A hat tip to Ron at Lean Six Sigma Academy for the following video of Gary Vaynerchuk delivering a keynote address at the Web 2.0 conference in New York last month. Gary had taken over a family business, grew it to $50 million, then jumped out when he was "one percent unhappy." He then started a wine review website, and after you see his style you’ll know it isn’t exactly the typical wine review site.
Although his keynote is addressed to an audience of internet junkies, he drives home some great messages:
- Life is too short to be unhappy so do what you love
- If you do what you love you’ll find a way to make a living out of it, even if it’s "selling Smurfs"
- Build the "brand of you"
- It takes work, but what else are you "doing between 7pm and 2am?"
Yes, get home from the "real" job, kiss the dog, and get to work building happiness. As he puts it, "just stop watching Lost!" No argument there.