The Human Pursuit of Happiness | A Gary Vaynerchuk Original

The Human Pursuit of Happiness | A Gary Vaynerchuk Original

– People quit all the time, ’cause they’re doing it for the money. (emotional piano music) There’s a debate, right now,
going on Twitter of like, how many years do you
have to work until.. The hard work until the
thing, this guy’s like, “Gary Vee, you said you
hustled your face off “for 10 years,” he’s
like, “I only had to do it “for two years, I couldn’t
imagine doing it for 10.” And I’m laughing at him, and
another guy jumps in and goes, “Well, Gary said it best,
‘Eat shit for blank years “and eat caviar for the
rest of your life.'” Like, are you enjoying, is this fun? I’m sure he’s a lovely dude, is this fun? (they laugh)
That you’re filming this? Or are you doing it because you think it’s gonna get you to the
next level of success? Do you love your process? The gateway to happiness
is to love your process, whatever that may be,
whether that creates wealth or doesn’t, if that creates
legacy and art or doesn’t, that creates impact on
the world or it doesn’t. You’re clearly driven, like, you know, first you wanted to be
in the NBA, (laughs) then you wanted to be in the
PBA, then you wanted to act, like, I think the thing that you need to understand is that you’ve got a gear of motivation that makes you do. The first two things in
sports didn’t work out, the thing that worked out in acting, it did work out, whatever the definition of what you’re trying
to figure out right now, it may or may not work. What I’m excited about is the fact that you’ve got a gear that
makes you want to do. I think one of the biggest
problems right now, especially for people under
30 who want to be influencers or entrepreneurs, which
is almost everybody, there’s a lot of vanity metrics that they’re trying to
achieve to that mean nothing. “I raised 15 million dollars.” So? You might go out of business. “I’ve got a million subscribers.” So? “I’ve got 10 million subscribers.” So? I think, right now, we live in a world that has so much data, that people are living
towards the numbers. How many likes, how many followers, how much capital I’ve raised. It’s a, it becomes a numbers rack race, and it usually leads to bad behavior, because when you’re chasing a number that people can see, you
often take shortcuts. For me, the shit is the caviar. Like, I love the fuckin’ process. I love building. A very big reason acting
probably worked out was you both thought it could bring you something you were looking for from the level of attention and success and fame and dollars,
but you also liked it. Because otherwise, if you didn’t like it, you would’ve quit after the
third “no” at auditions. When you do something for money, you quit. When you do it because you
love it, you do it forever. People win when they’re self-aware. Some wanna make their bed, some don’t. Some have this strength,
some have that weakness. You need to figure out who you are and you need to execute against that. You have to love the
process, not the stuff that the process buys you. – [Woman In Audience] Yeah! (audience cheers) – People quit all the time, ’cause they’re doing it for the money. I think the bigger question is, “what do you want the money for?” Is it blocking an insecurity,
is it to get the girl, is it ’cause you’re trying
to mass as much as you can ’cause you actually don’t like
working and you wanna live– The reason so many people
fail in life and business is, their model is, “Let me get the money, “so then I can enjoy and relax.” They think of it as, like, hoarding it, and then eating it all over
time, it’s why retirement, (mumbles) it’s such a bad
way to think about it, because then you’re feeling
the pressure of, like, massing, so that you can then enjoy. I think the bigger question is, like, what are you up to, why are
you doing it, what’s up? I just think a lot of people
are trying to achieve success and use fame or money as makeup for a situation that they’re
just not happy about. You have to figure out how to make your day-in and day-out happy. It’s all an inside game. You need to be enjoying
the amassing so much, that you never get to the enjoying part. Otherwise, you’re gonna be impatient, and trying to be out of
it as quickly as possible, to buy those things, or
you’re gonna regret it later in life, right? I will never retire,
’cause it’s not as fun as working. Like, it’s not as fun. Like, it’s very… It’s not as fun for me to lay on the beach and play golf all day, and lay on a yacht in the
middle of the Mediterranean for a hundred days in the summer, and go to vineyards and go
to concerts, and see friends, that’s not as fun as fuckin’ 15 hours of meetings all day. I don’t wanna lay in a swan in a pool. I don’t want to. That is what people have to figure out. Whether that’s singing, or being a mother, or teaching a classroom,
to me, the game matters. And by the way, somebody
may be looking, being like, “Gary, looks like shit, four
AM, six flights in Asia, “and I’m sitting here in Ibiza.” And for her or him, that’s
winning, and that’s great. You’ve gotta try and figure that out at all costs, and if
you’re not happy right now, you need to do something different. I just don’t understand how… People think wealth is
the gateway to happiness. The gateway to happiness
is to love your process, whatever that may be,
whether that creates wealth or doesn’t, if that creates
legacy and art or doesn’t, that creates impact on
the world or doesn’t, you’ve gotta try and figure
that out at all costs. That if you’re not happy right now, you need to do something different. If you are not happy right now, you have to break your patterns. You have to look at life
from a different perspective. You have to find a different
angle to look at it from. Because this shit goes
fast if you know it’s long. Figure out what your fucking winning is. My winning is different
than a lot of people’s. I don’t get envy, I get
excited, I get competitive, I enjoy it, I enjoy my thing. What’s your thing that
makes you the happiest… – [Man] You just focus there. – Only there. (emotional piano music)

