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I’m a big fan of hustling, but so many of us get caught into the pattern of reactive hustling rather than proactive hustling. There’s a big difference between the two. Watch the video if you’d like to hear more and see how you can get out of the trap of reactive hustling.
Nathalie Lussier says
Woo! I love this Charlie, and I’m cranking up the awesome. 🙂
Wendy Maynard says
Is reactive hustling like busy work? I like the idea of proactive hustling and would love to have you talk more about the concept.
P.S. Going to get my awesome on…
They’re a lot different, actually. When you’re reactively hustling, you really don’t have time for a lot of busywork, but it’s because we often do busywork rather than proactive hustling that we end up reactively hustling.
I’ll be talking a lot more about this in the future, too. One of the limitations of vlogs for me is that I can’t explain things in the way that I normally would want to. Maybe I do need to share the vlog I did yesterday about why I don’t like vlogging.
Aletta de Wal says
Love the notion of doing tomorrow’s work today. Really boosts my mojo!
Wendy Maynard says
Yeah – I thought when I watched the vlog that maybe I missed another post or something about it. That said, don’t stop vlogging – I like hearing you talk. Maybe you could vlog with an accompanying written post. I do that a lot on my blog and it seems to work pretty well.
Hulbert Lee says
Cool video Charlie. One of the people that have inspired me with hustling is Will Smith. I wrote about him and he talks about hustling as being one of the biggest keys to success. I like how you remind us that hustling just to get things done isn’t enough, but it takes a proactive kind of hustling, one that moves us forward in the direction of our goals and possibilities. Thanks for this man.
Sid Savara says
Haha! I like how you call out people doing taxes at the last minute – like me 😉
I agree though – there’s a huge difference between proactively moving towards whatever you want, rather than running away from outcomes you don’t want, and just towards what you need to finish just to get by =)
Ivan Hernandez says
Great point. I see that also a big problem with “Hustling” is when you get caught up on working hard …. just for the sake of working hard! and you are actually not accomplishing anything!
I found myself recently working very hard, until very late, yes … very proud that I am hustling … until I realized that the value of what I have done was minimal.
Since then, I put my focus and attention on accomplishment … not just on hustling.
Anyway, congrats on your blog man. You are doing great stuff.
P.S. BTW, Love the planners! They are great!
Ah hah! If I’d watched this before we spoke yesterday, I might’ve mentioned some reactive hustling I did last week. Gonna keep an eye on myself and make sure I’m hustling proactively from now on. And now, back to create, connect, consume …
Jonathan Mead says
Yep, this has been me, I won’t deny it.
I’m changing that. Thanks for the nudge Charlie.
This has been me, too, Jonathan. Having felt the difference between proactive and reactive hustle, just trust me – it’s worth the shift.
I’d love to hear if you have any input on how to actually make the switch. A lot of us find that our time is swamped with home duties, full time jobs, part time jobs, volunteering and family obligations, and we just struggle to keep up with today–knowing full well that we should be preparing for tomorrow. How do you get to the point where you are up to date in enough areas to begin proactively hustling? The easy answer is turning down obligations, but sometimes this just isn’t an option. Thanks, and I like the site!