I’m very excited to share with you my Ask Gary Vee book review. Wanted to read this book for a while now, and finally!
If you don’t know about this book, the author is Gary Vaynerchuk, also known as Gary Vee. He’s a very successful entrepreneur and the beast of social media marketing.
He has 3 other books – “Crush It!“, “The Thank You Economy” and “Jab, Jab, Right Hook“.
I personally have read “Crush It!” and really liked it, but Ask Gary Vee is totally different, and I’d even say better.
So here’s my Ask Gary Vee book review, I also share my 6 biggest takeaways from the book in the video below.
Whenever I’m coaching somebody, I always have them focus on the bigger picture. It does include a few short term goals, but it also includes several long term goals and specifically vision. And Gary Vee said it in the book, I believe, in the very first chapter. If you’re single-mindedly focused on your long-term goal, you’ll be more effective in the short term & get there faster. See the big picture, because that way you’ll be able to focus on the actions that you need to take NOW!
If you know me, I’ve always been a hard worker, so hustling in this business for me is not a big deal. Tell me what to do, and I’ll do it. Here’s the hustle definion by Gary: “hustle – maximizing the energy you put into what you are passionate about and making every minute count. Hustle means adjusting to business opportunities as they come & adjusting to life as it changes”.
Another huge thing that I got out of the book about the hustle is time. I always used to think that I needed to challenge myself to become a “morning person”, which I absolutely hate. I’m a night owl, always have been, always will be. And Gary confirmed the fact that there is no right time to hustle, as long as you ARE hustling!
However you should not exhaust yourself. Work as hard as you can, but rest too! And it’s also not about how much you sleep. It’s about how much you get done when you’re awake. BOOM! Isn’t it what’s it’s all about?
This one is HUGE! People buy with their hearts, not their heads, and the way to every consumer’s heart is through a good story. The quality of storytelling is directly proportional to the quality of its content. I did a blog post about storytelling this week. Check it out here.
Now let’s get to the “fun” part. There was ONE thing that I disagree with. Not 100%, but when it comes to building a home business, that is not something I recommend for people that I work with. Gary said that you should become the jack of all trades. I always say the complete opposite.
I saw – in the beginning focus one ONE thing. Get good at it, THEN expand. Don’t do everything all at once. This will confuse the heck out of you. And as the Russian proverb says – when you try to catch 2 rabbits at the same time, you won’t catch either. However, I do believe in personal growth, and that you should not limit yourself. BUT! Everything should be done step by step.
This book was obviously filled with TONS of information, and I possibly cannot fit in everything in one post. So I did a video on Ask Gary Vee book review, where I shared 6 more takeaways from that book. The last one is GOLD! If you don’t implement, it’ll be really hard for you to attain your goals.
Ask Gary Vee Book Review
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18 thoughts on “Ask Gary Vee Book Review – My 6 Biggest Takeaways”
I like that you mention telling a good story is the way to consumers’ hearts. It’s absolutely true because story bypasses rational thought and engages our imagination.
So true Bobby! Storytelling is insanely powerful!
Nice post! Thank you for sharing,
We had him speak at our event in New Jersey last April. What a fun, gracious guy! He stayed over an hour past the time he was committed to. 🙂
Yeah, I saw pictures! Wish I could’ve been there!
Wow, that was an excellent Review Jelena. Thanks for sharing that.
You’re welcome Keith!
Okay another great book i need to read… funny how we both did book reviews today…
Haha great minds!
This book is awesome! I’m reading it now! Love your takeaways, Jelena!
Right on Brian!
Great post Jelena! Gary V has several awesome books that are worth a few reads! This being one, filled with nuggets! Thanks for the share!
Oh yeah, his books are awesome!
LOVED your review! And completely agree with mastering one strategy before moving on. So many great points! Thank you. (I now have it on my book list!)
Always one strategy! You’re welcome!
Loved Jab Jab Right Hook!
Ask Gary Vee is next on my list!