What a Successful Life Means to Me | DailyVee 445
As I see it, the ultimate success is doing what you love everyday, living life on your own terms, and nobody other than yourself having an impact on that.
Usually breakfast somewhere outside the office. Usually I get to the office by nine. And then from 9:00 a.m., so basically, meetings from 8:00 a.m. outside the office, to nine, nine in the office, til usually six or seven.
Only 10% of my life is probably Gary V. When I speak, or do appearances, or do something like this, 90% of it is me being the chief executive officer, of VaynerX, which is the holding company that owns the VaynerMedia and PureWow, the women’s publishing site, and so that’s how I navigate.
For me, a purebred entrepreneur, she or he loves the journey, not the stuff. One of the things I struggle with in the current state of entrepreneurship is a lot of people want the vacations, the watches, even the (slurs words)
You guys have such an incredible imagery, I think it’s remarkable. Who doesn’t want fine things in life? But I think that if you’re in the game just for the fine things in life, for the bottles, and the models, and the private planes, I think you’re gonna lose, and it definitely is not my definition of an entrepreneur.
My definition of an entrepreneur is somebody who can’t live without doing their thing and trying to create, literally suffocated. For me, I think that that’s what’s amazing about anything, which is, there’s many different definitions.
It’s one and the same. It’s one and the same. I don’t judge. I talk a lot about like “Stop posting cash “and Lamborghinis, and private jets,” not because I don’t think one deserves it after they work hard, it’s that so many of the people on Instagram that’re posting that are fronting.
- They’re literally driving to a private plane pad, taking the photo, and then driving home. They’re full of shit, and so, to me, I think it’s amazing if somebody wants to buy an Armani suit, or a $5,000 belt, or a diamond ring for a hundred thousand.
I don’t, but that doesn’t mean that’s right or wrong. What I’m doing with that same hundred thousand, instead of a ring, is I’m hiring two more people, because I’m trying to buy the jewelry company, not a piece of the jewelry.