Big Announcement and a Request for a Favor

Gary Vaynerchuk Author of Crush It Gary Vaynerchuck is going to be on TSP as my guest.  For those that do not know Gary he is an amazing guy who built his business initially on wine with a Podcast called Wine Library TV.  He has gone on to become one of the most sought after speakers on building businesses and connecting with your customers.

If I had to sum up Gary in one word it would be passion!  I know some may wonder what Gary has to do with modern survivalism and self sufficiency.  In a word plenty as he is a master of creating personal brand and today that is one of the most valuable things any person can do for themselves whether to generate personal income or two remain marketable as an employee.  Remember at TSP we work on living a better life if times get tough or even if the don’t and owning your personal brand is a great way to make tough times a lot easier to deal with.

I spoke at length on these concepts in…

I also know a ton of you guys have blogs and websites for both part and full time ventures of your own.  Gary will appear on TSP and we will discuss building personal income and brand in a way that is meaningful to the person seeking self sufficiency in more ways that just “living off the land”.

How I Booked Gary

This wasn’t easy and I have been hunting this guy for over a year because I want you guys to hear from him.  Last night he tweeted,

“I want ur company 2 buy a copy of my new book 4 every1 of ur employees http://bit.ly/9DccIE+ what do u want from me? “

And I  responded with

” I will buy 50 copies and give them to my listeners if you will come on my podcast and talk about independence via personal brand!”

He agreed to come on in the first week of March 2011 as part of his push for the new book.  He also hustled me to up my buy to a count of 60, I agreed to 70 with the condition that he promote his interview to his massive following (854,000 Twitter followers and 51,000 facebook fans and tons of blog subscribers) and he answered with “Deal”.

So not only will Gary be on TSP (long wait I know) but I will be giving the audience 69 copies of his new book “The Thank You Economy”, hey I am keeping one for myself.  I did this for three reasons

  1. My listeners are important to me and I don’t know of anything more valuable you can do today than become a least a bit financially independent
  2. Gary is one of the most genuine people I have ever found, his work has helped me and if I can help him back I am going to do it
  3. Gary is a HUGE draw and his interview here will expose thousands of new people to the message of self reliance and preparedness in our very sane logical TSP community way

My Request for a Favor

Okay so a lot of you guys don’t use facebook and some find it a waste of time, I get that.  So if you don’t like facebook just stop reading and know that a great guest has been booked and I will be giving away his latest book to a big portion of the audience.  Fair?

However about 5500 of you guys do use facebook and I would like to ask you to thank Gary for me on his facebook page, since that fits beautifully with his new book and his personality.  I also want him to know that taking a risk by coming onto some show he has never heard of like “The Survival Podcast” isn’t really a risk and that he is going to be welcomed with very open arms here.  So if you could do the following I would greatly appreciate it.

  1. Go to Gary’s facebook page and click on “like” – http://www.facebook.com/gary
  2. Then post a simple message on his wall something like – “Thank You Gary!  From the Survival Podcast Community”

Small I know, not much of a big deal but to a man like Gary it will mean a lot.  Again I am positive Gary had concerns about coming on to some “Survivalist Podcast thing”, but he did it after a lot of hustling by me.  Please take just a few moments today to let him know we appreciate him.

Those who have never head him speak before should start with this presentation (warning – Gary tends to curse, more than I ever do)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4

25 Responses to Big Announcement and a Request for a Favor

  1. YESSS!!! Gary is the man! Psyched for 3/11

  2. Modern Survival

    Of course right in the middle of this facebook goes down! Argh!

  3. Looks like FB is on/off but already lots of folks have posted on Gary’s wall.
    Congrats Jack, this is going to be a great show when it happens.
    I can’t wait.

  4. Perla_Margherita

    I can’t access Facebook now, but I will post a message on his wall tomorrow!

  5. It’s back up and workin’ fine. Congrats Jack. That’s freakin’ awesome. Crush It rocks, BTW.

  6. This is great! I met Gary last year when he rolled through OKC. Awesome guy and awesome message. Thank you Jack for booking him!

  7. Always a great topic. Never gets enough attention.

    BTW – “…854,000 Titter followers…” Is that a Freudian slip? ;^)

  8. Wow, suprised about all of the FB post already. Wonder if he will move up the date if 5,000 people thank him or at least listen to a few shows and get hooked.

  9. Modern Survival

    @Rabbitdave, I doubt it this is all part of his coming book tour, you don’t go promoting a book until it is available. He is also busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest, I am just stoked to have his commitment.

