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How Adversity Shaped Me | GQ Interview

Such a fun GQ interview on today’s podcast – we really dug deep into my story and some of the topics I’m really hot on, like how I maintain perspective, the value of adversity, parenting, and a ton more. Listen and tweet me your favorite moment @GaryVee!



00:45 – Adversity is the Foundation of Success

2:45 – Health over everything shapes my perspective

4:30 – My talent is being good at making money

5:15 – Being bullied by teachers

7:00 – Starting VaynerMedia at 34 with nothing

9:00 – Building Generational Wealth

10:00 – How Instagram getting rid of likes bring values to people

11:10 – The great curse parents give their kids

12:00 – I don’t get to judge whose influential, the audience does

13:30 – Triple down to make sure my humility outpaces my growth

16:30 – Giving back to what put me on

17:45 – Doing the right thing is always the right thing

19:30 – How I listen

20:30 – Obsessive over my community

22:00 – What makes me happy?

24:00 – Role of a businesses for society

24:45 – Lead by action, not words

27:30 – Keyboard warrior culture

Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations.


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