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Caitlin’s Question or Topic
Caitlin has been successful in the medical device field. As she moves up to the executive role, she is struggling as she feels like she’s losing her authenticity. So Caitlin asks Gary how to not lose her authenticity and if it’s better to go into entrepreneurship if someone, like her, loves the grind.
Gary’s Story and Advices
According to Gary, moving up in a corporation is like playing politics and that’s the nature of the game. However, there’s a huge difference between 100% transparent authenticity and compromising who you really are. What Caitlin needs to do in order to navigate her executive role is to not compromise herself and undermine somebody for her own gain or sell something that she doesn’t believe in.
If someone loves the grind, that doesn’t mean that one needs to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is a skill a person needs to master. For Caitlin, Gary suggested that she try it so she wouldn’t have to regret it when she grows older.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Quotes
“Biting your tongue is something that in life is just normal in entrepreneurship land or corporation.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Selling something you don’t believe in is a problem. That’s compromising who you are.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Entrepreneurship is a skill.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“My competitive spirit is foundational to my success.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Every one of us f*ckers is wasting money on dumb sh*t that’s holding us back from happiness.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“For a lot of people, they’re in some scary financial situations right now, and they didn’t f*cking listen to me about saving and not spending money on dumb sh*t, and now they’re caught.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk