“No relationships should be taken for granted. They are what life is all about, the whole point. How we cultivate our relationships is often the greatest determinant of the type of life we get to live.”—Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is a man I truly admire.

Entrepreneur, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, and a self-trained social media expert who revolutionized the wine industry when he launched WineLibrary.com—these accolades only skim the surface when I think on all the reasons behind what makes Gary such a strong role model and example of success in our world today.

Starting off with lemonade stands and very little to his name, Gary worked hard to gain international success but has always kept integrity and authenticity at the forefront of his endeavors. He is a family man (his second baby Xander was born eleven days ago!), and he is not afraid to admit that he puts his family first. I truly believe he is a teacher by his own actions and can show us, from his own life experiences, what it means to be successful—not just in our career but in all other parts of life as well.

For this reason, I am excited to announce that TODAY (Tuesday, August 28th) at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET, Gary Vaynerchuk will be joining me for Spreecast discussion on what it means to create success in all areas of your life while keeping integrity, authenticity, and passion in the mix of it.

I’d love to you to join for me for this event. It’s a new kind of platform for Positively Positive, but my hope is that it will be the first of many “Inspired By” events to breathe life into all watching while challenging each of us to go after our goals and dreams once the interview ends. Don’t miss this unique chance to ask questions face-to-face with Gary and help me move the conversation in a direction that benefits all enjoying.


I’ve included some tweetables and Facebook posts below, and I’d really appreciate it if you’d help me spread the word about this event.


Join PositivelyPositive.com founder Eric Handler and Gary Vaynerchuk TONIGHT, 5pm PT / 8pm ET on Spreecast as they talk the keys to creating success in all areas of your life while keeping passion, authenticity, and integrity front and center. Watch Live or RSVP – http://sprc.st/nCs4


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Check out @pospositive and @garyvee for a discussion on success in all areas of life TONIGHT at 8pm ET. Join at http://sprc.st/nCs4

To life,


“Doing the right thing is never wrong.”—Gary Vaynerchuk


Gary Vaynerchuk is a 36-year-old New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author who is also a self-trained wine and social media expert.

With a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary spent every weekend of his college years at his parents’ wine store. Recognizing the importance of e-commerce in 1997, Gary launched Winelibrary.com and helped grow his family business significantly from $3 million to $45 million by 2005.

In 2006, with a flipcam and a NY Jets bucket, Gary began Wine Library TV, which revolutionized the wine world. His wine reviews soon attracted over 100,000 viewers each day, and his die-hard fans nicknamed themselves “Vayniacs.”

Gary does not claim to be a ‘techie,’ but in 2005, he began video blogging and is known as a true social media trailblazer! He has close to one-million followers on Twitter and was included in BusinessWeek’s list of the top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow. Gary’s first book Crush ItWhy Now Is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion (October 2009) hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Associated Press Best-Sellers lists in its first weeks. His second New York Times bestseller The Thank You Economy (March 2011) details the effect of social media on business and has become required reading for business leaders. In the spring of 2009, Gary and his brother AJ launched VaynerMedia, a new breed of agency that helps Fortune 500 companies like Campbell Soup Company, PepsiCo, Green Mountain Coffee, the NY Jets, and the NJ Nets find their social media voices and build their digital brands.

Gary has appeared on countless programs from Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Ellen to MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and NPR. He was also notably featured in Decanter Magazine’s 2009 Power List, which is a list of the 50 most influential people in wine and named Innovator of the Year at Wine Enthusiast’s 2009 Wine Star Awards. Additionally, Gary was one of Askmen.com 49 Most Influential Men of 2009.

Although his various businesses obviously play an enormous role in his life, he always puts his family first.

Eric Handler is the publisher and co-founder of Positively Positive. He recently spoke at TEDx. Follow Eric on TWITTER