Just last week the managers at my Real Estate Brokerage sent out this video in an email.  Why don’t you give it a quick watch before scrolling down to see what I have to say?

Now that you’ve seen it, I’m sure you’re going to already know what I have to say, but I’m going to say it anyways :)

I agree with 90% of what Gary Vaynerchuk says.  As many of you know, I totally believe in the hustle. I think it’s very important to set goals for yourself, and once you have those goals set, it’s even more important not to make excuses for yourself.  I see people making excuses all the time for their hopes and dreams, and honestly, that’s no way to live.  After asking people what their dreams are, and they wistfully tell me what they are, when I ask them why they haven’t done it yet, there are always a million reasons why they haven’t.  Don’t let yourself fall into that trap, be honest, and don’t make excuses for yourself.

Time is a valuable asset – we all know that.  So, like he says in the video, stop watching TV, stop playing video games, stop doing worthless shit with your time.  Time passes by with each second, and it’s a resource we will never get back.  Like Gary says, use it wisely.

Lastly, don’t be afraid of failure!  Everyone fails before they succeed, it’s a fact.  Michael Jordan wasn’t born making every basket, Thomas Edison didn’t magically happen to stumble upon the lightbulb, and the Wright brothers didn’t just sprout wings and start to fly.  Everything worthwhile takes lots of effort, and lots and lots of failure.  Grow a thick skin so you can get through the first ten failures, and then the next twenty, and possibly even the next hundred, before you succeed.  Put your sweat, grit, and tears into your dreams, they’ll be that much more worthwhile when you’ve finally accomplished them.

The only thing I didn’t agree with is not taking a break.  I think it’s important to take moments to relax and reflect on how far you’ve come.  It’s important to take time to do things for your self and enjoy life.  You don’t want to get caught up in your work and watch life pass you by without actually experiencing any of it.  But at the same time, if you’re working hard towards achieving your goals, chances are you’re probably invigorated and energized anyways, but you also want to be aware of burnout and make sure you aren’t pushing yourself too hard.

Two of my favorite lines from his video are “There is NO REASON to do shit you hate” and “You can say it or you can do it.  But I highly recommend you do both”.  What was your favorite point that Gary made?  Did anything he said really stand out to you or inspire you to take action?  Did you think he was outrageous?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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