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Hustle on the other hand warrants a review. Yes, it's really that bad. I have never read so many words which cumulatively contained so little information. I do not know why other reviewers write that there is any practical actionable information in this book other than it saying "do something, make some money!"
Let me save you the purchase price and if I hadn't already recycled the book I would find the sentence to quote it verbatim. It goes something like this; if you want to make some perpetual money with some up-front effort, then write a book that people want to buy.
Well, the author(s) did that, and they sure got my money, so their advice is solid!
I'm a big fan of Neil, who is an industry EXPERT, but this book was very disappointing. Hustle is rhetorical storytelling, and is so self-absorbed that they suggest new language about the "types of hustle" ("outside/upside? really?) and appealing to millennials to "get their hustle on" and to "buck the establishment that holds you down". It's a very hard read if you were expecting any guidance, because there is none other than the obvious, generic start-your-own-business-with-your-hustle. I found myself re-reading chapters trying to identify what really was the learning point, and in many chapters there wasn't any take-away other than having now learned about another past experience that the authors had coming up in business.
This, sadly, left me wondering if this book was simply an ego-stroke for the authors to be able to say they are published.
There is nothing as keen as being ahead of the curve, caliing your own shots, and being in charge. This book is full of suggestions on how to make that your reality. In other words, living YOUR hustle.
And that's a great thing!
I love a line from this book - "Don't Rent Your Dreams, Own Them" - don't sit on the sidelines waiting for your ship to come in. Take action. It's a central theme in this book and so important for anyone that wants a rewarding life.
After reading Hustle I am charged up to plunge into projects I have been sitting on, waiting for the best time to start. But there is no best time other than now. Thanks Neil, Patrick, and Jonas. Let's hustle!
You might think from the title that this is a book by some fast-talking sales-closer type--the sort of book that whips you up to a frenzy about how all the good stuff comes to those who hustle.
You'd be wrong.
This is a thoughtful, deep dive into what hustle means to three (eventually) successful guys from very different backgrounds.
Too many books on success talk like one long cheerleading session: the mindset, the affirmations, etc. I prefer when books are balanced, and discuss failures and self-doubts along with achievements. That's the real world, after all.
This book does that. The routes these guys have taken to success are anything but straight-line. In fact,here's a quote: "Neil had lost a million dollars by the time he was 21, one hell of a deep hole at such a young age. Jonas had a massive stroke in his twenties while working a demanding job at a start-up. Patrick quit his job without any prospects lined up and with a baby on the way." That should give you an idea that this is not your standard rah-rah session.
It's a book not about "do these 20 magic steps and you'll become rich. It's much more about what you have to do between your ears in order to set the stage for success. No latest Facebook "hacks" or gimmicks in here, I'm happy to report. It's all about the inner game between your ears.
Parts I particularly liked:
--The Cycle of Suck, and getting stuck in "Meh" thinking as a habit.
--An inspired section about job descriptions vs. the reality of what most jobs are like.
--Where to find the initial successes that get you some momentum in the right direction.
--The four kinds of luck, and how luck can be more of a science than a random event.
--The section where they ripped apart the too-tidy modern-day "rule" that says you need to spend 10,000 hours on something in order to master it.
--The virtue of not searching for the straightest line to your goals.
They made me think, and made me ask myself questions where I didn't necessarily like the answers. That's good: If I wanted pure, unquestioning happy times, I would have bought a cat calendar.
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Much of the book apart from thr chapter "T IIRL" to the end of "Proof" didn't move me in any particular way. I feel that if you were to do the book again in the future more enthesis needs to be put on the entrepreneurs as opposed to trying to accommodate 9-5vers & alike. More strategies on connecting with like minded entrepreneurs who want to create big change who are straight to the point no BS & hungry to make a difference.
Strategies for people on a low budget who know what they want to achieve but need a little nudge as to how to source/outsource the right help. There was no mention of the experience about how you raised capital, built your teams and things you look for in collaboration; no mention about the major things you've done/created for companies for the people who dont know you.
I just felt most things were blasé & touching the surface. As mentioned Im guessing a number of people have heard the heroic stories of nothings to somethings many times before & it was a great shame that this over shaowed the entire book which i believe should have been much more.
I will continue to follow your workings but not too much as "HUSTLERS GOTTA HUSTLE", in the future i hope you can provide us with something with substance with a book titled "HUSTLE"
What I like about this book?
- The book starts off very well. As someone who wasn't born in a privileged environment, I have always doubted my ability to make it big in this world. The author hits the nail right on its head here.
- The author talks about his failures. This is so cool. A lot of people brush off this part of their lives.
- They talk about the real skills required to succeed in hustle. But they also talk about the soft skills required. And they back everything up with examples.
- They focus on money but emphasize how money is mostly a medium, not the driving force.
My favorite sections
- Find the heart of your talents
- Manufacturing luck
- Projects make you stronger
My suggestion: If you're looking out for aspirational/inspirational books on entrepreneurship, check out James Altucher's "Choose Yourself" series. If you're looking for a practical, actionable book on entrepreneurship, check out "Business Brilliant" by Lewis Schiff.
There's a lot of opportunity out there to make your dreams come true but you need to be prepared to hustle. This book will give you a lot of inspiration as well as tips and tools for getting to where you want to be. Hustle feels like a new slang word in the entrepreneurial community and gets tossed around a lot. But think about it. It means hard work. Dedication. Not giving up. You still need to be doing the right things but you need to hustle. Make things happen!
One must commit to self-change and realization. Devote your energy to the world you want to create. The dream. Find great people to surround yourself with. build a foundation. Make the dream happen.
This book is full of great advice, inspiring stories, and pure intelligence. This is not a book of hacks. It also goes into the trials and tribulations of becoming an entrepreneur, discussing many failures, which after all is what it's all about. It's about the inner game. What goes on inside you. The difference between letting dreams slide by or taking them "by the horns" and hustling them to realization.
Some new and unconventional ideas that are being shared. All the advice was real world and not fluffy (the type that you will typically read in a self-help book).
But the concluded impact is profound. Really, it prepares you to take the just let.