05.20.20 | Timestamp @42:09 | A Conversation Every Content Creator Needs To Hear
Andrew Robert Tedesco
Andrew’s Question or Topic
Andrew has a Master’s Degree in painting and is a great artist. When he was in grad school, he lost his mom. Because his mom was the one who mostly raised him and took really good care of him, her death impacted Andrew a lot and he used this event as a drive to create his master’s thesis. On the show, he talks with Gary about pushing through grief and loss and also thanked the Gary Vee community.
Gary’s Story and Advices
Losing somebody, especially your family, is one of the most difficult events in a human’s life. Gary empathized with Andrew a lot because his grandmother died when her mother was five years old, and his grandfather from his dad’s side passed away when his father was fifteen. Because of these events, Gary was very afraid of losing his parents his whole life.
The reality is, Andrew’s mom brought him so much positive value and she’s the reason why he persevered so much. Other children get negative value from their moms while others lost their moms earlier than Andrew did. Gary added that despite his art being dark, he is coming from light which is the total opposite. And based on the way he is communicating, Gary feels that Andrew is very grateful for his mom.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Quotes
“It’s (losing somebody) one of the most difficult events in a human’s life.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“For my whole life, I fear losing my parents.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“This (losing somebody) is one of the most difficult things. But there is no time machines.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“I would argue 50 to 70% of people don’t have mothers that bring them value. They brought them negative value. Or the other 25% of those people lost their mom earlier than you did.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“It’s gonna be there forever, and it’s gonna be better every single day.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“We all have sh*t things happen. That will be everyone’s life to the end.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Start f*cking building.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk