“My secret is that I live by three pretty simple rules: Love your family. Work super hard. Live your passion.”
The Big Idea
The Importance of Combining Passion with Productivity
"Ultimately this book is not about making a million dollars, although it just might help you do that. It’s about ensuring your own happiness by enabling you to live every day passionately and productively. Business is not just about making money, and if you think it is, you’re broken."
Authenticity, the Key Ingredient
"Watch me for two seconds and you know exactly who I am and what I stand for. Authenticity is key."
Meaningful relationships will become your legacy
"Making connections, creating and continuing meaningful interaction with other people, whether in person or in the digital domain, is the only reason we’re here. Remember that, set the tone, build legacy."
Work your guts out. Crush It is not just a book, it’s an attitude. It’s an invincible, “try and stop me”, taking on the world with a raw passion sort of mentality. You have to know your stuff. But at the end of the day, it’s all about who works the hardest. If you want to make a name for yourself, if you want to get ahead (and stay ahead) of the massive competition base, you need to be willing to (in Gary’s words) “work ‘till your eyeballs bleed.” But don’t do it at the expense of relationships. Creating meaningful relationships, especially with those you love, will make the journey much more profound.