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#QOTD, from Suzy Welch: In our book we make the case that the place you should be working is something we call your "area of destiny." It's the intersection of what you're uniquely good at and what you love to do. How many of you feel that you are currently working in your area of destiny?

#LINKS
Jack and Suzy Welch's "The Real-Life MBA" (all proceeds go to charity): http://www.amazon.com/The-Real-Life-M...
Jack Welch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jack_welch
Suzy Welch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SuzyWelch

How important is failure? The failure has to be quantified. If you fail and then can never get up from it again, that's not a good kind of failure. Failure and adversity are the two things I think about. For me, as an entrepreneur, all my failures along the way have been a lesson. I'm even thinking back to when I attended my first baseball card trade show. I bought a table at 13 for $400 and nobody showed up. That was a lesson. Those micro failures were super super important. But it also depends on your stomach. If you really go out of business, people can go one of two ways. Either they're just finished and they're never able to get off the mat, or they go in a different direction. So to me, quantifying the failure is important.

Direct download: EP_89_podcast.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

#QOTD, PART 1: Would you "televise" anything on Meerkat or Periscope consistently?
#QOTD, PART 2: How much time in a 24-hour day would you allocate to watching something live on one of those platforms?

#LINKS
GV's Morning Routine: http://www.businessinsider.com/gary-v...
Submit a question: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-y...
Meerkat vs. Periscope: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/meerka...

What do I think about Disney investing in the Magic Band, and the future of wearable tech in general? You know the answer. This is an interesting question because this is the kind of future that is inevitable. Smart, wearable technologies is going to eat up the world. Everything in the world will be smart. All of it. ALL of it. Your shirt. Your pants. Your underwear. Your socks. It's all coming over the next ten to twenty to thirty years.

It allows things that are physical to go so much further in the digital world. The layering and ammo that this gives Disney in that upfront investment is extraordinary. The recall, the content pushing out, the unlocking new virtual features - all of a sudden now, they have the ability to change the flow of the park. One of the things that I am most fascinated by right now as a retailer is efficiency. Efficiency everywhere. In an airport, an amusement park, or a retail store. Where do you know there are always going to be congested areas? Then, where are the places people just aren't going? Now imagine slapping some technology on a rock all the way in left field that requires people to go there. Now you're moving people there, making less lines. People are buying more food; even a fourth of a hot dog adds up to a lot. 

Those are the things you need to be thinking about. The Apple Watch is going to be a game changer whether it is successful or not. I do have one on pre-order, and I think that buzzing on your body that saves you time (and you know how I feel about time) from looking at your phone is super huge. If it clicks the way the smartphone did, you'll start having people at scale with it. The watch.

Look at it for your business if you produce stuff. As an investor, I'm looking at companies getting involved in it.

Direct download: EP88_exports_podcast.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

What would you say is the the biggest obstacle to your success right now? A lack of time? Maybe a lack of capital? Or maybe a lack of good employees?

Nope. All wrong.

The biggest obstacle to success is a lack of optimism.

I’ll back up.

The fact that people go straight to any other answer is the problem in itself. Money and time are, of course, difficulties. When I started WineLibrary, I had time but we didn’t necessarily have the money. So it took more time. Today, I have the money, but boy do I not have the time. Fact is, though, that neither should ever be an excuse. They weren’t for me, and they shouldn’t be for you.

This is something I really need everyone to understand. No one should ever point to time or money as an obstacle. They are firmly in the excuses column, and I have no patience for that. I will never make an excuse. Everything that is a problem with me, everything I don’t achieve and everything wrong with VaynerMedia is my fault. I succumb to that, I respect that, and that’s how I think it should be. No excuses. Even more so, you shouldn’t let yourself have patience for excuses either. Train yourself to believe this, and you will see amazing results. No joke. There will always be problems, and you need to get out of the mindset that they are obstacles because you should already assume they will be there. They’re just part of the path, my friend.

Because guess what? There are about a million other things that could stop success in it’s tracks. The health and well being of your family. The world is changing. The media, bad coverage of you. I’m a human being, and I always wonder what would happen if I say the wrong thing. Any of these things could happen, but they are the same thing: excuses.

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: you just have to persevere.

No matter what happens, it’s the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you’ve got this. The only reason you might bring up any of the previous excuses we talked about is because you DON’T believe, right? Do not let that kind of thinking ever get in the way.

So. You can pick time. You can pick money. Pick any one or two things that you think stop you from winning your game. But the truth is there are a million reasons. Get thicker skin. Build up your self esteem. To be able to get through, you need to have optimism. Every day is hard, and all you have to fight it in the end is yourself.

The music for this video is a song from the motion picture "Inception" titled "Time" ALL Music rights belong to Hans Zimmer and the studio behind the creation of this song. 

Direct download: the_straightest_line_to_success_1.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

QOTD: Will you share my new video on facebook? http://bit.ly/straightestroadmovie

Direct download: EPISODE_87_Podcast.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

What would you say is the the biggest obstacle to your success right now? A lack of time? Maybe a lack of capital? Or maybe a lack of good employees?

Nope. All wrong.

The biggest obstacle to success is a lack of optimism.

I’ll back up.

