Adam Vazquez spent two years at VaynerMedia as an account supervisor. The full-service digital agency, founded by celebrated author and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, brought with it all the big name brands you could think of. Working on accounts like The North Face and L’Oreal made him feel like he could take on any client.
Before he left the media company, Gary Vaynerchuk sat down with Adam and gave him one piece of advice he’d never forget. Vaynerchuk told him he had the talent and desire to be successful, but if there was one thing that would hold him back, it would be a lack of humility. “You’re not going to be humble enough,” were his words.
He didn’t see these words come to life until he branched out on his own to start Strafire; a B2B content marketing agency that helps companies solve their marketing challenges through improved messaging and content. This is where he would learn what it truly looked like to be a humble leader.