字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント - [Male] Gary Vaynerchuk, come on, G. We're gonna give you a round of applause. (group applauds) - Hey, I sent you those videos. - Casey, slide over a little bit. We're gonna make this nice and intimate for you guys. The biggest thing, like everything we've ever done here, everything I've been a part of with these guys is a two way conversation. So if you've got questions, raise your hand. We'll dedicate a portion at the end to take your questions but I think you're gonna be stimulated in a lot of ways. Now for Gary, I'm gonna give him a brief intro but you're gonna do it as well. First and foremost, self-made. Just like a lot of you guys as athletes, that lonely work when it's just you in the backyard busting your ass, this is what he's done his whole life. Guy from former Soviet Union, an immigrant, came to the east coast and he's been busting his tail ever since. He took a family business from 3 million to 60 million like that. Busted his tail, then created his own entrepreneurship company around media which is what everyone of you do every time you turn your phone on and it is a global company. He's doing multiple things in the sports world, entertainment world, storytelling world, but most importantly the thing I love most about you, bro, is that you wanna give and that's what tonight is. It's about giving you guys every tool that we possibly can think of over the next hour. So, first and foremost, Gary, I wanna know your mindset at a youngster. When you were a teenager, when you were 17, 18, 19, like some of these young kids here before they got to campus when you were like, okay, I'm gonna go compete and I'm gonna create something I'm gonna own. - Mine goes back, first of all, thank you for having me. Mine goes back a little bit further. So I was born in Russia. I came to the US. I couldn't speak English, went outside one day when we moved to Edison, New Jersey, bunch of kids throwing around a Nerf football and literally I learned how to speak English by watching the New York Jets play football. So like it's fun for me to be here and like somewhere around third or fourth grade, after falling in love with the sport, Unlike everybody in this room, somewhere around third or fourth grade I realized that I was more likely to buy the Jets than to play for them and so really by the time I was in, like if you go open up my fifth grade yearbook, everybody's like occupation and I don't know why in the 80's everybody wanted to be a fuckin' architect but everyone's like architect, architect, architect and mine just says owner of the New York Jets. (group laughs) So 17 and 18 like, unlike a lot of people in this room as well 'cause you wouldn't have gotten here no matter how good you are but I was a straight D and F student, right? So education was the way out for us immigrants. So it was crazy that I was so bad at school but by fifth grade, I was making two, $3,000 a weekend selling baseball cards. I knew I was an entrepreneur from the get, before it was popular and cool like it is now and so at 17, 18, I was like, I didn't give a fuck about girls, I didn't give a fuck about school, I didn't give a fuck about anything. I was like, I'm gonna go fuckin' work, I'm gonna put my head down for fuckin' five decades and I'm gonna buy the Jets and win seven Superbowls and call it a fuckin' day. (group laughs) - Not a bad life plan, right? - But you know like, you know what's fun to talk to athletes, like I feel like you guys, it might be different but it's the same like I just didn't care about anything. It was like this narrow. - Well, it's interesting you say that because how many of us think we're gonna play forever? Right, like the hardest part, at least for me as an athlete and Casey I wanna get your point on it is you're so focused to be great, to even get a seat in this room that you have to be that dialed in on your craft. Sometimes you can mix -- - Basically, it's tunnel vision. You gotta have a certain amount of tunnel vision like we all do. When I was in high school, I wrote down I wanted to go to the NFL, literally in a class wrote it down, kept it in my back pocket, in my wallet, all these different places. That was my tunnel vision. That's all I focused on and that was the mindset, you know what I mean, but to his point earlier, it's like you don't, it's not about just writing it down and just kind of waiting for it to happen like, you know what I mean, there's was a lot of hard work to go get it but it kind of set me up everyday. I had a mindset, I had a focus. Like he said, I wasn't focused on other things other than what I wrote down on that piece of paper. So I think that's the key to remember. It's like you gotta have a certain amount of tunnel vision but at the same time you wanna understand the big picture at the end of the day too. The big picture at the end of the day in our sport is we can't play forever and Thomas talked about it a week ago about we all have an expiration date when it comes to playing football but while we're in it, we're locked in. So that's the only difference between being an athlete and kind of different occupations is that literally you cannot play this forever but while you're in it, you're in it. So you gotta grind like there is no tomorrow. - The other thing you guys have is it's the religion of our society. Like when you're in it, you have unlimited leverage, unlimited and when you're out of it, it goes away. I mean, it's unbelievable. Like I have no time, I can't meet anybody but I'll give you a quick little story. Dexter McDougle, third round pick of the Jets from Maryland, he like hit me up, DM'd me on Instagram or Twitter or something and I said to him, I was like, look, you better take this meeting soon because when you get cut, because he wasn't playing well (laughs), I'm not taking this meeting. So like what's amazing about football, and sports in general, but football more than anything in America, it's not only, it's crazy, when I got older I was like, wait a minute, it's better to be a business man than an athlete because I started meeting like 30 year olds who were done, right? And it's like, wow, that's crazy. Your whole life you've just been like this and then you're so young and you've gotta reset and think about it different. What's crazy and you can probably speak to this better than I can, it's crazy how smart this generation of athlete is. They think about entrepreneurship, they think about the platform, they think about building their brand, they think about investing. It's crazy what's happen, I mean, you two have a better perspective than I and I've reverse engineered it backwards but the advantage, back to these three letters as you were framing it, like the leverage of this brand is bonkers. - Yeah, well think about it. When I was in college, the best advice I got from our fifth year quarterback was get three business cards everyday after practice.