Daniel Yohans

100 thoughts on “The Human Pursuit of Happiness | A Gary Vaynerchuk Original

  1. Heather Dunning says:

    Incredible in it's simplicity!

  2. yash sheregare says:

    This Hit HARD! Thank you so much Gary! @GaryVee
    number 1 Take away is – You gotta love the process more than anything else.
    2) We all have strengths and weaknesses, better focus only on the strengths and build upon and around it.
    3) Shit is the cavier!

  3. Sterling Lowery says:

    "What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning, and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do." Bob Dylan

  4. Best of Vines says:

    I'm happy watching is video because his talks is really meaningful is a real man he care about people he care about everyone even yet to come god bless you Gary vee

  5. Ahmed AL-Basri says:

    Man you have to come Bahrain. So lost and need personal advice. Seriously.

  6. Steve Ottewell says:

    Fantastic Video Gary, Great content keeping it real Love it.

  7. A says:

    Before I watched this video, I was sure that it would be crap.

    Now I'm sure.

  8. Brandon Grennan says:

    So powerful! The message at the end… wow. This is why Gary and husband team get all the love ✌🏼

  9. rawan harmoush says:

    guys is anyone know any way to contact mr.gray ?? email or somthing

  10. ayla_pias _ says:

    YOU WERE IN THE IN THE PHILIPPINES??? HOW DID I NOT KNOW! I srsly need to check your content more

  11. Stephen Smith says:

    Gary Vee is one of the Top Influencers of our time. This is a powerful message about defining your passion and the motivating forces behind true success and happiness. The time is now to persue our purpose. Thank you Gary for this #inspiring and #motivational video.

  12. Jason M says:

    Just the knowing of being is happiness…clusters of thoughts and feeling always get in the way.

  13. Mohit M says:

    You do

  14. Nathan Gibson says:

    I don't know what to do with my life. I love learning. I love teaching. I love serving. I love helping others be better. But i have nowhere to pour this energy into. I want to change the world but i don't know what to do.

    Right now i am doing sales. Making good money. But its boring. I need something with depth.

  15. Caio Rodrigo says:



  16. Quintana says:

    Thank you.

  17. Martin Skadal says:

    love u so much garyvee and @teamgaryvee <3

  18. Julio Cesar Miguel says:

    Gary wanna work with your team with you

  19. Degung Badrun says:

    I'm on my process, Thank you so much Gary!

  20. Heisse Himbeeren says:

    Thank you so so much for all the great content you provide! I love the podcast and your YouTube videos! You encourage me every day to keep on building my own business 😊 greetings from Germany

  21. Dmitry Karpachev says:

    What is this music?

  22. Reynaldo Leon says:

    @GaryVee at what age did you figure out who you were and what your purpose was? How long did it take you to figure that out and did you actively try to figure it out, if you did what tips would you recommend? Finally, what is your purpose?

