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10 Great Business Quotes

1. “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

— Winston Churchill

2. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”

— Tony Hsieh

3. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

— Winston Churchill

4. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

— G. K. Chesterton

5. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

— Thomas J. Watson

6. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

– Jim Rohn

7. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are

Women in Business | The Glass Ceiling | Saturday Slowdown

The second video in a series of Women in Business, I cover the next big reasons why women leaders find it difficult to break the glass ceiling… through no fault of their own.

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How To Hire The Right People

Who wants to join Team Dan Lok and work side by side with me, Sifu Dan Lok, and a team of ultra-high-performers?

In the past year, I’ve hired dozens of my mentees to join me in Team Dan Lok. And right now, I am looking for someone to fill:

★ 1 x full-time Social Media Genius (with a strong focus on Quora & Reddit, so experience on these platforms are a plus)

★ 1 x full-time Social Media Genius (with a strong focus on Youtube, so experience on these platforms are a plus)

★ 1 x full-time Social Media Genius (with a strong focus on Instagram & Facebook, so experience on these platforms are a plus)

★ 1 x full-time Mad Copywriter

★ 1 x full-time Content / Blog Writer

So my question to you is this.

Do you have what it takes to join Team Dan Lok?

If you are not, then you can stop reading here. If you are interested, just know this: Team Dan Lok is NOT for the weak.

When you’re on the team, you will be challenged.

You will be thrown into high-pressure, high-stake situations and be expected to perform ON YOUR OWN.

And you will be pushed to your ABSOLUTE limits. (Some say I put people through hell before I officially accept them to be on my team)

So this opportunity is NOT for everyone.


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Use clean boot to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows 10

>> Hi. My name is Bryan with Microsoft customer support. Today, I’m going to show you how to identify software-related problems for your Windows PC. We’re going to explain what a clean boot does, how to narrow down the problem, and how put it all back together again. Let’s get started. So what is a clean boot? Clean boot is a troubleshooting step that loads the operating system without all the extra applications and services that are installed in your device. If your problems such as slow performance or crash goes away after performing a clean boot, then you know you have a software problem with one of the applications or services installed. We’re going to use BadApp to represent any problem that you might be having on your device whether it be a crash or a particular error message. To do a clean boot, we’re going to use the “System Configuration Manager” or the tool commonly referred to as “msconfig.” First, we’re going to open up the “Services” tab and stop all unnecessary services.

To do this, we’re going to “Hide all the Microsoft Services” and then uncheck any of the remaining services. Next, we’re going to disable all the startup apps. Startup applications are loaded every time you start the computer. To disable these, we’ll be using Task Manager. When you’re done disabling all the services and startup apps, you’ll need to “Reboot” for the changes to take. Once your computer has restarted, you’re now in a clean boot state. When you’re in this state, you’ll want to check to see if the problem you have is still there. So that means, your application was running slow, shutting down, or crashing. Watch it again and see if there’s a difference. If everything is working as it was before, then you just confirmed that one of the things that you disable in the clean boot is causing the problem.

The next step is to figure out what is causing the problem. We’re going to start with re-enabling the apps. If you have a lot of apps in your startup, then you can enable half of them at a time to see if the problem is in that batch of apps. And depending on how many apps you have, you may have to do this several times.

Let’s reboot to see if any of the apps we’ve re-enabled is causing the problem. After enabling the first batch of apps, everything still looks good. Let’s narrow this down further by enabling the next half batch of apps. In this case, it looks like one of the apps we re-enabled is causing the problem. Let’s single out and disable the perm called BadApp and see what happens. After restarting, the problem has disappeared. Now that we’ve narrowed it down to a specific app, you can check the vendor website to see if there’s an updated version of the app to install or you can uninstall the app either with “Apps and Features” in Settings, or in the Control Panel “Programs and Features.” But for this demonstration, it’s just a bad app that we don’t use and we’re just going to delete it from the startup location we had placed it in. At this point, we found the bad app that’s caused the problem. We’re going to put everything back to normal by re-enabling all the rest of the startup apps and services.

If you don’t undo these steps, then you might break something else by not turning the apps and services back on. Now, what if you didn’t find the problem with apps in the startup area? Then, you would have continue the elimination process by turning everything on in the startup folder and then use the same elimination process to narrow down the problem in the services section. We hope this walk through of the clean boot troubleshooting will help you identify any potential software-related problems in case you have a problem with your device. If you enjoyed this video, please click the like button and subscribe to our channel for more. .

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Scientists Made A Stunning New Discovery About the Immune System

Think scientists have anatomy and physiology all figured out? Think again! Hi everyone! Crystal here for DNews talking about how the more scientists learn about the body, the less we really seem to know … what am I talking about? A recent discovery by scientists at the University of Virginia revealed a connection between the central nervous system (CNS) and the immune system that had gone unnoticed for centuries.

This discovery challenges current theories about basic brain-body interactions and could throw our current ideas on the development of some neurological diseases completely out the window! After learning about this discovery, one scientist was quoted as saying “they’ll have to rewrite the textbooks.” I find results like these so exciting because they demonstrate that the pursuit of new knowledge is a dynamic process. In the journal Nature, the scientists from UVA’s School of Medicine reported the existence of previously unknown vasculature carrying immune cells between the meninges -the protective tissue around the brain- and the cervical lymph nodes that are the hubs of our immune system. This discovery was made the same way a lot of big scientific discoveries are made: by accident. A scientist developing a new way to prepare slides of intact mouse meningeal tissue noticed an unexpected pattern of immune cells in the tissue under his microscope, and, because he’s a scientist, he just had to know why.

In science, unexpected results can mean big discoveries and this was no exception. In addition to draining interstitial fluids, classic lymphatic vessels carry the white blood cells of the immune system throughout the body. Prior to the discovery of these new vessels, no direct link between the brain and spinal cord and the Immune system had been found and it was thought that the brain was an area of mild “immune privilege” meaning able to tolerate insult or disease exposure without eliciting a rush of inflammation to the affected region.

This assumption left scientists in the dark about the mechanisms behind many neurological diseases that involve altered immunity. But now that this connection has been discovered, there is already speculation about whether impaired drainage or malfunction of these newly discovered lymphatic vasculature could contribute to the buildup of plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists have a new place to look when investigating the immune attacks experienced by patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The discovery of direct interaction between the CNS and the immune system changes how we think about the brain’s response to injury and the development of disease. Obviously, more research is needed and these groundbreaking results are nonetheless preliminary. But this exciting discovery will lead to further investigation into the vasculature structure surrounding the human brain and hopefully a more detailed understanding of human health and physiology. On the topic of new discoveries, some scientists are finding that young blood might have rejuvenating properties – at least in mice – but they’re still trying to figure out why.

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Mac Pro hands-on: Apple’s $6,000 powerhouse

(upbeat music) – Hey everybody, it’s Nilay with The Verge. I’m here with Apple’s new Mac Pro. We’ve been waiting for this machine for a long time. The previous Mac Pro came out like in 2013. It was that round trashcan. Apple said it had designed itself into a thermal corner, pulled it off the market, and started redesigning this machine to be inherently modular. That’s what they said. So, we expected a big tower, but we got a tower that’s kind of unlike any other machine.

It’s all built inside of a stainless steel frame. All the components mount to that frame. This cover is just to manage the thermals. Inside, you’ve got an Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores. There are eight PCIe, four slots. There’s an expansion slot for IO. That has an headphone jack, which is very important to me. It’s got two USB A ports and two Thunderbolt 3 port. There’s an additional USB-C ports on the top. There’s also incredible graphics. So this machine that you’re looking at right now that I’m sitting in front of is playing 8K video.

That is running on an additional card called the Afterburner card that you can configure into the system. It’s an FPGA that accelerates video rendering of this kind. This machine also has Radeon Pro Vega II graphics, the dual, so it has four GPUs in it, which is wild. All that stuff is configurable when you order it. There’s not a lot of details on how that’s going to work yet. All we know is that the base price of this machine, the one that’s been announced is $6,000. Apple says that compares favorably to comparable PCs with the same specs that come out at around $8,000. There’s also three fans on the front, a blower on the side to manage all the heat generated by that Xeon, by those graphics cards.

Apple says that, under a desk, it will be as quiet as the iMac Pro. We’ll have to see. In this environment, it’s extremely hard to tell. Here’s my favorite feature. You can get it on regular stands or you can get it on casters. This one’s on casters. I don’t wanna move this one too much, but you can see, it rolls. I’m also sitting in front of Apple’s new 6K retina display, the Pro Display XDR. XDR stands for Extreme Dynamic Range instead of just high dynamic range. It does a thousand nits of sustained brightness, up to 1,600 nits of total brightness.

It has a million to one contrast ratio using what appears to be a very aggressive local dimming system and a heat management system with the same lattice pattern on the back to manage its heat. It’s really cool, it looks really beautiful. It’s so hard to show you on a YouTube video, but I promise you, it looks really, really cool. That display is $5,000. You can get a matte version for $6,000. And a stand is optional, it’s a $1,000, but you could probably just get a cheap VESA stand if you want. But the cool stand that Apple makes, it rotates in portrait mode, it’s a thousand extra dollars for this display. So one thing that Apple did not talk about today was putting Nvidia graphics cards in this machine. It’s something a lot of people want.

Right now, the only options we’ve heard about are those Radeon Vega II cards. We’re gonna talk to you Nvidia and see what they have to say about supporting this machine. One of the things Apple is really excited about is a new module called the MPX Expansion Module. In this machine, actually, the graphic cards are sitting in an MPX Expansion Module That is PCI plus Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 bus on a special connector. Proprietary cards are really interesting. They let you do really cool things.

