I’m not talking to those who are hustling illegal products or nefarious services. I’m talking to the ones who are busting their behinds, every day, to make their dream a reality.
I’m talking to the people who rise early and rest late, writing that last word, sewing that last stitch, sharpening that last design or putting the last period on that proposal.
The ones who are stepping out of their comfort zone and into the unknown. Who are striving to leave their 9 to 5 behind to one day be their own boss. The ones who do a little something each day, to inch ever closer to their destiny.
I’m talking to you.
I want you to know that I appreciate your hustle, because I am a hustler too.
I know what it’s like to work on your job, then come home to work on your journey. And I know the journey is exhausting. And for those who have quit their job to work on their journey, I know the journey can be terrifying and the hustle is real.
I know, because of it, you don’t have time to sit down and watch This is Us, Chicago Hope or Housewives of Wherever, because the hustle requires your attention and your determination won’t let you.
And I know, if you’re a writer, that you’re surrounded by people who have no idea that being an author is way more than writing books, because books are nothing unless you do research, have a social media presence, an author platform, find an agent, attend conferences, work with editors and designers, manage a website, a newsletter, a blog, attend book signings and speaking engagements, make ads, garner media attention, work with Amazon and other retailers and the list goes on and on. And none of these tasks include actually writing the book!
And all of this is after you’ve made dinner, done the laundry, played chauffeur and helped with homework.
So Hustlers, I’ve asked for your attention today, simply to say… I salute you.
I honor you and your hustle and I know you’re going to make it. So don’t give up!
Keep moving. Keep grinding and keep your head high.
Because if you can do all of this, you can do anything.
And one day soon, you’re going to hustle all the way to the bank.
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