101 Top Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes to Inspire You to Hustle Hard (Crush It!)

Gary Vaynerchuk is the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia and is a highly sought-after public speaker and serial entrepreneur.

Known as a venture capitalist, he’s made early investments in companies like Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber, while also authoring four New York Times bestsellers.

Beyond VaynerMedia, he runs VaynerX, a holding company encompassing VaynerMedia and The Gallery, a new publishing company.

He’s a partner in athlete representation agency VaynerSports, and the restaurant reservation app, Resy.


His influence extends online, with his documentary series DailyVee, and the business advice show #AskGaryVee.

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These inspirational quotes from Gary Vaynerchuk will motivate you to push boundaries and hustle hard in your own endeavors.

Motivating Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

1. “Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

2. “We only get to play this game one time, one life.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

3. “Hustle is the most important word – EVER.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

4. “Stop whining, start hustling.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

5. “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

6. “It’s not about how much you sleep. It’s what you do while you’re awake.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

7. “Time – the one asset none of us are ever gonna get more of.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

8. “The best marketing strategy ever: CARE.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

9. “Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

10. “Do what makes you happy. Keep it simple. Do the research. Work hard. Look ahead.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

Inspiring Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

11. “The only differentiator in the game is your passion and your hustle.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

12. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

13. “Legacy is greater than currency.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

14. “Business is a marathon, and most of society thinks it’s a sprint.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

15. “Passion is contagious.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

16. “Pour your heart and soul into your business. People will notice.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

17. “Effort is grossly underrated.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

18. “Content is King, but marketing is Queen, and runs the household.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

19. “You can’t read about pushups. You gotta do them.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

20. “I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

21. “Storytelling is by far the most underrated skill in business.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

22. “Make every decision based on your last years of life instead of your next 10.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

23. “Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

24. “If content is King, context is God.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

25. “I love people, and the hustle.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

Motivational Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

26. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

27. “Relationships are leverage. If you give value to someone else first, you have leverage.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

28. “People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

29. “Keep saying hello to people. They will be the differentiator for you for the rest of your life.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

30. “True success – financial, personal, and professional – lies above all in loving your family, working hard, and living your passion. In telling your story. In authenticity, hustle, and patience. In caring fiercely about the big and the small stuff. In valuing legacy over currency.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

31. “If you’re not putting out relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

32. “Company culture is the backbone of any successful organization.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

33. “No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

34. “If you do not care about your end-user immensely, especially in the next few years, your brand will die.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

35. “The truth is that finding happiness in what you do every day is so imperative.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

36. “It’s not how many followers you have, it’s how many care. It’s not width, it’s depth. It’s not how many impressions you get, it’s how much attention you get.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

37. “I have never listened to authority. It is not in my DNA.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

38. “I spent all my time in the clouds or the dirt and that is why I think I’m successful.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

39. “You can’t put out projects that you don’t use yourself.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

40. “Social media is like crack-immediately gratifying and hugely addictive.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

41. “There has never been a better time in the history of time than right now to start a business.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

42. “No relationships should be taken for granted. They are what life is all about, the whole point. How we cultivate our relationships is often the greatest determinant of the type of life we get to live.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

43. “Company culture is a religion, not a sermon.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

44. “Storytelling is the game. It’s what we all do.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

45. “The brands that can connect with client in a real way will win.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

46. “Jabs are the lightweight pieces of content that benefit your customers by making them laugh, snicker, ponder, play a game, feel appreciated, or escape; right hooks are calls to action that benefit your businesses.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

47. “What’s the ROI of your Mom?” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

48. “There is never a bad time to start a business – unless you want to start a mediocre one.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

49. “Remember the guy in the 80s walking around with a boombox on his shoulder? Why’d he do that? Because it told a story about who he was. Expressing yourself is big business.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

50. “I am aware of the talent I was gifted and had to execute against it. It is just being very self-aware and betting on your best strength.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

51. “It’s important to build a personal brand because it’s the only thing you’re going to have. Your reputation online, and in the new business world is pretty much the game, so you’ve got to be a good person. You can’t hide anything, and more importantly, you’ve got to be out there at some level.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

52. “There is no sale without the story; no knockout without the setup.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

53. “One of my biggest flaws is I don’t take advice.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

54. “Stop doing things that waste time. Don’t replace time with your family or things that you need to do. I needed to put together two fantasy teams this weekend because that’s something I enjoy, but I did stop playing Nintendo Wii for hours on end.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

Inspirational Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

55. “The incredible brand awareness and bottom-line profits achievable through social media marketing require hustle, heart, sincerity, constant engagement, long-term commitment, and most of all, artful and strategic storytelling.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

56. “It’s still so rare for anyone to be personally acknowledged by a brand that the impact of such a simple, polite gesture on a customer’s buying habits could be huge.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

