There’s a huge conversation taking place at the moment about “the hustle”. Being involved in the fitness industry as a Personal Fitness Trainer, as well as being an entrepreneur, I absolutely get why it’s became such a hot topic.
Unfortunately it’s getting a bad rep – it really depends on your own personal experience with it.
But that doesn’t mean that everyone shouldn’t use it. Or that it’s a bad word. Or that people can’t turn that “feeling” around if they choose. Or if someone is leading by example, doing the good hustle, they shouldn’t put it out there.
And it shouldn’t mean that people who do use the “hustle” should be slagging people off for not liking it, or for being lazy if they don’t like it.
That’s just being ridiculous.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t had a good experience with it in the past from others. I come under the category of what you would call “Good Hustle”. And stay the hell away from the bad hustle. 🙂
I’ve refrained from using the word “hustle” because I’ve seen the after effects of bad hustle, I’ve seen others teach bad hustle, because they think it’s just about doing lots of stuff.
I’ve also seen the amazing impact of good hustle too.
There’s good hustle and bad hustle – depending on your take on it.
We shouldn’t even have to really worry about the good or the bad, but that’s what happens when things go haywire with personal experiences with a word. And how you feel.. is how you feel, it’s as simple as that. That’s ok to feel like that.
This is my personal view, my own experience and what I’ve seen others experience etc…
—- The bad hustle – what you see in fitness:
Personal Fitness Trainers using the word hustle with their clients. They over complicate stuff for their clients. Telling their clients more is always better. Confusing them… Over training them. Their clients have no direction. Telling them if they want to hustle and train for hours they need to use crazy ass supplements chock full of hard core stimulants.
Their clients signed up because they wanted a specific goal, but they’re not really sure now if that’s even happening because their trainer is so all over the place mentally, and often doesn’t show up for sessions on time. Their trainer has a new “something” happening every second day which puts the clients on the back burner. They’re always busy and frantic and take it out on their clients. They contradict themselves and their beliefs all the time. Their clients feel like their trainer is a mess.
—- The bad hustle – what you see in business:
People using the word hustle that are pumping out slap dash poor quality services and products that have no real purpose. Eg…They’re just a cash grab with no real deep impact or intention behind them. They often crap on their clients because they’re all over the place with their business with no real direction, leaving clients high and dry. Not caring about the impact of that or the mess they’ve created.
They’re actually teaching this behaviour (style of hustle) to their clients! They are putting in long hours, destroying their health, their quality of life. They’re proud of that – they feel that’s what it’s all about. Wearing it like an honour badge. Their clients are left a with crappy taste in their mouth, feeling duped and their dreams shattered.
OK… NOW HERE IS WHERE THE GOOD HUSTLE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…
—- Good hustle in fitness – what it means to me:
Being clear with goals. Trainers have their clients programs laid out clearly in front of their clients, what they’ll be doing, how they’ll do it, how to simplify it so it’s actionable. It needs to be goal based and coming from a place of the clients own passion for their goals and the trainer’s passion for wanting to help them reach that… Because the trainer cares about them and also has clear goals for his or her own life and business. The PT teaching, guiding and inspiring awesome action , from beginning to end, and creating an experience that will impact the clients for the rest of their lives. Leading by example.
—- Good hustle in business means to me:
Taking action with intention, coming from a place of alignment, loving your clients (because you’re so in alignment with them), genuinely caring about the quality of the services and products you offer, doing what’s necessary (inspired motivated committed action from a deeper place) to get to your next goal, without trashing your health, burnout or crapping on people.
Life in general, especially the entrepreneurial lifestyle is a roller coaster, highs and lows are just part of life. You’re going to get days where you struggle in life in general anyway. But every day doesn’t have to be negative chaos.
For the most part, the chaotic times are exciting for me – because of the intention behind it. I’m excited about what I’m doing. I love what I do. I know the impact it has and I love my clients to bits. I wake up knowing exactly what I’m going to do that day. My day may not always pan out as expected, but I like to be focused and work efficiently, without over-complicating stuff, so I can move forward faster.
There’s a difference between being busy and actually doing what needs to be done. This applies to your fat loss, your body goals, your life, your entrepreneurial goals.
You can run around doing all kinds of things but if you’re not taking the action you need – the steps you need to take – to actually reach the goals you want – then you’re screwing yourself over because it limits your quality of life and prevents you from achieving the results you want, whether it be your fat loss, your body, your life, your business, your empire that you’re building.
So…. Will I start using the word “hustle”?
If a word doesn’t excite me, doesn’t fire me up inside, doesn’t wake me up each day with a tingling in my stomach because I can’t wait to get moving on what I want to achieve for that day… if it doesn’t fall into that category… then I’m not going to use it.
That doesn’t make me or anyone else lesser or more of a successful entrepreneur or personal fitness trainer.
It’s entirely up to you. Your choice, your life, your body, your business, your goals, your message.
That’s what this all about, isn’t it. You being the best version of yourself.
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