Hear The Single Biggest Lesson Gary Vaynerchuk Thinks Corporations Need To Learn From Family-Owned Businesses As Well As The Smartest Way To Ask For Equity, Episode 10

If you’ve ever wanted the opportunity to speak to someone whom you’ve admired yet held yourself back because you felt intimidated, then this episode is for you. 

For me, someone whom I’ve always admired is Gary Vaynerchuk.

Gary is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency serving Fortune 100 clients. In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX also includes Gallery Media Group, which houses women’s lifestyle brand PureWow and men’s lifestyle brand ONE37pm. In addition to running VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as a partner in the athlete representation agency VaynerSports, cannabis-focused branding and marketing agency Green Street and restaurant reservations app Resy. Gary is a board/advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise and is a longtime Well Member of Charity: Water.

Gary is a highly sought after public speaker, a 5-time New York Times bestselling author, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook and Twitter. Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world, the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 100 global podcast, and host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show which can be found on both YouTube and Facebook.

In terms of his early life, he is an immigrant whose family came to the U.S. from Belarus and opened a liquor store in NJ. Gary worked alongside his father both of them taking their family business from $3 to $60 million in sales during a 5-year period in large part by using the internet.

Here are some stats….

Gary Vaynerchuk has over 7.6M followers on Instagram

Gary Vaynerchuk has over 3.8M followers on LinkedIn

Gary Vaynerchuk has over 2.55M subscribers on YouTube

Gary Vaynerchuk has over 4M followers on Facebook

Gary Vaynerchuk has over 3M followers on TikTok

He is a busy man. He is a leader in this attention economy.  Those numbers should tell you that there are millions of people vying for his time. So how did I earn the right to snag an interview with Gary? That’s what I reveal in this episode along with my interview with Gary where he dishes the dirt of asking for equity, what corporations can learn from family-owned businesses, and his personal feelings on entitlement.

Listen for Gary’s thoughts on:

  • Whether you can avoid working for the wrong employer and what to do if you accepted an offer from the wrong employer. [9:40]
  • How to ask for equity if you are looking to join a start-up including the “grass is greener” on the other side fallacy of being an entrepreneur vs. corporate employee. [10:54]
  • His take on what family-owned businesses can teach huge multi-national corporations and what’s missing in traditional corporations these days to their detriment. [11:30]
  • Which is worse: entitlement vs. laziness? [12]

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Melissa Llarena

Melissa helps movers and shakers up to those in the corner office rediscover what makes them unique so that they can land their dream job in a forward-thinking company where their ideas are listened to, valued, and supported.

She brings insights from having worked in 16-business units (including Human Resources) in NY, Paris, and London. Additionally, in her former corporate career, she worked on billion-dollar brands for P&G and on IBM for Ogilvy & Mather. Later, as the founder and CEO of Career Outcomes Matter, Melissa created a 3-step “sellable strengths” process which has been the centerpiece of her clients' results.

Melissa applies this method consistently to support mid-level professionals up to the c-suite to get into Fortune Global 500 organizations and agencies. She studied Psychology at NYU and earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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