Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - On this episode Casey stops by. Again. (hip hop music) You ask questions. And I answer them. This is The #AskGaryVee Show. - You know I think it was like 122 or something. We had the same count on your show and on my show the same day. - Are you serious? - Yeah, it was like the moons aligned for a minute, Gary. (laughs) - Did videos explode? - Yeah, I mean... - Case, tell the Vayner Nation for the one or two people that don't know who you are. This is a first time, second time guest appearance. And we've only had like three guests ever. So clearly, I like you a lot, Case. - Thanks, man. I mean, it's great to be here. Who am I? I make videos. I have a technology company. And I'm a huge admirer of you, Gary. And this wonderful show that you've been putting out there for all of us viewers. - I appreciate it. So, I think we'll just get right into it. I think we had a lot of questions yesterday. Kinda tweeted out that you'd be here and people got excited. You have a new startup. Which we'll give some time, I'd like you to talk about it for a few minutes. - Great. - But India. That's why I went on the left side. - I know. (laughs) - Let's... Get into... The show. (laughs) Not bad, you are getting better. I'm gonna have to find some new ticks to throw you off. India let's get into it. - [Voiceover] Lucy asks, "At the age of 18, what's the best way to approach a company "and ask for work experience?" - Wait-- - Ask for an internship? - You ask for work? Don't you just ask for work? - [India] I guess because a lot people come to companies and it says like you need this many years of experience. - Oh, I see. - [Gary] I see. - [India] But how do you get that experience if nobody wants to hire you because everybody-- - When you're 18. - [India] Yeah. - I got an answer to this, I mean I think that we now live in a world-- Casey, how many people, how many people hit you up on Twitter, email, other platforms, comments and YouTube, you must have a gadrillion. How many times have you in your career-- When would you say that you started really building into a place where people were really pinging you? Is this now a two, three, four year phenomenon for you? - For work? - Yes. Not for work, more like people that are fans of you, clearly at this point. - It's been a long time. - How long, do you think? - I mean, I think since the first video I made went viral over 10 years ago. - Got it. So, it's been pretty consistent since then? - Yeah. - Good, how many times have you randomly done stuff? Yes, met someone, got on a phone. How many times? - Now, if I could count that, Gary. More than I could ever keep track of. - That's your answer. Who was the question? - [India] Lucy. - Lucy that's your answer. I also-- The majority of this entire team is based on random shit. Like so, I think you just ask as many times as possible. There are unlimited companies in a world you can get to almost anybody because of Twitter, again, a true social network. More so than comments on content which a lot of other platforms are. Email, at this point, I think has been played out. It's harder to get to people through email. But that will still work too. I think it's stunning that you can get to most people in the world today. I don't think people, as many people are as wired as you and I. I think people have drawn the line to no but there's plenty. We're not the only two nice guys believing in serendipity. There are tens of thousands wildly accomplished CEOs, co-founders, that will absolutely hire you on spec from one request to get experience whether they give you an internship or pay you minimum wage or even give you a salary. It is a wide open field. It's about asking. - Yeah, I mean, I would even complement what, everything Gary just said, I'd complement that, Lucy by saying, you also have an opportunity via these myriad social outlets and the internet as a whole. Not just to reach out and contact people but to actually prove yourself. Like, if you need to show this experience that these people are seeking after, just do it. You don't need someone's permission to do that. If you wanna work in construction, build something. If you wanna work in an automotive factory, work on cars. If you wanna be a filmmaker, make videos. You now have these multitude of options in front of you to show that you're capable. If you wanna be a writer, write something. - You know what happens in that environment? If you actually have it, not everybody has it. But if you actually have it, you start getting into a place very quickly that you realize, oh wait, I don't need to have a job in the first place. (laughs) - That's right, no longer do you need the runway to prove your worth on. You don't need someone else's approval, you just do it yourself. Scary and very hard to do, it's not to be underestimated just how challenging that is but it doesn't mean that the opportunity isn't there and that opportunity wasn't there 10, 15 years ago. But it's uniquely there now. - We're byproducts of that game. - My entire career is product of that game. - I had a liquor store in New Jersey and got 300 dollar camera at Best Buy and decided to make wine videos because I wanted to be like Emeril. - Wine videos. - Wine videos. India, let's move it. Oh, by the way, I didn't get weird there out of nowhere. We are streaming on Facebook live right now. Be interesting to see-- It's a whole different dynamic 'cause these shows are consumed so much on Facebook live which launched yesterday. India? - [Voiceover] Benjamin asks, "Where does confidence come from? "How do you both work on it?" - That's tough. - I'll let you go first here. (laughs) - Confidence, I mean-- - Hold on. - [Voiceover] That's awesome. - Yeah, I couldn't (laughs) - You didn't know the address? - Gary, over your left shoulder is my electric skateboard. Right there. - Yes. - I rode that electric skateboard up here. And if there's one thing you don't wanna do while traveling 24 miles an hour in heavy traffic through New York City, on an electric skateboard is to whip out your phone and double check an address. - Respect. - So you gotta write that down. - Respect. All right, answer Ben's question about your outrageous level How does one have enough confidence to ride an electronic skateboard 24 miles an hour in New York City? - I have an answer that's not really a great one for people to hear, so I'm hoping you have a better answer than I do, Gary. My answer goes like this, I'm one of four kids. There was the first born. The only daughter. And the baby. And then there's the forgotten child, Casey. So in my household, it was like fight to survive. And my confidence was like born into me out of need to just exist and be noticed and be fed. Now, not everyone has had the beautiful misfortune that yielded the fortune of my childhood that turned me into a confident person. But I think it's very different from someone who finds themselves, as an adult, in a world that sort of thrives on those who have confidence and being forced to find that within yourself. But one shortcut I found to that is making something. Making anything. Whether that's writing something, whether it's something creative, whether it's something more pragmatic. Whether that's a relationship, whether that's a friendship. If you generate something you can take sort of, you take comfort in what it is that you've just made in your yield and I think that's a really great shortcut to finding confidence. - Casey, answer-- Give me a word association play really quick here. Fear. - Illness. - Illness? - Yeah, that's-- - I really didn't want you to go there. Thanks for screwing up my answer. (laughs) For me-- - The only thing, being sick is the only thing that I'm scared of. - By the way, that's really funny. Actually, that's really interesting. Because I was dissing a little bit and now I'm gonna put you on a pedestal. It is literally the health and well-being of the people I-- Weirdly, for me, it's the people I love is scary ass crap for me. It's a very big challenge and we all go through it. And so, I'm with you on that. Where I was going with that, is this, I am not scared to fail, by any stretch of the imagination. And it comes in the form of truly being in this weird place where I really don't give a rat's ass what anybody thinks. And again, that's wiring. How does one work on that? What do you think I sit-- What do you think I go in my room like, "Don't care what anybody thinks. Don't care what anybody--" (laughs) Like, you don't do that. - Yeah, you get made fun of a lot in high school and it seems like the entire world is falling apart because you're being picked on. - I want people to make fun of me.