Speakers provide a lot of insight from their experiences and have something important to say but most are boring let’s admit. As I was searching through TED.com, which is a site devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, I was hoping to find something about creativity and directorship. I found many interesting topics but the story by Gary Vaynerchuk kept my attention while delivering a great message. In his motivational speech he explained how his business came about. He worked with the family business of selling wine for seven years but then decided he wanted to do something else. That is when he came up with Wine Library TV in which he educates people on all aspects of wine. It is now a very large community. This may not sound interesting but his delivery was amazing! He kept it very real through humor and cursing, which is something I appreciate, and you can check out his speech below. I promise you you’ll enjoy it. No matter what career path you want to pursue, there were a lot of great points made in that speech.
In his speech, he pointed out that “legacy is greater than currency”. Gary wants his family to be proud of him, which is exactly how I feel about my Dad. I believe that in today’s society a lot of people do things just for the money. Too many are willing to throw their pride or ethics away for it. His speech gave me a better understanding of going after what you want and utilizing your time to do what you enjoy. He showed that you could build your brand equity after hours (after working your regular job) if you want to succeed. In other words, position yourself to succeed.