After all these years, I’m still hustling. Hustling… it’s another word for working hard. I know a lot of people who keep telling me how they have a hard time making ends meet. Some of them, I’ve passed them opportunities that if they had only reached out, the job (which included benefits), was in the bag. Some of them have taken the opportunity given, and others didn’t.
Those who didn’t, still complain about having problems with their finanances and needing help. In a few cases, those issues are understandable due to health issues. However, that should never be an excuse.
I’ve always been an ambitious woman. I don’t expect others to want the level of success I want. I may have taken the longer route to get there, but it wasn’t alone, and it wasn’t done half-baked.
If you’re not making it, then you gotta keep hustling!
You Gotta Keep Hustling!
If you’re having problems trying to make ends meet, and have placed your hopes on an online business, you may want to look deeper into the issue. It doesn’t matter if you’re having an issue with health, or if you’re perfectly healthy.
This is absolutely 100% dealing with what you NEED to do, and what you want to do. My father always told me that if I wanted to do something, I would go out and do it myself. And more than 90% of the time, I had to do it BY MYSELF, where others would just quit before starting.
I’ve reached out to people. It’s easy to get shares and likes. It’s easy to reach out to friends and get the word out. It’s difficult to get people to spend money, unless you’ve got something people can really trust. They won’t donate money. Well, maybe a few hardcore followers may generate some revenue because they like you and want you to keep doing what you do. However, the majority… they would rather spend it on something that gets them something back.
It’s a hard reality. I know this! As a developer, I’ve constantly had people ask me for support for software I don’t give free support for. And for some who would pay, they would treat me like I was a dog begging for a small bone to gnaw on, and would offer me a laughable amount, like $1 or $5, especially when they boasted that my software was earning them hundreds or thousands each month.
The reality is that you can’t rely on other people, products, or things to get you ahead. You can’t rely on people to help you, even if you’re extremely ill. YOU need to keep hustling.
Whether you want to make ends meet, and pay the bills, or make a lot of money, it will take a lot of hustle. If you’re not working another job, you’re going to have to work… through the broken bones, through the migraines, through all the pain, and through the illness.
It’s an unfortunate thing. I really get it. However, I’ve seen amazing stories of people who have an illness, or a genetic issue, or a missing limb, that have made it happen, and it was because they were hustling. They suffered while hustling to succeed.
So, there’s no excuse.
So you say – “But I want to work for myself.”
Working for yourself is a HUGE responsibility. Not everyone can drop their current work, and just go blazing guns off into the sunset on their own.
Be smart. While it’s awesome to dream and to have plans, there’s a reality check that needs to be done before you wreck yourself.
If you’ve just started hustling on your own, and you’re not getting anywhere, don’t be afraid to look at getting hired at placed that have similar interests. You WILL learn a lot of things in working there, that will carry over to your own personal business.
There’s no shame in working for another company. I can vouch for that. You can work for a company, and also work for yourself, especially if you find the right situation. Sure, the beauty of working for yourself is awesome, but it’s not something that will come right away, and it won’t make you a lot of money right away.
Creating a successful business that you solely own, WILL take some time.
Sometimes you do take two steps forward, and then you end up taking two steps back. It’s life. You learn to live and revise your plans.
The plans for business and your own life aren’t that much different. You make plans. You execute those plans. Sometimes you get success. Sometimes you fail.
Never give up on hustling.
You may be on some streak, or at the top of your game, but never put the breaks on. Always keep hustling.
Are you still hustling?