Passion is Everything

by Franco on June 7, 2011

Party with Gary Vaynerchuk.

Learn about Gary Vee’s story.
Simmer in his energy… maybe a little
bit of it will rubber off. I hope it does on me.

Passion is Everything!

How badly do you want to crush it?

Is it an all-consuming feeling? Do you stay awake
at night, your brain swimming with ideas and dreams?

Are you willing to do whatever it takes for the chance
to live entirely on your own terms?

If so, you’re lucky.

You’re lucky because you live in an age of unmatched
opportunity for anyone with enough hustle, patience,
and big dreams. I should know, since that’s all I had to
work with.

Three years ago I was an anomaly, a guy with very
limited technology skills who used social media sites
like Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr to build a highly
fulfilling and profitable personal brand.

Back then, a lot of people were unwilling to accept
that the business world — that society — was changing,
and if I had tried to tell you that you could build a business
that creates wealth and the most happiness you’ve ever
known with nothing more than passion and a willingness
to work your face off, you might not have believed me.

Now, though, the opportunities are endless — I don’t
think enough people have yet grasped just how much
society and business and even the Internet have changed,
and my story is about to become a lot less unusual.

If you want it badly enough, it can become your story,
in a lot less time and for a lot less money.

Here’s how fast change has taken hold:

I helped take my dad’s local liquor store, Shopper’s Discount Liquors,
and blew it up from four million dollars to fifty million dollars
in eight years (1998-2005). I’m proud of that. But aside from a ton
of hard work, it took millions of dollars in advertising with
the New York Times, Wine Spectator, and other publications
as well as radio stations and local TV.

Compare that with when I started building my personal brand
in February 2006 — to this day it cost me far less in money
(less than $15,000) than in sweat, and I’m having more fun than
I’ve ever had in my life.

You’ve got sweat, right?

You may not have connections, or an education, or
wealth, but with enough passion and sweat, you can make
anything happen.

Three Rules

You may have picked up this book because you want to know
the secret to my success. Well, my secret is that I live by three
pretty simple rules:

1. Love your family.
2. Work superhard.
3. Live your passion.

That’s it.

Notice that I don’t mention the Internet, or Social media
tools, or even technology, even though they have been
crucial to everything I’ve accomplished in the last few years.

That’s because I measure my success by how happy I am,
not how big the business is or how much money I’ve made.

And thanks to following those three rules, I’m 100% happy.

Don’t believe me?

Think it’s not possible?

I promise you it is.

If you don’t already live the first principle, get on it,
because what I’m going to tell you in this book is worthless
if you’re not taking care of your family. Your family always
comes first.

But if you’ve got that priority straight, and you’ve working
hard, and you’re still not 100% happy, it’s probably because
you’re not living your passion. And that, my friends, although
it is only one-third of the secret to success, is the whole key
to staking your claim in the new business world we live in today.

Live your passion.

What does that mean, anyway?

If 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 don’t live for…


Get and OWN his books:

2. The Thank You Economy

His name is Gary Vaynerchuk and you should
be following him on Twitter at: @garyvee

Gary Vaynerchuk blog
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Passion click here.

You MUST MUST MUST surround yourself with
“different” people. People that THINK and BELIEVE
and VISION differently than the common.

You’ll absorb nuggets.
You’ll learn to see things differently.
You’ll start to receive weird and endless ideas and concepts.

And it’ll rub off…

And you can build on that and share them
along with YOU to others…

Simple concepts.

Wisdom to Simple Freedom…

C-ya… gotta go for now.

Franco Gonzalez

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