If you need some hustle and motivation to work toward your dreams you need to read these Gary Vaynerchuk quotes.
Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, motivational speaker, and run Vaynermedia. While he’s more successful than ever it didn’t start out that way.
Who is Gary Vaynerchuk?
Gary was born in the Soviet Union and migrated to the US in 1978. At a young age, he started hustling with a lemonade stand and trading baseball card. 30 years later he hasn’t stopped. He joined his family’s wine business in New Jersey after graduating from Mount Ida College in Massachusetts.
Through a relentless work ethic, e-commerce, Youtube, email marketing, and pricing he was able to grow the family business from $3 million to $60 million a year by 2005. By 2009 he founded a digital media agency with his brother and went full-time with the agency in 2011.
He is now seen all over the internet with his popular Youtube show, podcast, and constant social media updates. Gary Vee knows how to hustle!
Use these Gary Vaynerchuk quotes to get inspired, start hustling and crush your goals.
Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes on Hustle
“Hustle is the most important word ever.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“The only differentiator in this game is your passion and your hustle.”
“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.”
“Wake up before everybody else and work into the night. Hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Stop whining. Start hustling.” – Gary Vee
“It’s easy to dream, but much harder to execute it.”
“Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.”
“Stop hanging around people who don’t want to win.”
“Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…Do that.” – Gary Vee
“There no longer has to be a difference between who you are and what you do.”
“If you live for the weekends and vacations, your shit is broken.”– Gary Vaynerchuk
“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.”
I’m grinding when you’re sleeping.”
This is one of the best motivational speeches of all time!
Gary Vee Motivational Quotes About Content in Business
“99% of people don’t market in the year that we are actually living in.”
Ideas are shit. Execution is the game.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Give value. Give value, Give value. And then ask for business.”
“No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Developing your personal brand is key to monetizing your passion online.”
“Retention is the game. The game in business is not how many customers you can get, it’s how many you can keep.”
“You must choose an area where you can win. No, scratch that. Not just win, but absolutely dominate. After all, don’t we have enough mediocre podcasts around?”
“You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!” – Gary Vaynerchuk
The more content I put out, the more luck I have.”– Gary Vaynerchuk (Crush It Quotes)
“I look at only two things when angel investing. Are you solving an important problem? Do you care about the end users?”
“I don’t need a boat this year, I don’t need a Lambo to put on Instagram, BECAUSE I am building a business.”
“You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“You can market your ass off, but if your product sucks, you’re dead.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Recognize that you have a much bigger chance and a better opportunity than your parents did to build a business around your passion and don’t take that for granted.”
“If you’re not putting relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.”
“Content is king, but marketing is queen, and runs the household.”– Gary Vee
“Saying hello doesn’t have an ROI it’s about building relationships.”
“People will watch a 4-hour movie, if it’s great….and they will get out of a 6 second Vine, 2 seconds in, if it sucks.”
“There’s no such thing as perfect. Chasing ”Perfect” is the shortest road to not achieving it.”
“Put out quality content every day and engage around it.” – Gary Vee
“Brand storytelling is not about pushing advertising, it’s about bringing value.”
“Building and sustaining community is a never-ending part of doing business.”
“I failed all my classes and that’s why I’m winning. In hindsight, the fact that I was considered a failure for the first 18 years of my life has become the foundation of my success.”
“The best marketing strategy ever: care.”
“All your ideas may be solid or even good… But you have to Actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“If your organization’s intentions transcend the mere act of selling a product or service, and it is brave enough to expose its heart and soul, people will respond. They will connect and will like you. They will talk and will buy.”
“Developing your personal brand is the same thing as living and breathing your résumé”
“Innovation isn’t a tactic. It’s a religion.”
“Social media marketing is a 24/7 job.”
“The brands that connect with clients in a real way, will win.”– Gary Vaynerchuk
The person that gives the value first has the leverage.”
“When is all comes down to it, nothing trumps execution.”
Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes About Life
“Fear kills growth.”
“Time – the one asset none of us are ever gonna get more of.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Bet on your strengths.”
“There’s not a single winner on earth that took it easy.”– Gary Vaynerchuk
“Stop focusing on dumb shit.”
“I think the biggest mistake we make, is we hope who we are, instead of auditing who we are.”
Being the bigger man is always the better thing.”
“Passion is an unmatched fuel. Add being happy to that and you have a wonderful formula for good health.”
“I’m the happiest because I’m doing exactly what I want to do.”
“Once you know yourself, and what you’re good at, go all chips in.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“It pisses me off how many people contact me and say how lucky I am ‘Oh Gary, you’re so lucky’…and I just want to sit there and be like ‘Thanks for thinking I’m lucky but remember that time when we were 21 and you were at the Jersey shore with hot chicks? I was working my ass off…”
I put zero weight into anyone’s opinion about me because I know exactly who I am. Can you say the same? – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions.”
“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.”– Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes
“If you want to be an anomaly, you gotta act like one.”
“The game is my drug.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“People respond to effort.”
“Whether you’re 9 or 90, stop trying to fix the things you’re bad at, and focus on the things you’re good at.”
“People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.”
“Passion is contagious.”
I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backward.”
“We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“A penguin cannot become a giraffe, so just be the best penguin you can be.”
“I hate how many people think “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.”
“There’s no reason to do shit you hate. None.”– Gary Vaynerchuk
“Don’t ever let failures register.”
