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The hustle. If you aren’t doing it at the minute, then you’re either really comfortable with your finances, or you just haven’t figured out how!
But chances are, you’re open to makin’ a bit more…or at least doin’ more with what you make. So let’s chat…
You first need to dig deep, and find the drive to do this. If you don’t have the motivation to make more, you’re never going to do it. So, how do you tap into the motivation when you just don’t feel you have it? What if all you’re managing at the moment is the drive to come home after working as little hours as possible, and settling in with takeaway for the night? Does that not just sound like the easy life? Well, sure. But it certainly isn’t sustainable. So focus on the future life you want for yourself. What do you want your life, and the life of your family, to look like in 6 months? 5 years? 10?
We bet that when you think of a job that pays a lot, you’re thinking about a high end job. A business owner perhaps, or a doctor. But there’s no need to box yourself in, newbie hustler. No need at all! Now that your drive is fueled by a vision of your future life, what path will your career need to take to get you there? Talk to your superiors at work about the best ways to get on this upward trajectory. Figure out what it will take and make a plan. Will you need further education? More clients? A stronger networking hustle?
[Related: Check out Ultimate Medical Academy for a list of online courses that could put you on the right path towards a career in medicine.]
Then, consider ways to grow your side hustle, too. Who says you can’t piece together a career out of multiple parts!
You gotta make your money work for you! You might be eating out all of the time rather than doing a weekly shop. You might be a sucker for buying designer clothes, when you already have a wardrobe full of them. Hustling means learning how to manage your money effectively. Make sure that you’re using technology to help you. There are apps out there for planning literally all points of your life, and they’re really good at planning your money, too. If you have a set budget to follow, with automated savings, it makes money managing a breeze!
You really do need to love your work, or you’ll never fully enjoy the money you’re hustlin’ so hard to get. Now that you have your budget in order, you have a better idea of how much money you need to realistically bring in to sustain your lifestyle and set aside for the future. This allows you a bit more freedom to follow your passions, to make career decisions on more than where the money is. Remember: You need to make sure you’re actually happy earning the money. Your hustling journey continues, but now it’s about more than money…you don’t get comfortable, you just start hustling for YOURSELF.
The Daily Grind
Finally, even at the most passion-project of jobs, work is still work. And they call it work for a reason. You’re still going to have to learn to push through the daily grind.
[Related: Make sure to take meaningful breaks throughout your work day.]
Hone interests outside of work…pursue passions that have nothing to do with a hustle…practice self care. Happy hustlin’!
What does your current hustle look like?