Just wanted to share a post with you guys that I found interesting. Jason Kotecki has a post out called Why You Might NOT Want to Be Like Gary Vee on the Dumb Little Man site. Many of us winos have followed Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV blog, and possibly his other ventures, and are in awe of what Gary Vee has accomplished, but this post asks about the costs of working 18 hours a day, and whether it is worth it.
Gary is clearly very driven, and has become a huge star and success story. I've read Crush It, and found a lot of what he had to say very compelling. I really like the fact that he says that the first step in "crushing it" is hard work, because a lot of people out there try to paint a picture of becoming successful that doesn't include hard work, and it just isn't realistic. Still, I had to wonder how Gary is able to spend any significant amount of time with his family while working 18 hours a day. My poor wife doesn't get all of the attention she deserves, and I don't even approach the 18 hours that Gary suggests in his book.
I think that all of us have to examine what our priorities are. Gary even touches on this some in his book, but I think that you definitely have to examine what you want out of life before committing yourself to the kind of routine that you find in Crush It.
What do you guys think? Is it worth the sacrifices that you make in your health and family life to go all out on the Gary Vee Crush It course? Where do you think the lines are? How much is too much?
I now return you to your regularly scheduled wine content.