This is one of those words that many people use day after day after day. The question is what does "Hustle" mean to me?
When I was growing up Hustle was only a word that only certain people used.
It was reserved for the coaches that I had when I was playing Football and Rugby, or for when I was in gym class. Hustle was also a "bad" word in my area, if you were a Hustler, it meant that you were a "huckster" someone who would be just out for themselves and trying to get one over on everyone else.
Even Google defines Hustle as:
I see Hustle today as a totally different word. My definition of Hustle comes from Gary Vaynerchuck. For those of you who don't know, Gary Vaynerchuck (#Garyvee everywhere online) is a well known entrepreneur in the United States. He is also famous for his #askgaryvee show where he lets people send in questions and then he gives them straight answers on what they should be doing with their businesses.
Through one of his famous "rants" he has put forth the idea that Hustle is the most important word ever. In this rant, he states that Hustle means putting everything you do into whatever you are doing.
Hustle to him / me is doing as much as you can with the time that you are given and going all in on those things. When you are working, don't half ass it, get your work done. If you have things on your list, work on them when you have the time. Don't waste it.
Hustle is basically (sorry for the language) getting shit done. We all have lists of things that we would "like" to do, but we never get started. Hustle means taking any extra time that you have and use it to your advantage. Why not try those things when you get he chance?
I am writing this post because many people see my Hustle logos that I have on many of my books etc. It is just a reminder...
So enough talking about Hustle. Time to go and do...
What's your definition of Hustle?
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