  23. Michael James says:

    Love this, thank you so much Gary, cheers.

  24. Brandon Bail says:

    Love all the content it’s great I want to have just as much subs as u plz help everyone

  25. Serious_Case says:

    I hate videos with that retarded sentimental "motivational" music in the background, piano and strings and shit.
    But that aside, thanks Gary, now I'm getting my things straighter. Damn I actually hate you because you appear so alien, artificial almost, but your words resonate with what I want yet I'm not consciously aware of it appearently.
    Being a huge advocate of simplicity like Marcus Aurelius it's imperative to break down stuff into simplest terms. After all, that's what most scientists do, eh? The world under the microscope, the atoms and electrons and stuff. Understanding one's desires of pursuit of money and wealth and hapiness, independantly one from another or not, is the road map to success.

  26. Luke Spurlin says:

    Who are the the 36 people that gave this a "thumbs down"? I want to hear why. Stop standing in your own way and shift your mindset.

  27. Michael Somer says:

    Anyone know what camera Gary uses for Ask Garyvee?

  28. Sandro Sathyajith says:

    This is the only video that almost brought tears to my eyes with what Team Gary had to say at the end. So Precious. So much giving. Thank you Gennedy!

  29. Wyattmitchellone says:

    Nah gary vee im trying to travel around the world with my iPhone an laptop trading forex smoking big blunts you got it messed up Gary Vee

  30. Wyattmitchellone says:


  31. Wyattmitchellone says:


  32. Toppy Games says:

    wow this was deep. I just started my channel and I am trying do something that will make me happy. I want to impact other peoples lives through my games.

  33. Viva Purpose says:

    Powerful stuff. Wisdom. Thanks

  34. Promising Altcoins says:

    I'll just make it simple. If everyone was perfectly 'secure' there would be no point to life. Everything is just an adventure where you learn and express and the way you go about it is a spiritual one. It's how you feel in the process. When you said 'hoarding money' it's not so they can neccesarily retire, but have options to do 'MORE' of what they love without the restrictions. That is very valid and real and Gary is out of touch with that by being privledged but not everyone has the resources he has. More can be done let alone freedom. Plus it's all a process you can argue. You get more out of it if you have the freedom and money to do so. You are limited in virtually all cases without it in terms of freedom and expression of your being and passion. Self-awareness is key regardless but getting a lot of money isn't that hard if you want it. It buys options to expand your self awareness and freedom without limits, it's an expression. You learn all throughout. You can't abandon one or the other. You have to be yourself. Money s cientifically buys happiness if you spend it right. On experiences and others. Meaning. It's been researched throughly by now.

  35. Robertson Encallado says:

    I love gary vee..I need his advise.and now I`m on target to make a million! I`ve even created a youtube channel to follow my progress.My first vlog was drop 5 minutes.I would like some support and feedback ..So please hit subscribe and like and chect it out..thanks

  36. Shmucci's Channel says:

    GARYVEE IS THE MANNNN ! i've take all of Gary's advice, jumped out of my comfort zone and I'm on target to make a million I've even just created a youtube channel to follow my progress. My first vlog is due to drop in 45 mins. I would love some support / feedback so please hit subscribe and check it out peace.

  37. Skylar Romero says:

    Is GaryVee baby boss?

  38. Sumit Rai says:

    Best video.
    Please suscribe my channel too

  39. Preferable Life says:

    Thanks for opening the self aware question for me almost 2 years ago, I deep dived it to journey from depression. Document don't create broke the content creator fear in me a short while after that. Thanks for all you do! You played a HUGE part in the shifts.


  40. Perry Tomczyk says:

    Awesome video.

  41. whatsup says:

    So TRUE! its so hard to find excuses when you enjoy what you do.

  42. Danial Shaikh says:

    Guys, leaving some love for this video here in this comment at 138,855 views. Will come back again after this video will hit 1M views! TRUST ME THIS VIDEO WILL!!!!!!

  43. Elijah Harris says:

    This is fire

  44. Hana Ayash says:

    that was I'm still looking for what.makes me happy ?

