Episode 11: Toxic Thinking & Hustle Culture
This week on Hustle Machine, Zack’s got beef. And apparently Jason is ready for him to dish!
Zack saw an influencer recently post about being in a gym. They were up early. The gym was empty. Then, the influencer began to shame their followers (unsuccessfully we might add):
I’m up doing this. And everyone else who doesn’t want it bad enough is still at home in bed.
While we have to stretch ourselves and put ourselves in difficult situations, there’s a toxic trait in hustle culture that tries to use shaming as a tactic to pus people to hustle harder. And that simply won’t fly.
When the hustle turns toxic
When it comes to achieving success with a business, it’s not necessary to fall into line with the rest of hustle culture in order to get to the goal line. In fact, hustle culture has turned toxic. It’s even become this vile, messed-up badge of honor that you are working harder and longer than everyone else.
BUT, the problem is, life isn’t a contest. While there are fights and struggles on the road to success, there is no need to be the most tired, the most burned out, the most physically destroyed in the journey towards personal or professional success.
There are no trophies from hustle culture
Years ago at a conference, a successful entrepreneur told the guys that success was found through hard work and putting your personal life on hold. Wait. Full Stop. Yeah, you read that right. What a terrible piece of advice.
The path to the goal line in business should be a balance between personal and professional joys, hard work, and a healthy outlook on life. Bring value and energy to your life and interactions instead of leaching your energy from others. In no way should you ever make someone feel less than.
Until next time, Hustle on!