Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 26: Am I an Entrepreneur or Not?

Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 26: Am I an Entrepreneur or Not?

Awesome Tip: #AskGaryVee Episode 26: Am I an Entrepreneur or Not?

#QOTD: Who is the person that you are SO afraid of letting down, it’s keeping you from starting something big?

01:11- Do you suggest that small businesses should become media companies?
03:34- Should people quit trying to better their weaknesses?
05:50- What should you do if you are an entrepreneur and have a full time job?
08:07- How do you make it happen as an entrepreneur? even when you are older?
11:55- How do you execute when you are afraid to fail?

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It was so incredible to participate in Dave Ramsey’s event. Thanks to everybody who came out, and a HUGE special thanks to the lovely people who stayed after to help me make this episode.

To me there is no such thing as “an entrepreneur with a JOB.” If you’re a true entrepreneur, you can’t breathe when you have a JOB. If you’re not out there making it happen and running a business, you’re not an entrepreneur, you’re a person with entrepreneurial tendencies. Now that’s fine. As long as you’re HAPPY that’s what matters.

Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at

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22 Replies to “Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 26: Am I an Entrepreneur or Not?”

  1. Heres an interesting answer perhaps. Nobody. And that might be the problem. I've burnt every bridge on purpose. I know i self Sabotage. That voice in my head is so loud that I hate myself sometimes. A lot of the time for no reason. Maybe I need a person that I want to empress. But at the same time I enjoy being alone I really do. Except when my head starts to spin. Thanks Mr. Vee

  2. He goes a bit overboard on the whether you are an entrepreneur question, and if you have a job, it means you are not an entrepreneur..(and only have “tendencies”). there are countless examples of really successful entrepreneurs who first had FT jobs.. (cannot remember a lot of specific people but it is at least half of them.. ie Zynga founder, Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, Henry Ford himself, Guidewire, Salesforce, Oracle, etc etc etc..) there may be just different types of folks – ie hardcore natural sales types like Gary but many other ones too – if someone is relatively rational / analytical and does not have a family business they can join, there is nothing wrong with getting an education and some experience so you have smth to fall back on if your initial business does not work out (as anyone, especially those who are entrepreneurs, know having a professional job and income is much more certain than the likelihood of a new business succeeding — and going back to a decent job if things dont work out is much better than going to a low level low pay job if you did not invest in that first.. you can work in that professional job for some more time, save up money and try again – which is much harder in a low paying job…)

  3. i that conversation yesterday to a degree and i haven't ever watched this video "the only reason i finished school is because you and mom wanted me to" this was the conversation i had with my dad if i had the choice i would had left school at age 5 or so to study everything online and via books i'm currently 18. im currently hustling on instagram 130 pieces of content in 2 days

  4. It's my fucking parents and my family. Even the thought of not "getting a job" after college and doing something else for ONE DAY scares me cuz of what all of them will think and say. And also because I know they won't support me really.

  5. The person that I am so afraid of letting down is probably both myself and very much my Dad, and probably my mom too. They both have so much faith in me and know that I have an insane work ethic, but, as an actor, I am in an insanely competitive industry. I have no doubt in my mind that I can outwork and out perform people, I am just starting a climb at the bottom as a theater actor moving into film. I also am afraid of letting down the people that told me not to do it, I have a lot of those people in my life that I have to prove wrong… and prove them wrong I will.

  6. I don’t want to let my father down, because I love him so much, and look up to him so much that it feels really really terrible to defy his will to go all in to my dream! Fk, it’s hard! Really! It is! No matter what, I’m gonna sit down and talk to him tomorrow!

  7. Love the setting, I feel I’m going back in time to comment on older episodes. But I aim to watch them all to see how you got there, ps: just got the 003; anyway QOTD: it’s my wife, I think I hedge a lot around her.

  8. Thank you for bringing so much value to everyone who is listening. Just watching all the episodes at once from the beginning as I only discovered your videos few weeks ago.
    I am scared of not being able to pay for bills and groceries. There's no particular person.

  9. I feel like that everyday! I keep leaving jobs because I just don't feel right. I need to overcome my fear of failing in front of my family, sister and mom they see me as failure. I need to brush that shit off. I'm ready to BAT again!!!! I love watching all of these videos in a row.

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