#420: Unlearning The Hustle Mentality (& How I Got It Wrong)

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This is a podcast episode titled, #420: Unlearning The Hustle Mentality (& How I Got It Wrong). The summary for this episode is: <p><strong>An Entrepreneur’s Permission To UnHustle </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I  L - O - V - E  new entrepreneurs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There’s no drive or determination like the early days of starting a business…but with that comes a few habits that become hard to break.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Like taking that drive and willingness to do what it takes and forgetting that you’re running a marathon…not a sprint.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A “hustle, hustle, hustle” mentality can be the default setting for high achievers (like many entrepreneurs are.) But it’s also been the flag that successful entrepreneurs have loudly and proudly flown for the last decade.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">And I made the mistake of falling into the hustle culture trap myself in the early days of my business.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So in this episode, I want to talk about the turning point when I realized hustling my days, nights, and weekends away wasn’t cutting it anymore</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plus how I undid the thoughts of what I “should be” as an entrepreneur and even the “hustle-over-everything” beliefs I brought into my business.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a long-timer like me, I hope this short and sweet conversation is one more reminder that your *whole* life deserves your attention. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">And that doing *all* the things isn’t always what’s best for your biz. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So take a deep breath and click to listen. Your permission to unhustle is inside!</span></p> <p>Here’s a glance at this episode...</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[03:29] The one thing that I would do differently in my business is that I wouldn't have hustled to get to where I am today. </span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[04:42] The first years are the most difficult. Once you start to see traction and double down on what's working, the hustle can stop or at least slow down.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[06:50] What I believe now is that you can have an amazing personal life with white space and downtime as well as an amazing business.</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">[09:03] The questions we ask allow us to work smarter. It took courage to allow me to switch to a four-day workweek. My team and I put in a system and a plan. Then we got to work!</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts</strong></p> <p>"I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">please consider rating and reviewing my show</a>! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click here</a>, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!</p> <p>Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/online-marketing-made-easy-with-amy-porterfield/id594703545?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Follow now!</a></p>

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An Entrepreneur’s Permission To UnHustle 

I  L - O - V - E  new entrepreneurs.

There’s no drive or determination like the early days of starting a business…but with that comes a few habits that become hard to break.

Like taking that drive and willingness to do what it takes and forgetting that you’re running a marathon…not a sprint.

A “hustle, hustle, hustle” mentality can be the default setting for high achievers (like many entrepreneurs are.) But it’s also been the flag that successful entrepreneurs have loudly and proudly flown for the last decade.

And I made the mistake of falling into the hustle culture trap myself in the early days of my business.

So in this episode, I want to talk about the turning point when I realized hustling my days, nights, and weekends away wasn’t cutting it anymore

Plus how I undid the thoughts of what I “should be” as an entrepreneur and even the “hustle-over-everything” beliefs I brought into my business.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a long-timer like me, I hope this short and sweet conversation is one more reminder that your *whole* life deserves your attention. 

And that doing *all* the things isn’t always what’s best for your biz. 

So take a deep breath and click to listen. Your permission to unhustle is inside!

Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [03:29] The one thing that I would do differently in my business is that I wouldn't have hustled to get to where I am today. 
  • [04:42] The first years are the most difficult. Once you start to see traction and double down on what's working, the hustle can stop or at least slow down.
  • [06:50] What I believe now is that you can have an amazing personal life with white space and downtime as well as an amazing business.
  • [09:03] The questions we ask allow us to work smarter. It took courage to allow me to switch to a four-day workweek. My team and I put in a system and a plan. Then we got to work!

Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts

"I love Amy and Online Marketing Made Easy." <-- If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people -- just like you -- move toward the online life and business that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!