Talent or Hard Work

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Anonymous asks, “Which is more important to success, talent or hard work?” When Talent Fails Countless talented people fail. They are better equipped through some natural gift, some set of experiences, or through training. It is clear to everyone around them that they have … [Read more...]

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: 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...]

On Working Hard and Effectiveness

On Working Hard and Effectiveness

Sometimes success requires that you work harder. But the fact that you are working hard doesn’t mean you’re necessarily working. Your work is about achieving certain outcomes, not about being impressively busy. You can work really hard and still not get anything done. You can … [Read more...]