Gary Vaynerchuk


Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality. He's the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations.

Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.

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When Gary identified “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity in the late 90’s he transitioned his father’s local liquor store (then named “Shoppers Discount Liquors”) into one of the first e-commerce platforms for alcohol in the country resulting in explosive top-line growth. Renaming the business to “Wine Library,” Gary grew his father’s company from $3-60MM in sales during his tenure at Wine Library.

In 2008, Gary gave a keynote at Web 2.0, in New York City that would ultimately change his career. That speech solidified and was the backbone of Gary’s $1M, 10-book deal with HarperCollins leading to his first book, Crush it! in 2009 which went on to become an international bestseller laying the foundation for his principles on media, marketing, and communication.

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Gary has more than 12M combined followers across social media, producing content daily on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Spotify and more. Give him a follow if you like his style, he will inspire you!

“Live your passion. What does that mean, anyway? It means that when you get up for work every morning, every single morning, you are pumped because you get to talk about or work with or do the thing that interests you the most in the world. You don’t live for vacations because you don’t need a break from what you’re doing—working, playing, and relaxing are one and the same. You don’t even pay attention to how many hours you’re working because to you, it’s not really work. You’re making money, but you’d do whatever it is you’re doing for free.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

“You may not have connections, or an education, or wealth, but with enough passion and sweat, you can make anything happen.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

“The Internet is as powerful as oxygen, but we have not seen its full capabilities. It’s got a long way to go, and it’s going to morph and change and reveal all kinds of surprises. You’ve got to be prepared to evolve and adapt along with it.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

“If you really want to dominate the competition and make big bucks, you’ve got to be the best. Do that, be that, and no one will be able to touch you. With one exception. Someone with less passion and talent and poorer content can totally beat you if they’re willing to work longer and harder than you are. Hustle is it.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

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“You’re going to go through a time where you’re not going to make any money. It’s not going to be a week, it’s not going to be a month, it’s not going to be one year. It’s going to be years. And during that time, if you don’t love what you do, it’s going to be very hard to stick it out. That is something that people don’t understand when they hear, “Follow your passion.” They hear rainbows, unicorns, bullshit. But the truth of it is that it’s important, because if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you’re going to be that much more likely to quit when shit’s hard.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

“You just have to make the choice to actually do it. I am so tired of excuses. Why not try something new? Be optimistic, exhibit patience, shut your mouth, and execute.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

“Always put your money back into your business.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

“If you’re not 100 percent happy with your life today, it is never a waste of time to try something that could get you there.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

“Being unafraid of making mistakes makes everything easy for me. Not worrying about what people think frees you to do things, and doing things allows you to win or learn from your loss—which means you win either way. Hear me now: you are better off being wrong ten times and being right three than you are if you try only three times and always get it right.”
― Gary Vaynerchuk, Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

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