Gary Vaynerchuk once told a 20-year-old about what to do after graduating college. Here’s what he said:
“It’s not going to happen in the next 6 years and you gotta accept it. I gave up my entire 20s, all of ’em. Imagine not doing anything fun or going anywhere for the next eight years, including Saturday and Sunday. That’s what I did from 22 to 30 . Every day I spent hours a day in a liquor store, thought about a liquor store, built a liquor store, sold wine. Like spent every day. Like this last weekend, don’t lie to me Taylor, what did you do this last weekend? What did you do fuckin’ Saturday and Sunday? Tell me the truth, don’t bullshit me.”
No bullshit Gary. I just turned 27. Last Saturday and Sunday, I was surfing in Bali and drinking Old Fashioneds and coconuts.
I absolutely love Gary V’s advice in general to work hard, but I couldn’t disagree more with his advice on what to do after graduating college.
I’m four years out from graduating college and have had the most fun I’ve ever had traveling the world and pursuing any passion that came my way, all while building a seven-figure business. I spent my weekends partying, exploring, attending festivals and diving to the depths of the oceans. And I’m not bullshitting you.