  10. Done, You seldom ask favors with a good reason.

    As such I have done as you have asked.

    I look forward to a TSP podcast about the book and the man, should you find either time or bandwidth.

    Jack, No matter what else may occur, thanks for the hard work and dedication.

  11. Nice that you finally got your wish. Congrats! 🙂

    Also, very clever method of getting his attention. I’m going to write that down and see if I can use it myself some time with some people I am wanting to contact…

  12. Once you get promoted by Gary V, that may very well be the moment when you cross over and get on the radar of the mainstream media also. Any thoughts on that eventuality? What will it entail for TSP?

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    @A.H.A. The only thing I really have planned for TSP is to keep growing the audience and community so that the most people can be helped. I have already been approached by a variety of main stream media, nothing has fit so nothing has happened.

    I have hopes of more of a online station approach at some point in the future but my show itself will only change as my audience demands, after all they are the ones that own it, I just work here.

  14. Hey Jack. This should prove to be fun. The comments section had almost all TSP heh heh heh

  15. Left Gary a message and even got a short note from him in return. Nice touch. Looking forward to hearing the interview and I’ll be looking for his book(s) in the meantime.

  16. I must have lucked out, it was up & running just fine when I went to comment. And he cusses a lot? Cool. ;-P

  17. Wow, his FB has been absolutely slammed!!!!

  18. Jack, you post your request and FB crashes?

    Better be careful what you ask for 5k may just respond!

  19. Oh yeah, more posts to his FB wall in the last 12 hours then in the previous five and a half days, I checked…

  20. Great job Jack!

    Gary has an awesome wine show and is very entertaining. It seems has personally replied to all the TSP’ers comments.

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    @Radiomacgyver, he sure tried to. Just the kind of guy he is.

  22. Personal brand as a method of survival? Come on. Gary is a rock star. He has been a tremendous success and I enjoy his show. But why don’t you also have on Chris Cornell and have him explain how to become a rock star so we can all make money in the music biz. Gary is one in a million. He is a success story not a survival tutorial.

  23. @notalot No, it’s not a survival topic. It is a MODERN survival topic. And it is very relevant to becoming debt free. Being debt-free makes you independent and more self-sustaining and hence, better able to survive minor disasters like job-loss which are the most likely to happen according to Jack’s disaster probability matrix. TSP is about being able to survive ALL possible scenarios that could disrupt your life…not just TEOTWAWKI.

    Besides, the exposure that Jack will get will increase awareness of the modern survival movement. I can’t see the down-side. I, personally, don’t want to be a slave to the government OR an employer.

  24. Modern Survival

    @notalot I responded to your comment today on the air use the colloquialism “my hairy ass”. I am apologizing for that here to you because I happened to see this comment during a pause and didn’t give sufficient time to think before answering, that said I still feel the same way I would just have chosen to phrase it differently. Such is almost live programming.

    Let’s logically examine your claim. First Gary’s message is not to be like him, it is to be yourself and work your guts out to be the best at what you love that you can, to build that into a personal brand that helps you with anything from a part time business to a full time income or even just being a far more marketable employee.

    This you say is not a “survival tutorial”? Really so how do you pay your bills, do you buy any of your food, do you put gas in your car using money etc.?

    IF you are going to tell me that learning to

    1. Be a more marketable employee
    2. Develop independent income
    3. Grow your personal network of connections
    4. Find your true passion and a way to live it

    Are not survival related than the following also are not survival related.

    1. Economics
    2. Precious Metals
    3. Secondary Communications
    4. Debt elimination
    5. Personal Liberty

    We live in a society driven by economics and money to a degree that relates directly to freedom and independence within our society (you can debate whether that’s ethical or not but it doesn’t matter because what is, simply is). Now if the total TEOTWAWKI occurs much of that will change but if that is all you are preparing for you have not been paying attention to me very much.

    Survivalists that only prepare for “the end” what ever they have conjured for themselves to believe “the end” to be are missing a lot of boats.

    To me personal financial independence may be the biggest survival topic of them all. Even if you want to go off grid with 80 acres in the wilderness, priced any such land lately? Priced a solar system lately? Priced a furnace? A wood stove? Farm equipment? etc?

  25. Eric aka CharlieFoxtrot

    Awesome. Talk about worlds colliding! My two absolutely favorite things on the web are TSP and wine library TV.