I spent years doubting myself and even criticizing myself. Heck, I considered suicide several times.

It’s impossible to be a Young Hustler if you want everyone to like you. You must be true to yourself and the hustle.

Forget about anything other than your hustle. Be true to yourself and always trust yourself. It sounds simple but few actually do it.

Let me tell you a story

One day a man looked in the mirror. He saw looking back at him a man of great skill and charm.

He had been mentally tortured. In his eyes, he saw a man that had it all but needed permission.

Permission to live how he wanted. Permission to be himself. Permission to be alive.

For years he searched all around.

He tried his elders and even sex.

From there he went to God and the Devil himself.

None of them gave him the permission that he wanted. In his mind, if he got permission then he’d be able to live his life.

His mind was clouded by doubt and fear. He always wanted to figure out why he wasn’t happy.

On that day when he looked in the mirror it became clear. All he ever lacked was love for himself.

He was the source of his permission. Everything that he had and ever would have was in his hands.

From surviving being held at gun point to accomplishing his dreams, he made it all happen.

Here he was 22 years old. Looking out over beautiful Venice beach in Los Angeles, California.

The sun was in his eyes and a cool breeze brushed around him. A calm came over him. The doubt changed to certainty.

Deep within himself something switched on. He became hyper-aware of what he truly wanted.

In the past he had looked to other people for what he wanted. Now he reached within his very being for those things.

He gave himself….

Permission to make money on his terms.

Permission to show people who he really was.

Permission to go pro and make things happen.

He collected his thoughts in a calm manner. From within him joy and bliss replaced the uncertainty that was there before.

He walked back into his room and got to work.

Now that man is happy and fulfilled.

He makes money on his terms. No more sitting at a car dealership all day making pennies on the dollar.

People are amazed at what he does but he doesn’t get lost in that. He knows that all he has to do is keep moving forward.

There will be ups and downs.

Nothing and no one gets in his way. He moves quickly and efficiently.

When he asks for something he is direct. He doesn’t beat around the bush or put his tail between his legs.

What About You?

Imagine if you had something within you that would save someone’s life. All you had to do was act on it.

Let me tell you something. You do have something within you that can save someone’s life. Maybe it’s a business or how you carry yourself.

Stop being selfish. You have something to say and to give. You’re screwing over the people that want what you have.

Here’s what you can do. Not later or tomorrow, but right now.

Get out a piece of paper and a pen.

Write down the following:

  • Who am I?
  • How do I want to spend each day?
  • What can I do now to make that happen?

Once you’ve finished it put the paper to the side. Now forget about what you put down and continue reading.

No Excuses

People told me I had anger issues and a learning disability. I could hardly read and write by second grade.

I never felt like I was a part of anything. I didn’t allow myself to get close to anyone because I didn’t want to lose them.

I finally decided that I wouldn’t settle for that life anymore. Don’t get me wrong I have moments where I feel doubt. But you know what? I’ve got a whole lot to say.

That doubt gets thrown into my inner fire. I make it fuel me instead of keeping me in place.  Nobody will stop me.

Not a troll, family, or higher power.

Give yourself permission.

Put what you want down on paper and then make it happen.

If you want to be around like-minded people. People who aren’t fake and actually take responsibility for their life.

Join the Young Hustlers. I started this movement because I didn’t feel like I belonged anywhere. I wanted a place full of real people doing real things.

Not just another echo chamber full of negative losers.

To do this I give every new initiate two free books and then exclusive weekly emails. It’s free and guaranteed to be filler free.

Nothing gets sent unless it’s a priority email.

First however read how to embody the Young Hustler Mentality. Then you will be able to carry yourself through the world strongly.

From there if Young Hustler is for you join up. We are always looking for fellow men that are loyal and want something more for themselves.

I’ve combined my stories and actionable advice into a book called Think and Go Hustle. It’s my way of giving back to all of the lessons I’ve learned.

To purchase your copy click here.

About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

10 comments add your comment

  1. You know, 99% of avg people never… never… never will pay the price to live their dreams.

    It is almost sad.

    But they choose it.

    Let ’em drown in their mud.

    You Dylan are paying your price. And you will live the good-god-great life (and helping other along the journey).

    • Well said brother. The price will be paid either way. Glad to see people such as yourself betting on the most important person, YOU.

  2. Another great article, my friend. A truly inspiring and motivational story. This is why I keep coming back for more, to keep lighting a fire under my ass.

    • Thank you for the comment Austin. Permission is what people seek. You must learn to give it to yourself.

  3. All night I’m looking for something all night in the state of anxiety all night I’m looking for something to calm me down all night I’m looking for inspiration

    I go to calm and collected what do I find?

    I find myself becoming calm and collected.

    On my drive home something popped in my head –

    …let me check Dylan’s blog and what I just read blew my mind
    this was written by a golden god and I am no longer blind.

    I’m totally inspired.

    This is why you read boys.

    This is why you read.

    Because if you don’t follow your gut and you don’t follow your instincts the world will tell you to give up and you start to believe that shit and you see it as truth.

    But it isnt true.

    What you just read is true.

    See right now I’m an artist and I want to spend my day creating art, so my next step is to get home and finish my art and then release it to the world.

    I will die at my grave happy because of this. On my grave it will say “Artist,” and when they read my obituary they will talk about my art… they will say…”What a great Artist he was.”

    • Thank you for your great comment Mike. Following your gut in my experience is where the magic happens. Don’t give into the world if you’re an artist. Keep creating and you will die happy with yourself.

  4. Inspiring story Dylan. Reading this I can tell it truly came from the heart. It’s clear you know what you want and how to get it.

    • Thank you Peter. I only know what I want because I gave myself permission. People overthink life because they believe that they require permission from other people.

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