215+ Inspirational Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

215+ Inspirational Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American entrepreneur, speaker, internet personality, and author of many award-winning books.

He also co-founded a winery brand: Empathy Wines, which was acquired by Constellation Brands in 2020.

He is well-known as the chairman of the New York-based communications company VaynerX, a communications company that holds media properties and technology companies.

We've put together an incredible collection of Gary Vaynerchuk quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

"People respond to effort.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Relationships are leverage. If you give value to someone else first, you have leverage.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Entrepreneurs… have an incredible relationship with ‘fear’ and ‘no’” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"If your organization’s intentions transcend the mere act of selling a product or service, and it is brave enough to expose its heart and soul, people will respond. They will connect. They will like you. They will talk. They will buy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Being unafraid of making mistakes makes everything easy for me.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Complaining is unattractive.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Fear kills growth.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Smart work will never replace hard work, it only supplements it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"[On comparison] As soon as you look at anybody else’s it doesn’t have anything to do with you” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"It’s simple”. Be a good person and good things happen” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Fear kills growth.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Even in political unrest times like now, a lot of people are very bent out of shape but the reality is that it’s just never been better to be a human being. That’s just the truth, that’s just data. That’s reality” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"How bad do you want it?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Regardless of what you're trying to accomplish you've got to tell the world about it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Developing your personal brand is key to monetizing your passion online.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I pride myself in listening. When you have people paying attention to you, your biggest job is to listen to what they want. Deliver what your community wants.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Brand storytelling is not about pushing advertising, it’s about bringing value.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Self-awareness, Work ethic, being driven by something bigger- for me, it’s gratitude.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"If you want to be anomaly, you gotta act like one.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Word of mouth works now, much more than ever. @-reply every single person.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Have the humility to ask for feedback but the ability to not take it as gospel” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Innovation isn’t a tactic. It’s a religion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Content is king, but marketing is queen, and runs the household.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Give value. Give value, Give value. And then ask for business.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“All your ideas may be solid or even good. But you have to actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I attract a crowd, not because I’m an extrovert or I’m over the top or I’m oozing with charisma. It’s because I care.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"We’ve never lived in a world where formal education mattered less” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Focusing on the negative is the quickest way to unhappiness” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Effort is grossly underrated.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“When it all comes down to it, nothing trumps execution.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Everyday look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘What do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life?’” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Live your passion. What does that mean, anyway? It means that when you get up for work every morning, every single morning, you are pumped because you get to talk about or work with or do the thing that interests you the most in the world.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Everyone needs to find a relationship with adversity” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Market like the year you are in.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"99% of the market is short term” – Gary Vaynerchuk And the 1% that isn’t, and has the talent, wins every time” – Gary Vaynerchuk Unless you’re gonna die, you should only play long term” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Recognize that you have a much bigger chance and a better opportunity than your parents did to build a business around your passion and don’t take that for granted.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Even if your ambitions are huge, start slow, start small, build gradually, build smart.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Social media marketing is a 24/7 job.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Passion is an unmatched fuel. Add being happy to that and you have a wonderful formula for good health.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you live for the weekends and vacations, your shit is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"One of the most exciting things about being a parent… is to embarrass your kids” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Here’s the thing about being better: it’s just a matter of time” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"When is all comes down to it, nothing trumps execution.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you want to be anomaly, you gotta act like one.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"My lack of interest in complaining is so high, and when I watch what people complain about and it breaks my heart because they completely lack perspective. I genuinely believe my happiness and optimism comes from my perspective” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Width is cute, but depth is everything.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Give value. Give value, Give value. And then ask for business.