Gary Vee: Lauryn Evarts, The Skinny Confidential

“I can’t stand when people are like passion, passion, passion. It’s so much more than passion. Execute. I see a lot of people in my generation talking about ideas and saying what they’re going to do. I hate talking about what I’m going to do. I don’t think I talked about The Skinny Confidential once for the whole year I was building it until it was here. Because I like to show.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

A lot of people have talked about this before.  Mel Robbins, who’s an author (I think), also said, “motivation is garbage.”  I do believe without motivation, there’s no way we would’ve put an object into the sky.  There’s no way we would’ve excelled in virtually every category that humanity has to offer.  No way.

Without the motivation of meeting Japanese people back in 2006, I would’ve never met Satomi Nakagawa; therefore, resulting in never going overseas and still being part of that “pity party” I call family back in Las Vegas.

Motivation is important to get started, but determination gets you to the end goal.

Passion is needed.  Did I have passion cleaning up after dentists who got paid 10-40x more than me? HELL NO.  I was NOT a glorified cleaner (as one of my Croatian colleagues said back in Sydney), and I’m certainly not going to do this for the rest of my life.

Inspiring people all over the world – that’s call passion.  That’ built inside me.  That’s going to propel me forever and ever.  If the passion goes away, I change careers.  Simple as that.  Could I do podcasts every morning if I didn’t have the passion to do them? Absolutely not.

Motivation and passion are all needed.

Having the incorrect habits in place ultimately doom the dream of achieving a goal.

Showing is best.  Doing is better than speaking.  I get it.  But without the proper habits, mindset and supportive community – you’ll never achieve the ultimate goal.

What I love about Lauryn is she took a binder and an iphone along with her anywhere to collect an insane amount of notes.  Kind of like Eminem on the bus in the movie 8th mile writing down things on his notepad while riding in an empty bus.

That’s called work ethic and discipline. She hired a web developer when she didn’t have any money and built that nutrition business online over the course of a year.  Her motto is “always put your money back into business.”  I recall Gary saying that people, instead, buy “stupid s***” and don’t give a god damn about their business.  My podcast, being a broadcasting platform, will create it’s audience.  I can definitely upgrade to the business plan of my wordpress site so I can start selling things online, but I’m just waiting for the exact confirmation from a lackadaisical employee to show that’s she actually worth it.

Lauryn, just like my ex-student Kim, started expanding to different areas such as wellness, beauty, home decor and other things.  She expanded and gets even offers from people upwards of $10k to collaborate – and she normally declines them, too.

Lauryn took a motto right out of Gary Vee’s Crush it book and it goes like this…

“This is something that I’ve been working on for six years every single day, seven days a week. There’s been no day off. If I’m on vacation, I’m working. And I still have so much work to do. I just did what Gary said in Crush It!, which is constantly hitting it day after day, never giving up, keeping my blinders on, focusing on my own shit, and really, really doing me. Doing me to the best of my ability. Crush It!, and his other books too, allowed me to just be who I am and not be sorry about it.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

That’s exactly how I feel about what I’m doing today.  As I’m writing this on a Sunday afternoon, uploading it tomorrow morning, I literally have tons to do.  I have paraphrasing for a test I need to do (the biggest money-maker); more blog posts, podcasts, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL videos, Herbalife videos and blogs, workout, preparing for the week.  I mean there’s just so much….and that’s the motto I have engraved into my subconscious.



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