Zach Bradshaw’s Profile of

Les
Brown

Much like Brendon Burchard, Les Brown’s voice has filled my home on many occasions.  He is a staple of many of the best moticuts.  There is true power in his words—and the personal stories those words invoke.

Why Les?

For the time being, this site is mostly just a data dump.  Over time, it may become more useful to the outside observer.  Who knows?

I don’t claim to be an expert on anyone I write about.

Hell, I hardly claim to be an expert on myself.

These profiles are largely for me.  I use them to record and reference.  In the future, I may make them more meaningful to the outside observer.

No guarantees.  Let’s start small.

Against All Odds

This is an odd way to put it.  But it’s the only phrase that captures the entire bucket.  Gary thinks like a Scorpio.

Honey Empire

Many of my heroes talk about company culture.  Gary’s idea of a “Honey Empire” is one of the best.

Similar Industry

Most people know Gary as “that social media guy.”  Makes sense.  He’s one of—if not the—best at it on the planet.

Billion $ Dream

Gary wants to buy the Jets.  Big dream, but he has a practical plan for it.  Luckily, he is documenting the journey.

Les Brown Bio

Most people know Gary as “that social media guy.”

For me personally, he’s a lot more.

But I’ll get to that.  First, let’s just answer…

Who is Gary Vee?

Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, currently acting as chairman and CEO of VaynerX and VaynerMedia, respectively.  He’s a well known social media personality who is likely to become a mainstream cultural icon before it’s all said and done.

He’s also going to buy the NY Jets.

Born in Babruysk, Belarus, Gary gives credit for his success to his family and upbringing.  An immigrant’s mindset and “perfect parenting” gave him the perspective and the self confidence to double down on his strengths.

As Seen By Me

More than anyone else:

Gary is the reason I started creating hero profiles.

Now that I’ve started, I see that his profile may be less useful than my other heroes to other people.  But his will likely always remain the most important to me.

I fucking love this dude.  He changed my life.

More accurately, he teamed up with Nahko to save my life.

I’m not quite sure when I found him.  I featured him all the way back in one of my first posts for Greensboro SEO Pro.

  • Level of Understanding – 95%
  • Level of Admiration – 98%
  • Level of Modeling – 99%

Videos Watched

Books Read

Mentions on My Site

G.O.A.T. Rank

Best Les Brown Videos

DailyVee Episode 101 was the first “Moticut” I ever used to start brainwashing myself.  Beyond that, I’ve listened to many a Gary Vee keynote, interview, and rant.

What Les Teaches

Over the last few years, I’ve learned a lot from Gary Vee.  He touches on a lot of different things.  I think many of his messages help make the world a better place.  Here are the topics he teaches me the most about.

Self
Motivation

Personal
Growth

Les Brown quotes

For the time being, this site is mostly just a data dump.  Over time, it may become more useful to the outside observer.  Who knows?

"yOU'VE gOT TO bE hUNGRY"

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"iF iT'S hARD tHEN dO iT hARD"

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"it WAS gIVEN tO yOU TO dO"

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"Clouds & Dirt"

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My Posts About Les

Gary makes an appearance in more of my posts than anyone else at this point.  That may never change.  There’s a reason he’s number one in my G.O.A.T. Rank.

Grateful as Fnck

Grateful as Fnck

Okay.  Okay.  Okay. I know.  I know.  I know. I need to start writing on this blog. And while this post may not connect well to any of the bigger things I want to do with my life, it is connected to my life. Ya see? I have a daily gratitude practice... ...and it has...

Les Brown Data Dump

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