57. “Social marketing is now a 24-7 job.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

58. “Social media is not a fad because it’s human.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

59. “Know the philosophy, know the details, and ignore everything in the middle.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

60. “A lot of people can play the piano, but not everyone can be Billy Joel.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

61. “Care Immensely or Die: This is a bigger culture shift than you realize.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

62. “Today, getting people to hear your story on social media, and then act on it, requires using a platform’s native language, paying attention to context, understanding the nuances and subtle differences that make each platform unique, and adapting your content to match.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

63. “I want to own the New York Jets, that’s what I want. And I absolutely believe I am going to own the Jets.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

64. “When the tech geeks talk, I pay close attention.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

65. “What you do after you create your content is what truly counts.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

66. “I look at two things while angel investing. Are you solving an important problem? Do you care about the end-users.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

67. “Use every customer point of contact to weave stories about who you are and what your brand stands for.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

68. “The chef that grew up with the grandma who cooks tends to always beat the chef that went to the culinary institute. It’s in the blood.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

69. “I am wired like a CEO and care a great deal about the bottom line, but I care about my customers even more than that. That’s always been my competitive advantage.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

70. “When people are using their devices, it’s probable that almost half are networking on social media.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

Powerful Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

71. “I’m a storyteller. I love to tell stories about brands. I love to tell stories, period. I like painting pictures through the words, and that’s what I do.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

72. “If your organization’s intentions transcend the mere act of selling a product or service, and it is brave enough to expose its heart and soul, people will respond. They will connect. They will like you. They will talk. They will buy.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

73. “Never ever waver. Be on record. Don’t be on the wrong side of history.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

74. “I always say that the real success of Wine Library wasn’t due to the videos I posted, but to the hours I spent talking to people online afterward, making connections and building relationships.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

75. “More contact means more sharing of information, gossiping, exchanging, engaging – in short, more word of mouth.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

76. “The problem is, we’re all using social networks as distribution instead of native platforms to actually tell stories.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

77. “You can market your ass off, but if your product sucks, you’re dead.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

78. “Your story isn’t powerful enough if all it does is lead the horse to water; it has to inspire the horse to drink, too. On social media, the only story that can achieve that goal is one told with native content.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

79. “What makes a good client, to me, is one that signed on for the strategy as well as the execution, not just the end product.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

80. “While companies were getting comfy cozy with the idea of being on social media platforms, social media transcended those platforms, and few businesses have followed.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

81. “It’s about stories. If I can tell the story to America, whether it’s Riesling or a boxer from Harlem, it will sell. I know on my gravestone it’s going to be, ‘Storyteller.’” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

82. “Really, truly, try to figure out what your palate is all about. If you’ve determined that you don’t like dirty old stinky wine – old-world flavors – you probably like new-world fruit bombs. Stick to Shirazes and California Cabernets or Zinfandels.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

83. “What’s the ROI of your mum? You can’t put a value on a relationship.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

84. “I’m an entrepreneur first and a wine critic second.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

85. “My natural inclination to be improv rather than an educated character serves me well.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

86. “Now, if you truly understand how marketing works today, you know there is no individual six-month campaign; there’s only the 365-day campaign, during which you produce new content daily.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

Famous Gary Vaynerchuk Quotes

87. “Saying hello doesn’t have an ROI. It’s about building relationships.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

88. “The skill sets it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, a successful marketer, or a relevant celebrity is a different skill set than you needed ten years ago, even though that was the skill set that mattered for decades.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

89. “VaynerMedia filters the world how humans interact. This is how people are going to make buying decisions.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

90. “The people who make the greatest wines in the world, they love their dirt, they pick it up, they coddle it, they kiss it, they put it in a jar and it sits on their mantle in the living room, because they know. They know.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

91. “Anyone working for a big company might be skeptical that a large business, or even a strictly online business, can form the same kind of friendly, loyal relationship with customers as a local retailer. I’m saying it’s already been done because I lived it.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

92. “If you talk about Cabernet and Merlot-based value between $10 and $25, I will tell you that Bordeaux is the best value in the world.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

93. “I know if I stopped hosting ‘Wine Library TV,’ we’d probably lose 75 percent of our audience, but the remaining 25 percent is still a big number.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

94. “Vince McMahon is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, but WWE’s not striving for the kind of innovation it’s capable of.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

95. “I know I could be the host of ‘SportsCenter’ in two years if I changed my show today to sports.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

96. “I’m a big fan of Mashable and TechCrunch and other outlets like that, but TechMeme obviously does an amazing job of aggregating.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

97. “I really chess-play culture shifts. I’m really good at understanding what worldwide cellphone use means. That’s what I do. I try to picture it three to four to five steps ahead.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

98. “Many people who I respected were disappointed when I started ‘Wine Library TV.’ They thought I was dumbing down wine, but I always knew I was one of the biggest producers of new wine drinkers in the world, and people are realizing it now.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

99. “The Loire Valley is grossly underestimated. The prices are fair, and the wines are real.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

100. “I am thinking about launching a wine website where there is a deal and the crowd can dictate how cheap it can get.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

101. “I have Internet fame. Real fame is more intense.” ~ (Gary Vaynerchuk).

Short Biography of Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk, an American businessman and internet personality, is known for co-founding the restaurant reservation app Resy and Empathy Wines.


Initially gaining fame as a wine critic who expanded his family’s business, he now focuses on digital marketing and social media as the chairman of VaynerX and CEO of its subsidiary, VaynerMedia.

Full Name Gennady Alexandrovich Vaynerchuk
Other Names Gary Vee
Born November 14, 1975 (age 48) Babruysk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship United States
Known for Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Angel Investing, Enology
Notable Work VaynerX, Wine Library TV, Resy, Empathy Wines
Website garyvaynerchuk.com

Born in the Soviet Union and raised in New York, Vaynerchuk immigrated to the U.S. at three and holds a degree in management science.

He also founded the VeeFriends non-fungible token series.

Quick Facts about Gary Vaynerchuk

  • Gary Vaynerchuk began selling baseball cards online at 14.
  • He took over his family’s liquor store in his early 20s.
  • Vaynerchuk transformed the store into a multi-million-dollar business with online videos.
  • He is a prolific author with several bestselling books.
  • His books include “Crush It!” and “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.”
  • Vaynerchuk is a renowned public speaker at global conferences.
  • He co-founded VaynerMedia, a digital agency.
  • VaynerMedia has served numerous Fortune 500 companies.
  • He is a major social media influencer with millions of followers.
  • Vaynerchuk emphasizes a healthy work-life balance and is a dedicated family man.
  • He promotes the importance of hard work and hustle.
  • He has ventured into capitalism, investing in startups and offering mentorship.
  • Vaynerchuk was an early adopter of video blogging to reach audiences.
  • He values self-awareness for personal and professional growth.
  • He has a strong passion for sports, especially the New York Jets.
  • His early entrepreneurial spirit was evident in his teen years.
  • He has become one of the most influential entrepreneurs of our time.
  • His approach to business emphasizes innovation and digital marketing.
  • He is recognized for his dynamic personality and inspiring success story.
  • His social media strategies have earned him a vast following.
  • His writings offer insights into entrepreneurship and marketing.
  • He has been involved in sports-related ventures beyond his business pursuits.
  • Vaynerchuk’s career highlights the power of personal branding.
  • He advocates for understanding personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • His talks encourage others to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
  • His work has showcased the potential of leveraging the Internet for business growth.
  • He continues to influence the digital marketing landscape.
  • His personal anecdotes inspire many in their professional journeys.
  • Vaynerchuk’s journey showcases dedication and the ability to spot trends.
  • His career is a testament to the power of dedication and innovation in business.

Top Questions about Gary Vaynerchuk

Q: What is Gary Vaynerchuk known for?

A: Gary Vaynerchuk first made his mark as a wine critic who significantly grew his family’s wine business. He has since become a prominent figure in digital marketing and social media, serving as the chairman of VaynerX and CEO of its subsidiary, VaynerMedia.

Q: How did Gary Vaynerchuk become successful?

A: Gary Vaynerchuk’s success stems from his relentless work ethic and innovative approaches in transforming his family’s wine business into a multi-million-dollar entity. He leveraged social media and content marketing to expand his reach and influence.

Q: What companies does Gary Vaynerchuk own?

A: Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, and CEO of VeeFriends. He is also recognized as a five-time New York Times bestselling author.

Q: What are some of Gary Vaynerchuk’s notable accomplishments?

A: Notable achievements include early investments in major social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, founding the successful digital agency VaynerMedia, and earning multiple New York Times bestseller accolades.

Q: How did Gary Vaynerchuk get rich?

A: Gary Vaynerchuk built his wealth through savvy investments in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, along with his entrepreneurial ventures starting from his youth, including a venture into buying a cereal company at age 12.

Q: How does Gary Vaynerchuk motivate aspiring entrepreneurs?

A: He motivates them with straightforward, practical advice on social media and during his speaking events, urging them to work diligently, take calculated risks, accept failures, and use social media to enhance their personal brands and businesses.

Q: What is Gary Vaynerchuk’s approach to business?

A: His business philosophy emphasizes providing value, nurturing personal connections, and staying abreast of new trends and technologies. He advocates for persistent effort, foresight, and adaptability in the ever-evolving business landscape.

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