The day Andrew was recognized by the business genius that is Gary Vee, He had managed to really make a wave in the world of business. Andrew was featured in “Crushing it!” by Gary Vaynerchuk the second book in the series after the prequel book, Crush it! in 2009. Both the books made and are continuing to make a huge impact on many lives. One of the most intriguing and inspiring stories was of Andrew Nguyen and how he completely changed his life in just 10 years.
His journey is an inspiration for many. From sleeping in Car in 2008 to building a million dollar enterprise in 2018, we had Andrew himself speaking about his experience and sharing his best tips on how he managed to be featured and recognized by Gary Vee as well as establish the respected name in the world of business. Here are his 3 tips on how he did it. You can, too!
The key to the success of Andrew Nguyen is being focused and aware of what’s happening around him and what he wants to do in his life. The celebrities, influencers, high net worth individuals are not invisible and they are sometimes looking for different people, their suggestions, etc. Even they need help and this is the perfect time for you to grab that opportunity. Although they are very busy in their life, there are times when they request for help, call-to-actions, feedback from fans or have certain needs.
It can be some type of challenge or direct help. They might simply talk about it in public or slightly touch on it on social media. Now, it is on you to identify your caliber and Carpe diem! This is your time to reach out to them. Now or Never! Slide in their email, team email, Linkedin, or direct message them or their team. Whatever it takes, this is your time to shine and steal the thunder! Now that you know what you have to do, let’s jump to tip #2 to see how can you stand out and grab their attention.
2. Shooting your shot
The idea here is to shoot it everywhere and shoot your shot with your 100 percent. Based on the opportunity and the requirement of the celebrity or influencer, you need to provide the value. Reach out to them or their team in a creative and smart manner. Why should they choose you over others? Put yourself in their spot and try to connect with them in the best way possible.
This is what Andrew called it “Reading the 3rd Room “. It suggests being creative and thinking out of the box to touch someone multiple times. The 3rd Room is your way to get into that certain restricted room or to certain people. He explained it with an example. Most people assume that there are only two access points to a club. The first is the general one and the second one is for the backdoor/VIP admission. But, there are always several other ways of entering the same place. There is a need to think out of the box, truly understand your strategy and find the path of least resistance to achieve your goal.
3. Be extremely Passionate
After putting all your efforts and being creative, there will be times when the opportunity knocks your door. This means you have been approached by their team or the celebrity/ influencer themselves. Now, its time to show your passion which resonates with the hole and your shot!
Andrew apprised his story when he received an email from Gary’s team while he was driving across the country from ATL to LA. He told me that he remembers stopping at Sedona, Arizona and doing a 2-hour phone call with their team. He told his whole story passionately explaining everything about how he transformed his life. He demonstrated his knowledge and allowed the story to carry the original hole, his shot and followed it through all the way.
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