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Gerard Adams and Gary Vaynerchuk Discuss 'Real' Entrepreneurship People have to understand that things don't happen overnight and you have to put in the hard work.

By Gerard Adams

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On this episode of Leaders Create Leaders, Entrepreneur Network partner Gerard Adams meets with serial entrepreneur and thought leader Gary Vaynerchuk at the 2016 South by Southwest conference.

The two discuss what it means to be a "real" entrepreneur. For Vaynerchuk, it's been his competitive spirit that's always motivated him. It's not about the money or the stuff -- it's about the game. If he weren't an entrepreneur then he would be a competitive athlete, he jokes.

With the number of people wanting to be entrepreneurs today, the truth is only a slim number will actually make it. People have to understand that things don't happen overnight and you have to put in the hard work. Today, most people are raising money, trying not to burn through it or burning through it and hoping to make it to the next round -- that's not the method you should be using.

To learn how you can be successful, click play.

See more episodes of Leaders Create Leaders Season 1 and 2 on Gerard Adam's YouTube channel.

Related: Gerard Adams and Social Media Influencer Jake Paul on Entrepreneurship and Elevator Pitches

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Gerard Adams

Entrepreneur, angel investor, self-made millionaire at 24

Gerard Adams is The Millennial Mentor™, inspiring the generation to leverage their passions for success and create the lifestyle they dream of. A serial entrepreneur, angel investor, self-made millionaire by the age of 24 and millennial himself, he is most popularly known as the co-founder of Elite Daily. To date, he has built, backed or invested in nine businesses across multiple industries that have all delivered over seven-figure profits. Gerard has recently developed a video series, Leaders Create Leaders, to offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Learn more at GerardAdams.com

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