Editor's note: The author of this article, Maiya Miller, is a Gary Vee superfan and came up with an interesting way to get her resume in front of the man himself—by buying LinkedIn ads.
When I discovered Gary Vee’s content, the sense of confidence his videos instilled in me had me convinced that I would be his best employee ever. If given the chance, I could be the employee featured in his daily vlog, or participate in the internal meetings that are frequently broadcast. I felt entitled when I had no real reason to be.
As I consumed everything Gary Vee, I realized that I was nowhere near ready to have a job at VaynerMedia. I thought I had no value to offer. Once I realized this, I worked tirelessly to gain value that I could then leverage to get a job at Vayner. I wasn’t disappointed that he didn’t reply when I emailed him requesting an interview. It made sense, and now it was all about changing that.
I started a hookah catering business earlier this year, in August, to learn about offering more than you take, consumer behavior, creating a brand and using Gary's marketing tips to help it grow. I wanted to put the things Gary talks about every day into practice.