The big promise here is if Apple can continue to support those cards over time ’cause these machines are expensive and they’re gonna last a long time, so we’ll have to see. The sexier Mac Pro really feels like the successor to the cheese grater tower that all of us have been wanting for so long. We will know much more about it when it comes out in the fall. Right now, the only price we have is $6,000 for that base model. I imagine Apple’s gonna sell this mostly as a configurable system. That’s the whole point. Whether you’re gonna add that afterburner card, what graphics cards you’re gonna put in it, what processor you’re gonna put in it, all of that is gonna hugely impact the price. We’re gonna find out more in the fall. So that’s everything I know about the Mac Pro, but Dieter and I are here at WWDC. We’re gonna find out everything we can.

Stay tuned to The Verge for more. Bye, okay. .

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10 tips you need to know Switching from Windows to Mac

Congratulations and welcome to the world of Mac you’ve just switched over from Windows and you have no idea what you’re doing I have good news I’ve helped a ton of people through this transition and I’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 things that you need to know to feel at home I promise you it’s worth it when you’ve done all these things I’m going to show you and your life is dramatically better comment below with what your favorite tip was right-click in Windows gives you all kinds of helpful options depending on what you right-click on on Mac laptops you still have right-click it’s just a two finger click which gives you that same thing and you get all these great options you can open things with a different app you can get info you can move something to the trash lots of functionality there if you have a Mac with an Apple Mouse you actually need to turn on to right-click because for whatever ridiculous reason it’s not turned on by default to set it up how you like you just go into system preferences and then you go into

trackpad and under the point-and-click section where you see secondary click you can choose the different options here either it’s click with two fingers or it’s click in the bottom right corner and you can pick the one that you like and if you have a mouse you go into system preferences again and you go to Mouse and you turn on secondary click where you click on the right side of the mouse so now go and experiment and right click on literally everything to see what happens when you want to close a program in Windows you’re used to clicking on the little X in the top corner on the Mac now the little red X up in the top left corner that actually only closes the frontmost window but the program which is now called an application stays open and keeps using resources this will slow down your Mac and give you the spinning rainbow beach ball which will drive you clinically insane you can see which apps are still open because on the dock here you’ve got a little dot underneath any of the apps that are still using resources so you want to actually get used to quitting the app when you’re in an application if you want to quit it you just go to the Safari menu go to the application menu in the top left and then you go down to

quit and you can see there’s a keyboard command here command cube so you can also just do command Q on the keyboard which will quit the application another way to do it that’s great is if you right-click the icon on the dock and then it gives you the option to quit right here if something is unsaved it’ll always ask you to save before quitting so you don’t have to worry about losing information in Windows used to use alt tab to switch between open programs and windows now you might have also used alt f4 to quit programs or closed windows the Mac version of this is command tab and it looks like this you hold command on the keyboard and press tab to get to the one that you want to select it’ll only show you the applications that are open but not the windows within those applications so if you combine this with Q you actually have an awesome way to quit applications any applications except the finder you can’t quit that one and I’ll talk about that one next so you just hold command press tab get to the one that you want to quit and then press Q now if you want to see all of the windows that are open on your Mac if you’re working on a couple of different things for example go down to your trackpad on your laptop and three fingers swipe up now this is going to show you Mission Control which gives you access to see everything kind of at a glance you just click on the one that you want to go to if you want to set up a hot corner the hot corner is cool because basically you just toss your mouse into the corner of the screen and it’ll do cool stuff you’re going to System

Preferences and you go into Mission Control and then hot corners and then for the bottom right corner you tell it to go to Mission Control you say ok and you close that now if you throw your mouse down at the bottom right corner it will show you all of the different things that you have open and this is particularly cool if you have lots of stuff open so you can actually see everything at a glance and you can switch between these open windows and applications now just do that over and over again because it’s kind of awesome file explorer in Windows is great and many people miss this the most the Mac equivalent of this is the finder which is down here on the dock and it needs a bit of customizing to get it to where you like it one of the first things I do is I always turn on the path bar because I want to know where I am at all times so if you go into the View menu and you go to show path bar this will show you where you are and it shows up down here in Windows and File Explorer it’s actually at the top and path bar rocks you can double click on things here you can drag things into different folders like if I go into my documents and further nest it into deeper folders you can drag stuff onto those it’s super cool another one I always turn on is the status bar so you go into the View menu and you go show status bar and this will actually show you how many items are in the window and also the total available free space on your hard drive this always shows up in the bottom of every Finder window from now on these icons on the left are shortcuts and they take you to different places that are very useful and then across the top here you can change your view options from icons to lists to column and these also have keyboard commands because icon view is command one list view is command two and column view is command three you know icon view is great for

pictures and things like that and you can actually change the size of the icons both this little little slider down the bottom right here ListView is awesome for like your downloads folder if you go into list view you can sort things by kind you can sort by size or reverse by size so it’s smallest at the top you can sort by name it’s really handy and column view is awesome it’s the one I use the most for anything in your documents folders things like that I like it because you can use the arrow keys to move around and go up and down through files and folders and if you’re using the arrow keys like this you can call them view it’ll show you a preview of what this thing is and the preview actually is great but if you want a bigger preview you just hit spacebar on the keyboard and it will zoom into that flat and you just press spacebar again to close it for any of the power user type settings that you want to have in your view options just hit command J on the keyboard and it’ll show you your view options for the different folders and things that you’re in you can sort by different options if you’re in list view it gives you all the different columns that you can turn on and off etc it’s very powerful in Windows you’re used to finding your stuff in My Documents my downloads my pictures desktop etc the Mac equivalent of this is the home folder where you go into the finder and you go to the home folder and it looks like a little little house icon with your name on it now this is like the living room of your

map all your stuff goes in here or of course all your stuff can go on your desktop in piles of controlled chaos just like your actual desk I always set my finder to go straight to the home folder instead of the all my files thing so normally when you get a new Mac when you click on finder it takes you to all my files which is basically one big list of every single file on your hard drive and so if you want to change that you just go to the finder menu in the top left here and go to preferences and then under general where it says new Finder window you change that to the home folder and so now from now on whenever you go into the Finder window takes you straight to your home folder congratulations I just gave you two years worth of free time in your life now you can get to your home folder a few different ways you can click on the finder face now it takes you right there you can also go to the go menu and go home it takes you there I like the keyboard command command shift H also takes you straight there or if you have like a full screen application open you’re in Safari if you go command tab to get to finder and then press command + on the keyboard it’ll take you to a new Finder window which is a power user way of doing it in Windows you can drag stuff onto your taskbar for quick access the Mac version of this is putting your stuff into the sidebar as shortcuts on the left here or down onto

the dock to the right of the divider you can put your stuff there too and that gives you quick easy access to your files especially if you have a folder that is nested deep within multiple folders like if I go to business and I go to contracts or maybe invoices and I want to get to my 2017 invoices then this is like three folders deep all you have to do is just drag the folder and you put it carefully between two folders you want to put it on top of something but you put it between them and it pops in right there now this shortcut will always show up right here in any Finder window which is really quick and really convenient to get access to the stuff that’s in here especially if you use it all the time you can also put things onto the dock in the same way you just drag it down onto the dock just to the right of the divider here and it makes a space for it and you drop it right there and if you ever open a file and you’re not sure where it actually lives if you just right-click on the actual file name up in the top of the title bar here if you right-click that it’ll show you where exactly in your hard drive it lives and you can even click on the folder right below it and it’ll take you to that folder with that file highlight it which is a super convenient and efficient way to get there you can even rename things if you just hit return on the keyboard you can rename something and then hit return again and it changes the name of that file and you see even this one that I had open here it updates right here as well now a lot of people when they move to Mac they say where are those little arrows for scrolling up and down in a big list of files there’s no arrows there’s no little elevator thing on the Mac that’s actually hidden by default replaced with the two finger scroll so you use two fingers and slide on your trackpad like this if you have the Apple Magic Mouse you just slide your finger across the top of

the Magic Mouse and you can go up and down like this and now this is really cool because if you have a second window open and you have side by side ones behind the other you can actually scroll up and down using two fingers scroll like this and then move over this one and scroll on this one it’s a super convenient way of seeing anything that you need into Windows all your settings and your options for personalizing in Windows are under control panel same on the Mac except it’s called System Preferences and it lives here on your dock it also lives under the Apple menu you can go straight to System Preferences from here and you’ve got all the different so these are more personalizing type things these are more system level type things and it’s friendly I recommend poking around looking in the different things and see what each option does and experiment with it like here you’ve got the scroll bars you can turn that to always if you want to always have your little scroll bars and windows like we just talked about if you don’t know what something means or if it’s using crazy acronyms it’s probably better to ask us for help or google it before you mess with it to launch a program in Windows you would

normally go to the Start menu or from your taskbar or in newer versions of Windows you’d go to search now on the Mac you go into your Applications folder and this is where all of your applications actually live if you want quick access to anything you can drag it down onto the dock like I use Basecamp a lot I’m going to put it on my dock next to my messages here if you want to move something around on the dock you just drag it left or right and it gives you a nice option for customizing and you can also right-click something and then go to options and remove it from the dock if you don’t want it there anymore this is a really easy access panel to get access to your applications but they actually live in the Applications folder here if you want a really quick way to launch apps check out my video about spotlight there’s a link here and to

uninstall apps it’s actually really easy you just go into the applique patience folder and drag that thing to the trash if I don’t want Basecamp anymore you just drag it to the trash and that will uninstall it and once it’s in the trash you just right-click the trash and you go to empty trash to get rid of anything that’s in there you want to also check out my video about viruses you don’t need antivirus software anymore and I go into more detail about that in that virus video now this one seemingly very simple thing really messes people up on the Mac by default if you’re in an application and you want to save or open something so I just do command s like this it gives you this little compressed version of the save and open dialog so you don’t have full access to all your stuff now nobody notices this little button here where it’s a little square with a down arrow but when you click on that this gives you the full access to your whole Finder file structure so you can get around put things where you want particularly cool is that you also have access to the sidebar shortcuts that you set up in the finder earlier in this video now this is a really efficient way to go straight to the things that you use the most and you can see that matches with the finder here if I go to my invoices folder and it’s just a really convenience and really direct way to get access to your stuff boom act Epiphanes if you want someone patient and helpful who speaks your language to come to you and take all your Mac challenges off your mind head to Mac and home calm

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How to Promote Your Business on Social Media in 2019

– I wanted to ask, apart from paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram, what would be your three tips for standing out – You know I’m gonna fucking punch you in the face, right? – from the noise? (audience laughing) What would be your three tips on standing out from the noise? – Dude, I don’t have any idea what’s going through your fucking head, that you just literally watched that presentation and decided that to be the question. (slow downbeat music) (yelling) You got your perspective.

