There are plenty of self-help books out in
the market which will attempt to guide you on how to be a better you.
What if, all you needed to do was to Hustle
Within the book, “Hustle”, the authors
believe all you need to make a better life for yourself is make small tweaks to
your everyday life.
These tweaks will help you discover some
actions which can help you guide you on the path to the life you want.
- Audible Audiobook
- Patrick Vlaskovits (Author) – Brian Sutherland (Narrator)
- English (Publication Language)
- 05/23/2017 (Publication Date) – Audible Studios (Publisher)
There are three main points which express
these thoughts, including:
1. The rigged economic system prevents us from following our dreams
2. Hustling lets you own your dreams, but it comes with risks
3. To catch your dream, abide by the Three Unseen Laws of Hustle
Lesson 1: The rigged economic system prevents us from following our dreams
When we are kids, we are often asked what our dream jobs are.
The possibilities seem endless. This holds true until the day we are told we need to pursue a career on a very rigid path.
Currently in the workplace, close to 90% of people feel dissatisfied with their jobs.
The problem is, they accrued so much debt to get to the point in their career where they are, they can’t afford to take many risks.
This endless cycle of getting in debt to get a job you may not want, but need in order to pay off your debt, stifles your creativity and means most people are not fulfilled within their job.
Lesson 2: Hustling lets you own your dreams, but it comes with risks
Here’s a question for you – do you own your dream, or just rent it?
Most people are currently just renting their dream, thinking the risk is too great and challenges to large.
This type of model stifles creativity and does not offer a sense of fulfillment.
The only way to break out of it is by taking risks and owning your dream.
In order to have a sense of purpose, accomplishment and fulfillment, you need to take risks.
The current system is not set up for you to succeed without taking some risks. You must Hustle if you want to find new opportunities and a path towards fulfillment.
Lesson 3: To catch your dream, abide
by the Three Unseen Laws of Hustle
To become a Hustler, there are Three Unseen
Laws which you must be aware of:
To have heart, it means a feeling which will propel you towards an action. This could be joy, or anger or even revenge; whatever the emotion is, you must channel it in order to move forward.
This is where your Head comes into play.
Your heart will open some opportunities for you, and your head will then be able to analyze the emotions.
Your head is needed to see the benefits and observations which are out there which no one else can see currently.
Lastly, you must create good habits in order to move forward.
By listening to your heart, and your head, you will uncover an opportunity you can capitalize upon.
However, if you don’t keep yourself accountable by setting achievable deadlines and milestones, then this opportunity will never come to fruition.
All three laws are necessary to become a Hustler.
My Personal Takeaway
After reading this book, I gained some clarity on how the system and our work ethics and culture often direct towards a traditional career and life.
This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it may also mean that we get stuck in a lifestyle we are not happy with. As credit card debt and student loans hoard up over time, people tend to get stuck at a job they might not be happy with, simply because of the lock-in effect being indebted means.
The ideals of our society often requires more money than we have at any given point in our life, and therefore people tend to be indebted over long periods of time.
This is of course very sad, but this book taught me that you have to break free from the patterns and habits of the system, hustle, to truly try to realise your dreams.
This does not come without risks, but the book also preaches that the process of trying to achieve a life-long dream has a lot of advantages, even if you might not reach all the way to ultimate dream of your life.
Put into Action
- Try to pay off debt or make yourself as independent as possible for debt to get more freedom and make space for your personal hustle.
- Use the Three Unseen Law of Hustle, Heart, Head, and Habit to successfully hustle in your way.
- Take risks – even if you won’t make it all the way to the final goal, you tried to achieve your dream and this is one of the most rewarding experiences one can have.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who feels a bit “stuck” in life (or in your career, which is discussed in our summary of managing up) and feel like they are the hamster in the wheel.
I strongly believe that the online environment offers so many opportunities which seldom require a lot of money to get going with.
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