From reading your comments on the Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED speech, it seems many of you (like me) feed off the inspirational stories. Hearing people like Gilbert and Gary Vaynerchuk talk about their path to some pretty incredible accomplishments keeps me pumped. Without a boss or mentor, I “soak” in these speeches for guidance. And as I come across stories in the future that really get me excited I will share them here (most likely on the weekends).
The speech above by Gary Vaynerchuk is looong. Over an hour. Regardless of that, this week I listened to it three times(!) and still could replay it once more for good measure. Vaynerchuk is as he calls it a “triple-C list celebrity” and the woman introducing him referred to him as the “Internet Oprah.” He earned his pseudo-celebrity from his popular Wine Library TV video blog. On top of that, his company has seen incredible growth and he has more energy than a Jack Russell on Red Bull.
So if you are in need of a serious pep talk or a jolt of caffeine: watch his speech. If you are looking forward to a leisurely Saturday afternoon, skip the video and watch it on Monday.