I have a fiery one coming at you today. A very juicy, much-needed episode. And this is something that I don’t know why I haven’t recorded a podcast episode on this yet because I’m so freaking passionate about it. It’s something that is at the backbone of my business and who I am at my core.
It’s one of my core values and beliefs of everything that I do, from the conversations that I have with my clients to the impact that I make in the world. I am so passionate about this topic and what I’m talking about today if you haven’t already seen the title is that the word hustle has to go and why we need to stop glorifying hustling.
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Now I want to talk about how “glorifying the hustle” and “glorifying being busy,” hustling, blah, blah, blah, how it’s affecting you, your productivity, and your growth in business.
Hustling Won’t Bring You Freedom
But first, I want to say something, and this is so important if you are someone who created your business for freedom, let me say that hustling won’t bring you freedom. I know there’s probably a lot of coaches who believe that you gotta hustle to have freedom. I disagree. I wholeheartedly disagree, and I’m so fired up for this episode.
I was literally doing my makeup this morning, getting ready for the day, and I was talking to myself in the mirror. Call me crazy, but I’m sure you’ve done it. Maybe you speak to yourself in the shower. Perhaps you do it when you’re falling asleep. Anyway, I was doing my makeup this morning, and I just literally went on a tangent and went on this rant to myself in the mirror, like a weirdo. I was like, I’m sick of it. I’m so done with this. I’m so done with people glorifying the hustle. I’m so done with this whole, “girl boss hustle” vibe. I just don’t like it.
This episode is not for you if you agree with the girl boss hustle. If you love hustling, if you love working your ass off, if you love all that shit, this is probably not the right episode for you.
Or if you’re someone like me, who doesn’t like to hustle, or maybe you’re hustling at the moment, and want to stop hustling, this is the episode for you. But if you enjoy hustling and want to glorify being busy and want to stay with that mentality, that’s fine; it’s your decision. But this episode is not going to resonate with you.
Sometimes You Have to Hustle
I want to say, expanding on what I said before that hustling won’t bring you freedom. Now, obviously, that’s my personal opinion. Other people would disagree.
I do want to note that I partly agree that hustling brings freedom sometimes. Now, the reason why this is the case is that if we look at different stages of business, like when you’re side hustling, or when you’re working a day job, a part-time or full-time day job, and you’re trying to go full time in business, you do have to hustle a bit, right? It’s literally in the name side hustle.
For example, the last job that I had before I went full time in business was a part-time day job. It was from Monday to Friday. And I think I worked from 12:00 pm until 5:30 pm. I was so grateful and lucky that I had the mornings to work on my business. But the thing is, I didn’t just work the mornings, you know. I didn’t just work from 9:00 am till 11:00 am or until I got ready to go to my day job. I was up at the crack of dawn, working on my business from 7:00 am until 11:00 am.
And then I’d get ready for work, and you bet your ass that if I got to work 20 minutes early, I’d probably have my laptop out on the back counter in my office. I was an office manager so I would have had my laptop out to reply to comments or create graphics or something else for my business. Then, I’d work my you five and a half hour day, and in my half an hour lunch break, again, you bet your ass I was in the tea room or in the staff room for those 30 minutes of my lunch break, probably shoveling down some two-minute noodles and working on my business. And then, of course, I get home, and I’d work on my business.
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