I am reading the book “The School of Greatness” by Lewis Howes. This is a great book! It is up there with the top personal development books of all time. I totally recommend this to all the high achievers who want to be their best selves. There is a chapter on developing hustle. Or as I like to call it “The art of the hustle”. According to the dictionary hustle is defined as – ” to move or work in a quick and energetic way”. I think of it as working as hard and fast as you possibly can to achieve your goals. The willingness and the discipline to do anything and everything to make things happen.
You must also recognize that busyness and hustling aren’t the same thing. Hustlers are open minded and understand that there are only so many hours in the day. Each moment an un-replenishable resource that is gone forever. They use their time wisely. They get things done.
According to Gary Vaynerchuk, marketing guru, “Hustling is putting every minute and all your effort into achieving the goal at hand. Every minute needs to count. There is so much hustle in my day I don’t even have a second to spare to “hang out” and catch up with the people around me. It may not be ideal for most, but it’s what I’ve signed up for, it’s what I love, and it’s what allows me to get the things done that I seek to accomplish.”
Do you practice the art of the hustle? Do you do all that it takes to get your company to the level that you have in your vision. “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln. So are you looking for the leftovers? Or are you ready to bring your “A” game? Start practicing the art of the hustle.
Maria Pesin knows fashion, especially the business side of the fashion industry. Do you know how Manolo Blahnik got his start in the industry? How he leveraged a paltry 3 grand into one of the world’s most famous luxury brands? While she doesn’t take credit for Manolo’s success, Maria has walked a similar path on numerous occasions. The world of fashion is not silicon valley, and it has nothing to do with Madison Avenue marketing. In this industry there is ALWAYS room for something new and exciting, but you have to have your ducks in a row. If that’s what you need, believe me, Maria is the General Patton of fashion ducks!