What I Learned From Meeting Gary Vee At Wine Library
Every time that Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk) releases a book I try to go to any seminar or book signing that he has. I've been watching him for since a little before Jab Jab Jab Right Hook came out & ever since then I've been hooked. I love his hustle. My favorite part about him is that he is hustling the hustlers, and that's the real definition of hustle if you ask me. I went to the book signing at Wine Library on Saturday February 24th with my brother & my girlfriend. I wanted to show them who I am listening to on YouTube 8 hours a day. I woke up a little later then I actually wanted to but I still got there "on time". The event was supposed to start at 11:30, I got there at 10:30 and the line was already almost outside of the building. It felt crazy to be at Wine Library, the place that started it all for Gary Vaynerchuk. As I got on the line I started looking around at all the people, I wanted to know who his fanbase was. I noticed a lot of people in the 18-25 year old age range & some older, some younger but mostly that range. I was waiting on the stairs & some guy from Team Gary Vee was live streaming for Gary's facebook page, I knew I had to get in there so I jumped in front of the camera & did my thing. This was my 2nd time going to a Gary Vee Book signing & the crazy thing is when Jab Jab Jab Right Hook came out it was about 80% less people. At the Jab Jab Jab Right Hook signing people were calling him out for having a website that wasn't mobile friendly. Fast forward to now and he has people driving 7 hours to meet him for 10 seconds & get their picture with him. He is a celebrity from his HUSTLE. Seeing him do it makes me feel like I could do it too & I know that's the reason most people follow him. But the difference is I am actually doing it & plan on keep doing it. When it was finally my turn to see him it was already 12:30 & you could tell he just was tired of signing books & giving hi fives. I gave him a 1 of 1 custom Whadafunk Beanie which I hope that he actually wears or gives it to someone to wear one day. I was so focused on giving him the beanie that I almost forgot to take a picture with him til my brother yelled at me "YO GET A PICTURE" after I was walking away. Gary somehow heard this amongst the chaos & told me to come back so I could get a pic with him. He's a stand up guy & I think that's why he has the following he does. He just keeps it real & that's the part that most people are missing. Keeping it real & being yourself always wins. Me actually meeting him only lasted 20 seconds but it was definitely worth it just to learn more about his fan base & hustle. I did a vlog episode of the day so you can visually see what it was like.