(downbeat music) I just wanna be happy. Don’t you wanna be happy? (slow downbeat music) – Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come! Put your hands together for Gary Vaynerchuck! (audience applauding) (audience applauding) (rock music) Congratulations. – Thank you. – My honor. – Thank you. – Ladies and gentlemen, give it up to him! (audience applauding) – What up? Thank you. Sit. (yelling) Sit, sit. (chanting) Thank you, sit, sit, sit. (chanting) Let me talk. You’ve been waiting two fucking days for this, so fuck, sorry about that. So, super excited to be here. Thank you so much. I’ve been really looking forward to this talk. (audience hollering) So there’s a couple different things I wanna talk about, and then I’m super excited about the Q&A that we’re gonna have towards the end of this. I think the thing that most interests me is if you’re at this conference right now, obviously, in looking at this event from afar, how heavily it was promoted around me, and I think about why would you wanna come, why, what value am I bringing, what are you trying to figure out? For me, it’s incredibly important when you give a speech that the speech is completely predicated on the value you can bring to the audience, not in what the audience can bring to you, and so for me, (audience applauding) and so for me what’s super important in this talk is, I think what’s most remarkable, and if I could help it, what I would most wanna get through to people that are here is regardless of how big you think this opportunity is, and when I say this opportunity, look, this device, let me make it very clear, because I don’t think I’ve articulated often, in 2007 or six, or whenever the hell the iPhone came out, it was very basic.

I saw it that the iPhone came out, and I made a singular bet, which was that this device was going to be the most important device in the world, because over the last 10 years, from ’96 to 2006 at that point, I along with my dad were able to build a very large business on the back of the internet itself. I watched a single store liquor store in Springfield, New Jersey able to reach national awareness at a very low cost on the back of something called the internet. How many people over 40 in this room, raise hands. (audience whooping) Don’t be embarrassed, be louder about it. Over 40? (audience applauding) Fucking go, we still have it.

One more time, I wanna see how many hands of 40 and older? So, (audience whooping) so for all the youngsters in this room, the hands that just went up, what the advantage they have in today’s business world is we have context of what the world looked like pre-internet. We lived a full childhood pre-internet. We lived life without the internet, and what that did was allow me to context what was possible and how much it cost pre-internet versus what was possible and what it cost post internet. What I was able to do to bring to my family business in the growth and revenue would have not been possible if we opened up a second store, third store with that same amount of money.

In understanding that it made me understand how powerful it was. In 2006, and again this is just very important to lay this down as a framework for everybody here, in 2006, what I realized is holy shit, the internet can be with you at all times. Now this sounds outrageously basic, but it has only been about a decade that the internet has been at our fingertips, regardless of where we are. At this point, everybody in this room, when their internet gets a little bit slower, freaks the fuck out. Like literally, I’m not in the US, and my plan, after a certain amount, slows down my data in the market I’m in.

Literally while I was waiting to get picked up from a car about an hour ago, was when I switched from my normal speed to this half speed that I’m on right now. Literally the last hour has been the worst fucking hour of my life. (audience laughing) Like I just can’t even open a tweet, like I can’t do anything. I’m crippled by something that is only new to me in the last 10 years. It is now my norm. You get really used to things really fast. On that bet that this was going to be the most important device, I’ve been able to achieve a next level of success, predicated on a couple of things, but most of all, if you look back at my career, me investing in Tumbler and Facebook and Twitter was predicated on the fact that they were app companies on top of the phone.

My friends, Facebook, Inc., which includes WhatsApp and Instagram, is basically on its way to becoming a trillion dollar company on the fact that it’s just an app company on your phone. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are apps on your phone, apps, three apps on your phone worth a trillion. You have to understand how unbelievably important attention is. Attention is the only asset. The one thing that I know I can bring to this entire room is that regardless of what you’re doing, you sell sneakers, you’re a lawyer, you’re in real estate, you’re an investment banker, you’re an actress, you’re an actor, whatever you’re trying to achieve, the one thing, the only thing I could talk about, besides us being humans, that connects every one of us, is that we are all striving for other peoples attention to then be able to tell them what we want.

Whether you want to raise money for a nonprofit, become the mayor of your town or build a billion dollar business selling sneakers, you need attention. The attention of our society lives on this device. The attention of our society lives on this device. Let me make you one promise in this room today. Unless you are producing content that is meaningful to an audience on this device across seven or eight platforms, Podcast, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumbler. Like unless you’re producing content in written form, audio form or video form across seven to 10 apps on this device, unless you are relevant on those 10 apps, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, if you are not you are fundamentally irrelevant in society.

This is a very important thing to understand, because I know there’s people sitting here who have 11 million dollar business and are super happy and aren’t even on social media. I get that, but what you’re not factoring in is what happens next. To me what’s most important is not today. I stand up here and so unbelievably appreciative of that reception that I just got that knowing how many of you came here to hear me speak, but I promise you, as I breathe here right now, I recognize that literally everything I did an hour ago and back is irrelevant if I’m unable to execute going forward.

Tomorrow, if I start making the wrong decisions and not executing, begins the vulnerability of unwinding everything I’ve done, and I think we all understand society. We react much heavier to mistakes than we do to successes. The reason I’m pushing that you’re irrelevant if you’re not here, is I don’t think everybody here, including myself, has factored in how much more attention is going here. Let me promise you this. No matter what you think about technology, your kids on iPads all day, you always on the phone, nobody talking to each other, how you judge kids, ’cause they don’t shake people in the hand and look in the eye, and all the other horse shit that demonizes technology, right this second, the way we interact with technology is the most basic you will ever see in your life.

10 years from now, every one of these phones, every one of these video game platforms, every one of these websites are gonna seem like a fucking beeper and Myspace. You have to understand this. Here’s why. There is nobody here pot committed enough to this, including myself. There is nobody in this theater right now pot committed to this enough, including myself. When I say pot committed to this, what do I mean? I mean, every person in this room needs to take a substantial step back and understand, am I producing enough pictures, videos, written words in these platforms to achieve what I want, and the answer, and I’ll save you time is no for everybody, and for somebody who’s putting out 85 pieces of content a day across audio, video and written word a day, my answer is staggeringly no.

Meanwhile, there are people here who take four and a half hours to figure out a perfect Instagram post, ’cause they want it to look good when somebody lands on their fucking profile. It’s true. (audience applauding) The quickest gateway, the quickest execution for everybody here to get whatever the hell they’re trying to get out of here today is to produce content on 10 websites. The quickest way for you to get what you want in your life is to produce videos, pictures and written words across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Podcasts, your website, email, text messaging platform, period. You know what’s crazy, I literally wanna say right now, thank you London, I’m out. It is like, I’m thrilled to go into the mindset, I’m trilled to tell you, and if you follow me in Instagram this is where I’ve taken most of my content, I’m thrilled to tell you that the reason you’re not producing enough content is unfortunately you value other people’s opinions more than your own ambition and happiness that literally pants47 could leave a content that you’re ugly and it makes you stop posting.

I can go into that, I can go into a million other things, but I make this very clear and obvious. The reason I am just beginning to succeed in my ambitions is because today is the least amount of content that I will produce, because I will produce more tomorrow and more the next day. You have to understand, media dictates everything, right? There’s a specific reason that when there’s a coup in a country that the army goes and takes over the TV network and the newspaper. Communication is the game. Maybe because of being born in the Soviet Union and raised in the US, I had this paradox of being fascinated by a closed and open system of communication. Maybe because I’m an extrovert and I talk a lot, I don’t know why, but something came natural to me my whole life, which is communication.

What are the things that make people do this, right? What I’m fascinated by is the mockerization of media. What I’m fascinated by is that everybody here, how many people here have been following me for more than one year? Raise your hand. The fact that 90% of this audience knows that all I want you to do is run Facebook and Instagram ads and you still aren’t, makes me want to punch all of you in your fucking face.

(audience laughing) I mean, literally, all I’ve been asking you to do for the last two years is run Facebook and Instagram ads, and you fuck faces still aren’t. (audience laughing) And I say this, because I put it on film, because I’m gonna run this exact video against you in five years on some platform telling you that you missed the golden era of Facebook and Instagram, because now it’s appropriately priced, and you guys have heard me, if you follow me, say this. I regret that I wasn’t able to build my dad’s business bigger, because I didn’t spend enough on Google.

I didn’t spend enough, I had it figured out. It was called Google AdWords. It was working, yet I still was doing newspapers and direct mail and radio and television, because I didn’t understand the context of the moment that I was living in. I didn’t have enough experience to know that I bought something so good, so under priced, so scalable that I didn’t squeeze the fuck out of it enough when Google AdWords was the best. If you follow me, you’ve heard me say that Amazon was the number one spender on Google AdWords in those early days and literally used that under priced attention to be what they are today. I want you to spend on Facebook and Instagram, because there’s a possibility that never in our lives again will you be able to get in front of people at that cost. Let me just say it one more time, ’cause I really need you to understand it. This right now, and this is why I yell at myself for the 50 or 80 or $100,000 of my own money that I spend on ads on these platforms that continue to build brand.

The truth is, I should spend more, and this is not a joke. If I didn’t have such a high expense to run my lifestyle, ’cause I have a family that’s fancy now, (audience laughing) let me make it more basic. If I was single right now, I would literally go move in back with my parents just so I had more money to run on Facebook and Instagram ads. I’m gonna say it one more time. (audience laughing) We have never lived in a time where brand was this under priced. Let me explain. What is the biggest difference between me and a lot of people that look like me or me and the companies that I work with and I get them there? It is the fact that I do branding, not sales.

