I’ve listened it like zillion of times that “Do what you love.” Since childhood, I’m hearing it from my parents, from teachers in my school, college and people who tend to give me advice would definitely outreach to it.
I’ve read many articles (even written) on “passion”- I used to have a notebook and on behind that, it was mentioned- “Passion is the fastest way to spur your life.”
But honestly, I didn’t get it. Neither from my parents nor from any other source. I knew that there exists a word “passion” and it has something to do with me, but I was unable to discover what exactly it is.
Why people say it so often and why it is so important to do the things you love? I was not able to understand what this images says…
I was confused but I didn’t settle, then I keep my search on, finding it on internet, in books that what the heck does the phrase, “Do what you freaking love” means?
Alas, I couldn’t figure it out and finally I quit! Yeah, I gave up and decided to live the life the way it is going.
I opted for the subjects which my parents want me to do, chosen an engineering college which my neighbours wanted me to go (in India it’s very common), wore the clothes which my girlfriend wanted to see me in (nothing to say on this :D).
And life goes on…
Last week , I completed 22 years of my life! I was wondering, in these 22 years, was there any single day when I did something which I wanted to do? Did I ever hear my inner voice?
I was blank, totally blank! This question was poking in my mind continuously, but I couldn’t figure it out that why I should pursue the things that I love?
The thing which makes me so happy that I’m willing to do it even 20 hours a day…..
After all hustle, finally, I got answers to all the questions when I stumble upon a guy named “Gary Vanyerchuck.” I watched one of his Ted Video and I researched a bit more about him.
Then I ordered and read one of his best selling books – Crush It: Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion. After reading this book, I was blown away, I got all my answers, this book really added more value to me.
Therefore, today I’m going to share with you the top seven things that Gary Vanyerchuck said that made to do what I love.
But first of all…
Meet Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary is really a flashy and charismatic New Yorker who gained internet fame as the crazy and outgoing host of Wine Library TV, a video blog that obsessively talked about everything related to wine.
At a very young age, he took over his father’s business and started WineLibrary.com, he enhanced his online wine business with the help of Google Adwords Tools as he was the first person to advertise against people searching for “wine.”
In the following years, he started Wine Library TV, the concept of an online video blogging and built his wine business from a $3-million-dollar-a-year wine retail store to a $60 million dollar wine wholesale business.
He’s been two time best selling author and co-founder of Vayner Media which is a large marketing agency that helped some of the largest brands of the world. He’s also been featured in The Wall Street Journal and in the Time Magazine.
Enough talk now, let me show you what I’ve learned from him….
“There is no reason in 2014, to do sh*t you hate. None”
Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life…do that. [Tweet This]
The reason, why I’m mentioning this point at first place is because, it’s freaking important. I wonder how people are doing the jobs they hate?? What is wrong with them?
He explains in his own style;
there is no excuse for anyone living in the United States or anywhere else right now to slog through his or her entire life working at jobs they hate, or even jobs they simply don’t love, in the name of a paycheck or a sense of responsibility.
Don’t give yourself any excuses for not doing the things that you really love.
Do you curiously jump out your bed every morning to go to your job or just because it’s the part of your daily routine?
What’s the point of doing the job in which you didn’t find any leisure?
Yes, he asked these questions from he, while I was reading the book. And I’ve learned that; You should do something, which you really feel like doing. I can bet that you will perform way better in that.
“Stop Whining, Start Hustling”
Stop crying, keep hustling! Hustle is the most important word, ever! [Tweet This]
“Life Sucks”- you know, people have the habit of saying this. If something didn’t work out, they utter from their mouth, that “it sucks.” They quit and they try to shoot for another plan.
He advised, that; “you have to hustle to get it done.”
Nobody is going to give you anything because of mere sympathy, you have to work really hard and make yourself prepared for that.
Life is going to be tough ahead so stop whining over the little things and keep hustling.
“Legacy is greater than Currency”
Legacy is greater than currency. -Gary Vaynerchuk [Tweet This]
Are you really proud of the things that you are doing right now?
Have you ever asked this question to yourself : How you are going to be viewed as when it is all set and done?
Have you ever given it a thought that what your grandchildren or your great great grandchildren are going to think about you?
He says that every single decision of your life, from following your passion to the lifestyle you are living is going to be counted in your legacy.
Care more about others, help others as much as you can, make yourself involve with people and love them – to me that also comes under the legacy.
Your every single move, your every single day is going to affect your legacy, so stop making decisions by taking care of the next five years instead of that make decisions by taking care of your coming generations.
If you do so then I can guarantee that there will be a lot of wealth in the end. The currency will eventually follow your almighty legacy.
“Success is in your DNA”
We are not really good at knowing what we want. And we are very quick to say “this suck.” That’s where opportunity lies. [Tweet This]
I wasn’t too aware of that, what does my success have to do with my DNA?
To which Gary explained it pretty well, there is greatness, there is something special in your DNA, which will make you successful.
He took his father’s Shopper’s Discount Liquor Store to Wine Library TV worth about $60 millions. And all this happened when he came to know that Wine Business was pulling out of his DNA.
There are many people who have been born with great DNA, yet they struggle, frustrated and stuck. You know why?
Because they weren’t doing what they loved more than anything else in the world; they weren’t doing what they were born to do. There is success present in your DNA, you just have to find that and start working on it.
That is why he emphasis on the phrase written below to every person he met:
“Do What You Love- No Excuses”
I think this is the most inspiring video on passion that I’ve ever watched. Gary has something to say and let me tell you, it’s for you only video, so don’t give me any excuse for not watching it:
“Love your Dreams”
I’ve got all my reasons, why I should follow my dreams after watching this video. Gary advised to love your dreams and envy them.
Don’t try to hide and don’t at all feel embarrassed telling people about your dreams.
His ultimate dream is to buy New York Jets, whenever he gets chance to speak about dreams, he proudly speaks that he is envious of buying jets.
And I’m sure he is going to buy them very soon(God, bless him).
The point that I got from here is, Love your dreams, dream big, keep hustling for them and don’t feel embarrassed while telling about your dreams to anybody.
“Passion is Everything”
Finally, I’ve come to know that – Passion really is the single fastest way to spur your life. But as you know, there is lots of hustle present behind it.
He says, “With passion we can create wealth and happiness up to the infinite amount.”
I came to know that- In this internet world where everybody is obsessed with social media there exist endless business and career opportunities as all the eyeballs are moving on the internet, eventually business has to go.
I’m trying to say there are infinite with the help of which you can excel, you just have to channelize yourself in that.
We can achieve success, wealth, but only with enough passion and sweat, you can make anything happen. Therefore, it’s time to Crush It!
The Bottom Line: Cash In On Your Passion
You are living in the Internet era where everything is transparent, if you have the talent, if you can challenge yourself to work really hard, if you are ready to hustle, than Now is the time to crush it! Now is the time to cash in on your passion.
The points which I’ve written above, I’ve learned all of them from Gary’s book: Crush It: Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion
And if you are struggling to find that one reason, the reason which can help you to break all the barriers, which will help you to start doing what you really love.
That single reason of which you are waiting to quit the job you hate, the reason which will compel you to do what you love- IS WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.
Now don’t waste time in doing the things which you hate, get up and buy this book here.
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