Business Tips: You Have to Let Go of What You’re Bad At

Business Tips: You Have to Let Go of What You’re Bad At

Awesome Tip: You Have to Let Go of What You’re Bad At

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41 Replies to “Business Tips: You Have to Let Go of What You’re Bad At”

  1. Peterson once broke down the solution to "being stuck" to a simple plan. Figure out the place where you are, figure out the place where you wanna be. Figure out out the first steps and then do it. What's so great about this channel is it seems to put a lot of accent on the "figuring out where you are" part, which lots of people underestimate the importance of.

  2. I don't get what the 'talent' is in business. Is it persuasion ? Is it math ? Is it decision making ? Is it accounting and economics? Is it hustle and energy? What is a 'business' talent ?

  3. Gary V is fuckin right about how success do require talent. HOWEVER the main problem with this video is that Gary V is ignoring the fact that there are TWO TYPES OF TALENT.

    1) Natural ability – You are naturally good at it. For instance, Mozart was born as musical genius just like how Newton was born as physics genius. Some of my friends are naturally good at socializing with people while I am a fuckin introvert.

    2) The ability to LEARN AND IMPROVE QUICKLY – You are NOT naturally good at it but with proper guidance and effort, you will become better than MOST PEOPLE . For instance, Michael Jordan was a terrible basketball player during his high-school years. But the moment he decided to put A LOT OF WORK into basketball, he QUICKLY became the BEST player in the league. I was once terrible at public speaking, but after watching thousands of videos like these on youtube, I just won 2nd place in my university public speaking competition.

    In conclusion, you shouldn't feel depressed just because you're not naturally good at something. You never know what your talent (2nd type) is until you put A LOT OF WORK into it. I mean I gotta admit there are a lot of things that I am still terrible at doing eventhough I work hard at them. BUT, there are few things in life that I am WAY BETTER than most people after hundreds hours of practice.

  4. Sometimes i'll be listening yadayada and then gv will say something that literally gives me chills and is just like a KO. In this case it was – “Anything that can help you get into a place where you can not dwell, not complain, not allow the negativity to seep in, it will bring you enormous dividends” Bloody hell I resonate with this

  5. Apart from that it sounds really arrogant to hear that from you, since you are an entrepeneur yourself. While other people are motivating and encouraging their fellow humans to reach their goals and unfold their potentials you are literally doing the opposite. I ve never heard a famous football or basketball player saying things like "never become a football player if you dont have the talent to be one." What you are saying Gary is in other terms "i am gifted to be an entrepeneur and a few exceptions like me,, the rest of y'all go and be something else."

  6. Michael Jordan was "bad" at basketball and didn't make HS team so he practiced…I get what you are saying Vee, I like your enthusiasm. Human enhancement is possible, especially brain related which is as challenging to train brain as it is to train the body. Sociologically, the next gens are not prepared for the complexity of the times we are in and many are deficient in the ability to think. Our brain is a data collection bio-hardware hub in our head, it gets bombarded and filled with data from birth. During primary socialization in the home or secondary socialization at school, if humans neglect to teach children how to process incoming data and install "thinking software" (so to speak) to set humans up for later success, masses of humans are left in the dark about their purpose while they inhabit a human body that works with a brain aimlessly wandering Earth. My friend, Eric Hensman, Director of the film The Prey (2017) likes you so I checked you out for the first time yesterday on another video. Thanks for refraining from F bombs in this video 🙂 Lots of Love Dr. Pop

  7. i do realize how real talent is but i will never believe that i can't beat it even if i die a loser and that's me i just can't accept myself not achieving what i wanna achieve(they call it ego i call it self worth)
    but i am not stupid enough to not try different ways to win and not naive enough to think that i can make a talent that i don't already have and i stopped trying to do things for fame or any fake nonheart related reason cuz i am no more naive by trying first before going all in
    and that's me and i will protect this forever

  8. i disagree on this one. cause everyone just didnt start a great business man. most entrepreneurs say they failed to succeed. So with business especially cause theres so many demographics. You just gotta work on it like everything else. You just dont get wet like curry you just dont do backflips right off the bat in almost all cases.