Branding is different than sales. I love when people come up to me like, “Gary, I’m a marketer.” I’m like, “Cool, what do you do?” “Well, I am affiliate marketer, “and it’s conversion based top of the.” I’m like, “You’re a salesman, bro. “You’re not building a brand. “You have 747 URLs that you do “landing cage optimization against and you convert “and that’s amazing.” Being an affiliate marketer is amazing, other than the fact that it should be called an affiliate salesman.

Brand is why you buy Nike. Brand is why everybody who’s wearing jewelry and watches right now are wearing what they’re wearing, ’cause they bought a brand, not somebody cookied them on Instagram and remarketed to them, and then they bought that watch, for the most part. And so I brand, and why I love brand is because it’s in perpetuity. When you build a brand, you can play on that brand for a very, very, very long time. Why Facebook and Instagram are special and more special then Google is, is in Google’s heyday, it was not that I was building brand for Wine Library, I was sales, because when you go on Google, all of our businesses are the same, ’cause they’re blue letters on a landing page that you click.

Brand is when your pictures and videos look different in a feed. Look, I think I’m coming out of the gate in this talk, and I’m gonna macro it up in a minute, but I’m coming out the gate in this talk very tactical about the details. In all my rara and fuck what people say and self esteem and all the mental shit that I believe in tremendously, because that’s what gives you the engine. You’re not gonna execute shit if you’re depressed or insecure. So like, I believe in it, but I’m putting it on a shelf, UK, I’m putting it on a shelf with you right now, because an event that is so heavily marketed against me, knowing that you’ve heard a lot of this, I need one thing. I need two people to leave here who’ve been hearing me pound ’em in the fucking face about running ads on these two platforms to finally say, fuck it’s enough, I’m gonna do it. And watch this, this is very, very important, and please don’t bullshit. Raise your hands. How many people here have run Facebook and Instagram ads and it has not worked for their business? Raise your hands.

Raise it high. Me too, because not every execution works. Not every execution works. It doesn’t mean it’s not ROY positive. The ROY of a basketball, for me, is $0. It’s a billion for Lebron. Just ’cause you didn’t execute Facebook or Instagram properly doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, it means you suck. (audience laughing) This is going to be the era of regret, and I promise you that. This is going to be the era of regret. The prices of Facebook, how many people here have been marketing successfully on Instagram and Facebook for the last three years? Raise your hands.

Three, I need three years, and I need your hands. If it’s less, don’t raise it. I just need people banging on it successfully for three years. Raise it high, I just wanna get a sense. Keep it up for a second. I love some of the gangsters here, they’re like this, ’cause they don’t want people to fucking know. I like it. What all of you know that I know, thank you, what the 20 to 50 of you know is it’s not as good of a deal today that it was a year ago. Right? Just look around at all the heads that are shaking. It is not as good of a deal today as it was yesterday.

Here’s where it gets scary, and I’m getting goosebumps, and I know there’s a bunch of fucking cameras, so maybe you’ll zoom in before it goes away. The reason I’m getting goosebumps is, you can’t imagine the weird life that I live, and let me break it down for you as I’ve never articulated it before. I live a life today where I spend three hours with three different clients, spending all my time trying to convince them to move their money from television and billboards and dressing up double-decker fucking buses in London, (audience laughing) and take that money and spend it on Facebook and Instagram. I then get in the car and come into a room of entrepreneurs and SMBs and tell them to spend money on Instagram and Facebook. What’s really crazy about this is the following. They, them, corporate, I understand why they’re not doing it, because they are stuck, right. They have, the way they score their marketing doesn’t show that it works, because they score their marketing not in real life, they score it based on awards and reports and stuff that isn’t the actual sense of actually selling stuff.

We do. The reason the prices have gone up is because other entrepreneurs and small businesses and mainly silicon valley startups are pouring enough money in to what is a very simple supply and demand platform, and they rose the price, because there’s only one feed, and if I wanna get in front of my homey here, before, if 27 other startups didn’t wanna get in there, the cost of getting into his screen was less.

Now that there’s 28 of us, it’s more. That’s how Facebook makes money, that’s how Google makes money. Supply and demand platforms, basic as fuck. Do you understand? Here’s the problem for everybody in this room. The second the domino falls, and the biggest thing that you should be thankful for if you’re a Facebook entrepreneur making money on Facebook and Instagram is that the Russians hacked the American election, because all that propaganda made a lot of big companies pause and be mad at Facebook and not pour the appropriate money in, which bought us executing entrepreneurs another year of taking advantage of under priced attention, but don’t clap, even though that dude woohoo’d, (audience laughing) because what’s about to happen next is gonna make all of you regret to not listening to me for the last three years. What is going to happen in the next 10, 12, 24 months is that Evian and Coca-Cola and BMW and Rolex and Puma and Nike and GE and everybody else is gonna wake the fuck up, ’cause they’re gonna have no choice, and they’re gonna take their 200 and 100 and 400 and 800 and 900 million dollar budgets and put it into the system, and for all of us that it’s working for, ’cause it works at $8 a CPM, $8 to get in front of a thousand people, 42 of which app, 17 which have convert.

That $8 is gonna become $28, where our models break. Attention is like real estate. Attention is like real estate. When Malibu beachfront property or property and buildings in shortage 20 years ago go up for the market, and you buy it at the right price, and then the market changes, you win. The attention on this device and the platforms is going to change very soon. You are a very unique group of people that feel that the pied piper of this opportunity is worth spending an afternoon with or two days or an hour or what have you. It devastates me that you even pay attention to me at all and don’t execute on the biggest gift that I’m trying to give you. It devastates me that you pick, I don’t want your likes, I don’t want your following, I definitely don’t wanna sell you some bullshit in the back of the room. (audience applauding) I’ve already made more money than I need to in my entire life, and I did it long before you even knew who Gary Vee was, ’cause I just don’t need a lot of money.

I need admiration. You know how I get admiration? That you listen to me, execute, your life’s a hell of a lot better, and you email me in three 1/2 years and say, “Thank you so much coming to the UK. “Then, it finally hit me. “At the time I had been following you for two 1/2 years, “but something about the way you spoke that day “and being in the room, finally made me say fuck it. “It took me three months and a couple thousand dollars, “but then I figured it out, “and over the last six months.” Guys, if you noticed, I started getting back into sports cards. People are selling me like Michael Jordan rookie cards for like 100% less than market, because the emails come, literally, a baseball card dealer emailed me and said, “I was $280,000 in debt 19 months ago, “and now I have millions of dollars “just by actually finally listening to you.” Guys, one more time.

People winning on Facebook and Instagram, raise your hands. The people that have their hands up, by show of hand or wave your arm or whatever the fuck we’re gonna do, admit to yourself, then me, then them, that when you first started doing it, we didn’t know what the fuck we were doing, but it’s so easy and so under priced that anything we did worked. Correct? Under priced attention. It works every time. It’s about to go away, and let me be very clear. For all the nice little things I said about everything over the last eight minutes, this talk for the last 10 minutes is selfish. I cannot wait, and I mean wait, to run this video to the world when this goes away and everyone’s crying and all you fuckers are gonna email me and say, “Gary, you have to help me. “What’s next?” and I’m gonna say, “Sally, nothing dick, you fucked up.” (audience laughing) 2004 to 2014 was a long decade before something came along that even remotely looked like Google AdWords early for me, and there is no guarantee in augmented reality or voice or any other technology, AI, that’s coming that we will have this opportunity to communicate to people about what we want to at such a price that even if you’re average, you will get business results.

My friends, you should leave this keynote right now, get in the fucking tube, go home and fucking figure out how to start running ads, and I don’t mean go home and hire some 26 year old to run ads for you. I mean, you, you, you have to go home and spend 10 hours reading and watching videos of how to actually run a Facebook ad, how to actually make a picture and video for it and watch the results so you taste it. You have to taste it. You have to be a practitioner of it, because it is the lotto ticket of the moment, and everybody is just letting it slide by, and I’ll be honest with you, I’m thrilled.

To be frank, it’s better for me if you don’t do it, ’cause it makes it cheaper for me to do it, but in my complete obsession with being historically correct and admired, I’m giving it to you. What’s fascinating is a long time ago, I figured out why I don’t sell my best advice, why I give it away for free. Why? Because 99% of you aren’t gonna do anything about it.

(audience applauding) It’s the biggest brain fuck ever. I mean, I would argue that that was a pretty compelling 15 minute rant to get you to run a fucking Instagram ad, and 99% of you are still not going to. (yelling) Brother, I don’t give a fuck. Just do it, don’t tell me. (audience laughing) Just do it. (audience applauding) This is so ridiculous. Let me bounce around a couple other things. Let’s talk about content, ’cause I just talked about distribution. The other thing is you gotta fill the ads. The reason I film myself fully, besides being a narcissist is by filming myself, I’ve been able to create a system that allows me to produce more content than anybody.

What I find fascinating about Gary Vee, my persona, me, it’s actually me, but what I find fascinating about it is I spend 18 hours a day running a company. I am not an influencer. I am not a personal brand. I am an operator, a business operator. Not only running Vayner, but all the other things that Vayner, actually, there’s PureWow or One37pm or something else we’re about to announce, 15 minutes ago speaking to AJ about VaynerSports and what we’re gonna do there. He runs it, I obviously do my thing. On the phone with my dad and Brandon last night about a thing. I’m in it, I’m fucking working every fucking minute, every second, all the time, always and I’m putting out more content than people that are a personal brand for a living.

