Gary Vaynerchuk, aka Gary Vee, is a top proponent of “get shit done” and “no excuses.” He’s also the guy behind the new world of advertising which is so good, you don’t even know you’re being sold!
You don’t have to be in business or an entrepreneur to appreciate his energy, drive, and message of positivity. I know I’ve benefited greatly from not just listening to, but applying his advice.
Here is his best advice to live your best life.
1. “If some people used half the energy they use in judging others on looking at themselves and how to be better, the world would be a far better place.”
It’s simple, people, focus on you. Be better, do better, live better. It’s good to have people to look up to, but don’t compare yourself!
You are a unique person and whether you know it or not, you have value that your role models don’t have.
Figure out what that is, and do that!
I can relate to this personally, having been rejected from other writing publications, and listening to “supposed” friends belittle my goals and ambitions.
The important thing is to keep going! Someone will appreciate you and your work.
3. “My energy, every single ounce of it comes from gratitude.”
Take a look around. If you live in the US, you are one of the richest people in the world and you have the opportunity if you’re paying attention.
Be grateful for the little things. Clean air, drinkable water, an able body, and sunshine. You have it made, you just don’t know it!
It starts with gratitude.
4. “You find what you’re looking for, meaning if you want to find bad in the world, it’s easy, but I also believe the same can be said for happiness and good.”
There’s another saying which I think is appropriate here:
If you say you can’t, you can’t.
Meaning your mindset dictates your abilities.
Success does not follow people who don’t believe in themselves. That is the first thing, above all else.
Believe you can, and you will.
5. “Accountability leads to happiness.”
Take control. If you think other people or situations are the reason you aren’t succeeding, then you fundamentally don’t believe you are in control of your life.
You are in charge of your life which means you can change it.
There is no reason to be jealous! There is room for you, too!
And you wouldn’t believe how rewarding it is to lift up other people on their journeys and celebrate their successes! And more often than not, those people will remember you and return the favor!
There’s plenty to go around and it’s never too late to adopt a winning attitude.
7. “It’s more important to learn and fail than it is to always be right.”
Honestly, that was me for most of my life. I didn’t take the risks I needed. I played it safe because I didn’t want to fail and be judged for failing.
Well, guess what? You have to fail. And you have to learn.
It sucks, but the reward is greater if you take a chance, and then another, and another. Staying in the shadows won’t get you anywhere.
And doing nothing, in the end, is the ultimate failure.
That could be complimenting a stranger, or surprising your loved one with flowers, or giving a big tip to a server.
I love paying it forward because it feels good for me and I love seeing people smile! It’s totally selfish! Try it!
9. “Kindness is the ultimate strength.”
It’s not weakness. Isn’t love the most powerful force in the world?
Bring it into your life, into your work, into today. Lead from the heart and see what a difference it makes!
I’ve heard this said another way too, “don’t tell anyone your next move.”
I think there is value in this just from my experience. When I’ve told people I wanted to write, more often than not, I would get the feeling like I said something wrong.
Talking about your dreams or aspirations is a waste of time, and often welcomes judgment.
Just do you and let the results speak for themselves.