  9. So what is you are bad at meeting with people? Bad at speaking in general? Not an extrovert? You cannot be succesfull without those traits and there is no way you can let them go cause nothing can replace them. This advice really wasn't that helpful.

  10. Thank you for the words Gary! I realized the same about couple of weeks ago but with your words there, made me open even more to actually see even deeper why some stuff works and not.
    Keep up the good work, true inspiration!

  11. Thank you Gary for always keeping it real. We need for more leaders in our world to speak the truth and not compromise their values, principles, or morals in order to win fans or votes.
    See ya at the top!

  12. I suck at academic studies man. I'm doing a CS degree. I really suck at it. Although i love Engineering. But i just can't get good grades 🙁

    I can't just drop out. the only way i see is that i need to break through it and doing it more !!

  13. For the people that completely disagree with this, I think you misunderstood. I believe gery is saying that one shouldn't rely on their passion(at least not in the beginning) for a career. You can do it on the side, still make time for it everyday.

    For example, I'm an actor/content creater/entrepreneur. I'm only 19 and living with my parents so i still have a good 5 years before i move out My long term goal is to be a professional actor. So i create content to get my name out there and because it's fun.

    I also own a social media agency for local restaurants which I just started up so i can have the time freedom to to pursue acting without a worry about income. I also happen to be passionate about social media. In mu case, I have lots of time to get my business to a profitable state.

    Point is, work on your passion on the side until your passion can earn you a living. If you don't have a talent for it, you can still get better and better. But it's important to enjoy the process

  14. I agree with a lot of things he says but giving up on something because you're bad at it does not mean you have to give up, you just have to practice your craft no matter how bad you are. Hustle and be the best you can be

  15. I'm bad at speaking…but I need it to sell and make some revenue for my business/side hustle. Heck, same thing with speaking in videos. People are just more drawn to loud, high energy, extroverted people than me pretending to being an extrovert on videos. Recommendations Gary or Vaynernation?

  16. What if you're not good at doing final exams in University, but you get good grades on tests, quizzes, and assignments and you enjoy the work, but just not final exams?

  17. Terrific advice. Love Gary's videos. The only thing I'd add is that "bad at" and "not perfect at" are two different things. Sometimes "pretty good" + "perseverance" is the winning formula.

  18. I have been following your channel for some time. But Do not fully agree to what you say. No one is born with talents. If you say the being a business man/women is a talent which you were born with that's not true.

  19. Disagree. Everyone starts off by being bad at something. The only difference is whether how strongly interested in something you are.

    Bob Ross said it best :
    ''Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.''

  20. You need to try A LOT of things to find what you're good at. If you're good at something, you'll go into a flow state, which is the state that makes us enjoy things.
    I tend to be good with language and patterns: I like maths, I learn quickly and I'm good at it. I enjoy learning Mandarin, I learn quickly and I'm good at it. I'm writing informally right now, but I've always been good at writing and english as well.
    That's why I'm starting A dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer science next year – because there's a lot of maths and coding involved, which I'll exceed at.
    I still intend on starting my own business one day, but it will be after working in someone else's company and learning all the different aspects of it, such that I know how it works and how to run it.
    I workout, I study all the time even when I don't want to and I work. I grew up in a household where I was under chronic stress from mentally ill parents. I have no doubt that I'm tough enough to build my own business up. Elon Musk is a complete nerd and he did it, so fuck it. Aut inveniam viam aut faciam.

  21. totally agree with you on this subject… i think i needed to see this video in my actual position at this moment of my life. but nothing happens without a reason. From now onwards i will sacrifice 5 to 15min per day to take in the information you give out to others and myself.

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