The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Don’t Hold Back

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I remember the decision I made to change my life and hold myself to a higher standard than anyone expected of me. It happened in an instant, and the backlash was almost as fast. Some friends, and a few family members, were immediately critical, attacking me for the changes I had … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Never Stop Improving

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When it comes to self-improvement, hustlers are unmatched. Ask any hustler and they’ve listened to everything Ziglar, Tracy, and Robbins have ever published. They’ve listened to Covey, Brown, and Rohn. They’ve watched all of the videos. They’ve read the books. When you hear a … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Act With a Sense of Urgency

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You can tell a hustler from a non-hustler by the way that they walk. A non-hustler is moving forward, but not very quickly, and with no apparent purpose. A hustler, on the other hand, looks like they are flying, moving purposefully towards some target in front of them. And this … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Believe

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Hustler's believe in themselves. They’re confident. Hustlers believe that, no matter what else happens, they can deliver. They believe they are empowered to make a difference. This isn’t the false confidence that is braggadocio. It’s the authentic confidence that one gains from … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Do What Others Won’t

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Hustlers do work that others won’t do. A non-hustler doesn’t do work that is inherently difficult or unpleasant. The non-hustler does everything in the power to avoid difficult tasks, especially the things that involve long, hard, focused work. The non-hustler hates unpleasant … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Ignore the Critics

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Hustlers inevitably draw attention to themselves. Because they work hard, make waves, and make things happen, people take notice. Some small portion of those who take notice will be critical of the hustler (not only will the number of critics be small, their stature is equally … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Do Not Play the Victim

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Hustlers don’t believe that the world is operating on them. They believe that they are operating on the world. Hustlers don’t believe that they are victims of the circumstances of their birth, no matter how humble, or how painful. They don’t believe they are victims of their … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Spend Time With Hustlers

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Hustlers don’t spend time with people with low personal standards. They don’t spend time with cynics, critics, has-beens, never-will-be’s, or slackers. They don’t spend time with people who have allowed their minds to be infected with negative and self-limiting beliefs. Hustlers … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Why Hustlers Succeed

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Hustlers succeed where others fail. There are a few difference that make the difference in their results, all of which are worth noting (and emulating). Not Lazy Hustlers aren’t lazy. They don’t try to avoid work or working. They don’t try to hide from the tasks and outcomes … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: The New Rules for Hustlers

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You won’t work for “the company,” keep a low profile, work for 47 years, and collect the gold watch. Whether you work inside a big company or hang up your own shingle, you are going to have to make your own way. The idea your parents and grandparents thought was safe is now the … [Read more...]