Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk's Keynote at Web 2.0 NYC

Here is a 15 minute keynote address by Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library) from the Web 2.0 Expo NYC that will almost have you quitting your day job to start a llama farm or make that movie you've dreamed of making:

Inspiring stuff, no? Unfortunately, life is complicated, hard, & messy, I wish my priorities were as clear as he presents his. I don't think I'm creating obstacles for myself or phantom walls, just acknowledging that taking the steps he suggests do have initially negative consequences. Unless you are incredibly blessed, our achievements in life come through a lot of hard work and putting aside immediate needs for future payoffs.

So, I guess the questions you need to ask yourself are how do you want to spend the rest of your life, or at least the next year of it? And what are you willing to sacrifice to make that happen?