Gary Vaynerchuk on the YouEconomy

UPDATED: May 10, 2024
PUBLISHED: July 14, 2016

The noted tell-it-like-it-is-entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor Gary Vaynerchuk says the internet has opened the door for the self-starting businessperson. What sets some people apart is their willingness to work smarter and harder, despite the popular phrase. SUCCESS Editor-in-Chief Josh Ellis sits down with Vaynerchuk to discuss daily self-awareness, what determines entrepreneurial success and how introversion can be your greatest asset.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection August 2016 edition.



  • How the internet has changed the entrepreneurial landscape for anyone wanting to join the YouEconomy. Now you can start a business from the couch at 3 a.m.
  • Why living life on your own terms outweighs the cost of striking it out on your own.
  • Vaynerchuk says going all in is the biggest necessary risk you’ll ever take. You can’t dip your toes in the water and expect to learn how to swim.
  • Build your self-awareness by surrounding yourself with honest and trustworthy people.


Favorite Quote From This Episode: 

“So if you have any inkling to take a jump—do it. Because at 80, you’ll be more upset that you didn’t try than the fact that you lost your life savings.”


SUCCESS Talks, the popular audio program included in every issue of SUCCESS magazine, is now available as a podcast. SUCCESS Talks features fascinating interviews with prominent business, creative and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Anne Sweeney, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss and Barbara Corcoran. SUCCESS Talks focuses on helping the listener nurture and develop their mind, body and spirit. Each month is thematically different and includes key takeaways designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and live your true passion.

Catch up on all episodes at