Written by Angelica
PS : PIDGIN ENGLISH WAS USED IN THIS ARTICLE JUST TO SPICE THINGS UP.
HUSTLING : The hardest and most common parts of our life.
We all work effortlessly to earn a living just to be comfortable and happy but more often than not, we are comfortably uncomfortable and happily unhappy!
Well, calm your tits…
You see, we run a rat race. We work our asses out for peanuts and when we manage to get a furnished house and a car and maybe wife and children, Village people would start chooking eye for ya case like agbero wey see way bill.,
But then, we aren’t comfortable yet and we are suffering inside because we have to WORK it OUT to EARN.
Some people like me who are the profession-less professionals wey be say na anywhere wey belle face dem go dey match am dey go, 40 active jobs but can’t still give 100k offering… Feel me?
You know that kyn frustration bah?
Laugh jare! Time no dey
Some go work for 10k a month and still get owed. Tueh!
Some 7-7, no life except for you and your computer and some annoying colleagues to deal with.
Others na people wey dey wait for Baba God to answer their call on Naira Bet… No time!
Or Open shop for one week only one customer go come…
Well, e go beta. Say Amen!
Las las… We go dey alright.
All these things can be so frustrating! It can be!
This is so because we don’t own our lives. Our jobs do! Without these jobs we can’t live.
Some would say I’m crazy (not like it’s news) when I tell them their money doesn’t make them rich because they are mentally poor and health wise they would soon break down and die and people like us go chop the money join with palm wine and Bush meat.
But it’s true!
It’s not witch craft. A healthy life has to be balanced up..
How do you balance up your life?
You need to work with the formula given by life itself
Well, next is a chart of a healthy lifestyle.
This is the “wheel of wealth” as I like to call it and if you don’t balance this up you’re happily unhappy.
As for the Spirituality part, we live to shake this table another day.
Back to hustling.
How do we hustle right?
What are the principles of hustling?
No one has ever promised anyone an easy life, except false promises and at the end, we usually see it all!
If you want to make money you have to labour! Work for it, fail, try and keep failing till you get it right!
The difference between the rich and the poor is “Mindful Perseverance”. I coined this word myself because I’m learning the hard way!
The willingness to take risks and adapt to change. That is what would make you rich. No rich person ever made it in life by doing same old thing and complaining.
For each failed investment, is a huge lesson!
Are you learning or are you feeling life is cheating you?
How often do you ask yourself that?
Before you buy the Witchcraft form for hunting successful people ask yourself a good question!
How many lessons have I learnt from this situation?
People are fond of laughing at hustlers because they feel they have no vision… Even though some no get vision true true but why are you laughing?
Yeah, not everyone would make it big in life but have you given life your best shot yet?
Ask yourself this daily.
Have I given this my best? What could I have done differently?
If e no work, move to the next one!
Yeah, some people are good at humiliating people and pointing at your weaknesses all the time… But hey…
Instead of that to pull you down, let it motivate you. Learn from them and move on.
You know, people tell me demoralizing things daily. Some stab my insecurities just to break me, I swim in toxic waters and I’m constantly running but then I’ve learnt to make the water my friend.
When people tell me nice things, I feel strange it’s that bad. But heck imma bounce and pass. That’s what you need. You need to be positive all the time. Acknowledge your weaknesses so when people especially your loved ones poke them, you’ll be like “oh, that?” “what can I do to make it better?”
Then do your thing!
You need a positive vibe to hustle! Trust me! You have to be your biggest inspiration first! Look in the mirror and be proud of who you are even when you are the only one that is proud of yourself!
That’s a hustlerʼs mindset. It’s not magic..
If you want to hustle with vision,let me see your hands up.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a salary earner… We are all hustlers
We need the benjamins!
Our goal is to enjoy the money after we’ve made it right?
I want that too
How to hustle with vision.
- You don’t do what your like. Yes! Motivational speakers have killed us. Doing something you enjoy doing makes you complacent and unproductive. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE! Get out!
In this country, we are not encouraged to embrace our talents so what we think we like is not what we like.
We have wasted our talents like that and lived a sad life just to fit in!
Don’t fit in. Successful people don’t fit in.
- If what you’re doing isn’t satisfying any hunger, sorry you’re hustling without vision.
Do a job or engage in something that would make you feel good when you achieve a difficulty in that field.
It’s like hiking to the top
If you’re an entrepreneur, and you’ve never been called “foolish”, what are you doing again?
You’ve never faced rejection or scorn or sleeplessness or ungratefulness and unsolicited counsels wetin you dey do sef?
- Set a realistic goal!
What do you intend to achieve everyday?
How do you intend to achieve it?
How much step have you taken towards your goals?
- Develop yourself!
Read, meet people in that same field, desire to know more and update your knowledge, Ask questions!
Lord I have a lot to say but I’m tired.
- Invest in your health!
If you don’t, you’ll make the money and it would be used for your burial and hospital bills and the change we shall share as fastest fingers
That’s the truth!
If you’re not healthy, how can you work?
The money you’re making, is it for who?
I travel a lot because it keeps me healthy. I don’t joke with natural products.
To stay motivated, keep your problems before your eyes, Work and apply sense until the problems are solved.
You know money can’t solve some things right? At least have the basics. Be healthy and happy… Work hard and commune with God… All the rest would fall into the right places!
One stream of income is never and would never be enough!
That’s why the rich invest. Dangote still dey find money
DIVERSIFY YOUR INCOME!
Create an account for all your problems.
Have a healthy social and family life!
If you have a big dream, never stop dreaming.
Your dreams would grow with or without you!
Something made me this strong in life. It’s raw experiences.
I had it real rough and I survived. Still surviving, not there yet but working towards my dream life.
I don’t have money, but I’m happy
I can feed myself and travel and do all those stuff… Because I’m working with a plan.
I get frustrated a lot and I cry a lot…
But each time I give up, I come back up with a renewed strength…
If you’re going through a lot, take a deep breath and relax. Just be focused.
If I survived, why not you. I’ve attempted suicide three times
But now I’m happy and content. I feel I’m beginning to understand life now.
I quit the best job I had and had my investment flushed down the drain.
I’m my mother’s prayer point and my partner thinks I’m an unserious fellow because I never take things to heart!
I get bashed all the time and compared with people, people that are living a life I dropped.
I’ve been a head teacher before earning big and had things going on big for me, but I had no life. I wasn’t there for anyone. A total stranger to my family.
But when the time came for life to teach me, I learnt and still learning.
So… Don’t lose faith in you.
You have to keep believing in yourself and be consistent.
Trust me, when the time comes you’ll smile.
Once the clock ticks, your hustles count.
I’m going to stop here for now.
I hope this made your day and inspired you. Have a wonderful day ahead