Why? Not because I’m out hustling them, because I outsmarted them. It’s based on understanding what I’m actually doing, and what I hope a lot more of you do. The reason I film myself is the following. By filming myself, it gives me unlimited opportunity to not only create video but to create audio and written word, and one of the biggest things I believe in in the world is you do not create friction for the end customer. If you wanna consume me in Instagram, I’m gonna give it to you. If you wanna listen to me on podcast form while you’re running, I’m gonna give it to you. If you wanna consume a one hour keynote and watch it on Roku, I’m gonna fucking give it to you. I create no friction for any of you to consume me. So many of you are producing content, and you create friction, ’cause you only fuck with Instagram or YouTube, but you leave everything else out.

So you narrow your upside, because you’re doing what you wanna do, not what they want. Literally, every single maneuver I make in business is 100% predicated on the audience, 100%. So people always love to razz me. They’re like, “Gary Vee, you’re such a fucking digital guy. “Why do you write books?” Because people read ’em, asshole. (audience laughing) I don’t read them, but people read them, and so I am unbelievably imploring you to understand a couple things. I have a top 100 global podcast, yet I never sit down and do a podcast. Why, ’cause I’m able to extract the audio. This talk right now is an episode of one of my podcasts in seven weeks. You know it. This is how it is. It’s also going to be an article in LinkedIn called Last Stance for Instagram Ads, You Dick Faces. (audience laughing) It’s also gonna be three little clips on Instagram of especially Q&A, where I’m able to talk about new things, instead of the pillars that I believe in and on and on and on.

I can’t implore you guys more to get home and get serious about content creation. If you are fortunate enough to be extroverted or lack insecurity in front of a camera, you should be filming yesterday. If, but I also have empathy that it’s not for everybody, and if it’s not and you love writing, I am thrilled that you’ll be writing, and let me tell you something about writing. One of the things that I see so many of you, and I’ve been watching people mention this and looking at their Twitters and looking at their Instagrams and DMing some of you. So many of you are relying too heavily on just the pictures on Instagram and not adding context and copy. I believe copy, the written word, is the great underdog right now in content creation. We become so visual with pictures and video, we’ve punted written word. I can’t write for shit, and I’m doing it. I really implore most of you to do the following. Take a step back and figure out how you communicate to the world.

How do you communicate to the world? Are you best at audio, are you good at video, do you write? If you’re lucky enough that you can do video, that is where you go, because what video does is it allows you to then edit it underneath it into audio and written word. If you don’t, that’s fine too. Forcing it will never work. We’ve seen a lot of people try and do video online, and it’s been scary and ugly and a train wreck. It’s just not for them, and that’s fine. So, what I’m thinking a lot about is how to put you into a position to succeed in content creation, and then figure out how to be great at distributing it. When you get to the distributing part, my friends, you have to respect the context of the platform. I’m watching so many people that are in B2B try to win on Instagram, but they’re acting like Instagram is LinkedIn. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lawyer or a financial advisor or you sell concrete, if you treat Instagram like LinkedIn, even though your business is more LinkedIn, you will lose.

If you do not respect the context of the room, you will lose. These platforms are rooms. They are rooms. Fuck. It’s just so intent. Like I’m just, the reason I just went there, I’m just thinking, I’m like, how the hell do I get them to understand? Like how do I get people to understand how big of a deal this is? Like nothing is more valuable than attention. It’s the only, I literally value attention equal to oxygen. I couldn’t get you to understand it more if you got inside my head, and I can’t figure out how to break people through, which is how, ironically, I think you’ll find this interesting.

I think the reason that I was willing to go back to mindset and motivation over the last year and a half, where after four years I was basically quiet about that, because I didn’t wanna be a motivational speaker was because I’m so desperate for you to communicate more to the world. As I met more and more people, I was like, oh fuck, they’re not not doing it because they don’t know how to make a picture or video written, it’s because this is broken. They’re insecure here. That’s why they’re not making, and that’s the problem. I mean, there are people here that literally post on Instagram, and if they don’t get enough likes, they delete it.

They delete it, because they think it’s a scarlet letter that shows their audience doesn’t give a fuck. They’re playing the wrong game. Like do you know how many people email me every day saying, “Gary, how do I get to 10,000 followers? “I’m at 4,000.” Like that means something. We just have to change the paradigm of this conversation. We have to. Let me talk about a couple other things. How many people here in B2B, how many people here are entrepreneurs? Raise your hands just for a sec.

How many people here are employees at a company? Raise your hands. So for many of the entrepreneurs here, another thing that I would highly recommend is looking very deeply at influence or marketing. I can’t get over the fact of how under priced influence or marketing is, how much it converts and how wild, wild west it is. Here’s what I mean. Just ’cause somebody has 800,000 followers on Instagram, and you pay them a thousand bucks, and somebody else has 40,000, and they want a thousand bucks, I’m surprised how basic people are, and they think the 800,000 is the better deal. I understand it makes sense, the math is pretty clear, but a good affiliate marketer can tell you the conversion’s gonna really matter.

If you’re trying to sell something, whether it’s a service or a product, I couldn’t push you harder to get into the culture of DMing influencers that you think may represent your brand properly or just have big audiences and start asking them what they would want for them to post about your B2B SaaS product or your new app or your hula hoop or your fucking cool T-shirt or whatever it may be. All I ever think about, I’m very basic. I keep shit super simple on supply and demand. I overlay attention and then culture what’s happening in it, and that becomes me, and I will always do that. No question, the other territory that I’m completely blown away by is influencers.

Super under priced, potentially super overpriced, but not allocating a couple hundred bucks, a couple thousand bucks, tens of thousands of bucks depending the size of your business and putting it into that tunnel and that funnel and tasting it for yourself is a huge missed opportunity, huge. Let me talk about another execution. I’m really excited about how tactical I’m getting today. Pre-roll YouTube. How many people here consume videos on YouTube? Raise your hands. Cool. Pre-roll YouTube. There’s a way for you to segment and target people based on what they searched on Google, and then pre-roll them based on what they’re doing on YouTube, meaning, there is a segmentation that allows you to target every single person that searched open houses in downtown London. If you’re a real estate agent selling in downtown London, and he’s searching open houses in downtown London, but then four hours later he goes to watch arsenal videos on YouTube, your pre-roll can show up first based on the context and data that that person created in YouTube search.

It is one of the unbelievably strong brand and sales executions in the game, and you should literally go home and Google, ’cause I don’t know what Google’s proper terminology is of this segmentation, how do I segment based on Google search as a pre-roll YouTube app? Verbatim that. How do I search pre-roll YouTube ads based on Google search queries? (clapping) Thanks dad. Next. This is the next version of this. We just talked about being a great advertiser. Let me tell you about the ultimate in being an advertiser to become a media company.

The number one piece of advice I would have for this room, besides perfectly executing on Facebook, Google and Instagram in 2018, is to start thinking of themselves as a media publisher, comma whatever you do for a living. When you start thinking of yourself as I do, as a publisher, as a media entity, I think of myself not as a Tim Ferris or a Tony Robbins or a shark on Shark Tank, I think of myself as Wall Street Journal and business insider and fast company. I think about the world as a publisher, not as a human. Why this is important is for all the same reasons I said about advertising. If you are capable of putting out content as a media company, which means you’re trying to bring value to the audience in entertainment or utility, not selling them something, when you switch from being a commercial on TV to being a TV show, you start selling a lot more. When you switch your mind from being an ad in the Wall Street Journal to being the Wall Street Journal in the videos, podcasts, emails and LinkedIn posts that you put out to the world, everything changes.

My friends, this is undeniably the biggest shift of attention that the human being has had. This internet thing, it’s big, and it’s just starting. My great concern, how many people here are retiring in the next 10 years? And I don’t mean you’re gonna fucking kill it and go fucking buy an island. I mean, you’re fucking old and you’re finished. (audience laughing) Raise your hands. That old dude, two, three. No way, you’re way too young. Cool. So for six people in here, I have a little more empathy, but for the rest of you, if you do not start becoming perfect at Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Podcasts, you’re in deep shit, because what’s coming behind this is like a marathon versus the treadmill that I’m trying to get you on, and what will happen is, and this is why, actually, another show of hands real quick. How many people here are having their best business year ever? Raise your hand.

First of all, let’s clap it up for everybody. It’s awesome. (clapping) (audience applauding) One more time, high. You’ll find this interesting. So that’s fucking awesome, and that makes me super happy. It also makes me worried. The people that I am most worried about in this room are the ones that are having a great year, because if they’re not doing what I’m talking about and they’re having a great year, they can only take it with a grain of salt. That becomes their vulnerability. There are so many people that make ridiculous statements in their own head like, “Gary’s awesome and super motivational, “but this shit doesn’t work in my industry.” You’re a fucking idiot.

(audience laughing) Communication works in every industry. Customers attention works in every industry, and the reason humongous companies go out of business all the time in the world is they become audacious that the new technologies don’t effect their business. There’s nobody in here that is big as the billion dollar companies that are going out of business every fucking year because of the technology shift. So please, on your 20% growth this year or on your cute double digit massive explosion, please do not become audacious and think that everything that’s being taught for that year doesn’t count for the real estate industry in the west side of blah, blah, blah. (audience laughing) The level of destruction that is coming is substantial. The opportunity right now is substantial, and I highly and desperately, like desperately, desperately am passionate about this audience, who decided to allocate me with the thing that I value the most, attention, goes and takes theirs. Every single time I do this, a month or two later, I get one or two of people that do.

It is fundamentally full proof if you’re willing to make 100% of an effort, and when I say full proof, nothing is full proof. If you’re willing to unbelievably work and understand how the ads work and unbelievably work and understand how the pictures, videos and written words work, you will hit pay dirt, mainly on the back of what I did earlier when said, “Hey, for everybody that’s got it, “wasn’t it so weirdly easy?” The answer’s yes.

The attention is just so closely under priced, and it won’t be, and so I’m passionate, as you can tell, and I’ll tell you something. How many people here actually even, 20, 40, how many people have been following me for more than seven years? It shouldn’t be a lot, but I wanna see ’em. Raise your hands. So for the 20 or 30 of you, you know, I got quiet in ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, like I was quiet, there wasn’t content. Wine was done, I wasn’t making business videos. Like once or twice a year a keynote from a talk, ’cause I was doing a little talking. I got quiet, ’cause there was nothing to yell about. Facebook and Twitter were organic. The ads weren’t working this way. People were spending time still on television and TV and print and other things and other websites.