  45. Siddharth Kashyap says:

    Very real realization!

  46. Day mhien says:

    This guy's ma mentor I appreciate u Gary He has motivated me to make MA own channel follow me n ur life will never be de same thank u

  47. Tyler Hill says:

    Best video and content you and your team has ever done!

  48. Lets get out there says:

    Unbelievable!! The realest MF on the planet!!! Ironically I just posted a video on “How to be positive in a negative world” but damn…. this video just blew me away! Gary’s vids just radiate positivity and happiness but itn the realest ways possible! Keep the grind alive!

  49. Attila Ambrúž says:

    One of the best ones, thnx GaryVee.

  50. S S says:

    If you're not happy right now, you need to do something different, you have to break your patterns, you have to look at life from a different perspective.

    Man, that's so important.

  51. Kalpesh Gadhvi says:

    This is something which gave me fucking goosebumps ! Gary at his best !! Lots of love from India.

  52. Trexula says:

    Song name please anyone?

  53. bearvarine says:

    Welcome to Earth. You have completed your basic education. You will now be presented with a series of conundrums. Your job, should you accept it, will be to solve these conundrums in order to succeed at life and find happiness. Your first conundrum is this: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. Now, go get a job. Your second conundrum is this: you can't get a car loan unless you don't actually need a car loan. Now, go get a car loan. Your third conundrum is this: you can't rent an apartment without a job. But you must have a place to live in order to secure a job or get a loan. Now, go rent an apartment.

    What is the secret to solving these conundrums? There is no secret. There is only trial and error. You must try, and fail. Then keep trying, until at some point for no apparent reason, you do not fail. The secret, if there is any, is to not give up when you fail — and you will fail. Once you accept this, once you have no expectations of success but you keep trying anyway, you will succeed.

  54. Yourpal Phonna says:

    I finally lost the sense of timing in one activity, it's just really bring me live

  55. diane hoggarth says:

    self development is key, give VALUE , help people, connect with people help them solve their problems and it will all become good. the simple things in life make me happy. a hug is the best thing in the world. once i was doing some promotions work in a shop,, met this 80 year old lady who told me her sister had died 3 weeks ago. when you hug a random stranger and get that giant connection….. if i can make someone happy like that my job is done

  56. Liarna Grant says:

    I like this video better then your other video explains it in a better way this is a great video I want to be able to enjoy I guess has you say lay on a beach all day but not really I want to do that all over the world while I am working not even just like makeing money wise even like being the healthiest person I can be and you don’t need a lot of money to travel you just need the will ,patients and time 😊

  57. Aubatron says:

    All in all, best way to look at life from a different prospective/angle is to take magic mushrooms. I understand the stigma, but do some research. Has as many deaths per year as marijuana, non addictive, virtually no known physically harmful permanent effects on your body if you're a normal functioning person, and psilocybin is out of your system super fast if you're scared about being drug tested. WAY less harmful to your body than something like an anti-depressant.

  58. Abood Ali says: /27

  59. Faith Bowman says:

    "For me, the shit IS the caviar" XD sorry I can't stop laughing. I feel that though!

  60. Gabe z32 says:

    Do what you love, and the money will come you.