“No one makes a million dollars with minimal effort unless they win the lottery.”
“Before you invest in yourself, you have to invest in your long-term future.”
“Complaining is unattractive.”– Gary Vaynerchuk
“I pride myself in listening. When you have people paying attention to you, your biggest job is to listen to what they want. Deliver what your community wants.”
“Too many people are scared to share their visions and thoughts in public or even in board-rooms. Having a strong vision is important for your personal brand. Don’t be afraid to say what you think. Ever. That said, don’t forget to listen, either.”
“How bad do you want it?”– Gary Vaynerchuk
“Where does motivation stop and start? Everybody’s got a different answer, but here’s what I can tell you: It’s really easy to be motivated, either you got it, or you can watch it. It’s really hard to execute, it is the variable that separates you.”
Gary Vee Books
If these quotes aren’t enough I highly recommend checking out his best selling books. After reading “Crush It” I found a new type of desire and inspiration to succeed with my side hustles.
- Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passions
- The Thank You Economy
- #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social media, and Self-Awareness
- Jab – Jab – Jab: Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
- Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence (And How You Can Too)
Are You Ready to Hustle Hard?
The reason I love Gary Vee so much is that he is raw, to the point, no BS. I love these Gary Vaynerchuk quotes because he is so passionate about his business. Not everyone will love his message but he doesn’t care.
He is all about empowering people, not just entrepreneurs, to take advantage of the great era we are living in. Our parents and grandparents did not have this type of opportunity to succeed, you do!
There is no need to settle anymore. You can have an epic life on your terms thanks to the internet and social media.
Want more from Gary Vee on how to crush it in life and business?
Gary Vee’s Keys to Success
Here’s what Gary Vee taught me about side hustling and taking advantage of the opportunities in today’s world:
1. Work & Side Hustle with a Full-Time Job
Gary’s entire first book, Crush It, is based on “the other eight hours” you have every day. If you sleep for eight hours, work for eight hours you have eight left.
What are you doing with the last eight? Netflix, happy hour, sports leagues?
The entire book shows how it is possible to side hustle while you have a full-time job.
If you love your job (statistically 2 of 10 people actually do) you might not want or need to start a side hustle.
But if you hate going to work, don’t like your commute, your boss etc…you should take advantage of the endless ways to make money online!
Sometimes you might have to make sacrifices…not watching your favorite Netflix show on the opening weekend or skipping the bowling league.
But if you want to earn more money and create a better version of your life there will be sacrifices at times, hopefully just for the short term. It is possible to work full-time and still side hustle!
2. Put In The Work
Gary is an absolute workhorse, I’m not saying his work ethic will work for everyone but he knows that you have to put in the work to get the results.
This video sums it up perfectly…there is no such thing as overnight success.
There is always months, years, or decades of hard work behind every “overnight success.”
Since I left my job in 2017 and I’ve had to learn this the hard way, side hustling isn’t easy and doesn’t always produce overnight results. But I love what I’m doing and know it’s a short-term sacrifice.
Gary said he never took a weekend off in his 20’s while he was building his dad’s wine business from a 3 million to 50 million annually.
Could you imagine not taking a day off for a decade!?
I’m not saying you can’t have fun or need to ignore your family…Gary is the 1% in terms of his work ethic.
But you will have to be consistent and put in the work to reach your hustle goals. The quicker you find a way to replace your job’s income the quicker you can live life on your terms.
If you don’t plan on quitting ever, no problem. The second stream of income can help your family, pay off debt, create a nest egg or take epic vacations.
3. 2018 is The Best Time Ever
Could you imagine how hard it would be to side hustle or start a business 10 or 20 years ago? There was no Uber, no internet, and no social media.
Instead, you had to have a physical, brick and mortar storefront to usually sell goods to consumers. How much harder is that than today!?
As Gary has said, “we are living in the best era of all time.”
It has never been easier to start a business or create a side hustle thanks to the internet.
Take advantage of this unbelievable time to find ways to make more money to help you get closer to your goals and dreams. Your personal brand is how you can learn how to monetize your passion online!
4. Don’t End Up With Regret
Gary is all about working your ass off to achieve your hopes and dreams. As he says, “The biggest poison in us, is regret.”
Thanks to the internet we can do virtually anything compared to the generations before us.
One of the reasons he works his ass off and encourages everyone else too is regret.
Don’t end up at 90 with regreat…this video is amazing.
Few people, if any, have the true “hustle” that Gary has — no doubt he was a born entrepreneur. But he has a work ethic that is second to none and deserves all that he has accomplished.
If you have started a side hustle and sometimes it feels like nothing is working, keep the faith.
Remember, success is never overnight and it’s not always easy.
It is possible to work full-time and create a side hustle, it might come with short-term sacrifices but the reward could be life-changing.
Not every side gig or project will turn out great, that’s part of life.
Keep trying, keep working, keep hustling and you are bound to succeed.
For more inspiration and side hustle motivation from Gary Vee be sure to check out these videos:
Hopefully, you loved my favorite Gary Vaynerchuk quotes and lessons!
Let me know in the comments!
- Episode 112: 7 Lessons From My Failed Blog - July 21, 2020
- Episode 109: 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Life During This Pandemic - July 13, 2020
- Episode 108 – From Dream Job at Google to Full-Time Medium Writer - July 9, 2020