I hate hustle culture. Obsessing over productivity. Getting shit done. Making moves. Creating projects, relationships, and wealth.
I also love it. I crave it…when I’m in the mood.
There are weeks where I’m on my computer all day working on this or that. Not because I feel I have to, but because it’s fun.
There are also weeks where I’m so burnt out, I don’t give a shit about anyone or anything.
Do we have to work 40 hours a week to build something meaningful? Absolutely not.
But I do think there’s merit (especially when creating our own thing) to working pretty damn hard? At least in the beginning.
I’m in a good place with my coaching business. A huge part of that was my willingness to flood my week with calls and work on weekends. That allowed me to coach more people and be more available to opportunities.
However, I’ve hit a point of diminishing returns. Now, working on weekends, always being on…it deflates me. I had my day in the sun with it. But it no longer serves me. It got me here. And it’ll keep me here.
But the only reason I’m able to message my clients and tell them “no more Sunday sessions” is because I’m totally in a place to do so. I’ve earned it.
And that’s the keyword here. Earn.
We don’t get something from nothing. We don’t get promoted on our first day.
So the question for me is: What’s the balance between working hard and not destroying ourselves?
I’m sure the answer is different for everyone. I’m still trying to figure mine out.