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"As an entrepreneur, all my failures along the way have been a lesson” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The reason I’m a good business man is because I play outside the framework” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I just think that so much works for me because I refuse to accept the negative” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The reason I was able to grow my business was that every day, after producing 30 minutes of wine television, I spent 15 hours a day replying to every single person’s e-mail and every single person’s Twitter @ reply.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Market like the year you are in.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I think the fear of failure [too often] trumps the excitement victory” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"If you live for the weekends and vacations, your life is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"[Trends] evolve”. If you’re not signed up for the evolution of creativity, well then you might as well change your profession” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"It takes someone to say the truth to start a process” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Retention is the game. The game in business is not how many customers you can get, it’s how many you can keep.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Brands mature over time, like a marriage. The bond you feel with your spouse is different than when you first met each other. Excitement and discovery are replaced by comfort and depth.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Self awareness, humility and accountability are the greatest paths to happiness, and nobody wants to do that” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I put zero weight into anyone’s opinion about me because I know exactly who I am. Can you say the same?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"You should think of YouTube as a Search Engine” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“There’s no reason to do things you hate. None.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you fail and people laugh at you, they’re not worth your time. Ignore them.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“There is never a bad time to start a business – unless you want to start a mediocre one.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Just the doing is actually more efficient than the thinking about it” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Buy into positivity versus negativity. Blindly buy into positivity. Positivity leads to offense and results. It's the macro of it all.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Life shrinks and expands on the proportion of your willingness to take risks and try new things.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Perfection is the disguise of insecurity” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Stop whining, start hustling.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"If you actually spent your time doing instead of dwelling, you’d be much further along” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There no longer has to be a difference between who you are and what you do” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"99% of people don’t market in the year that we are actually living in.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Bet on your strengths.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Stop focusing on dumb stuff.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The game is my drug.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If your work is great, that becomes your reputation, and that becomes the gateway drug to bring business into your sales funnel.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I hate how many people think glass half-empty. when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I never try to convince anyone of anything. I focus on who I’ve got and I let the market come to me. And that’s how I’ve been able to build businesses so quickly because people spend too much time on defense, not on offense” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Passion is contagious.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Brand storytelling is not about pushing advertising, it’s about bringing value.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The cost of entry at being successful in society is predicated on communicating at scale” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There’s not a single winner on earth that took it easy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I look at only two things when angel investing. Are you solving an important problem? Do you care about the end users?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"You can't live your life based on other people's point of view. I am tired of people not starting and living their life on one very simple thing which is they're worried about what other people think.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The brands that connect with clients in a real way, will win.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Trust is on the rise because transparency is on the rise” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Whether you’re 9 or 90, stop trying to fix the things you’re bad at, and focus on the things you’re good at.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I think the biggest mistake we make, is we hope who we are, instead of auditing who we are.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"In the history of the human race, anger and digging your heels in has never been a solution” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Provide 51% of the value in a relationship, whether it’s with an employee, a client, or a stranger.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There are a couple of secrets I have for everybody that wants to write a book. My belief is that you actually sell your book a year or two before you actually sell your book” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“You didn’t grow up driving…you figured it out.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…Do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The brands that connect with clients in a real way, will win.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There’s no reason to do things you hate. None.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I’m grinding when you’re sleeping.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Ultimately, a value exchange matters the most. No matter what, if you bring somebody value, if you make somebody laugh, if you make somebody think, if you deliver on your promise, that is always going to work out, no matter how you do that." – Gary Vaynerchuk


