience and Speed.
Many of you already know that you are in it for the long term but you still sport a mindset that is only suitable for the short term. You want to work on a short-term basis and still want to be rewarded with something that lasts for a long time period. I hate to break it to you but these two things don’t go hand in hand.
What goes hand in hand is Macro Patience and Micro Speed. It means you have to be quick with your day to day work and be able to put in a lot of efforts on daily basis and also motivating yourself to continue this for a long time period. Only then will you be able to break the barriers and win the game.
Being an entrepreneur is all about the hustle, the patience, the speed. You need to keep your mouth shut more often and level up your game. Keep your motivation to yourself and keep working until your work is visible to the people around you through nothing else but your actions.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Let each mistake remind you to be thankful for what you have got and what you can do to correct them. Each mistake forces you to search for a new solution and focus on your good fortune.
Every day is full of opportunities whether it seems like or not. Even as of this very moment, there are countless possibilities to do spectacular things.
Lastly, I would like to add that motivation is very important. I have seen many people complaining that motivation doesn’t last. Well, here is a quote that is totally relevant to this situation:
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. — Zig Ziglar
And when you have the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk on the internet. I hardly doubt that you’d ever run out of motivation.