  61. Richard Wagner II says:

    First of all…dude! You put others down in each and every video you post before ANYBODY has a chance to voice their opinion. What MY first opinion of ANY of your videos is that you put your views on such a pedestal that you leave these younger generations hungering for more knowledge when you, yourself have none. You are extremely biased and base all your so-called “facts” on complete bull. Grow a pair of balls and listen to someone for once in your life and then THINK before you respond. Honestly, I don’t know how you make anything off of what you do. I was sleeping next to my girl when I heard your voice come on in one particular video and you were just putting other peoples feelings into the dirt. Who do you think you are?’ So, I looked up your channel and watched EVERY video you had but to no surprise at all, you continue to do the same thing every-single-one. You don’t care about happiness or success. Your success comes off of watching others suffer and look to you for answers because they’re confused.
    Folks, the key to success or any sort of happiness is realizing what you fear and attacking it…plain and simple. Make yourself uncomfortable. Make yourself vulnerable in order to defend yourself. You are all stronger than this prick saying you’re doing things wrong and that his ego is what you should adopt.
    Sir, you are nothing more than a terrorist to me. You sedate the minds of a younger generation and the fragile egg-shells that DO exist, you harness them to hope that they all follow your beliefs. Teach people HOW to think…not what to think.
    It all seems very harsh, but you are way out of bounds and don’t appreciate anybody else’s opinion but your own. Don’t create videos and have opinions. Be sincere and think about what your followers/fans really think. They all have lives too, you know. I believe you’ve become so absolved in yourself that you lost sight of your original intent within your series. Fame gets to people. I’ve been there. Love your fellow man/woman and LISTEN. They are there for you. Return the favor, ya know?

  62. Riky Case says:

    Thanks Garry right now , i understood !

  63. Tracy Dixon says:

    I always knew what i loved to do, and never lost sight of that dream. I have finally opened my first business a auto repair shop, you have been a great help to know that honesty is still alive in the business world. I treat each auto i repair as if me or my family is going to riding in it. in the past two years my business has grown to 4 times as much income as when started out, i have not got into advertising on social media yet but have been studying how to do it. thanks for your time.

  64. Rafael Jordão says:

    3:40 broke my operating system!


    A long journey Gary Vee and I have enjoyed the entire trip so far. Look forward to what's next. Thanks for inspiring me to be better. Have a great day.

  66. eh Joe says:

    Mentioned so many times and now we meet. Just found you, love the message and new best friend. Joe Toronto Canada

  67. luke kemeny says:

    Such a great and inspirational story thank you Gary V!

  68. DOE Ent says:

    I'm sure its been done but I was just thinking as I watch some videos tonight that maybe you could make a book of key entrepreneur words and phrases into a book similar to a dictonary? just my two cents on things that might be something to help you and us

  69. Deivid Rivera says:

    Dont chase the numbers love the process, love it

  70. ruffa mae flores says:

    People Nowadays don't have any enjoyment because they are very busy to their work and some of them have a lack of responsibility to their children

  71. cristian carceller says:

    why did u put the whole Gary invested hundreds of thousands in a crew to film and create his content? Im just asking why that fit there? I hope drock/babbon and the other guy is getting paid well but regardless they are learning great skills mobbing around town with a life genius and its rubbing off on them and making there work ethic so much better probably. but I'm wondering why that was put in this video.

    PS I would film with you guys for free for 5 years fuck it. I mean technically not for free cuz I would get so much out of it probably. hmm Gary or drock, even tho drock will actually respond to my DM's, u a real one.

    I live in LA And am willing to work for free to help u save money for the jets, jk I know that doesn't matter but I will work for free.

  72. David James Rodriguez says:

    Do it for the love of the process.

    Let's catch up in February at !

    The freedom event of the year, imo.

    10% off code: Valor

  73. Ask Vonne says:

    I needed to hear this. WOW

  74. Follow The Yogi says:

    I'm grateful for how committed you are to sharing who you are! It seems clear that you're here for the thrill of the work, not the recognition, so I just want to say that whatever part of you started feeling valid enough to share your thoughts about what's real, that started saying this is what people need to hear, just keep feeding that flame. Millions of us are staying lit up because of it!

  75. Enrichment Marketing Elite says:

    The pursuit of happiness is different for everyone, and the journey unique to all. Gary is certainly helping light the way for those lost or confused on what it takes to find their own happiness. The message is heard loud and clear.

  76. JAVAR'S CHANNEL says:

    Garyvee is the man he is the one that inspired me to make a YouTube channel

  77. Semir Ramovic says:

    Thank you Gary, for creating such amazing content. I completely agree with your message/mindset

  78. Dinesh says:

    luv ur contents gary vee thx for that

  79. Darja says:

    My god, SO much love and appreciation for this man, all the value he has given us in these videos is unREAL! Wishing the best of time for all of you fellow hustlers going after your dreams <3

  80. Deedzie Bee says:

    I envy Xian Lim because he met Gary in person already.

