It’s always a surprise to people when I tell them that I’m into Gary Vaynerchuk.
He’s confident, always pumped, and with his fast-talking can seem somewhat aggressive. I, on the other hand, am quiet, rodent-like and can seem like I’m on Xanax.
Watch one or two of his videos and it can seem like GaryVee is all about hustling and selling. But the main takeaway I get from his content is his call for self-awareness.
I realise that every time I get caught up in some hype, when I do things that are trending but not necessarily what I believe in, there’s a lack of authenticity that’s obvious.
Just because every other business out there is calling for scale and hockey-stick growth doesn’t mean that’s what every business should be chasing.
The point is to know yourself (or your business) enough to know what you want or don’t want to do, to know what you’re amazing at and what you’re just so-so in.
“Crushing it” is only meaningful if you want that “it”.
Be yourself, is the loudest message I hear from Gary Vee’s content. And take responsibility for who you are or become.
My choice, my mistakes, my fault. No regrets.
We have more power than we think we do.