03.23.20 | Timestamp @1:26:24 | How to Use Social Media to Turn Dreams Into Reality
Misael’s Question or Topic
Misael is from Mexico. He and his family moved to the United States and became citizens. Misael and his sister have been raised well by his parents, and he believed that his dad did an excellent job at structuring stuff and making sure that he has a good work ethic, while her mom put them in a mindset that life is fun. Recently, Misael came to a point where his father took away his allowance and felt that he is still entitled to it. But everything changed when Misael started watching Gary’s content.
At present, Misael works for his father part-time for 20 hours a week and will turn 40 once he graduates. His question to Gary is on how to attain the work-life balance, given that he wants to earn money and provide support for his future family and pursue his passion at the same time. He also shared with Gary that there are days when he likes working for his dad but there are also days when he just wants to have some fun.
Gary’s Story and Advices
Gary loves Misael’s immigrant soul and how he admires his parents. But one thing that Gary did at 18 is that he worked many more hours than Misael did and still thought that he still had time to look at his baseball cards and play Genesis. If Misael is to work forty hours, he will still have time to play with his drums, work on side hustles, hang out with friends, and live his life. For Gary, forty hours is nothing because he used to work forty hours in three days. Gary thinks that Misael is fortunate as he has enough time to be able to help the family business, make some money, but also sleep, spend time with friends, and do his side hustle.
On Misael’s concern about enjoying work on some days and not on some, Gary said that Misael should learn to get over that hump and learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable as that’s what being a man and an operator of life is all about.
Gary Vaynerchuk’s Quotes
“40’s (forty hours of work is) nothing.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“This is what a man and being an operator of life is all about – learning how to comfortable with the uncomfortable is the requirement.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Learning to get over that hump is very required.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“We’re so lucky that a lot of people don’t wanna get a relationship with being uncomfortable.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“It’s such macro entitlement as if everyone’s life should always be awesome at all times.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Get those reps.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Go to gratitude.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Unhappiness is not something that people should do.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Almost everybody needs to find a relationship with adversity and getting comfortable with eating sh*t.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“This is about f*cking reps and gaining muscles.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“The greatest thing that ever happened to me is the memories of being in the f*cking ranches with my dad.”
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“You have so much time, and you’re gonna gain strength.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Giving back to my parents who came here with nothing and built a foundation that I stand on, that’s something I’ll never regret.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
“Any kid who is grateful and loves their parents for what they did for them should go into the family business. Because even if it’s a disaster, you’ll always be happy that you paid back a little bit to the thing that put you on.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk