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Nobody Cares About Your “Billion Dollar Idea”

Gary Vaynerchuk
Oct 1, 2014 · 2 min read

We’re in a bubble of financing right now — There are people that would finance most ventures just based on ideas alone. There’s plenty of people with ideas that simply come in with a deck, people give them money, and then they go ahead and do it. If you just have an idea, that’s really your only option.

The truth is that ideas are shit.

Everybody’s got ideas.

Do you know how many people email me with the subject line, “About to help you buy the NY Jets” or “I’m gonna help you buy the NY Jets,” or “I’m a huge fan of yours and I have this billion dollar idea”?

I have UNLIMITED ideas. If you have the idea that’s nice, but if you don’t have the dollars or the inventory, well then, you have nothing. So, the only way you can do something about that is to go ahead and get dollars from somebody.

Practicality matters.

Passion, which I have a lot of, is great. Ideas transcend the world, and I agree, BUT it comes down to execution and practicality which actually allow these things to become true. That’s what matters. That’s what the people we look up to have done. They have taken the thoughts from their head and they’ve actually made them happen.

They put the work in, they hustled, and they made their ideas come to life. They weren’t proud of simply having a good idea.

Thank you so much for reading. It would mean a lot to me if you scrolled down and recommended this article. I rely on that!

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Gary Vaynerchuk

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Family first! But after that, businessman. CEO of @vaynermedia. Host of #DailyVee & The #AskGaryVee Show. A dude who loves The Hustle @Winelibrary & the @NYJets

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Sleeping is optional. Success isn’t.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Written by

Family first! But after that, businessman. CEO of @vaynermedia. Host of #DailyVee & The #AskGaryVee Show. A dude who loves The Hustle @Winelibrary & the @NYJets

The Entrepreneur’s Journey

Sleeping is optional. Success isn’t.

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