The fact that people go straight to any other answer is the problem in itself. Money and time are, of course, difficulties. When I started WineLibrary, I had time but we didn’t necessarily have the money. So it took more time. Today, I have the money, but boy do I not have the time. Fact is, though, that neither should ever be an excuse. They weren’t for me, and they shouldn’t be for you.

This is something I really need everyone to understand. No one should ever point to time or money as an obstacle. They are firmly in the excuses column, and I have no patience for that. I will never make an excuse. Everything that is a problem with me, everything I don’t achieve and everything wrong with VaynerMedia is my fault. I succumb to that, I respect that, and that’s how I think it should be. No excuses. Even more so, you shouldn’t let yourself have patience for excuses either. Train yourself to believe this, and you will see amazing results. No joke. There will always be problems, and you need to get out of the mindset that they are obstacles because you should already assume they will be there. They’re just part of the path, my friend.

Because guess what? There are about a million other things that could stop success in it’s tracks. The health and well being of your family. The world is changing. The media, bad coverage of you. I’m a human being, and I always wonder what would happen if I say the wrong thing. Any of these things could happen, but they are the same thing: excuses.

There are a million reasons why not, but there is one good reason why, which is this: you just have to persevere.

No matter what happens, it’s the way it is, and you have to keep going. And that is where the optimism lives. If you truly believe that you can do it no matter what, you’ve got this. The only reason you might bring up any of the previous excuses we talked about is because you DON’T believe, right? Do not let that kind of thinking ever get in the way.

So. You can pick time. You can pick money. Pick any one or two things that you think stop you from winning your game. But the truth is there are a million reasons. Get thicker skin. Build up your self esteem. To be able to get through, you need to have optimism. Every day is hard, and all you have to fight it in the end is yourself.

The music for this video is a song from the motion picture "Inception" titled "Time" ALL Music rights belong to Hans Zimmer and the studio behind the creation of this song. 

 

 

Direct download: the_straightest_line_to_success.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

#QOTD: What is your immediate dream right now? The one right in front of you at this very moment. In six days or six months it will change but I want to know what it is right now.

#LINKS
Clouds & Dirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4bAV...
How to ask a question: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-y...

The best piece of advice i can give on delegating is very much up in the clouds, but you know me: I'm a clouds and dirt guy. ;) I'm pretty great at delegating, and I'll tell you the middle one rule to delegating well: recognize that 99.9% of things don't mean shit. If you actually think it's not that important, it becomes a hell of a lot easier to let someone else do it. If you recognize that someone else's 7.7 point skills are completely acceptable for a task in place of your 10 point skills, do it. It's all about humility. Ego is the issue with delegation. Even though I have a ton of ego, I have a boatload more of humility than you think.

Direct download: EPISODE_86_Podcast.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

#QOTD: What was the biggest miss of your career?

#LINKS
How to submit a question: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-y...
Explore Pinterest: https://ads.pinterest.com/

We haven't talked enough about Pinterest on this show. I am a huge believer in Pinterest's product. You might have noticed recently that they've created a term of service in which you can't do affiliate sales. I think that means that they are going to be running that for themselves. If you start thinking about the amount of commerce that goes on on Pinterest, even if thye make 5% of every transaction, it could easily be one of the 5 to 10 top companies in revenue in the digital space.

Like I said, I'm a big believer in the business. We've seen great results already in a company that my fund, VaynerRSE, is incubating: Faith Box. We ran some promoted pins to great success. We're also definitely seeing it in clients here at Vayner. Wine Library, same thing. I'm massively bullish. In fact, I think that Pinterest's ad product is going to be huge. 18 months from today, we will come back to this video and create a piece of content to talk about this video where I make this claim: Pinterest's ad product is a MAJOR competitor to Google AdWords for e-comm businesses. There. I said it.

I highly recommend you look into the service if you're selling something on a dot-com. Get serious about understanding the product. Now.

*Also, let it be noted that Stunwin ACTUALLY created an event invite for 18 months from today :)

Direct download: EPISODE_85_PODCAST.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 9:20am EDT

#QOTD: What are you doing this weekend?

#LINKS

Submit a question: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-youll-need-to-get-garyvee-945936926.html

Direct download: EPISODE_84_Export.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

#QOTD: Are you so competitive that losing a meaningful basketball game in the morning completely alters the happiness in your day?

 

#LINKS

SUBMIT A QUESTION: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-youll-need-to-get-garyvee-945936926.html

In 2003, 2004, and 2005, it was very commonplace to use the internet to drive someone to your home. As in, "Come here to consume me." "Visit me here." Now what we are seeing more is "I'm over here. If you want to know what's up, you better learn how to speak to me here." 

What's happened is that the attention graph (my biggest priority right now) is shifting. People's willingness to jump somewhere to consume is certainly not down. The truth is, social networks, specifically Twitter and Facebook and Pinterest are really gateway drug pieces of content to drive to the aforementioned "home": a blog. An e-commerce site. Your download page for your app. 

What's changed is people understand that they need a great skill and a great storytelling tactic to share with their social networks. They understand that they need to be that first impression to catch people's attention.

Direct download: EPISODE_83-Podcast.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

#QOTD: What are your three favorite music acts of all time?

#LINKS
How to ask a question: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/what-y...

Direct download: Episode_82_Podcast.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT