You ALWAYS hear about hustle this and overcoming that. But hardly anything on how to enjoy yourself.
Let’s spice things up here. Because you can’t be living an interesting life without having fun from time to time.
I’ll admit that when I got into the hustle game. I bought into the 12 hours a day 7 days a week mindset.
Every book that I read. Every article that I commented on. They ALL seemed to work 24/7 without ever having any fun.
So naturally, I started following their script.
When I had a job I worked from 7 AM to 5 PM. After finally breaking out of traffic. I’d pull into the driveway around 6:10 PM.
The rest of my time was spent figuring out the game. From writing for various sites. To dabbling in drop-shipping.
I was fully committed to achieving two goals. One was to become my true character. The other was to quit my job.
Well once I quit my job I got slapped in the face. I went from having a structured day to anything that I wanted.
Instead of having a set time for this or that. I now had all of the time in the world at my disposal.
My bi-weekly paycheck was no longer coming. It was sink or swim by my own hands now. And it relied solely on the value that I offered.
Sticking to their script left me empty-handed.
After a year of sticking to the all work no play schedule. I found myself broke, in debt, and boring as Hell.
I simply had lost my ability to enjoy myself.
I went from a stary eyed man on a mission. To a man with empty eyes just trying to survive. That’s what their script gives you.
Their script is like a doctor giving you a medicine for your anxiety. But then also giving you another medicine to help with the side-effects.
In other words, it doesn’t make any sense.
Why would you work to achieve freedom only to live in a prison?
So I made a decision to make a move in 5-months. I started hustling with groundskeeping 6 days a week.
By the time my 5-month deadline arrived, I was offered an opportunity. That opportunity brought me all the way to Los Angeles.
Going from a city of 134,000 to a city with 3.98 million is HUGE.
There was so much to do and every possible culture you could imagine. Not only that but the thinking in LA was totally different.
Everything is faster, bigger, and more expensive in LA. This culture shock changed how I thought and carried myself.
But what really changed was my mindset….
Working with someone who ran a million dollar publishing empire. All while being able to live and breathe the lifestyle that you want.
Does more for you than just reading about it.
Each morning in Los Angeles I woke up with a purpose. I worked out, ate, and then spent most of the day working.
It was around 9 PM that I would go out. Most nights it was just taking a walk as I lived in a nice area with lots to do.
By the time that I left LA, I was renewed.
I had seen the promised land. In Los Angeles, I got hands-on experience with running an online business.
While in LA I also realized the importance of friends and family. I decided upon getting back that things were gonna be different.
While I knew there were some rough times ahead of me. I also knew that I had to find another way to live.
I couldn’t be hustle, hustle, hustle all of the time.
Living like that was too boring for me. My eyes got dull and I lost my reason for even having a mission.
Instead of overthinking the situation. I got straight to work. Having a Solution Mindset forced me to find a solution.
I blocked out 3 days a week for fun.
Even though I spent most of my time in isolation. I still let myself have fun.
Because I knew there’s no way to stay locked up in a confined area without totally going insane.
So I still went out with friends on the weekend. Whether that meant grabbing a cigar or having a movie night.
I didn’t care as long as I was around people.
The other two days were given to random activities. Maybe it was renting an Airbnb or taking a road-trip.
Other days I’d go explore the city.
The only rule for my 3 fun days is….
That I can still do certain work on those days. Because in the game of life momentum is everything.
Taking 3 full days off will take you a minimum of 3 days to recover your loses. But then you’re still behind schedule.
Which is why I still work on key tasks daily.
No matter if I’m in South Florida or enjoying some time up in the mountains of North Carolina. I always keep the momentum rolling.
Other than that I can do whatever the heck I want on those days.
One day, in particular, my day consisted of only 1-hour of work. The rest of it was spent sipping on hot chocolate and snow tubing.
The result of that 1-hour got me $100 for a Skype call. I got on the call expecting to chat about the coming trend with a friend.
But instead found myself being asked about branding. Being a like-minded person he paid me for my time out of respect.
I finished that day with an extra $100 in my PayPal.
While that isn’t a typical day in my life.
It’s something that happens when you start leveling up in life. I’m nowhere near being a millionaire.
However, I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s.
That’s something that I don’t say lightly. There was a time where I would rather die than continue living my life.
Luckily though I ended up creating my own script.
After that my life came together for me.
That my friend is how to enjoy yourself. You enjoy yourself by creating your own script and then living it every day.
I can’t tell you what your script is.
But I can give you a road-map. From there you will create your own script. At that point, everything will click for you as well.