I recently watched a video interview from entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. You know – that guy that has four New York Times books, serial entrepreneur and just all-round nice guy? Yup, him.
He was making comment on how fortunate he was to have come from nothing and had to work hard to get where he is, how being less-fortunate actually made him more fortunate and how no successful entrepreneur as ever gotten to where they are without having to do a sh*t tone of work.
So what makes Gary and other entrepreneurs successful? We’ve scoured the net to find you some of the best pieces of wisdom on offer. Hope you feel as inspired as we do.
Show up with some hussle
When Gary Vaynerchuk arrives at his Manhattan office at 8 a.m. There’s no slow ascent — no sipping coffee while scrolling through emails, no idle chitchat to forestall the onslaught of responsibility. (Entrepreneur). He is straight into meetings, interviews and workshops at his digital media agency, VaynerMedia.
Spot the next big shift and get there first
Easier said than done I know, but they critical key to the success of every well-known entrepreneur has been the ability to stay ahead of the curve and monopolise on the trend before too many people get there. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
Work, work, work
Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop once said “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” No truer words were ever spoken. Ariarna Huffington famously sent her second book to 36 publishers before it even got a nibble. “As the CEO, when you make the biggest commitment, work the hardest and run the fastest–your energy becomes contagious and everyone around you is inspired to double down and make it happen.” David Lucatch, Founder And Ceo Of Yappn Corp