#AskGaryVee Episode 46: Life Decisions & Getting Punched In The Face

#QOTD: What wine are you pairing with your Thanksgiving dinner?

0:00 Intro
01:23 – How many “punches in the face” & failures can an ordinary person handle before achieving success?
03:07 – Any tips on how to get a mentor?
06:47 -What was the biggest decision in your life that made you successful today?
09:27 – Is paid promotion for “jabs” an effective way to build audience for “right hooks” down the line?
11:26 – Do you schedule time to be on social media? or just jump on randomly during the day as you have time?


The biggest decision of my life? Deciding to finally focus on what felt right to me.

At an early age I received an “F” on one of my Science tests. From that moment in time I understood that no matter how many people tried to tell me the importance of school, I knew deep down inside that it wasn’t for me. And although I knew it would bring me nights upon nights of punishment, I decided that school couldn’t be the one thing I focused all of my energy on.

From my “flower business,” to the lemonade stands, to the baseball card collection, I knew early on that I was a businessman. Although I had felt it inside, it wasn’t until I made the conscious decision to focus on these skills that things began to change for me and my outlook on the rest of my life would be forever different.

The moment I made the decision I knew that I would be looked at by society as different, and I understood that, but I made the mental decision to accept that and focus on what felt right for me. I made a deal with myself that I was ready and willing to eat the pain in order to capitalize on my early self-awareness. I decided to focus on my skills and learn as much as possible about whatever venture I was focused on at the time. So rather than succumbing to society’s pre-determined life plan for me, I fought it, and delivered on what I felt and knew I was — a businessman.

I suggest you do the same.

Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com

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