Is The Hustle Overhyped?

In today’s video I ask the question: Is the hustle overhyped?


Today there are no answers, just a lot of questions.

Hey welcome back for another episode of The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses. I am glad you’re here because today I have a question that I have been struggling with over the last couple of days and I just thought I would put it out there for the world.

What I’ve been wondering is,

Is the hustle overhyped?

So yesterday morning when I woke up, the very first thought I has was something’s got to give. And the reason I was thinking that is because a week or so ago I did an office video tour at the end of one of my videos, so you know that right over here is a weight rack my husband has almost got it set up and ready to go so we’re going to restart our workout routine, which I am really excited about.

But I was like, when am I going to do that?  Now the obvious answer is first thing in the morning, that’s a really good time to get up and get up and work out, especially if its in your house, its right there and ready to go. Its what we’ve done previously and its worked out well for us. But as I was laying there in bed and thinking that, I was exhausted I was laying in bed because I couldn’t get up, I was way too tired, and just the thought of, ok now I have to get up and work out? Or actually I have to get up an hour earlier, I have to give up another hour of sleep to get up and work out, to do something that I want to do just kind of put me in a funk.

Because currently my day is, get up, do the family stuff in the morning, get my husband to work and my son to daycare, come in the office and work day job stuff all day, go pick up my son from daycare.  We do family time, do dinner, bath, bed, book, all that stuff, put him down by 7:30 and then that’s my time to work on this stuff. On the Amazon, on The Bootstrap Boutique, and I do that until I go to bed and that’s just what I’ve been doing and it’s really fun but these days are really full and I feel like I’m starting to drop balls.

Gary Vaynerchuck

My first answer to that was Megan – you just got to hustle more. You’ve got to hustle. You’ve got to be working all the time and be maximum super-productivity all the time. Do I? Is that really the answer? Gary Vaynerchuck would say yes. He has pretty much built his business on the concept of hustle. He will tell you that everybody has from 7pm to 2am or some time frame like that where they can go and work on their side business. And he’s right. I do have that time, I just said my son, he is in bed between 7 and 7:30 most nights. So that’s what I should be doing until 2am right? Pretty much it is what I do until I go to bed, but where I struggle is the 2am part.

Here’s where I whine:

I am a person that needs sleep. I get physically ill, you know, fever, nauseous, all that stuff if I go too many days without sleep. So I don’t feel like that’s an option for me. I haven’t seen 2am since my son was a newborn and that was not my choice. So this is what I’m struggling with is all the different things that I have on my plate. Because I don’t want to take anything off, I actually want to do more stuff. You know, I made my year the year of yes because there is more that I want to do and accomplish. I am just starting to wonder, and I know part of it to is that I’ve got travel coming up which takes me really out of this groove.

Like I said, there’s no answers here, this is just me talking out loud and trying to figure out what I’m going to do.

Wrap Up

So what I would love for you to do today in the comments is just tell me how you manage, how you juggle all the different things you do, because I am not unique in the fact that I have challenges in trying to get everything done that’s on my plate. You struggle with that, everybody struggles with that. So let’s just try and help each other and talk about things that we can do to make our lives a little bit easier as we are building a side business, as we are managing a career and spending time with our family and taking on all the responsibilities that we have. Ok enough talk because now I really feel like I’ve got to get to work.

Thumbs up on this video if this is something that you struggle with as well.  Leave me a comment down below and let me know how you manage all the stuff that you have on your to do list and I will talk to you next time guys, take care!

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