Growing A Following, Getting Your Hustle Back, Building a Business – The Top 5 Most Searched #AskGaryVee Questions

Key Takeaways

  • If you’re in the apparel business, aim to get Instagram influencers to wear your product
  • Work hard, work smart, and believe in the law of attraction but know that nothing worthwhile happens without hard work
  • Figure out what you’re good at and double down on it
  • As people grow and change, so do their values and goals
  • To grow your social media following – Stay true to your voice and spend time interacting with your followers

Intro

  • Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and internet personality.
    • For a throwback, check out the Podcast Notes from his appearance on The James Altucher Show

Question #1: What’s the best way to spend $3K on building an apparel business?

  • Get exposure and convert it to sales
    • If you’re in the apparel business, aim to get Instagram influencers to wear your product – they are grossly underpriced
  • Save the $3K and go work for an expert before launching your own business
    • Or perhaps before you jump into the apparel business, email the CEOs of a few apparel companies you admire and go work for them to learn about the industry

Question #2: Does the law of attraction work?

  • The law of attraction states that we can attract into our lives whatever we’re focusing on
    • Gary believes in it but adds that your actions NEED to align with your vision
      • Work hard, work smart, and believe in the law of attraction but know that nothing happens without work

Question #3: Any advice for students who don’t want to go to college?

  • “You need to work your f*cking face off, and nobody gives a sh*t where you grew up”
  • No one’s going to feel sorry for you in life – once you hit the real world, no one cares
  • Figure out what you’re good at and work every possible minute
    • You’re going to have to prove YOURSELF since you won’t have a degree to prove your worth
  • “Eat sh*t for 15 years” and you’ll be fine
    • The “man” that is holding back a lot of kids is just their own mind/fear

Question #4: What should you do if you lose your hustle?

  • As people grow and change, so do their values and goals
    • Recently Gary has been thinking about sabbaticals and building schools in third world countries
  • It’s normal for people to lose their north star
    • Maybe you lost your hustle because you aren’t in tune as to why you’re doing it
  • To reflect – find a very remote place that’s affordable, book an Airbnb, and spend time with just yourself

Question #5: How can you grow your social media following when it plateaus?

  • Keep working at it and crushing it
  • You don’t have to keep growing if you feel content with your audience size
    • “You make your short-term money on numbers” – but not your long-term money
  • It may be possible that you are in an early market and consumers need time to catch up
  • Stay true to your voice and spend time interacting with your followers

These notes were edited by RoRoPa Editing Services

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