Do you have an 8am to a 4pm job?
How do you feel working on a day job?
Let me help you to look at a different perspective. If you are working a day job, you are actually making other people dream come true. Let’s be practical. There is nothing wrong working your day job. It is still good to do so as we need income to survive and live. However, you should not forget to work on your dream and making it a reality. There is when the word Hustle is born.
Starting MarvinInspire is my hustle to add value my audience which includes you. It is deeply connected to my “WHY.”
My why is to inspire people to embrace the life obstacles so that they can grow living life with fulfilment.
Enough about me, the focus is how can I add value to you? By doing your hustle, you are actually making your dream into a reality. Here are the 5 hustle tips to achieve success!
1. Discover your Sweet Spot.
Sweet Spot is the intersection between your passion and your strength. Your strength is what you are great at. It is basically your skills. Passion is the things you love to do with zero feeling burden. You are willing to do it for free. Your sweet spot is the intersection of these two functions. A friend of mine, Claudius love to share an inspiring story that connects deep into our soul. That is his passion. Photography is his strength. He is damn good in capturing moments with his Leica camera. He is in his Sweet Spot. He is willing to invest his time and money into his hustle despite the challenges he faced.
So how to discover your sweet spot? List down your strength and then list down your passion. Look at your list and ponder about it. Do not overthink and just try and try until you discover it. Once you found it, you need to stay in it which leads to the next tip.
Hustle Tips: Overthinking your passion and your strength is deadly. Just do and find out whether you love it or not. Give yourself 6 months to work on it. If it is your sweet spot, don’t ever stop.
2. Stay in LOVE with your Sweet Spot.
Falling in love in your sweet spot is good. But, staying in love with your sweet spot is great. It is the best way to direct you to success. In other words, stay in love with the process. Enjoy the process. Trust the process.
Most of us will look at goals as an event. We see success as an event that can be achieved like a tick in a box. This tip is important. So I am going to break it down.
Most people see health as an event: “If I just lose 10kg, then I’ll be in the best shape of my life and get my 6 pack abs. Once you got it, then what? Are you going to stop being healthy? It is about consistency.
If you observe the people who achieve their goals, you start to realize that it is not the events or the results that make them different. It is their commitment to the process. They fall in love with the daily practice, not the individual event. They demonstrate perseverance and persistence in overcoming the life obstacles.
If you want to be in the best shape of your life, then losing 10kg may be necessary. But the only way to make it happen is to fall in love with the process of eating healthy and workout consistently.
Stay in love with your sweet spot and trust the process. Believe me, it will be worth it.
Hustle Tips: It takes an enormous amount of patience to achieve the breakthrough that you desire. Patience means 5 years process of working.
Be prepared to fail and be ever ready to learn. Just imagine, a baby is about to learn to walk. She will fall over and over and over again until she just takes the first step. Then the second step. Then, the third step. The next thing you know she will start running. We have the power of perseverance and persistence since we were born. But, when life punches you in your face, you stayed in your comfort zone. Same goes for your hustle journey. It will push you out of your comfort zone. Be prepared to fail and be ever ready to learn. Be stubborn about working on your hustle, however, be flexible with your approach.
Hustle Tips: It is alright to fail for failure is your best teacher. Learn for it and move on.
4. Do the work!
This is the most cliche statement ever. Work! They are two kinds of people in life. The first kind of people will say I’m going to wait until I feel like doing it. The second kind of people will say I’m going to do it until I feel like it. The first one will never get anything done because he still waiting and waiting to feel the moment to move. The other person will work, and then he will begin to feel the moment. Which one are you? It is very obvious, be the second person and get things done.
Be prepared for some late nights and early morning. You need to invest at least 2 to 3 hours at a minimum to do the work every single day. You may need to invest more hours during the weekend. Sacrifice needs to be done.
Sacrifices is a necessity to build your hustle. You may need to sacrifice your leisure hours, movie nights, drinking session, party and the list goes on and on. You got 24 hours in a day, you got to learn to utilise it at max!
Hustle Tips: Remember the 4 D of success. Desire, Determination, Dedication and Discipline!
5. Reward yourself.
I believe in the word balance. You work in your 9am to a 5pm job, then you hustle 2 to 3 hours at night. Believe me, it can be exhausting. Remember to reward yourself, set one day in a week for your to relax and chill. You need it to recharge and learn to turn off. You need to find out what works for you. Probably, once every two weeks. It is up to you. The bottom line is to turn off and enjoy yourself. After that, switch to your hustle mode and work.
For me, I love the moment of silence. I usually, read books at the beach, and that is how my inspiration grow. You need to find out what works for you. Do not overthink and for yourself to reward yourself.
Hustle Tips: Invest your reward on what matters to you. It means spending time with your family, close friends, and yourself like travelling.
Lets recap! It is good to work your day job. But always remember to hustle your dream. Discover your sweet spot and do not overthink. Lean to fall in love in the process. Expect failure as it is the mother of success. Do the work and focus on the action. Do not focus on your feeling. Always remember to reward yourself.