Wed, 11 March 2015
#QOTD: How many of you ACTUALLY watch television commercials?
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The amount of "buts" I hear is actually stunningly overwhelming. I pride myself on not being a but guy (no double meaning intended). The buts that I hear the most are "I didn't have any money", "I didn't have a chance", "I grew up in a poor neighborhood", "I didn't have a mentor". People are loaded with buts in life; that's why the majority of people fall into a standard life.
For me personally, my "but" is usually that I love the process and the climb. If I don't achieve the maximum upside in my career, it's going to be predicated on the fact that I loved the climb too much. I liked the grind too much, and that didn't allow me
to scale and create the level of wealthy needed to pull it off.
But I do hear way too many "buts" from people. But is an excuse.
BUT ... :) before I finish with my ra-ra scenario, let's understand that there is some very real stuff going on in the world. You could be born in a part of the world where there is a dictator or communism. Do I think it's easy as to be a female entrepreneur in the Middle East as it is to be in New York City? No. Of course not. Just like any white male born in a semi affluent environment is bound to have a leg up on minorities in poor communities.
But there is a flipside to this. The hustle that you get from coming from the grind is a huge advantage. Some people think you're dead on impact, that you have to stick with the restrictions you're born in; that if you're born into a bad situation, you're bound to fail. But I think being born into luxury is worse because everything comes so easy and you don't know how to get anything.
It all comes down to how you operate and how you look at the world. But I will tell you this: I hate excuses. I hate them with all my heart. When something is wrong with VaynerMedia, that's all on me. I love taking that blame and not passing the buck. I take pride in taking the blame. Stop making excuses and work.
Sat, 7 March 2015
#QOTD: Will you when, when live streaming wearable technology comes, Truman show your life, or will you consume Truman shows? Give me a breakdown, putting out content vs. consuming content.
Fri, 6 March 2015
#QOTD: I need your fantasy baseball sleeper. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, give me your technology app sleeper. Don't use Meerkat.
Thu, 5 March 2015
Mon, 2 March 2015
#QOTD: How many siblings do you have? What are their names?
Tue, 24 February 2015
#QOTD: Where are your parents from?
Mon, 23 February 2015
Wed, 18 February 2015
#QOTD: What are you focusing on the MOST right now?
Tue, 17 February 2015
#QOTD, CASEY: What is your greatest fear, and why?
Wed, 11 February 2015
#QOTD: What's YOUR spirit animal?
0:49 - If you’re not from an English speaking country, should you produce content in English to reach a higher number of people, or should you produce content in the native language of your country?
1:42 - Trader Joe’s has a cult like following with no social media presences. What are your thoughts?
2:34 - My little sister has Insta and Snapchat but has no interest in FB. What do you think the future holds for FB?
4:03 - Morale in public education is at an all time low right now. How do we create a Thank You Economy Culture despite government mandates, curriculum that isn't effective today, no funding and, most of all, high stress and pressure on teachers?
5:17 - Sprint is taking over the Radio Shack stores, but what is the relevance of Sprint? Is Sprint the new Radio Shack?
6:12 - Would love to hear more on HOW to hustle faster!
6:39 - Last year you nailed it when you recommended we use Medium. What are your recommendations for 2015?
7:19 - How would you market an industry that has negative connotations surrounding it, or one that people only use in emergencies? Like the towing industry for example.
8:23 - Girl Scouts cookies are onsale now. If you were a Girl Scout, how would you maximize your sales?
9:33 - How do you decide what to trust when it comes to news media bias vs fact reporting?
11:04 - How can a small, local non-medical in-home senior care agency incorporate the Thank You Economy into our business with our clients and their families?
12:13 - How do you see the world in 2018ish once the Apple Watch has probably become a vital part in everybody's lives?
13:31 - I use my GoPro for my Instagram on pics. Any tips on differentiating my content from other GoPro accounts?
13:49 - But seriously, though - why are you scared of cows?
14:06 - Some companies' timelines are nothing but apologies (i.e. Comcast). Should they take a break from Twitter to fix their product?
14:24 - Blackberry use to be socially hip. Could a new social media approach make a difference or is it too late?
14:36 - My family has always believed so much in me. Back in the days, were you more afraid of letting yourself down or your family?
15:32 - You get very personal when building your brand with the public. How personal is too personal? Where do you draw the line?
16:26 - I am wondering what you think of Direct Message on Instagram. Is it an untapped resource?
17:35 - How can I engage with an audience who has private interests, i.e., the hair loss replacement industry? They don’t tweet about it and they don’t post on Facebook about it!
20:12 - How would you respond if your wife decided to open up a business as direct competition to VaynerMedia or Wine Library?
20:55 - Why do you put so much emphasis into/on sports/the Jets?
21:49 - I spend 10-15 hours on image posts I make for my company on social media. They are hand drawn as well as computer drawn. I am getting way more 'likes' on my hand drawn lettering posts compared to these non-hand drawn ones. Lettering takes a long time to do, and I don't think I can create that many for daily social media content. What should I do?
23:29 - What's your spirit animal?