The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Pay for Success in Advance

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Success is an outcome that you pay for in advance. Hustlers know that they have to pay the price in advance for what they want, and they never worry about the price. They know that the greater the outcome, the more they will have to pay to achieve it. The hustler pays the full … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Control Their State

The Hustler's Playbook: Hustlers Control Their State

The hustler exercises control over their attitude. They control their mental state, ensuring that they are in the right frame of mind to produce the results they need (at work or at play). The hustler is optimistic and empowered. The hustler chooses their attitude; they don’t … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: No One Owes You Anything

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I once heard a non-hustler say, “I can’t live on the money that my company pays me.” This non-hustler believes that his company owes him enough money to meet the standard of living he wants for himself. I heard another non-hustler say, “No one paid for my college, so I didn’t … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Put Themselves First

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Hustlers take care of themselves before they take care of other people. This sounds selfish, doesn’t it? It’s not selfish; it is necessary. Keep reading. Hustler’s put their personal health first. They make time to exercise each morning, knowing that the body that carries around … [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 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: What A Hustler Is

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The word “hustler” sometimes has a negative connotation. Some people believe that a “hustler” is someone who is trying to take advantage of them, that they are “being hustled.” That’s not what it means here. Here the connotation is nothing but positive. A hustler is someone … [Read more...]

The Hustler’s Workweek

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Hustlers don’t work a standard 40 hour workweek. The 40 hour workweek is an idea that labor unions came up with when most people did manual labor, when they worked with their hands. And their backs. It’s a remnant of the Industrial Age, like the school systems that prepare … [Read more...]