Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 99: Human Interaction, Being Selfish, & What Happened to Blogging

Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 99: Human Interaction, Being Selfish, & What Happened to Blogging

Awesome Tip: #AskGaryVee Episode 99: Human Interaction, Being Selfish, & What Happened to Blogging

#QOTD: What would you post on your social networks if it was the only thing you could say all year?

1:21 – Where is blogging at these days? I feel like it’s not as popular as it was a number of years ago.
3:19 – My business is completely digital, focusing on exclusive and shareable content. How important are real life meetings?
4:50 – How did you meet Willie and what attracted you to Faithbox?
6:13 – How do you best make decisions in your own interest, even though they might negatively affect people around you?
8:05 – If you could only make one post and then not post again for another year (on any platform), what would your post be?


I truly don’t think that when I’m being selfish, it comes at the detriment of someone else.

So that’s how I handle it.

That can be a hard thing to make yourself believe. Watching someone else have a hard time because of a decision you made is extremely upsetting to a lot of people. But I have a way to justify it.

When I’m in my most selfish place, I don’t try to conceal the act in some way that hides what it is. I don’t try to sugar coat or act like it’s a good thing. Let them be upset because that is their right.

Even though I am doing something that looks selfish to benefit me in the short term, it is actually going to positively affect the people it involves in the long term. I am making a decision in a five month window instead of a five year window, but history will allow that person to feel that it was palatable when they rekindle their thoughts around it. Even though it might sting or not feel as great in the short term, I know that looking back, it will be okay. Because I made the decision that was hard, but right.

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.

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39 Replies to “Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 99: Human Interaction, Being Selfish, & What Happened to Blogging”

  1. QOTD – initial thoughts would be a video on FB sharing my true authentic thoughts on where I am right and where I am planning to be in 12 months (like a time capsule I could go back to a year later). But then I had the business thoughts of put together a video of my best content that adds the most value and FB dark post it for 12 months so it stays at the top of everyone's feed and even though people are sick of it, it is drilled into their brains like 'let it go' from Frozen.

  2. I've got 99 problems but hustling ain't one! 😀
    Hello Gary!!!! Great episode!!! Thanks for sharing brother!
    Well, i am 100% sure that the first 11 months of that year, i would make drafts with everything that comes to mind…and the last months i would choose the one that i believe fits best!

  3. QOTD: A 30 second video reminding folks that no matter who you are, you need to take time for yourself. Make yourself a priority, go for a walk, get a massage, meditate, catch up with friends, and Treat Yo Self! Do the things that make you feel great before it's too late.

    Can't wait to catch up on Episode 100 when I get home tonight!

  4. #QOTD: What would you post on your social networks if it was the only thing you could say all year?
    "I love you Gays/Gals and  persons of questionable status!! I have to be away from this thing for awhile… But, here is my number: 907-XXX-XXXX

    If you are in my area gimme a ring and we will setup some time to hang/hack and hollar at each other! Til then…. gimme some mental lovin's cause ill be giving them right back.

  5. QOTD: I would post: "I'm eternally grateful to everyone for all your support. I'll be back in year. In the meantime, to say thank you for being patient and all the support up until now, I'm holding a contest and challenge. Anyone that can share any of my videos at least once per week and tie in an inspirational quote will be eligible to win $2000 dollars and….will get first dibs on an exciting opportunity coming next year."

  6. #QOTD: I would post some cheesy quote that sums up my feelings at that moment in the best way possible.
    By the way really am getting pumped for episode 100 amd am really sad that I don't live in the US (yet;D)! Fells like the season final of my favorite TV-show lol.

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