@Garyvee, ruler of his context, live in Austin

Tuesday I was part of the crowd that met Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV at the beautiful and always local, Grapevine Market. People in attendance that I can recall includ Cesar Torres (he has a great write up btw), Damon Clinkscales, imDane, Kristine Gloria (the one with teh smile above) Tim Walker (also with a great LONG writeup), Robert E Taylor, RichardatDELL, Michelle Greer, Kevin Koym

I absolutly love seeing Gary and listening to him talk. Wine is slightly interesting to me because it is a big part of the Sicilian side of my family, specifically with my grandpa :). Gary is uber connected with the tech scene so he always has good insight and predictions there, which is interesting. But what I love the most about this guy is his excitement for life. He’s an inspiration to anyone who wants to be themselves and make it. He was talking about how much he loves being able to be behind the table and chat with everyone. How that makes him feel like a cat. A cat being pet and raising his butt. hhah It was like we were all just petting him.

It’s all about breaking down the situation. Eliminating the barriers between the guy behind the table and your audience. Gary did this by talking about the situation. Discussing what was going on. How it felt to him and how it must feel to us. To me, you know someone understands and can control their context when they are able to make jokes about it. Jokes that everyone gets because they have all bought in to the environment. I think everybody loves when people can do that – same feeling I get when people make puns. Very clever, very aware. end rant(rave).

I took some video with my phone from the event, but once I got it on my computer and looked at it in comparison to Dane’s I scraped it. SO, here is

“Gary Vaynerchuk’s Austin Lightning Hour”

11 thoughts on “@Garyvee, ruler of his context, live in Austin”

  1. Nice recap! I particularly like what you say about Gary inspiring people who want to be themselves. We tend to carry around unfruitful ideas about how we have to smooth off all our ‘corners’ to fit into the working world — but the real creatives and worldchangers tend to put it all out there. Especially if you’re motivated by love and friendship as Gary is (and as I hope to say I am), it’s liberating to know that you can just be you and that’s enough. It frees you up to do bigger work without worrying about how you come across.

    (Oh, and thanks for the link!)

  2. Tim that’s a great comment – thanks so much. You hit it right on. Gary had that great example of this, something like: “if you are the biggest fan of Buffy Season 3, I’m convinced you could have a successful video blog on just that.” Inferring, doing what you are most passionate about because no matter how long tail it is there are people out there who share that same passion. …oh what a wonderful Internetz.

    🙂

    Damon, thanks man. Fixed. I know a guy named Rob Kelly… confused. heh

  3. Nice recap! I particularly like what you say about Gary inspiring people who want to be themselves. We tend to carry around unfruitful ideas about how we have to smooth off all our 'corners' to fit into the working world — but the real creatives and worldchangers tend to put it all out there. Especially if you're motivated by love and friendship as Gary is (and as I hope to say I am), it's liberating to know that you can just be you and that's enough. It frees you up to do bigger work without worrying about how you come across.

    (Oh, and thanks for the link!)

  4. Tim that's a great comment – thanks so much. You hit it right on. Gary had that great example of this, something like: “if you are the biggest fan of Buffy Season 3, I'm convinced you could have a successful video blog on just that.” Inferring, doing what you are most passionate about because no matter how long tail it is there are people out there who share that same passion. …oh what a wonderful Internetz.

    🙂

    Damon, thanks man. Fixed. I know a guy named Rob Kelly… confused. heh

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