I am a huge Gary V fan. There is something exciting about him. He might scream a lot and curse every other word, but it’s something else. When he speaks, people shut up and listen. It doesn’t hurt that he turned his family liquor store into a $60 million-a-year Goliath. That type of success will stop anyone in their tracks.
I had a few hours to burn yesterday so I went to the bookstore. I walked around for a little bit. To be honest, I didn’t know what I was really doing. Was I there to try to find cute, nerdy girls? Was I going to read a book? Maybe they had some good chocolate up near the register? I was lost. A wandering soul with no purpose.
Luckily, I remembered I had been meaning to find Gary’s book “Crush It.” (He has some long, obnoxious title but those two words are the biggest so we will stick with them) Imagine me looking for a specific book in this huge store. Comical to say the least. After swallowing my pride and asking for help, I got the book. It’s small and thin which meant it’s short – my kinda book!
So I got the book and I’m ready to sit down and read. (I’m too cheap to buy the thing – suck it Gary!) THIS PLACE WAS PACKED. I mean where do all these people come from. People in Raleigh must not work on Wednesday’s at 3pm because they are all at the bookstore. No chairs available only means one thing – I sat my ass down on the floor and started reading.
The book was awesome. Gary crushed it (pun intended). He talks about how he hustled his way to success. How every idiot out there should be worried about their personal brand. He even covers the most important aspecting of business….CARING! I don’t want to tell you too much about the book but here’s a few quick hints. Work your ass off, authentically care about every person you come in contact with, and never think that you can sun bathe at the beach while becoming successful.
It took me two hours to read the book from cover to cover. I know 6th graders that read better then me so all the smart people will crush it (pun intended again). In all seriousness, I loved the book, Gary V is the man and you should buy the book or I’ll think you’re an idiot!
Read it before? Got an opinion about the book or Gary V? Leave a comment or tweet me @APompliano. As always, be prepared for some comical, smartass remark!