Too Much Hustle Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
I’ve been talking about hustle with some of my clients and in my Mastermind. It has been getting a lot of buzz lately and my people are wondering whether they are hustling enough, and if they even should be hustling and, if they are hustling, where on earth are they hustling to.
First, you have to know that I hate hustle. I’ve been through adrenal burnout too many times (trust me, once is too many, and 3x is just being stubborn!) to believe that I can live in a ‘hustle’ mentality and still be healthy.
So I don’t do it. I don’t like it. And I tell my clients that it’s a crap way to run a business.
However, when you are just starting to build and you have no momentum because you are just starting to build then, baby, you are gonna need some hustle.
And it’s okay to hustle for a little while.
Here’s the way I see it:
Hustle is a bad long-term strategy but a great short-term tactic.
We hustle until our business systems can carry the load of what we’re building.
Or we hustle until our body can no longer handle the adrenaline and stress of hustle.
If ALL we do is hustle, we’re in trouble because it means we’re not building a strong business foundation of systems and referrals.
The goal is to get enough energetic and financial (and, really, they’re the same thing, aren’t they?) momentum going in our business that it can cash cow for us as we turn our focus to building our legacy.
So… if you need to hustle then you get right out there and hustle and don’t let anyone shame you for it (including you!) WHILE you build a business that can support you with its marketing and sales systems.
And, if you need help figuring out what those systems and support structures need to look like, or even where your precious hustle is best focused, that’s what I’m here for.
Vanessa Long is an Exit Strategist, Business Coach, Board Certified Trainer, and Master NLP Coach. She is the creator of Discovering Your Passionate Purpose™, the PARTY Goal Getting System™, the Liberation + Legacy Mastermind, and the V-Factor Business Re-Boot.
She works with Entrepreneurs and Owners to create exit strategies, work-life balance, and businesses that are liberated, profitable, and utterly sellable.
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