I’ve already talked a lot about what a big difference Gary Vaynerchuk has made in my life and my business, but I wanted to devote a whole chapter to mentorship because it’s just that important.
If Google made a roadmap for how to grow a business, that roadmap would be called Gary Vaynerchuk. I followed a roadmap laid out by Gary, doing exactly what he preaches every single time you hear him deliver a keynote, or you hear him talk about deploying this on Facebook, or deploying that on Instagram, YouTube. He built the map. I just followed it and hit the start button.
People spend a lot of time preparing to do something, telling themselves “I’m getting ready.” Preparing to write a book, preparing to start a new hobby. They spend a lot of time getting ready to get ready. All they do is find themselves preparing, and that’s not going to cut it.
You have to jump in.
I don’t think there’s a right time or a wrong time to start a new business. There’s just the time. Right now. Today. The opportunity to do something that you’ve always dreamed about doing is here. Often, people are afraid to step out and do what’s in their heart, to do the thing they’re passionate about, to pursue their hobby as a business, because they are either afraid of failure or, as in my case, they have a family to support.
Sure, stepping out on your own is scary. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.