Episode 076: The Downside of Hustle

As entrepreneurs, we rally behind the idea of HUSTLE because we know the amount of hard work, grit and tenacity it takes to build, grow and scale a business.

We wear the HUSTLE badge with great pride and honour.

But how many of us take the time to fully evaluate the consequences and the sacrifice you have to make to achieve your goals, targets and dreams at all cost?

The King of the Hustle movement is Gary Vaynerchuk. I like him a lot… but probably for reasons that might surprise you.

I have met Gary V a few times. The most recent time was last year at the private Mastermind Talks in Ojai. Gary was the surprise guest speaker on Day 1.

Both times I have met Gary, I had the chance to speak to him… and the reason I like Gary is he is TRUE to his words. He is a man who is always shifting, adapting and figuring things out. How Gary is on stage is exactly how he is offstage… (and I am not sure if he has an OFF switch).

And he is extremely SELF AWARE. He knows and understands what he is sacrificing in exchange for this HUSTLE. Most entrepreneurs never see, think or believe in it until it is too late.

From what I can tell – he is a man of his words… that is why I respect him.

“The first five years of my marriage is one of the great regrets of my life…” Gary Vaynerchuk

Watch this video to see the side of Gary V that most people never get to see and why it is important that you are pursuing a path that is aligned with YOU (and not anyone else’s)

Know your DOWNSIDE