04.07.20 | Timestamp @44:51 | Grateful + Optimism = GO
Margaret Yeung (LinkedIn)
Margaret’s Question or Topic
Margaret is a 49-year-old mother of two boys. She runs a global marketing strategy agency. Her question is about her being a parent and on how to generate intrinsic motivation in extremely talented children and to use them in making positive change.
Gary’s Story and Advices
The current generation of parents is too passive around punishment and forcing kids to learn how to make money. So the proper way to do it is by suffocating terrible behavior.
The ways to get people to focus on kindness and caring is to punish when they’re deploying the opposite, and clapping and putting on a pedestal when they’re doing excellent behavior.
Gary also shared that when he was 12, his mom told him to buy his own stuff and that was tough because games were expensive then. He was reinforced as a child and that really put kindness on a pedestal.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Quotes
“We’re all just animals, and when you’re raising an animal, positive and negative reinforcement creates frameworks.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“We don’t have enough accountability for bad behavior and we do not have enough glory for kind behavior.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“The other way to really think about raising the next generation is through action.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Watching 22-year old tough guy entrepreneurs talk about empathy is maybe the most gratifying thing in my life.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“I think a lot of grown-ups need to lean into kindness, caring, and lack of judgment.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk