Why I Hate The Grind

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You may like to hustle, but few enjoy the grind.

Hustling is about chasing exciting things and doing whatever it takes to get there.

Grinding is about doing the same thing over and over because results don’t happen overnight.

Hustling is about passion. Grinding is about effort.

Call me lazy, but I hate the grind.

Detailed, precise and repetitive usually wins the race, but the monotony can kill your vibe.

Back in the industrial age it was all about the grind, but now with massive amounts of information, technology and DIY You Tube videos it’s hard to stay focused in an A.D.D. world.

Take for instance coaching. One reason I love it is because every client is different. From a startup’s perspective that makes it hard to scale, but I pride myself on thinking on the fly. Showing up with an agenda doesn’t work. Being ready for the extremes does.

Talk with anyone successful in sales and they’ll tell you it’s a numbers game. If your closing rate is 5%, then for every 20 people you talk to you should gain 1 new customer on average. Most engineers stick to a formula that can be repeated over time. Eventually they know the results will come. Those jobs require someone who can grind hard. Problem is, everyone isn’t cut out for it.

So once you determine the lifestyle you’re after, identify if you’re a hustler or a grinder. The two are as different as an introvert and extrovert. Know which one gives you energy and which one sucks the life out of you.

Whose Dream Are You Chasing?

your dream or someone else's

You have two choices in life: work towards your dream or help build someone else’s. It’s that simple.

This doesn’t mean you need to quit your job and start a business (unless you want to). It just means take a break from the daily grind and take a look at the bigger picture. How are you spending your time? What are your daily habits? What’s your ultimate goal? 

The bigger your dream, the more time it will take to come to fruition. There’s no better time to start working towards your dream than today. Fortunately for you, I’m hosting a 8 week online course on work life balance and I’ll help you carve out more time to spend chasing your dreams!