1) Chase happiness.
“There is one thing in life that really pisses me off. A lot of people are busy buying things they can’t afford. Even in this room, most of you want to make your side job your main career, but you can’t do it because you’re afraid to even quit your current job. You can’t pay for unnecessary things.”
“Do what you want to do. Sooner or later you will die, it will end somehow. Bad things can happen to you, great things can happen to you. But nothing will happen unless you do something. So please don’t seek permission, please do what you want to do. Open up to the person you want to open up to. “Get out of that job you don’t like; you can always find that job you don’t like.”
2) Play the game long term.
“Many people start their jobs just to fill their pockets in the short term. You have to learn the basics of the job. I always have the energy to stay in the long-term game. That’s the only reason revenues and employee numbers increase every year at Vaynerchuk Media. Because I prepared my model for the long term.”
3) Be alert to every danger.
“I always try to be prepared. That’s why my error rate in my job is very low. I don’t compromise my employees in this regard, and I try to consider every possibility: “What if they get sick? What if they resign? What if they get bored?” So I try to know everything in the company.
4) Stop talking, start doing.
“One of the biggest epidemics in the world is the inability to speak. Social media has not started to change people nowadays, it has started to show them. All the hate in the internet just shows us what exists. Twitter doesn’t make people a bad person, those people are bad anyway. The same is true of not being able to talk or not. “Twitter and Instagram aren’t wasting your time. Don’t try to delete them to increase your productivity. The problem isn’t in the apps, it’s in your mind. Instead you’ll watch TV, play video games, or go to a cafe and pretend to work. People always just talk.”
5) Play wisely.
“After everything I’ve been through today, I’ve been getting similar emails and messages from many of my schoolmates: “Gary, you’re so lucky!” I answer each of them: Jan, it’s great to see you again. You look very good. Your kids are so sweet. NOTE: I am super unlucky. Let me remind you, Rick, when we graduated together, I worked while you watched the show every day and drank beers on the weekends and spent time with the women.”
“I didn’t make any crazy moves. There were 23-year-olds who earned a lot more than I did. But the problem was that they went to Coachella, bought a new watch or changed their car. I didn’t do these things, I was frugal for years and doubled my earnings at the right time.”
6) Try to be a true leader.
“My job is to see the iceberg in the ocean and determine the direction we’re going to take. Although our course is fine for those on board, it’s my responsibility to change direction when I see that iceberg. Leaders need to understand what might happen in the future. Employees already manage the present well and value the past. But it is the job of leaders to see ahead.”
7) Keep doing and ensure continuity.
“Being the best doesn’t happen overnight. Everyone is in a great rush for success nowadays. If you’re always in what you do and keep doing it, you’ll finish first in a marathon. Life isn’t a sprint.”
8) Do not stray from your path.
“What gets you to where you are is what will take you to the next level. People think that when they get to a place, they have to change something to level up. I think what you have to do is try to double the output from what you’re doing.”
“Before I was enlightened, I was cutting trees and carrying water. After I was enlightened, I was cutting trees and carrying water.”
9) Focus on your strengths.
“Invest in your strengths and don’t mind your weaknesses. People waste time thinking about things they are not good at. Raise your self-awareness and find your strengths. Then put all your energy into this area.”
10) Try to create value.
“Until now, I gave my first 40 speeches for free. It doesn’t matter how many people come to see you, whether you are a comedian, musician or any speaker. You have to do what you have to do. In the places where I went as a speaker, no one knew me at first. Whether it’s one person or a thousand people, I try to add value. You must work.”
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