In my social business class we were shown a video of entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. Prior to this, I had never heard of him, but he is nothing short of amazing. He took over his family business, was making over a couple million dollars a year, built it up to over a fifty million dollar company, turned 30, freaked out, and quit. He walked away from being the CEO at a business that was flourishing because he didn’t love it. How many people have the courage to do that in today’s world? I feel like he is one of the few out there who is actually doing what he loves and creating his own path along the way.
Here is the video. I know it is long but it is worth watching. He was giving this speech about personal branding, however, his passion for life and actually living it is contagious and it gives you a huge push if you are ever facing self-doubt.
“We have to stop doing stuff we hate… If you love it, you will win.”
“Look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘What do i want to do every day for the rest of my life?’ Do that.”
“Legacy is greater than currency. Your great grandchildren will watch and see everything you have ever done.”
“If you don’t believe in what you are doing, you need to get out now.”
“We only get to play this game ONE time, ONE life.”
He is so passionate about who he is and and what he does that it is contagious. He had what many would consider the dream job, but he dropped it all and changed his life because he became just one percent not happy.
I feel that we all need to be willing to change what we do not like about our lives, and not be afraid of that change because Gary is right; we only get to play this game of life one time!
Carpe the hell out of this diem.
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