Gary Vaynerchuck - Success Repeated
Gary Vaynerchuk is a polarising guy, some find him to be the best combination of motivation and business insider, while others find him shouty and a bit much. Love or hate him he does have a knack for predicting future trends in technology, demonstrated in his ability to repeat his success of Wine Library with Vayner Media. Something interesting that he preaches is self-awareness and how important is for success. So let’s dig into why this is so critical.
Success is is banded around a lot, everyone wants it, has at times had a taste and wants more. The challenge is though that the world is changing, and many of see this change creating complexity, noise, or how I see it - personalisation. One size fits all no longer applies to anything, nor did it ever, it's just that we never had an alternative that we could afford.
Today everything is becoming personalised, we are seeing the internet shrink, making it about each individual user experence with less and less compromises, and I seeing the same thing happening to the nature of ‘Success’. More and more the everyday person is able to define success for themselves where once it was a well defined linear path in both career and life.
This is why self awareness is so important, the more you understand who you are, the more you are able define what you see as valuable and important to you and your life. The only problem is this can be daunting, as with endless possibilities comes endless choice.
The way forward is to devote time and effort into understanding who you are, the simplest way to do this is to look for new things to do. It is very difficult to walk away from a new experience without some kind of new or fresh perspective of who you are.
Good luck and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.