Remember other websites? Remember other websites? Remember we used to go to other websites? Like look what fucking, I mean, look what Instagram has done. Like it’s sucked everybody in there. You don’t go to a sports site, you don’t go to as much. You just the highlight from 433. They’ve sucked us in. It’s there for the taking. As much as I’m pumped that you wake up, and you see a quote of mine on Instagram, and you get fired up and you’re ready for the day for three hours, but then some bullshit happens and you’re depressed again, (audience laughing) as much as that’s fun for me, what’s way fucking more fun is if you go put in fucking work for 20 to 50 hours, actually figure out what the fuck I’m talking about.

Watch what I’m doing, not what I’m saying, and you get the benefits of what’s going on, not just me. London, thank you so much. (audience applauding) Thank you so much. (audience applauding) Thank you. (audience applauding) Thank you. To be frank, and I wanna make sure the team’s ready, I cut it five minutes short, because I know we’re about to do Q&A, and very honestly, I think I’ve made my point. I’d like to go into details, and by the way, I know a lot of you have context. You can ask me a wine question or Jets question, I don’t care, but I’d love to get into Q&A. I’m trying to get a sense. Do you guys have the mics? You guys feeling good? Oh, the final thoughts from everybody, and then the Q&A, cool. We’re gonna get final thoughts from everybody, and then we’re gonna go into Q&A. Thank you so, so much for listening to that, and please for the love of god, go execute on it. Thank you. (audience applauding) Thank you. (audience applauding) – Hi Gary, I traveled 10,000 miles from Pakistan to make sure I am in this, I attend this event. – Thank you so much.

– Two main questions. Fear of failure and shame are like taboos in our society, Pakistan, India (mumbles). – Huge. – What other people will think. And it’s something that you really press on. Could you please share once again some wisdom on how can people grow out of this, like what would other people think, and before I go, one last thing brother, can I come and hug you? You are a true inspiration, please. – Yes, you can, come up. (audience applauding) – You are a true inspiration. – Thank you, brother, thank you. Thank you so much. Look, I think, you know, it’s really interesting, I was so outrageously fortunate that I was parented in a way that it wasn’t about what my mom wanted, it’s what I wanted for myself, and she created a framework for me to be able to live within that. Unfortunately, I genuinely believe that 98% of parents want and view their kids as a product and that their success is an indication on them.

It becomes more extreme in the Middle East and Asia and Southeast Asia, where it goes so batshit crazy that it’s like, like I’m planning a pretty substantial trip to India and the Middle East next year, and I can’t wait, because literally the only reason I’m going is to punch every parent in the fucking mouth. (audience applauding) The way to break away from fear of failure is to stop valuing the person that judges you that you failed. Guys, (audience applauding) I mean, it’s very cliche, but it’s very true, life is fucking remarkable when you don’t give a fuck about anybody’s opinion. (audience applauding) You have to break away from that facade, and you know what’s really sad, parents that were forced by their parents to be engineers and doctors and hated it are forcing their kids to be engineers and doctors.

It’s a vicious cycle. The only way to break it is to actually understand that the best thing you can do to love your parents is to make yourself happy, so that you don’t resent your parents for the rest of your life. (audience applauding) – Hi, Gary Vee. – How are you? – I’m good thanks, how are you? I wanted to ask, apart from paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram, what would be your three tips for standing out – You know I’m gonna fucking punch you in the face, right? – from the noise? (audience laughing) What would be your three tips for standing out from the noise? – Dude, I don’t have any idea what’s going through your fucking head that you just literally watched that presentation and decided that to be the question. (audience laughing) And I’m not trying to razz. Like I’m listening to you, everyone’s really uncomfortable right now.

I’m not trying to razz you. Listen to me, brother. Have you played poker? – No. – Me either, but here’s the good news. (audience laughing) In poker, I know enough about this. Sometimes, you get the nuts, you get the best hand. I’m telling you what the best hand is, and you’re asking me which cards to throw back into the pot. I’m not gonna answer your question, because I don’t know, because I can’t spend any time looking at anything else than how to maximize Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and influencers right now. – Okay, thank you. (audience applauding) – Hi Gary. – How are you, get closer to the mic, brother. – Sure, sure, super duper nervous, so forgive me if I stutter or anything else like that, right. So basically, I’m about to embark on a project I’ve– – Can you get closer to the mic, brother? I’m struggling to hear you. – Sure, sure. Is that much better? – Yeah better. – I’m about to embark on a project, which is gonna make me kind of go head to head with some giants in a particular industry I’m in in media real estate, and I’m kind of daunted about the prospect of going up against some of these giants, if I’m honest with you.

– And where is the giant located? – So I mean, basically, I’ll try to cut a long story short. I have this domain, it’s called Shameless plug, forgive me. Now I know it’s really important, because I’ve been receiving phone calls for like 50k to take my domain from me, so I’ve kind of like looked into the spare room market. I mean, I got real estate background anyway.

So forgive me, basically, there’s a company right now, and they have like 67% market share of this particular industry. It’s like spare rooms and things like that. – That’s good. – But if I launch, I’m going up against the big dogs, big time, and I’m not, I’m a small guy in a big– – But what’s your alternative? – Well, I could keep doing my real estate business, and keeping working that out, but this is an opportunity for me to do something big, but there is this prospect of going up against big money and big companies. – Brother, there’s the prospect that you don’t do it, and because you didn’t do it, you went on a flight tomorrow to a different place, and the plane crashes and you die. – Okay. – No, no, I’m being, I know it’s an extreme example.

Like everyone always worries about the prospect of losing without realizing there’s a million things, like life is such a matrix. Like sure there’s that prospect. Tomorrow that big company may have a huge scandal, and the entire C suite is blown out, and they have to recalibrate for two years, which was the reason you were able to go on the offense and scoop up. And life is pretty basic. You’re either on the offense or you’re on the defense, right? My biggest thing looking at you is you’re so young, like even if you lose, you have plenty of time to rebuild again.

A giant that owns 60 to 70% of market place is normally the most vulnerable thing a small entrepreneur can go up against. That’s why they fucking wrote David versus Goliath. Like that is the opportunity. I would hate if there was eight people in the middle, 13% each, then I’d be like eh. I love when there’s somebody that’s 70% of the market. That means they’re sleeping and underestimating. – Can I get a hug please? (audience applauding) – How are you? – I’m doing good, thank you. – Close to the mic. – Okay, okay, so I was just wondering– – What’s your name? What’s your name? – Sorry? It’s Roy. – Nice to meet you. – Thank you, you too. So I was wondering, actually, because my thoughts are so fucking scattered all the time, and I do E-commerce. I’m doing application right now and the software as well, and I’m just so scattered with my time, and I just don’t know what to focus on. As I said, everyone in this fucking room has time on their side. Like right now, we have like one more year before these big companies catch on to Facebook and pour more money back into that, as you said.

Like I know that, but what should I do? I mean, I’m doing all the ads, and it’s working out for me fine, but I feel like, should I move just into one thing and pour like all my money back into it? – Well, what are you trying to accomplish? – I mean, like I’m trying to hustle as hard as I can currently with my– – Yeah, but to do what? Are you trying to maximize money, are you trying to have fun? – No, I’m trying to maximize money. Like all my money that I have right now– – If you’re trying to maximize money, you pour it into the thing that’s bringing you the most return. – Okay, okay. – Like I do 87 things, all of which are a complete waste of time, including like, I don’t know if you guys are following, I go garage sale-ing on Saturday to make like $8 on flipping fucking stuffed animals. – I’ve seen that.

– Because it makes me happy. – Yeah. – So like, you have to know what you’re trying to accomplish. The reason it’s fun to be an entrepreneur and do eight things is it’s fun, but if you’re trying to maximize money, and you figured out Facebook to some degree, well then you put it down the funnel that’s maximizing the money. – Okay yeah, I’ll definitely stick to that. Do you mind if I take a picture with you? – Sure. – Okay, thank you so much. (audience applauding) – Hi, I’m Parma Parma, so good they named me twice. – Hold up.

– Oh good, I get to hold the mic for awhile. Hi everyone. – Hi. – I’m Parma Parma, I’m so good they named me twice. I am 50, doing it for the women. Finally getting there. I love your post the other day about getting out there and doing it. Everyday people say to me I’m resilient, and that’s because it’s authentic, because it’s my struggles I’ve had. – Yes. – I would like you to share with us one experience that you’re happy to share that has made you the most resilient person that we all love and admire, because that’s what gets you again and again being consistent.

– You know, it’s interesting you ask that, and obviously, not in these formats, but a lot of times when I’m being interviewed for a profile, a lot of people go there, and it’s really tough. I think authenticity really plays, and I think the thing that has really worked for me is being authentic. It’s a really tough question for me, because I’m so ridiculously fortunate. I was unfortunate in the fact that I basically lost three grandparents before I got to know them, right.

I’ve been fortunate in the fact that like the only thing that feels like something that I would want to be resilient to, because I have a very interesting framework. Basically, all I care about is the health and well being of 11 people. So, the fact that the closest people to me in my life have not died or been terminally ill, everything else feels so secondary. I don’t think about when the kids in Dover made me drink pee out of a Pepsi can as an issue. I don’t think about having, like my whole life, my school told me I was a loser. Adversity for me was always in play. Like I was small, so I wasn’t an overt athlete, I got bad grades. Like pretty much, everything inside my house was perfect, and everything outside was adversity but nothing extreme. I’ve never dealt with being sexually harassed or having a tragic accident, all the things that I look in society, and I have so much empathy for as such a tragic event. At the same token, people shit on me everyday, because they’re like, “You’re dad gave you three million bucks, “we shouldn’t listen to you,” without realizing my dad didn’t give me anything, and I spent my entire 20s and mid-30s building a business that I own 0% of and basically, I started Vayner Media out of somebody else’s conference room, ’cause I had no money.

I was 34 years old. Like when I tell all of you to be patient, how many people under 30 had no fucking money? Everybody fucking wants to be a baller at 26 on Instagram and fucking be on Jets. Had no money, I played patient. So, it’s really interesting, when you ask the question, the answer’s nothing and everything. I learned how to lose from the beginning. I learned how to lose from the beginning. I was an immigrant, we came from very humble beginnings, we walked to K-Mart. Like I’ve always learned I was losing from the get. Teachers said I would never be anything, but I didn’t hear them, because I had such great infrastructure at home telling me I was the best, and then I found my thing, and then I was patient, and everyone says I’m so lucky. I gave up all my high school years, all my college years. I had no fun, there’s no memories, there was fucking work. I put in the work. The answer is, the adversity has been in my system from the get, and the biggest reason I worry about modern day parenting is everybody here with kids is trying to eliminate adversity from their kids, which basically turns them into zoo animals, which is why they don’t know how to deal with negativity when they go into the real world.

(audience applauding) So the answer to your question is my entire fucking life I was told my the establishment that I suck, which is why I played outside of the establishment, which is why I’m fucking killing the establishment. (audience applauding) I guess that’s the thing. I get it. I was about to say no just to make it weird. (audience laughing) – I’m a very passionate woman. Aw. – It’s a pleasure, thank you. Thank you. – Can you take a photo, my dear friend? Thank you. Thanks so much. – Awesome, you’re welcome. My guy. – Hey Gary, love you man. – I love you back. – I wanna say that you’ve inspired me in many ways, because I can relate to you on different levels. I work seven days a week in my dad’s restaurant, and still I’ve branded myself since 2014 in the Crypto space. I’m known online as the Cryptovader, ’cause I motivate people, and I believe that what you said about Instagram and Facebook, the next challenge is basically people branding themselves with Crypto. – I understand. – And I think Blockchain is the future. I think not many people understand this, 99% of the population of the world, but the other thing is when the government tag everybody, and we all kind of are controlled, and we wanna brand ourselves with Crypto and this education, the thing is, what I’m facing right now is a lot of people that are my followers, they’re ex marketers or they wanna get into the Crypto space and last year they did, and they’re kind of going back to selling water, because the Crypto has gone down, but it’s very difficult for me to position myself as an influencer and get people out of that mind sort of making quick money to thinking longterm.

Now what would your advice be, because I have the Cryptocurrency course. I’m trying to brand myself. Am I doing the wrong thing? – My advice is what I did, which is all that Crypto is is another land grab for people that are looking for a quick buck versus people that are in it for the longterm. When social media came out in 2006 and seven and eight, and I was one of the voices, a lot of voices in that space were doing real estate five minutes earlier and are now doing Crypto. So, I think the biggest mistake that I heard from you is “I’m struggling to establish myself as an influencer.” When one tries to establish themselves as an influencer, it often is the quickest way for them not to be an influencer. I think what you need to do is put out content and be historically correct. You need to bring value. I mean, I think the biggest problem with Blockchain and Crypto is that people don’t know how to look at history.

Blockchain is an unbelievable technology. I couldn’t agree with you more that personal brands and reputation is gonna get tokenized. I couldn’t agree with you more, but the problem is that 99% of the current Cryptocurrency’s are gonna go to zero– – I agree. – The same way that all the 99% of the browsers and 99% of the search engines and 99% of the social networks went to zero. The problem is we’re now living in a world where Crypto is popular and happening with social media as the foundation.

So what you have is a lot of people trying to build personal brands. They’re hyperbolizing, making ridiculous claims. The amount of poor kids that maximized their credit cards and bought bitcoin at 15,000 that are now underwater is extreme. It’s never talked about. I personally have a hundred emails of it, and I’m not even talking about the space that often, so imagine what’s really going out there. My answer to you is very simple, and this is my answer to everybody, which is why it’s long winded. If you wanna be in authority or an establishment in your craft or your passion, none of it is short term.

You don’t get to be the expert overnight. The amount of people that are fucking full of straight shit, like my favorite person ever is the 19 year old life coach. (audience laughing) You’re fucking 19, and you’re a life coach. (audience laughing) You know, I think you need to be patient. It’s early, and I think what you need to do is put out quality information and let the chips fall. If I ever wanted to be the social media guru it would have never happened. I wanted to me an operator of a business who talked about social media from his perspective, and I ended up being disproportionally historically correct, which gave me the leverage. I think that’s what you need to do. – Thank you very much. – You’re welcome. (audience applauding) – Hi Gary, I came from Ireland to be here. – Thank you for coming. – Very excited to see you speak. I have a question about publishing. Can you hear me? I’ve just written a book. – You created a book? – I created a book. – Are you self publishing? – That’s what my question is. So based on what you were just talking about, I mean, I like the idea of being entrepreneurial and not needing to go to a publisher.

– Can I give you the answer, ’cause I’ve lived it so hard? There’s a very simple decision you have to make about the book. If you sell it, if you try to sell it to a publisher and get it published, you get the brand equity of getting published by a publisher. – Yes. – But understand this about book publishers. All they do is kill trees. They will do nothing. There’s not a publisher in the world that will sell one book for you. They don’t exist. So, the only reason to go with a publisher and share economics and give them 50 to 80 cents on a dollar is ’cause you wanna walk around and say that Simon & Schuster bought your book, and that’s not a bad idea. Maybe that’s something you’ve always dreamed of.

It’s also good for your brand, but I would highly recommend now that self publishing, because of Amazon and other things, is not spammy like it was 20 years ago, is on a good plane, that as long as you go in eyes wide open to your deal with your publisher, knowing that they’re not gonna sell a single book, then I would say you can make a decision based on you. – Okay. – Does that make sense? – Yes, it does. You’re actually in it. – And the other thing, I’m sorry? – You feature in my book. – Thank you. (laughing) That will probably sell you more books than your fucking publisher. (audience laughing) The other thing to keep in mind if you have a compelling enough pitch as a first time author that they give you a big advance, it is sometimes good to get a bankroll, some dollars in, that could be greater than the way your book actually sells. Most people get overpaid for their advance and never make back the advance.

The reason I became a big writer was my book was making money for the publisher, which created my demand, which leveled up my price. – And how would I go about getting an endorsement from Gary Vee? – So, here’s the biggest reason I don’t endorse books. If you look, the only endorsements I’ve ever given in books is about the person writing it, because I really know them. Like all these people are like, “Gary, read my book to give me an endorsement,” and I’m like motherfucker, I don’t read books for casual reasons. So I can’t do that, but yeah, I just can’t do that. (audience laughing) – Could you tweet it if I send you a copy? – I don’t know who the fuck you are. Can you romance the girl a little bit? Can we build some fucking context before you ask for the fucking score? – I’ve been trying to DM you, and I didn’t get a response.

– That’s a good start. – I got sponsored in here today. – That’s like buying me a drink. You just try to take me to your room without even fucking romancing me. (audience laughing) – I keep romancing. – Got it. – Hi Gary. – Hi. – I’m one of your followers for a couple of years now who hasn’t done anything. – Who hasn’t done anything? – No. – I love you. By the way, I already love you so much, because the first way to start doing shit is admitting it. – Sorry? – Admitting it. You’re now on the verge of potentially doing something. – Yes, definitely. But one of the things you said when you were talking was that once the big guns come in, it’s going to be really difficult. So because I’m coming in quite late– – You’re not. – Okay. (audience laughing) – I don’t know when the big guys are coming, I don’t know what your niche is.

For him and I, it might work when it’s $11 a CPM, $11 to get in front of a thousand people, 82 of which see it, 17 of which convert. For you, it might be worth $400 a CPM. How many people here did SCO and SCM internet marketing in their career? Raise your hands. So if you guys and gals remember, back in the day there was all those words, like some of those weird cancers were worth like $300 a click, and everybody was building sites to show up organically. Every market is different. You are absolutely not late to Facebook and Instagram. If you were late, I promise you, the 45 minute talk that I just gave would have been about some other subject completely. – So when it does actually happen, how– – I’m not Nostradamus. – No, no, no, I didn’t ask you when you knew. When it happens, how do we, have you got tips on how we would stay afloat or how we would be able to survive that? – You’re worried about something in the future when you haven’t done shit in the present.

– Yeah. (audience laughing) Yeah. – Got it? Got it? – Got it. – You’ll fucking figure it out. Watch my vlog, I’ll tell you. – Yeah, okay. Thank you. – Cool. (audience laughing) – Hi Gary. – How are you? – I just wanted to say thank you, because you gave me the confidence to quit my nine to five job that was making me fucking miserable back in July to pursue my dreams. I’ve got a fashion blog called She Goes Wear. My niche– – I didn’t hear that last part.

– I’ve got a fashion blog called She Goes Wear. It’s a work wear blog for women in business. I pitch to brands everyday, and so many of them, they’re just so follower focused. – Separate yeah. – I’ve got 10,000 followers on Instagram, it’s growing everyday, but that’s all they look at, and so many of them want me to work for free. How much should I be working for free, and how many– – You know, I’m a big fan of beggars can’t be choosers, right? I gave a lot of speeches in 2006, seven and eight for free, a whole lot.

Now I do not. (audience laughing) So, my answer to you is, look, I think this is how you do it. You ask for money. They say no, but they’re willing to give you some clothes for free or whatever, and then you decide, well, I fucking like that blouse, so fuck it, I’ll say yes. To me, I think that I’m a very big fan of free if that’s your only option. Here’s what I would say to you. How many brands do you reach out to on a daily basis? – About 10 to 15. There’s so many. – Good. Good, and to me, like I would make that 60 to 80, ’cause it gives you a better chance to say no. – Yeah. – Do you understand? – Yeah, yeah, yeah. – You’re limiting your opportunities to 10 to 15, thus you may have to work for free more often.

If you ask 180 people a day, which I genuinely believe it possible, because there’s a trillion brands. Now there may not be enough brands in what you’re looking for, and I have empathy for that, but here’s what I would say. The best way for you not to work for free or just for clothes is to ask more people to give you dollars. – Yeah, ’cause it’s not a huge problem, because some are paying me and some are coming back positive, but the majority are– – Let me give you a really good piece of advice.

Brands very quickly, and I think by 2020 this will be more of the market, not less, are caring a lot more lately about depth, not width. So let me tell you how I would audit your Instagram. If you were like my sister and like, hey, help me, I would look in your comments, and if you are not replying to every single person– – I do. – I love you. That is huge, I’ll tell you why. That will pay dividends for you. The other thing you should do is you should 100% reach out to people that have 250,000 followers or more and ask if they wanna collab with you. – Yeah, that’s what a friend I just met told me today. – Your friend’s smart. That’s exactly right, and I would highly do it. Look, your job is to be in business development comma a lifestyle personality.

Meaning, if you were like, “Hey, how do you think about my business?” I would say, you should sit on your fucking couch and DM and email for nine hours a day and spend one hour a day creating content. – Yeah, ’cause I think I’m taking too much time sending really long emails. I should just start DMing really quick. – No one wants to read your fucking shit. – Yeah. – Like make the email like, “Yo, you wanna give me money?” – Yeah, yeah, yeah. – Like, nobody wants that much, especially brands or people that are managing brands. The other thing you could be doing is tagging brands that you wanna work with in your post so that you become aware to them, but I think collabs. Whoever your homey was that said that, I would spend a lot of time on developing your, building depth with your audience, which you’re doing, right, replying, doing collabs to grow your base, because more awareness will come to you and spending an unbelievable amount of time business development to get dollars in.

– Okay. – Rinse and fucking repeat. I answered every single tweet that I got on Twitter from 2007 to 2011, all of them. The least fucking scalable thing of all time. So, depth. Cool. – Thank you so much. – You’re welcome. (audience applauding) – Hi Gary, great talk. My name’s James Ski. I’m founder of We all know that you get a lot of our attention, because you’re in our feeds every two seconds, but before you get up and get on the feed, what are the first thoughts that come into your mind? What are you actually thinking when you first wake up? – That’s interesting.

The first thing I’m thinking is, please God, let there be no fucking fires at the London office, because the London office is ahead of me when I wake up in New York. I have enormous anxiety when I wake up, and I don’t really have anxiety, so I call it micro business anxiety that I literally flip over my phone and I look at all the texts, praying to God that there isn’t some fire that I have to address immediately. Luckily, often I don’t. So that’s my first thoughts. What fire do I have to put out right now? The next thought is depending on the season.

So my next thought, currently in the fall, usually goes to, what are the Jets gonna do this Sunday? Then, I poop. (audience laughing) Then, I look at all my email and all my social to see if anything is brewing. Then, I look at my calendar to figure out what I’m doing those 90 days, and then I’m thinking about what I want my first post to be based on an enormous amount of content that me and my team have been thinking about.

Pick one, right the copy and start my day. – Fantastic, and just one final thing, which is the Columbo trick, if anyone’s ever heard of it. I’m in New York in February with Sales Confidence. What does it actually take to get on the Gary Vee Show? – You’ll definitely not get on the Gary Vee Show. – Boo! (audience applauding) – But you should absolutely email me. I got this flight tomorrow, I got to answer a fuck load of tweets, and I’ll go through email. I’d love to know what your thoughts are or why you’re asking that or what you’re trying to achieve. – Appreciate it, thanks for your time. – Thank you, brother. (clapping) One more. – Hello Gary. All right, so– – Just one more question. – Yes, yes. – Sorry everyone. – You made me drop out of college and my life is wonderful, first of all. – Thank you. – It was two years ago. I dropped out of college, did many businesses, six figures, I’m 19, and right now I’m mainly focused– – Are you a fucking life coach? – No, no. – I’m kidding, I’m kidding.

(audience laughing) Keep going. – Right now I’m just focusing into taking all the leverage I’ve got and all the brands I’ve built and sell them right now, and then go and do full on applications and software businesses. – Okay. – SaaS businesses. – Are you doing that because you know that SaaS businesses are more valuable than media properties? – Sort of, but I like to have a recurring revenue every month, and then if that– – But are you capable of building a SaaS product? – I do believe so.

– Okay. – And applications. So I’ve been a gamer for like my entire life, and I’ve been in Twitch a couple of times, not really that big, but now I’m focusing to building an application on the Android phone and iOS. So, what would you say, do you think it’s a bad idea to stop doing my other businesses and selling them off, to just go all in, like $100,000 investment in applications, or should I just hang back for a bit? – You know, I like the, in this scenario, which I’ve seen a lot.

Let me tell you how it plays out 99 out of 100 times. Kid sells thing for 400,000, puts it in a much more competitive market place with way worse timing, because you built those properties in a time when the land grab was real, fails, gets sad, starts over. One out of every 100 times, she or he builds a huge business and she was right. I like, kid finds other hustler kid that’s his homey, gives that kid 25% of the action once he vets six of his friends, finding out five are lazy and fucking suck. – I’ve got one already. – They all suck, right yeah, I get it. No, I’m just kidding.

My intuition is money’s cheap, so you might be able to raise capital off the back of the success you’ve had. – Okay. – You’re giving up something that’s working– – Yes. – To then take a bet on what I believe is always a thesis that it’s bigger, which is why I asked you. – Yes, yes, that’s why. – I don’t like you doing it ’cause of a thesis. I like you doing it, because you can’t breathe. You have an app or a SaaS product that you have to build, ’cause the market needs it. Is that the case, or is the case that you’re smart, and you realize these are bigger and better businesses, let me figure it out.

– The former, because I’ve always been into gaming. I just want to build the app, like I can’t breathe. – Have you thought about building apps in Twitch, which I think is a grossly under priced marketplace right now? – I considered it, but I found Android to be a bit more. – Cool, listen, here’s what I would say. Do you know the best fucking thing about being 19 is? – What? – You could fuck up for the next 20 years and still be young as fuck.

(audience laughing) So, for me, it’s true. (audience applauding) Who here is 39 or older? Raise your hands. You still feel young. You imagine if these fuckers understood what it actually felt like. I would tell you to go high risk, high reward, because you don’t wanna regret it, and at 19 you have 17 more rodeos in you. – Yes, sir. – Awesome, good luck. (audience applauding) – All right. Okay, that was the brief Q&A.

Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up to Gary Vee, one more time. – Thank you so much. (audience applauding) Thank you, thank you. – Come on, London. (audience applauding) – Poland girls, yeah. – Come on, London! (audience applauding) – Hit me up, I’ll answer. – All right. So now, we are going to have a photo session for those of you who have black or silver wrist bands. Can you please line up right here for your photo session. For the rest of you, you’re going to have a breakout session after this. – The rest of you, fuck you, get out of here. – Thank you so much for being here. On behalf of Success Resources, we thank you for being here today and yesterday, and we are going to see you in our next event. London, thank you so much. It was a pleasure serving you.

I am Shiny Burcu Unsal, and I would like to see you in our next swang. Bye-bye. (audience applauding) – Gonna ask Gary Vee the question. I’m with Gary Vee, and I’m here, Trish Chanda. Let me ask it. Gary, like literally, can you just show? I am with Gary Vee right now, told you, let Trish in, we had the hashtag going, Gary, let Trish in. I’m in, I’m asking a question. Gary, if it’s possible. – Yes. – Sorry, I’m so nervous and excited. – No worries, don’t worry. – Literally, a year ago, I started following you, and when I was, can I have a mic so other people can hear what I’m saying? – It’s not gonna happen.

– A year ago I was following you, and when I was following you, I’m at a point now, I don’t know what to do. I’m on YouTube, I did everything, I’m on YouTube, I’m on Facebook, I’m on Instagram. I’m literally in the process of that, and I’m quite past, but I feel like– – You’re not growing. – I feel like I’m not growing, but it’s not that. I’m just like, people listen to you, because you’ve got something to say. – Yes. – Why are people gonna listen to me, what do I have to say that they’ll want to listen to me? – The only thing– – I’ve tried everything.

– The only thing– – I’ve tried everything. It’s like I keep trying, I’m trying, I’m trying, I’m trying. – Listen to me, listen to me, listen to me. – Yeah? – The only thing you have to say is your truth. – My truth? – Your truth, your life, your experiences, how you see the world, your skills. The biggest problem about being young and building a personal brand is you have less experiences than others. I fucking built this $60 million business and worked for 15 years before I made one piece of content. – I just feel like I’m behind. I literally can’t say, and I’m like, I feel like I’m so behind. – You feel like you’re behind, because you have unrealistic goals. Like people shouldn’t listen to you if you’re talking about shit that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

The only thing you can talk about is your truth. – My truth is that I just like talking to people, I just like being me. – That’s great. – Talking about my life, is that a skill, do I tell it? – It depends, being an extrovert and being a people person could be a skill. It depends on you package it, or to people that are nervous and talk to people. You have to figure out how to package it, and you have to talk about your truth.

Like, this is a long game. Like if you wanna be an influencer and make money, it’s not so easy, it shouldn’t be easy. – Yeah. – A year? – Yeah. – Two years, I mean, I laugh at that. – Yeah. – What, so you make money about being you? Do you know how hard it is making money being you? – No, I just wanna talk. – I get it, but you don’t wanna just talk. Then you wouldn’t care about how you’re growing. You wanna do something else with it.

– Yeah. – You don’t wanna just talk. Otherwise, if you just wanna talk, you’d be happy as fuck, ’cause you’re talking. Got it? – Yeah. – You gotta be patient. Here, you have to be patient. – Thank you, thank you. – Just on the x there, please. (downbeat music) .

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