Today’s success track is about Hustle. You see what’ I’ve found is there are two parts to success in any project, goal or outcome, and those two parts are skill and hustle.
Last month, one of my Keynote events was for the Tourism Association of New Mexico, which was attended by over 360 business owners across the state, all looking for the edge. My talk was titled Maximize Your True Potential which I shared 3 strategies to increase performance from the inside out – because all actions and performance start with your psychology.
One of the intangibles for success is what I call the Hustle Factor. Hustle is the great equalizer or the great separator. Your decision to out hustle your competition can equalize or overcome potential deficiencies – or if all things are fairly equal, it can separate you from your competition and seal the deal. Hustle is the great equalizer, or the great separator.
Over the course of my career, I’ve some people who are incredibly talented, charismatic and charming. It’s seems almost “unfair” from a talent perspective, yet what I’ve found is those innately talented people, sometimes they lean on that talent. They get comfortable… and in some cases they even get lazy or take things for granted.
The message here is simple, yet so important and I hope you hear me clearly. You can make up for a lot of deficiencies and outperform your competition with the decision utilize the hustle factor. I know as a two-time national champion in college basketball, I was not in the top 5 talent-wise on our team, and I knew that, yet with Hustle, I was able to bridge the gap, secure a starting role and contribute on both of our national championship runs.
How do you increase your hustle factor?
As a human behavior expert, hustle is an intrinsic drive that comes from “how You see yourself” as a person. If you see yourself “bigger” than you are right now, you’ll continue to Hustle and fight for wins, because your subconscious is taking you where you need to go. If you feel you’ve reached your peak, your hustle factor will subside.
As I close out this month’s message, start today by seeing your future self in your mind as the top performer in the country, the top performer in your company, the effective leader, the best closer, the best mother, the best father or spouse. Hold an image of yourself in your mind that’s “bigger” than you are right now. The bigger or more successful you see yourself, the more hustle you will show.
Make it a great week, and let’s maximize your Hustle Factor starting today. See yourself “Bigger” than you are right now. I’m Dan Lier, and remember, this is your year to #RiseAboveShare...