My Inbox to Yours 001 | Permission To Be Who I Am
Sometimes it’s better to hear from each other, I want to use medium for a few months to start trying that, hope you enjoy the first post in this series …
Date: Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:31 AM
Subject: Re: [3 min read] Gary, A Humble Thank You: 15 Months Ago, You Changed My Life
To: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary, I’ve never reached out — because I don’t know how to thank you.
So, cheers to this overdue email.
My family has been entrepreneurs in our city (Rochester, NY) for nearly 100 years. Everyone has sold/bailed, besides my mother. I am the only one in my families generation to carry the legacy — out of the 26 of us great-grandkids — and I’m proud of that. And it’s because of you.
In 2015, I saw the Monday morning rant and accepted my identity as a corporate heretic. Then, after following along closely and reading crush it — my life completely fast tracked.
I was a college drop out for 7 years, but in 2016 I graduated — because of you.
I got a job at a startup and generated $5M of new LTV revenue in 9 months exclusively through Facebook Advertising for my company — 20% growth — because of you.
In Dec 2015 I started my own business and followed through on my great-grandfathers legacy — because of you.
In 15 months, I’ve 5x my income in a economically dying city — top 3 in nation — from 50k to 250k — because of you. (Crush it)
Last week, I helped pay my mothers breast cancer co-pays — because of you.
I will pay off 125k of student debt in 1 year — because of you.
My kids & wife have a massive advantage in life — because you’ve gave me permission to be who I am.
There are no words man, there’s just a ton of gratitude and appreciation. My life is more fulfilled than I could have ever imagined.
No idea how to close this out. I hope this finds you well at the right time brother.