In this podcast interview, Gary Vaynerchuk explains how knowing and using your passion can lead to your next job.

Wouldn't you want to have a job you enjoy and are good at?

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A passionate guy

Gary Vaynerchuk interview

This interview was the first time I've spoken with Gary but I've seen him online many times in the past. Actually, anyone who's been active on social media at all since 2006 has likely come across Gary at one time or another.

His story has become a typical case study in how to achieve success through personal branding, as Gary's brand perfectly matches my 2 Keys to Personal Branding Success.

In this interview, I wanted to understand where this branding success came from and find out what a branding celebrity like Gary would recommend you do to achieve your own success.

Podcast highlights

  • How Gary has grown through almost 10 different businesses from lemonade stand to multimillion-dollar wine store to author today.
  • Gary talks about the difficulties of family business and why he still does it.
  • Revealed! Where Gary's world-renowned passion comes from.
  • Gary explains his philosophy of challenging yourself to great success and once you achieve it, moving on to the next thing.
  • Confirmed: a key to personal branding is knowing who you really are.
  • Build your personal brand by discovering what your passionate about and create content around it.
  • Network around those things to improve your chances of meeting the person that will hire you.
  • The first step to “Crushing It” is to have a web home that you own i.e. not a Facebook or Twitter profile but your website or blog.
  • Don't make the massive mistake of staying in a career if you're not happy even after considering all the effort you put in. You only live once.
  • Gary details how he finds new opportunities.

And I almost forgot:

Dumbest question in the interview: When I asked Gary if his lemonade stand at age 5 was the “first time he ever went out on his own.”

If you have any other favorite moments in the show, tell us in the comments below.

Gary has just released his new book

Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your PassionCrush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion is the book Gary discusses on the podcast and it goes on sale today, October 13th 2009. In “Crush It!”, Gary explains in more detail how to discover your passion and then harness it to achieve your goals.

Here's a quote about the book:

Everything has changed. The social media revolution has irreversibly changed the way we live our lives and conduct our business. There are billions of dollars in advertising moving online, waiting to be claimed by whoever can build the best content and communities. Despite this change, most people keep working at jobs that don’t make them happy and businesses continue to ignore the major marketing and public relations benefits that can be found online.

If you're working at a job that doesn't make you happy or worse, looking for a job that won't make you happy, Crush It! will inspire you.

Buy Crush It! now

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Jacob Share

Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.

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  3. Israel W.

    Podcastulations on your new section. 🙂
    I listened to it today on the way to work. Interesting and funny.
    It reminded me of a business with my neighbor when we were probably 7 selling to other neighbors candy we got from birthday piñatas.
    Looking forward to the next podcast.

  4. Jacob Share

    Glad you liked it and good to hear from you, Israel. That’s funny how you also “recycled” stuff to sell!

    The next podcast will be out towards the end of October.

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  6. Sean McCambridge

    Hey, great interview! He’s always fun to listen to. I’m not so sure about the stereo back and forth. My left brain wanted to listen to him, too! 🙂

  7. Jacob Share

    Sean- the back and forth stereo sound is because the interview was recorded over Skype using a program called Pamela. It does take a bit getting used to, but it also makes it easier for any post-production if you want to eliminate noises without disrupting the speaker.

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  10. Kate

    This is where it becomes necessary to remind people not to let positive thinking become wishful thinking.

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