03.26.20 | Timestamp @37:30 | How Do You Find Your True Passion?


Dustin Wiggins



Dustin’s Question or Topic

Dustin is from Las Vegas. He has a very deep passion for being an entrepreneur and has been building businesses for about a decade – he has been into publishing, e-commerce, private labeling, a little bit of manufacturing, dry cleaning, and he recently invested in a travel franchise that is one of the worst-hit industries during the pandemic. He asked Gary what’s the one thing that Gary learned that he wished he understood when he just started his journey as an entrepreneur.

Gary’s Story and Advices

Gary learned that his greatest vulnerability was that he valued positivity so much that it skewed too far in a way that he is no longer able to give critical feedback often enough. This leads him to not be as frank as he needs to be as a leader. And because of this, the people during the 20 years of his career were surprised, shocked, or appalled by being fired, because he didn’t give good feedback during the process. Kindness and compassion are his macro-strength but are his micro vulnerability as well. So it needs to be rounded out with candor and feedback.

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Quotes


“Focus is a misnomer. People that blame lack of focus for why they’re not successful entrepreneurs are trying to blame a micro thing for a macro thing.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“I’m the least f*ckin’ focused person I know.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“I didn’t know that business existed when I started a lemonade stand. I’m not even sure business existed when I was doing baseball cards. It was my calling.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“A lot of people put money on a pedestal out of dire situations, which give them a bad relationship with the game of entrepreneurship because they’re trying to use the game to give them money. They’re not respecting and loving the game for the f*cking game.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“There’s a lot of things that I’m not, but I am an entrepreneur.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“I believe that entrepreneurship is serving me. It is my oxygen. It is the blood that runs through me. I am built for it.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“It’s about building a business around something that makes you happy, not the business that you think is gonna make you the most money.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“When you make money the goal, you become f*cking vulnerable mentally.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“Plenty of people can be successful from deep insecurity, but they’re not f*cking happy people.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“Let there be no f*cking confusion on this Tea With Gary Vee. I’m not talking about successful entrepreneurship. I’m talking about a successful life. Happiness!” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk


“I want no f*cking excuses. I’m not worrying about what people f*cking worry about. Let’s create content.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk

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