Gary Vee: What’s Stopping You?

I talked about the PMA on my recent podcast, but what’s really stopping you from achieving against all odds?  Look, at the end of 2015, I had no purpose and my life was upside down.  I would constantly complain and not doing anything about it.  I was around the whiney bitch party who would also complain about things that they have zero control over.

“I made the decision,” replying to a brilliant question a student had asked me.  “Enough is enough.  I’m not going anywhere with this mindset and I won’t be able to attract a damn thing.”

In 2015, I would often listen to “the secret” as if it had all the answers.  Sure, it had good techniques and ways to snap out of funks, but my mindset wasn’t changing whatsoever.  I then said, “ok, it’s time to learn about yourself, Arsenio.”

I dove into books.  I bought The Alchemist, Napoleon Hill’s Law of Success, Jack Canfield’s Success Principles, Lisa Nichols’ Abundance Now.

Slowly but surely, my mind began to change.  Sure, thoughts of “altered and perceptual reality” were still there, but I was able to control it.

What was stopping ME for so long was I became attached to negativity, such as what the majority of the planet is used to.  I believe American society is one of the worst.  So much negativity and pessimism and negativity is emanated out of that country that people would much rather spew hateful rhetoric on Donald Trumps’ Twitter and not use that passion in a more constructive way.

So, here are some of the excuses people have.

I have a full-time job.
I don’t have any money.
I have kids.
I don’t have time.
My industry has too many strict rules.
I have an idea for an app, but I don’t know how to code.
My parents don’t get it.
My family is holding me back.
I’m afraid my friends will get ahead of me.
I still haven’t finished the books assigned by my life coach.
No one was watching.
Only a few people were reading.
I don’t know which idea to pursue.
I don’t have the right equipment.
I don’t know where to start.
I’m too old.
I’m an artist, not a businessperson.
I’m not into anything monetizable.
I’m afraid I’ll get hate comments.”

Other than the hateful comments, Gary Vee wrote in his book, “Are you f***ing kidding me?”  A lot of people who’ve been crushing it had little to no money, serving jail time, wasn’t able to feed their kids, etc.

The hate email could be tough.  At this particular juncture, I have no hate email.  I haven’t got an ignorant comment on my channel EVER (three years going) except some foolish clown commenting on Napoleon Hill’s Golden Rule video saying – “Golden Shower.”  There were instances that I engaged in senseless arguments with rotten scoundrels back 2016, but those are no more.  I’m very happy about overcoming all of that.  However, because I’m in Thailand, I think most Americans feel intimidated.  I feel that they can’t have a say because I’ve been living overseas for 20% of my life and have seen things that most Americans haven’t.  I’m not saying I’m the ultra-repellent of ignorance from around the world, but I speak too many true words for anyone to say otherwise.

I’m thankful that I haven’t received any hateful mail, but that’s no reason to stop going after what’s truly yours.

None of the reasons above, including hate mail, is not the reason why you’re not crushing it right now.

You’re the reason why you’re not crushing it.

Transform the ignorance of what you’ve endured, such as the ignorance, pedaphiles, sex offenders and nasty teachers I’ve had to work with, into phenomenal content for those out there in the world to learn from.

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