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THE RELIGION OF A HUMAN BASED COMPANY | DailyVee 031

#AskGaryVee Episode 99: Human Interaction, Being Selfish, & What Happened to Blogging

#QOTD: What would you post on your social networks if it was the only thing you could say all year?

#TIMESTAMPS
1:21 – Where is blogging at these days? I feel like it’s not as popular as it was a number of years ago.
3:19 – My business is completely digital, focusing on exclusive and shareable content. How important are real life meetings?
4:50 – How did you meet Willie and what attracted you to Faithbox?
6:13 – How do you best make decisions in your own interest, even though they might negatively affect people around you?
8:05 – If you could only make one post and then not post again for another year (on any platform), what would your post be?

#LINKS
EPISODE 100: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432361237066830/
FAITHBOX: http://faithbox.com/

I truly don’t think that when I’m being selfish, it comes at the detriment of someone else.

So that’s how I handle it.

That can be a hard thing to make yourself believe. Watching someone else have a hard time because of a decision you made is extremely upsetting to a lot of people. But I have a way to justify it.

When I’m in my most selfish place, I don’t try to conceal the act in some way that hides what it is. I don’t try to sugar coat or act like it’s a good thing. Let them be upset because that is their right.

Even though I am doing something that looks selfish to benefit me in the short term, it is actually going to positively affect the people it involves in the long term. I am making a decision in a five month window instead of a five year window, but history will allow that person to feel that it was palatable when they rekindle their thoughts around it. Even though it might sting or not feel as great in the short term, I know that looking back, it will be okay. Because I made the decision that was hard, but right.


Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.

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