Gary Vee’s Emotional Confession About His Success & Family! | E207

Last updated: Jun 2, 2023

The video is about Gary Vaynerchuk discussing his need to be a superhero and his drive to make others happy, as well as his close relationship with his sister.

The video is an interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, a successful entrepreneur and marketing expert. During the interview, he discusses his need to be a superhero and make others proud, particularly his sister. He also talks about his approach to health and fitness, which is motivated by wanting to make his family and employees proud. The video ends with a request for viewers to subscribe to the channel and a teaser for a big event when the channel reaches one million subscribers.

  • Gary discusses his need to be a superhero and make others happy.
  • He talks about his relationship with his sister and how she was the first person besides his mother to cheer for him.
  • Gary feels a need to be admired and do things for others, not just himself.
  • He wants to make his parents proud, show his sister the right way, and create a blueprint for others to follow.
  • Gary is happy when he's doing things that make other people happy.
  • Gary talks about a Medium article that triggered him and had a lot of untrue things.
  • Gary admits that he's incapable of dealing with losing and has a dark side when he's competing.
  • Gary's perspective and understanding of his childhood has evolved with age.
  • Gary admits that he has a desire to be admired by others.
  • Gary talks about how he is good at fighting the systems of industries.
  • Gary shares that one of his biggest theses in life is that he has been fortunate.
  • Gary's mom created a balance between deep confidence and accountability and truth, which helped build his self-esteem.
  • Gary's family grew up in the Soviet Union, which was like North Korea.
  • Gary was born with insane levels of entrepreneurship and the gift of gab.
  • Positive reinforcement can build confidence in children.

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Gary Vee's Need to be a Superhero

  • Gary discusses his need to be a superhero and make others happy.
  • He talks about his relationship with his sister and how she was the first person besides his mother to cheer for him.
  • Gary feels a need to be admired and do things for others, not just himself.
  • He wants to make his parents proud, show his sister the right way, and create a blueprint for others to follow.
  • Gary is happy when he's doing things that make other people happy.
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Gary's Emotional Confession

  • Gary talks about a Medium article that triggered him and had a lot of untrue things.
  • He clarifies that he didn't inherit his dad's liquor store, but built it for him.
  • Gary admits that he's incapable of dealing with losing and has a dark side when he's competing.
  • He discusses a conversation from five years ago and how it's been in his head for a long time.
  • Gary asks viewers to hit the subscribe button and teases a big surprise when they hit 1 million subscribers.
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Gary's Relationship with His Sister

  • Gary's sister is three and a half years younger than him and they have a profound relationship.
  • He feels much more kinship to her when he thinks about his childhood than his brother AJ.
  • Gary and his sister are incredibly close and she was the first person besides his mother to cheer for him.
  • He talks about his need to make his sister happy and show her the right way.
  • Gary wants his sister to be happy and feels that their DNA is different.
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Gary's Evolution and Insights

  • Gary's perspective and understanding of his childhood has evolved with age.
  • He talks about his need to be a superhero and make others happy.
  • Gary is happy when he's doing things that make other people happy or creating a blueprint for them to follow.
  • He discusses his relationship with his sister and how she was the first person besides his mother to cheer for him.
  • Gary wants to make his parents proud, show his sister the right way, and create a framework for others to interpret into themselves.
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Gary's Drive to Make Others Happy

  • Gary talks about his love for Candor and how he enjoys being honest with people.
  • He admits that he struggles with being emotionally honest with people on a one-to-one basis.
  • Gary gets emotional when he talks about his family and friends, and how they have become like family to him.
  • He feels a sense of responsibility to communicate his happiness and lack of anxiety to others.
  • Gary wants to produce content around this idea of happiness and how to achieve it.
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Gary's Desire to Be Admired

  • Gary admits that he has a desire to be admired by others.
  • He reflects on how this desire may have been driven by insecurity or shame.
  • Gary talks about how he has uncovered similar stories in athletes and other successful people.
  • He walks around with gratitude and guilt, recognizing that he has been fortunate in his circumstances.
  • Gary believes that his self-esteem was built on a balance of deep confidence and accountability.
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Gary's Experience Fighting Systems of Industries

  • Gary talks about how he is good at fighting the systems of industries.
  • He recognizes that companies like Netflix and Tesla are also fighting the system.
  • Gary has been a good investor and operator, and is a strong communicator.
  • He shares an experience where he spoke about college and received love and admiration from moms who were previously angry at him.
  • Gary believes in deep confidence and accountability, rather than delusion, when it comes to self-esteem.
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Gary's Thesis on Life

  • Gary shares that one of his biggest theses in life is that he has been fortunate.
  • He recognizes that the school system was not good for him, but he has been able to fight the systems of industries.
  • Gary believes that he has been a good investor, operator, and communicator.
  • He talks about the importance of keeping his word, even when a talk he was supposed to give was cancelled multiple times.
  • Gary's mom created a balance between deep confidence and accountability and truth, which helped build his self-esteem.
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Gary's Childhood and Accountability

  • Gary's mom didn't let him use the sun in his eyes as an excuse, which made him accountable.
  • Childhood experiences shape a person.
  • Parents should communicate their truth to their children.
  • Gary didn't believe the school system when they said he was bad.
  • Gary is driven by love, not hurt.
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Gary's Family Background

  • Gary's family grew up in the Soviet Union, which was like North Korea.
  • People were not allowed to leave the Soviet Union.
  • A global story about Russians trying to hijack a plane to escape led to pressure on Russia to let people leave.
  • Spain, Israel, and America teamed up to help people leave the Soviet Union.
  • Gary was born in the Soviet Union but was able to leave with his family.
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Gary's Confidence and Entrepreneurship

  • Gary was born with insane levels of entrepreneurship and the gift of gab.
  • He was able to go from the worst place on Earth to the best place on Earth.
  • Money has no impact on happiness.
  • Two ways to build something insane are deep insecurity turned into fuel or deep levels of confidence turned into fuel.
  • Gary was built to win.
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Building Confidence in Children

  • Positive reinforcement can build confidence in children.
  • Two things to watch out for in confidence building are being delusional and not being honest with children.
  • Children need to understand that they might not be the best at everything they want to do.
  • Don't let confidence building be delusional.
  • Don't tell children they can be anything they want without being honest about the realities of their abilities.
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Watch out for Delusion

  • Be aware of delusion and don't let it cloud your judgment.
  • Don't be the only source of positive reinforcement for yourself.
  • Rejection can be a powerful motivator.
  • Success is built on a foundation of failure.
  • Confidence is built on subjective evidence.
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Building Self-Confidence

  • Beliefs are based on subjective evidence.
  • Positive reinforcement should be focused on the right things.
  • Reaffirm the things that are unique to you.
  • Confidence is built on being nice to others.
  • Success and kindness are not mutually exclusive.
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Dealing with Criticism

  • Public criticism can be difficult to deal with.
  • Intentional misunderstandings can be hurtful.
  • Resilience and toughness are important.
  • Compassion for those who criticize can be helpful.
  • Don't let criticism define you.
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Being True to Yourself

  • Success is not just about money and fame.
  • Living your passion is important.
  • Living within your means is important.
  • Being true to yourself is the key to happiness.
  • Success is different for everyone.
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Gary's Noble Act

  • A kid wrote a medium piece about Gary being the face of hustle porn.
  • There were a lot of things that weren't true, like Gary inheriting his dad's liquor store.
  • Gary dedicated a decade of his youth to his parents and built their business from 3 to 65 million.
  • He left with nothing and started VaynerMedia in Mike Lazaro's conference room at 34 years old.
  • When someone writes a hit piece, it hurts because millions of people decide not to consume his message.
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Why It Hurts

