03.25.20 | Timestamp @0:52 | How to Manage Negative People in Your Life
Madison McIntosh (LinkedIn)
Madison’s Question or Topic
Madison is a door to door salesperson for a company named Vivint Smart Homes. He does not like what he is doing right now, but he understands that he’s doing it to help grow his skills to become an entrepreneur in the long run. Madison asks Gary if what he’s doing is the right step to become a successful entrepreneur.
Gary’s Story and Advices
Sales is an incredible foundation for entrepreneurship because a lot of people might be competent operators. Gary sees that many people in his circles and the people that he worked with are amazing at operating something or being a manager, but they aren’t great salespersons. So Gary thinks that Madison is building a foundational piece by doing sales.
Now, Madison needs to figure out if he loves entrepreneurship or if he loves sales. Madison is young enough to try both and then take it from there. Learning supply and demand is another excellent idea Madison can do. He can execute it by buying something in bulk then selling it on Amazon and eBay.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Quotes
“Sales is an incredible foundation to entrepreneurship because I think a lot of people might be good operators.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“The ability to sell to make more money is the oxygen of a business.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Having love for the close is a big piece, bro.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“F*ck what’s cool. Focus on what makes you happy.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Don’t get caught up in the hype.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Entrepreneurship’s cool when somebody else is paying for it.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“I love entrepreneurship, but exploiting people’s fears is the lowest form.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk