Friday, February 9, 2018

Hustle: the Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum

I normally only read one book at a time (or rarely read a nonfiction and fiction book simultaneously).  But right now I've started about four nonfiction books and a fiction book.  I don't even remember exactly why I started reading Hustle: the Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum, but once I started it I pretty much just focused on it (except for when I took a break to read The Little Prince; that was to avoid Hustle spoiling the other book).

Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler wrote this book to help everyone live their own dreams rather than living the rented dreams of other people.  Their main message is that you need to stack the deck in your favour by taking a bunch of small risks (or trying multiple projects) - this ends up less risky than putting all your eggs into one basket.  They also show how both they and other successful people have moved from project to project, creating momentum, meaning, and money by using their talents and giving back to the world.  They offer some good advice, like using the 10-minute rule (do something for 10 minutes, then evaluate how you feel about the task, rather than procrastinating because you don't want to do something), or using ESP (experiment, storytelling, and pitching) to help you move towards your dreams.

I enjoyed reading Hustle: I liked reading about the other people in the book, and Hustle made me inspired to make changes in my own life (although truthfully I've been feeling like I need to, which is why I started reading Hustle in the first place).  Hopefully I can take what I learned and manufacture money, meaning, and especially momentum in my own life. :)

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