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GaryVee: Yes Beats No and Positivity Always Beats Anger

Entrepreneur and marketing genius Gary Vaynerchuk (GaryVee) produced a short video on how positivity and truth and saying yes lead to success. "People don’t get it," he said. "When you're positive, ...
GaryVee: Yes Beats No and Positivity Always Beats Anger
Written by Rich Ord
  • Entrepreneur and marketing genius Gary Vaynerchuk (GaryVee) produced a short video on how positivity and truth and saying yes lead to success. “People don’t get it,” he said. “When you’re positive, when you’re happy, it’s not fluffy bullshit, it’s not like oh, you’re drinking the kool-aid. It’s being practical to understand that yes always beats no, that sun always beats rain, that positivity always beats anger.”

    Gary Vaynerchuk talks about how positivity always beats anger in a video below:

    It’s About Communicating

    What’s really tough about putting out content on the internet for all us creators and content producers is some people just consume one video or one time, or you’ve got a subtle message that even yourself you’re not doing a great job communicating on. That’s what I’m kind of trying to do here.

    I put so much pressure on college and so much so that I think the subtleties of my biggest macro which is… look on the brightside, glasses half-full, make the best of your situation in no matter what the situation is… is far greater than my concern that collecting debt in college is not setting you up for financial success post-college. For example, you could be collecting debt like that young man is (we didn’t get to that as you can see in the video). But let’s say he is. Him going into college over the next three and a half years with a positive mindset may lead to him meeting somebody who (makes a difference to him).

    Positivity Always Beats Anger

    People don’t get it. When you’re positive, when you’re happy, it’s not fluffy bullshit, it’s not like oh, you’re drinking the kool-aid. It’s being practical to understand that yes always beats no, that sun always beats rain, that positivity always beats anger. People get confused because anger and negative and doing the wrong thing actually has short-term results.

    If me, Seth, and Caleb go rob a jewelry store tonight and don’t get caught we got a bunch of fucking jewelry. But it now becomes the vulnerability, because the second time we may get caught. I promise you don’t rob a jewelry store just once and if you understood what I just said you’re on your way.

    GaryVee Talks to Successful Entrepreneur Scott Belsky

    To me, it’s just a truth. I don’t think I’m nice or a prick or anything. I just think it’s really a good idea because if you talk about the truth it puts you in a position of strength. Now hearing your story, the advantages, and there are substantial advantages, that you and I had is that immigrant families have such context for all the opportunity, so it’s hard for them to complain about dumb shit. Americans born here in abundance (always) complain about dumb shit.

    But here’s where you and I won. People born in this country have lots of money in the bank but have parents that don’t create the blueprint that leads them to success here (mentally). It’s a mindset game, it’s the operating system. People understand like if your operating system or your phone is fuck’d you can’t use it, it’s this garbage.

    I just think yes is powerful. To me, the ‘No’ players, our friends who were like focus, focus, focus, they’re like look how successful I was, I focused. I’m like cool, I said yes and was Helter Skelter and I’m successful. I think a lot of this comes down to self-awareness. When you can accept yourself… and for me, you said a very subtle thing in there… that once you learned that you have to accept it as a net game.

    For every meeting that led to amazing things with Pinterest, there were six others that led to nothing, or a waste of time or an awkward situation or things that you didn’t want to deal with. It’s just part of the game. A lot of my mistakes helped me get better at the ‘No’s’ in a world where I want to say yes to everything.

    All Hands Meeting at VaynerMedia

    Why we are here is very simple. Nine years ago my brother and I wanted to start a company. The opportunity we saw at hand was in the advertising agency world, but it was to be a gateway to everything else we ever did. Somewhere in my late 20s or early 30s, I realized that even though I suck at most things, my ability to understand human beings and communicate to them was strong. Intuitively, I understood what humans were gonna do oftentimes before the masses.

    It’s why I invested in things that went on to become big things. It’s why in 1996 I launched an e-commerce wine business to sell wine. Everything good in my life, marrying my wife one second into our first conversation, everything good in my life has been predicated on my ability to understand human behaviors slightly before the rest. That was the mission of VaynerX, that continues to be the mission of VaynerX, and that will forever be the mission of VaynerX.

    How do we build something that communicates to solve a problem at scale? Whether that is to sell sneakers or wine or beer or telco or whatever it is. Or as I get older in my years to get Husain to be the Governor of California or to cure Crohn’s disease or anything else… and ultimately and finally, buy the New York Jets, win six Super Bowls, and then die.

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