New Jersey’s Wine Wildman and Social Media Magnate, Gary Vaynerchuk hosts a Video Wine Series on the Internet that snags more than 80,000 viewers per day.
His new book is:
“Crush It! – Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion”
As the book continues to gather momentum across the country, Gary Vaynerchuk hosted a book signing in New York City Wednesday night at the Columbus Circle Borders Book Store.
The 33-year-old entrepreneur blew up the family business (in a good way) helping it skyrocket from $4 million to $60 million in just five years.
As the title might suggest, Vaynerchuk says there has never been a better time than right now to cash in on your passion.
All wine aside, Vaynerchuk says his true passion is the New York Jets and his ultimate goal is to someday buy the team. It comes as no surprise that he’s even found a way to integrate his passion for the Jets and wine during his video wine broadcasts. After he samples each wine, he spits the remainder of the wine into his special Jets trashcan.
“If you are willing to work your face off while chasing down your passion – you can win,” Vaynerchuk told the audience. “If you have no plans to retire in the next five years, you better make damn sure you pay attention to my book.”
Vaynerchuk says that at the end of the day, he wants to be heard. He says his message is the right one and he’s desperate to push it out there.
“The most money you can make is by following your passion, I believe that.”
Vaynerchuk also has a fascinating answer for people who ask him where his energy comes from, “You don’t need Red Bull — Do what you love and you are tireless!”
The Wine Wizard closed things out by offering his critical key to success. Find the thought leaders in your industry. Surround yourself with them, work for them and learn everything you possibly can.