In 1963, a middle-aged woman was passed over for promotion in favor of a young man she herself had trained. It was going to be, she decided, the last in a long series of discriminations in her job as a saleswoman. She quit.
She didn’t give up sales. Instead, she used the experience to inspire a book, which became a company. A month before the launch of the company she had planned to run with her husband, he passed away. She didn’t give up then, either.
A month after her husband’s death, this woman started her business: by women, for women. She had been excluded for being a woman, so she decided to make inclusion the main point of what would become Mary Kay Cosmetics. She had been hampered by the lack of a man in her life, so she created a business model that would be enough for one woman to support herself alone. …
Gary Vaynerchuk’s got a strong personality, but that’s not even what I find most compelling about him.
No, what I really envy is his content, and I know I’m not the only one.
What’s the secret to output like that?
Well, hustle helps, but it’s nothing without the strategy to match. Believe me, I’ve been there.
The true key is a collection of finely honed systems, unique tactics, and the strong support of a talented team.
Not that that’s overwhelming or anything.
But you’re probably closer to creating content like Gary does than you realize. I was skeptical at first, but then I spent a few weeks binging on his videos, and the lessons I’ve learned from him have changed the way I approach my writing for good. …