Gary Waynerchuk: Stop chasing dollars, chase your passion!

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I found this guy recently and I love him. Now that's one guy who knows what he talks. Watch this:

Gary Vaynerchuk - Chasing dollars instead of passion Many people...

Also check his About page, it has a great video (that site is full of great videos) giving advice for marketers or people who want to make money online...
#chase #chasing #dollars #gary #passion #stop #waynerchuk
  • Profile picture of the author TerryTelford
    Hi

    You landed on a wonderful site! That video sums it up. Without passion for what you're doing, it's just a job. My favorite expression from Confucius is: "Love what you do and you'll never work another day in your life.

    I haven't worked a day in my life since 2005, but I spend a lot of time doing what I love

    Enjoy your day!
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    • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
      Originally Posted by TerryTelford View Post

      Hi

      You landed on a wonderful site! That video sums it up. Without passion for what you're doing, it's just a job. My favorite expression from Confucius is: "Love what you do and you'll never work another day in your life.

      I haven't worked a day in my life since 2005, but I spend a lot of time doing what I love

      Enjoy your day!
      Terry
      So true. I am after passion too now and have BIG goals for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author hugofortin
        Hi,

        Yes, that true.

        Something it take time to find your passion, when you find it don't let it go.

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  • Profile picture of the author anonymous123567
    Gary V is GOD!

    He's pretty much this Social Media thang down to a tee, a great motivator too!

    Check out his Twitter @Garyvee
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    • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
      Originally Posted by alexshelton View Post

      Gary V is GOD!

      He's pretty much this Social Media thang down to a tee, a great motivator too!

      Check out his Twitter @Garyvee

      Holly crap he has more than 270000+ followers
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  • Profile picture of the author charlie9751
    Hi.
    He's absolutely right. But I think I would add that passion comes from knowledge. The two are inseperable
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    • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
      Originally Posted by charlie9751 View Post

      Hi.
      He's absolutely right. But I think I would add that passion comes from knowledge. The two are inseperable

      No mate, passion comes first. Without it you wouldn't even want to gain knowledge about it..
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  • Profile picture of the author joncrx
    Gary is the MAN, just saw him live in Vegas and they guy is unreal!
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    Following your passion for online marketing is great and all but just make sure there is a demand for that market.

    Everyone should pursue their passion in life but if your goal is to make money there needs to be buyers too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by Neil S View Post

      Everyone should pursue their passion in life but if your goal is to make money there needs to be buyers too.
      Very true. Not all passions are profitable. You can't make a living at some passions.

      I'm sure there are many people that have followed their passions into bankruptcy, spending countless hours doing things they were passionate about but in which there was no money.
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      • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
        Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

        Very true. Not all passions are profitable. You can't make a living at some passions.

        I'm sure there are many people that have followed their passions into bankruptcy, spending countless hours doing things they were passionate about but in which there was no money.

        Gary V's words are: If you love smurfs.. SMURF IT UP!

        Come on guys, if you have a passion for something then there are other people who have the same passion also. And with internet it is easier to find them than ever before.. Just be smart and persistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    I found it necessary to shape the form of the things I was
    passionate about to intersect with what people wanted to
    buy.

    There are many areas of passion that are not easy to
    monetize in a big way. The path of least resistance is
    to find something people want and help them get it -
    and you may discover new passions in yourself within
    that process.

    It's kind of interesting - you can take a subject you know
    very little about and have no interest in... and force yourself
    to read a book about it... and voila' - don't be surprised if
    you find yourself interested and passionate about the topic.

    I only got passionately interested in copywriting after I
    started learning more about it - the awareness of the
    possibilities awakened and the passion came from the
    natural excitement of that discovery.
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  • Passion is important -- it's your main motivation. But it's not always your moneymaker.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsiomtw
    I've been struggling with this for awhile now...

    When I first started marketing online I was flat broke, and quite frankly, I was mostly just passionate about making a bunch of money and getting out of the crappy financial situation I was in. But now that I've done that, I am honestly pretty bored most of the time.

    Now running my online businesses is just an extremely high paying "job". I used to really enjoy coming up with new ideas and launching new sites, but not nearly as much any more.

    (Although I'm involved with launching a new project now that I *AM* extremely excited about!)

    For the past few years I've been trying to figure out how to make money with a business related to my true passion, but I just haven't figured it out yet. It's something that's not exactly easy to monetize...

    In the meantime I make more money than 99% of the population and I've decided that I will just focus on ways to work less and less, and enjoy my real passions when I'm not working.
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    • Profile picture of the author AfteraDream
      Originally Posted by dsiomtw View Post

      I've been struggling with this for awhile now...

      When I first started marketing online I was flat broke, and quite frankly, I was mostly just passionate about making a bunch of money and getting out of the crappy financial situation I was in. But now that I've done that, I am honestly pretty bored most of the time.

      Now running my online businesses is just an extremely high paying "job". I used to really enjoy coming up with new ideas and launching new sites, but not nearly as much any more.

      (Although I'm involved with launching a new project now that I *AM* extremely excited about!)

      For the past few years I've been trying to figure out how to make money with a business related to my true passion, but I just haven't figured it out yet. It's something that's not exactly easy to monetize...

      In the meantime I make more money than 99% of the population and I've decided that I will just focus on ways to work less and less, and enjoy my real passions when I'm not working.
      A nice problem to have.. I wish I could live only from online income...

      You will figure it out eventually.
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    • Profile picture of the author Baystreet
      Originally Posted by dsiomtw View Post

      ...

      In the meantime I make more money than 99% of the population and I've decided that I will just focus on ways to work less and less, and enjoy my real passions when I'm not working.
      Have you read the 4-Hour Workweek book by Tim Ferriss?

      If not, I'm sure you would really enjoy it.
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  • Passion is what makes it possible to get through the more difficult aspects of starting and running your own business -- but it doesn't necessarily need to be a specific passion for a specific product that motivates you.

    As others have said, if there's no market for your passion, it doesn't matter how much you believe in it -- people just won't buy it.

    What you can ALWAYS be passionate about, however, is taking advantage of opportunities, pursuing your own freedom, serving your customers well, and reaching your goals. No matter what you sell or do, believing in yourself and your dreams will propel you when nothing else is going right, or when you face a challenge that sets you back on your heels.

    Gary took his family's business and took it to a new level and a new market not just because he was passionate about wine, but because he's passionate about the success of his family, and his own ability to succeed and create and rise. He will start new ventures and products with that same level of passion -- even if the product isn't something that personally floats his boat.

    He is passionate about being passionate -- and that drive is what takes him where he needs to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2ndAccount
    +1.

    when i started creating sites/products for stuff i am interested and passionate about i started making more/easy money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Terri LC
      I completely agree with the quote from Confuscious that says, "Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life." I think this eludes to what some of us regard as "work". I love walking and swimming but highly doubt I could turn it into a career....(hmmmm)

      But as an Event Coordinator, altho its alot of work and brings new meaning to the word, "multi-tasking" - everyday is a joy to come to work, watching something begin, evolve and then ultimately happen. I coordinate a large annual cultural festival showcasing 25 different cultures. The city comes alive, people come from all over Western Canada and even the U.S. as they celebrate what makes us the same as well as different....great ethnic food and high-calibre entertainment for days....I even get to play in the steelband at the Caribbean pavilion (when time allows) for 30,000 people. Work? No way.....

      .....sorry, got carried away there, but I just recently discovered Gary W too and he's got great energy.....love it!

      Cheers,
      TLC
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