Why Gary Vaynerchuk is Impacting Every 17 to 24-Year-Old

Jordan Mendiola

Gary Vaynerchuk with a fan


If you have big goals in life, then you’ve most-likely consumed Gary Vaynerchuk’s content. Whenever I begin a new venture in marketing, writing, or entertainment, I go to Gary. But I’m not alone.

Every 17–24 year old has googled how to be successful and have found Gary’s content. He resonates with the young, hungry individuals who want to improve their lives.

Whether it’s his Instagram posts or it’s an hour-long YouTube video, Gary makes himself available. The content he’s provided us boys and girls is insurmountable to anything we could give back to him.

He asks for nothing in return and gives and gives and gives.

He Eliminates Any Insecurities

Gary has a knack for eliminating insecurities. Before I began writing and making YouTube videos, I was self-conscious about my voice and saying something that would make me look dumb.

After consuming his content, I learned a couple of important lessons:

1. Block out all the noise and don’t give a fuck about what anyone else thinks.

The only voice that matters is your own. No matter how young you are, you’ve got to trust in yourself that you can climb the tallest mountains and achieve greatness.

I used to care about what everyone thought about me. When I went on LinkedIn, I felt like I needed to impress people by sharing a post saying I work at a special corporate firm or interning beneath a millionaire.

It’s all for show. Don’t let your insecurities feel like you need to prove your worth or value to anyone else. Just do you, and do you all the way.

2. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses.

So many people try to fix their weaknesses. It’s a good thing to be self-aware of your flaws or areas you could do better, but to self-deprecate and feel like there’s nothing special about you is wrong.

Everyone’s an expert at something. We all have strengths that need to come out from the shadows. Be your true authentic self and share your light with the world, guilt-free.

He Calls You Out on Your Actions

According to Gary, most people who want to do extraordinary things don’t let their words match their actions.

You can talk the big talk, but if you’re not backing anything up, you’re just wasting your breath.

Talking about what you’re gonna do will convince the losers that you’re going places, but it won’t fool the winners. They can sniff out an imposter because it’s very evident when someone doesn’t possess conviction.

Gary makes the 17–24-year-olds think:

  • What do you do in your personal time after work or school?
  • Why aren’t you getting to where you want to be?
  • Are you putting in more work than your competition?
  • Are you doing more talking than doing?
  • What is your intent?

We aren’t all blessed to have a mentor to call us out on our actions. The internet broke this barrier, and we all have access to Gary. His content is free, and it’s unlimited.

You can transform your life tremendously if you apply what he says to your own life.

He Embraces Failure and Losing

It’s not human nature to be fine with losing. No one wants to fail. It doesn't feel good and pushes us away from experiencing the feeling again. This leads to quitting.

Gary is not making the 17–24-year-olds quit.

He’s giving them permission to try new ventures and fail. Gary would love for everyone to love losing so that we all learn priceless lessons that make us a more complete person.

When you make it to your destination, you won’t think about how easy and convenient it was. You’re going to remember the times where you almost quit, where you cried, bled, and kept grinding.

Prevention of Regret

Instead of living a life full of regrets, he’s pushing his audience to get out there and put in the work. If you put in the work and don’t get the results you want, good. That path isn’t for you, and you move on to the next thing.

Rinse and repeat. Life is long. We need to treat it that way.

On the other hand, life is short, and we need to get moving.

Final Thought

If you’re feeling lost in life, tune into Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s helped millions of people just like me achieve our dreams and pursue our passions, and he can help you too.

  • Cut off your insecurities by tuning out any haters or people who want to judge you. Focus on your strengths, and don’t worry too much about your weaknesses.
  • Acknowledge your actions and inactions. You have more control over your life than you think. The more time you have, the more possibilities await you.
  • It’s okay to lose sometimes. Everyone who’s ever won big has lost big too. You’ve got to keep the tracks moving because you’re going to succeed.

I’ve never been more compelled to talk so highly of someone like I do for Gary.

He changes lives.

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