“How bad do you want it?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you’re not putting relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Know the philosophy, know the details, and ignore everything in the middle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"What positive thing comes from a sentence that starts with ‘I wish’? It’s not productive” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"It’s easy to dream, but much harder to execute it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Cash is oxygen. You can make the greatest cup of coffee, the greatest sneaker, the greatest TV show, or the greatest work of art ever, but if you can’t sell your product you are out of business.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Everyone under 30 in American needs to find a relationship with adversity and get comfortable with it” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"If you’re not putting relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“When it call comes down to it, nothing trumps execution.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Your hustle needs to match your goals” – Gary Vaynerchuk“


"The hardest things lead to the best results” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Content is king, but marketing is queen, and runs the household.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Complaining is the genuinely the greatest poison of all time” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There is no one path. The only path is – do you know yourself” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"You must choose an area where you can win. No, scratch that. Not just win, but absolutely dominate. After all, don’t we have enough mediocre podcasts around?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Ideas are nothing. Execution is the game.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Stop whining. Start hustling.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The way people look at the world right now, because it’s such an incredible time, is actually the quickest tell to who they are. If you think it sucks, or it’s bad, you have losing, pessimistic DNA. If you think it’s awesome and phenomenal, you have optimistic, winning DNA, and I believe that to be true” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I’m able to bounce back from anything because I’m grateful” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Time – the one asset none of us are ever gonna get more of.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The best marketing strategy ever: care.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“This is such an important part of being an entrepreneur, and I think that the most important part is… seeing the glass half-full. You have to look at the upside.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Winners don’t have time to judge others” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Hustle is the most controllable thing to change the outcome of what disappoints you” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“99% of what we deal every day in business doesn’t matter. If you religiously follow the few core business philosophies that mean the most to you, everything else will naturally fall into place.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“How do you make people buy in? You don’t. I speak only to the converted, and you should do the same.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you live for the weekends and vacations, your life is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Ideas are nothing. Execution is the game.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Stop hanging around people who don’t want to win.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Stop focusing on dumb sh*t. Don’t be afraid to break things. Don’t be romantic. Don’t take the time to breathe. Don’t aim for perfect. And whatever you do, keep moving.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The best marketing strategy ever: care.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The more content I put out, the more luck I have.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I work that hard because I’m having fun” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Hustle is the most important word ever.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Don’t let other people’s opinions stop you from putting your stuff out there” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“You can market your ass off, but if your product sucks, you’re dead.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Every second you spend thinking about what somebody else has, is taking away time that you could create something for yourself” – Gary Vaynerchuk “Complaining is unattractive.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk “Legacy is greater than currency.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The quickest way to change your life is to change your inner circle” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“It’s easy to dream, but much harder to execute it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Saying hello doesn’t have an ROI it’s about building relationships.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“There’s no reason in 2014, to do shit you hate. NONE.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I think the biggest obstacle to success is a lack of optimism” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Innovation isn’t a tactic. It’s a religion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The world is stuck in high school” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Being cool has nothing to do with age; it has to do with how solid your identity is.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“I hate how many people think “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“If you call ‘breaking out’, punting anything that was happy, and fun, or easy, and grinding my face off, then yea, I was breaking out.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"No one makes a million dollars with minimal effort unless they win the lottery.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The truth is that finding happiness in what you do every day is so imperative.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Do the work. Everyone wants to be successful, but nobody wants to do the work.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Social media marketing is a 24/7 job.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Either you’re dwelling and looking backward, or you’re optimistic and looking forward” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“It’s easy to dream about it … Much harder to execute it ….Work!” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Whoever’s bringing the most value… always wins” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The moment you stop blaming other people is the moment you take your power back” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"To me life is broken down into complaining or not complaining. If you’re not complaining, then I have no advice for you… I’m pumped… like you did it!” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"You want to win in life… fall in love with losing, Because most people are scared of it” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Take a step back and think about how awesome it [life] actually is” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The Internet is the middle man” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Bet on your strengths.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…Do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"People don’t like their jobs, and then they consume things to escape, and I’m trying to get them to create to get happy” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I’m grinding when you’re sleeping.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Doing is the game. If you’re not doing, nothing’s happening” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There’s just so much good and opportunity… and the current mainstream media globally is just talking about so much bad. Bad sells in the short term. Good always wins in the end” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The person that gives the value first has the leverage.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Stop hanging around people who don’t want to win.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Where do you start? With what you are consuming and paying attention to what you do when you have leisure time. Start with ‘what do you like?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"So I feel like, as somebody who’s got full of bright light and happiness, that I need to start getting louder about that as well, because that’s the only way we’re going to combat it” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Don’t ever let failures register.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Every dollar you put back into your business, gives your business the potential to be healthier longterm” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The only differentiator in this game is your passion and your hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The amount of money you make is wildly correlated to the amount of anxiety and stress you’re able to carry” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Never be romantic about how you make your money.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“People are your most important commodity.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The only differentiator in this game is your passion and your hustle.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Life’s a marathon and everybody out here is trying to sprint” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Hard work is the only thing I know that works when you don’t have money” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“All your ideas may be solid or even good .. But you have to Actually EXECUTE on them for them to matter.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“The game for me is not acquisition, it’s lifetime value and the percentage of wallet I get from that person.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“A penguin cannot become a giraffe, so just be the best penguin you can be.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The only people who accept your excuses are your other loser friends” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The person that gives the value first has the leverage.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Learn to get comfortable with the uncomfortable” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“We are in control of the one asset that we all give the most f#%ks about, and that is time.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“There no longer has to be a difference between who you are and what you do.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“Stop whining. Start hustling.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"I look at only two things when angel investing. Are you solving an important problem? Do you care about the end users?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"What’s happening right now is the small minority of people that are mad and angry and hateful and dark are much louder than the big percentage of us that are happy and excited and feel great. And because of the way technology works, they’re much louder than they’ve every been before” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"People are looking for the hack, because people don’t want to put in the work” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"The more content I put out, the more luck I have.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"You grow through consistency” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"What would happen if you just listened to positivity and optimism?” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“There’s not a single winner on the earth that took it easy.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Don’t ever let failures register.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"There’s no right way to do it… there’s the right way for you to do it” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“People respond to effort.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"Negativity is way too loud and positivity is way too quiet. If you’re happy, share that point of view because the ones who are unhappy are sharing at scale” – Gary Vaynerchuk


“What’s the ROI of a piano? To me, it’s zero. For Billy Joel and Elton John, it has been substantial.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"People don’t want more content, they want more access [to you]” – Gary Vaynerchuk


"You can't be heard if you're not communicating.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


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