  • When someone writes a hit piece, it hurts because millions of people decide not to consume his message.
  • Gary is disappointed that someone is reinforcing their beliefs of living in a world of dark and hate.
  • It's crushing for him philosophically because he's deeply driven by leaving the impact at the highest levels that he is capable of.
  • Gary's number one fan on Earth outside of his family is Steve, and his number one person that hates him the most thinks that the whole thing is the worst and can't wait till he dies.
  • It's not sustainable because Gary is neutral at all times.
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Creating Clarity

  • Gary didn't want six or seven things that weren't true to be the foundation of a hypothesis.
  • He admires the readers of Medium, who are his contemporaries, friends, and people he admires.
  • Crush It, which is Gary's coming out moment, doesn't talk about making money and buying a yacht.
  • It talks about working hard at night under the context of the 2008 recession.
  • It's insane what TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have created.
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Gary's Response

  • Gary responds with an unbelievable level of gratitude and empathy.
  • It's hard for him when someone writes a hit piece.
  • He's always wondered from afar how he can help people who are hurting.
  • Gary is deeply driven by leaving the impact at the highest levels that he is capable of.
  • He's disappointed that someone is reinforcing their beliefs of living in a world of dark and hate.
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Gary's Reaction to Criticism

  • First reaction is a blend of anticipation for an apology and hurt
  • Stories can stay on his mind for hours or even days
  • He goes into a "Gary Cave" and feels hurt
  • He differentiates between comedians who impersonate him and those who take shots at him
  • He reminds himself that criticism on social media is not as bad as his parents dying in a car crash
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Wisdom Years

  • 30s are the time to make mistakes and try new things
  • 30 to 40 is the refinement of 20 to 30
  • Gary's career shifted when he turned 30
  • He refined his craft and got to know himself better in his 30s
  • 40 to 47 is an evolution of 30 to 40
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Future Plans

  • Gary is scared in a positive way of what he will accomplish in his 50s
  • He believes his 50s to 60s will be his most productive years
  • He plans to continue going "ham" and doing "insane" things in his 60s and 70s
  • He is curious about what he will do in his 70s and beyond
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Relationship with Family

  • Gary's sister is his best friend and confidante
  • He is grateful for her support and love
  • He feels guilty for not being there for his family as much as he should be
  • He wants to be a superhero for his family and make them happy
  • He is emotional when talking about his family
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Gary's Future Plans

  • Gary doesn't see himself changing much in the next 10 years
  • He fantasizes about going into a cave in Peru and being alone for the next 30 years of his life
  • He has a goal of buying the Jets and thinks it would be a romantic journey
  • He believes that buying the Jets might be the first time he feels actual unhappiness or weirdness
  • He has been talking about buying the Jets since he was 12 years old
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Gary's Relationship with Mindset

  • Gary believes that everything is a privilege and everything is a vulnerability
  • He thinks that mental content is the ultimate privilege
  • He believes that attractive privilege is a real thing and makes white male privilege look minor
  • Gary has no interest in telling anyone what to do or giving advice
  • He hopes that people can extract something of value for themselves based on their own self-awareness
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Gary's Emotional Confession

  • Gary has a need to be a superhero and make others happy
  • He feels like he has been living his life for other people
  • He has a close relationship with his sister and feels like he owes her for taking care of him when he was younger
  • Gary's sister is his best friend and he loves her more than anything in the world
  • He feels like he has been chasing happiness his whole life and is still trying to figure out what it means to him
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Gary's Thoughts on Success

  • Gary believes that success is subjective and different for everyone
  • He thinks that people need to define success for themselves and not let others define it for them
  • Gary believes that success is about being happy and fulfilled
  • He thinks that people need to be honest with themselves about what they want and what makes them happy
  • Gary believes that people need to take risks and be willing to fail in order to achieve success
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Gary Vee's Success Story

  • People didn't think 47-year-old Gary would be successful.
  • He was too hot, too fast, and too much.
  • Empathetic to how this story plays out for different people.
  • Self-awareness is profound.
  • The story of The Tortoise and the Hair is profound to every listener.
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