The Real Road to Success

The Real Road to Success and How to Get There
There were times when I was super depressed, anxious and felt like I would never be happy again. I felt worthless. I thought my future held nothing special for me. What talent do I have? Is there anything I’m good at? I thought the only way to find out was to hustle and just start doing different things to find out the most “suitable one”, but at the same time, I felt like it could be a waste of time.

And then I discovered Gary Vaynerchuk. Please, check out his videos if you haven't yet. Oh, boy, how I wish I had known about his existence before. He has seriously saved my life and showed me that it's okay not to go where the path may lead. Instead of that, I've decided to go where there is no path and leave a trail and that's something I suggest you do, too!

So, how are Gary and the road to success connected? I'm going to show you why I think that this man is one hell of a genius. One word: "HUSTLE".

Hustling is the Only Way to Succeed

SOME IMPORTANT THINGS GARY SAYS:

To me, hustle means putting all of your efforts into achieving the goal at hand and that means making every minute count. So listen, you need a break? Good. Take your break, but the bottom line is, every minute that you can apply to your game, you need to. You have to define what you want and why. Then you need to take actions in pursuit of that “what” or “why” and be able to explain why you did the things you did. Hustle is really working, day in and day when no one is looking. It’s about what you did from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.
I want to own my life and be in charge of everything I do. To be honest, I wanted to launch my blog in September because I wanted everything to be "ready and perfect" by then, but then I realized that it could be a waste of time. I told myself that I need to launch my blog ASAP because the best way to learn is by doing. So, blogging - this is what I’m going to do. If you feel like blogging could be your “thing” too, then please do give it a try. Yes, I’m not going to lie - it's going to be hard and you may not succeed, but at least you can say that you have given it your best shot. And that’s worth something. But who knows, it may eventually turn into something amazing and you’ll discover your passion in life. I know that I have only one life and therefore I must take action right now. No procrastinating anymore. They say that time is money, right? Every day you wake up and have 86 400 dollars. Trust me, you do not want to waste these dollars on nonsense. Every second does count!
Every second you spend thinking about what somebody else has is taking away from time that you could create something for yourself. You need to stop giving a shit about what anybody else has and realize that if you put your head down and just work for the next years, no glamor, no new fucking car, suitcase, jewelry, trip, event, no Coachella, no fucking new fucking sneakers. Like fuckin’ work, you will have it. Every time you care about one of the things I just mentioned, it will slow down your process of having it.
Gary's so right. You need to take action RIGHT NOW. You do you and I do me. Never hesitate if you feel like doing something because regret is poison. It’s one hell of a poison. Life is just too short to waste your time on things you don't enjoy or things you're not interested in. 
You have to understand your own personal DNA. Don’t do things because I do them or Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban tried it. You need to know your personal brand and stay true to it. Focus on providing value by knowing what your craft is. Don’t go to the place who pays you the most money, go where you can get the most learning and mentoring.
So, let's talk about blogging. I feel like many of us feel like blogging about blogging, beauty or fashion is the only way to attract public attention. This is so wrong. Would you like your blog to focus on cool Etsy finds only? Or maybe you are into hiking and would like to share your experiences with other people? Then do so! It's totally okay to have a niche blog because if your posts are made with love and passion and you know what you're talking about, then there are really no reasons why you shouldn't succeed. Even if you fail, you always have the choice to get back up. Never be afraid to do your own thing! 
Many of you often ask for ways to increase engagement around your content. Short answer: Hustle. Long answer: Make sure you’re putting out quality product. Once you know that you’re hitting the right notes with the content you’re putting out, you need to put your efforts into business development. You need to knock on the right doors, understand where you’re trying to take your efforts, and hustle until there’s not a single ounce of juice left. And so, when an opportunity presents itself, pounce on it. HUSTLE. Be mindful of the environments and conversations you want to get involved in and be sure that you’re offering them value in exchange for what you want from them, which is likely exposure. Remember that although you may be hustling to push your business to the top, you need to be respectful of those helping you along the way, and there’s no better way to show respect and appreciation, than in providing value.
Again, I'm going to use blogging as an example. In my opinion, it's not important to create a lot of blog posts. What's more important is the quality of those posts. Do your research, take your time. Don't worry about the grammar - no one is perfect. I'm not a native English speaker, so it's really hard for me not to make any grammatical errors, but you know what? I have a strong passion for blogging and that's what matters the most (I use Grammarly btw!). I don't know what I'm doing, I don't know where I'm going, but I love it! Focus on the message you want to spread around the world. Find the perfect schedule, whether it's once a month or twice a week, and stick to it. There is no need to accept every single paid opportunity. I know it may be tempting to get all that free stuff, but think of your readers first. Would they like every other post to be sponsored? It doesn't mean that it's not okay to do sponsored posts, but it's really important to blog about the things you're really interested in. Remember, quality over quantity!

Hustle - The Real Road to Success and How to Get There

Now tell me, what are your thoughts on hustling? 

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