  81. fernandez says:

    is it just me or is that dude Xian Lim

  82. Joseph Massaro says:

    "Love your process – Break your patterns – Figure out your winning"

  83. Jimmy James says:

    I’m 18 and Gary vee is one of the coolest dudes I’ve ever seen/heard. he inspires me to be great, work hard and to enjoy the process , I’m so blessed to be this young and have all these tools to my disposal, all I want to do is to prove to myself I can kicks life ass and succeed but I know I must work my fucking ass off and I’m on the journey to do so

  84. Manasingh parmar says:

    You are really really really great Gary sir … God bless you …love you a lot from India

  85. Daniel Pinedo says:

    Love it. Thank you, Team Gary. Hopefully one day I can inspire others in such an impactful manner. Subscribed. Keep doing your thing!

  86. Roackarul says:

    that dude saying "yeah, right?" 3 times in this video is annoying AF when you're listening to this every day

  87. Holliday says:

    I think Gary subconsciously reiterates "rich dad, poor dad" because he's so in it, he doesnt even have to think about it. Preach Gary! 🙏🏼

  88. Ahmet Ali says:

    The truth is, you can enjoy any job or business. It's about attitude and gratitude. If you focus on feeling grateful and have an attitude of giving/sharing happiness with a smile or good service just for the sake of it and no hidden agenda, it's wonderful. The noise in your head of "What's in it for me" & "I don't get paid enough to go/so that extra" is a problem.

  89. Rohith Kyla says:

    When Gary says "Love the PROCESS" is he trying to say "do what you like"?

  90. rene_sousa10p says:

    Thank you Gary

  91. MrTheeyeofone says:

    In order to understand the meaning of the Pursuit of Happiness, you need to pay attention to the way these rights were presented in the Declaration of Independence. The Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness are to be experienced in the environment of nature, the jungle under the rule of Nature's God. Natures God does not provide the animals in the jungle with money and property rights. What activity do most of the animals in nature pursue for pleasure and happiness? Obviously the activity that most animals purse in nature is SEX. This is the meaning of the Pursuit of Happiness in the Declaration of Independence and is the Right to Sex without any interference by the Human Government they were establishing through the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War.
    The Declaration of Independence was meant to define the nature of the government being established, while the Constitution was meant define the structure of the government. If you were building a house for your family to live in, the Constitution would be the blueprint being used to construct the House, while the Declaration of Independence would be the kind of family living in the House. The Supreme Court has declared the Declaration of Independence has no legal standing in Law, in other they have thrown it away. The Supreme Court does not have the right to throw the Declaration of Independence away, only Nature's God can do that and Nature's God is the God of this world and the enemy of the Jealous God, AKA the Lord of hosts.

  92. Андрей Допиряк says:

    As always Gary is so right, thank u, man

  93. ISAAC AIEM says:


  94. Shomare100 says:

    Thank you Gary V for this video. It opened my eyes just a little more. And that means a lot to me.

  95. Keillan Hadden says:

    Gary literally changed my perspective on life. I appreciate him so much! Chase happiness

  96. Akash Shrestha says:


  97. Lucas Santoro says:

    4:32 Personal note

  98. Cristal K says:

    Stupid ment, may be but let's be honest. I am learning from you a lot but I don't get it when some successful ppl doing all kinds of profitable businesses, multiple incomes & said "don't follow money, just do what you love & passionate about". Seriously? What am I gonna do if I love doing crystal jewellery that nobody wants to buy? Do you think almost all employees like what they're doing? I think we have more choices (like passion) after basic financial problems are solved. Why do we have to say hard work if we're enjoying them? I'm ready to learn coz I'm still confused.

  99. Bryant Scott says:

    Your thought process is so infectious and I just want to thank you for being so authentic!

  100. Nabiel Adrian says:

    Watching 5:32 was a total hit.

    You and your team really show the way, everyday, consistenly, intensively, yet for free.

    I'm really glad that i live in an era where Garyvee is alive in the moment. You will be legendary, thanks.

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