I love Gary Vaynerchuck’s concept of Hustle 2.0. His comments in the links I’m posting below actually gave me peace of mind.
It totally removed some of my bitterness for working long hours. Last week, I went until 5:30 am on Friday night, then Sunday night, I went until 6:00 am, Monday night, went until 5:45 am and Tuesday went until 3:30 am (training Wednesday morning at 8:00). Not happy. Wiped out & exhausted…
Basically Gary’s comments said that you’ve got to hustle. You’ve got to “work your face off” if you want to achieve great things. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that’s what it takes. I just have to better manage my workload & learn to say no a bit more so I can devote my hustle-time to projects that are going to directly benefit me & mine.
It’s also comforting to know that other people out there are cranking in that 9 pm to 1 am timeslot and it’s not because they have to but because they want to – they’re looking for the fruits of that work time to pay them back in the end.
I’m also reading The Now Habit by Neil Fiore which I really like. I think it’s already helping me get better with managing my time & projects. I’m just way too busy way too much of the time & probably not with the most important things.
Anyway, I said “no hustle 2.0” becuase I’ve still got this nasty, nasty cold hanging on & I just need to go to sleep. I’ll be back at it soon though & will be using my hustle time more wisely.
Gary mentions his Hustle 2.0 in the following links:
UPDATE: Gary is still preaching hustle. Saw a great video that reminded me of this post.
Came back & those links 404 now but the videos are still up so here you go:
Current take on the same: