The Eternal Hustle

T-Rae
T-Rae
Jan 16 · 2 min read
Stark white snowy mountains emerge from the dense fog above the deep european woods.
Stark white snowy mountains emerge from the dense fog above the deep european woods.

The internet has created endless opportunities to make money, and aren’t we all just looking for a way to get ahead financially? The idea that you can just click some buttons and your bank account will grow tremendously is the greatest con out there.

A hustle is generally doing the least amount of work for the biggest payout. In the past the verb ‘to hustle,’ meant to swindle someone, or take advantage of the target. Like a pool hall hustler. The thing is, you can’t build an empire off of a hustle. Not a sturdy one at least, because building an empire takes so much more planning, and foresight, than a 5 minute hustle ever will. The promised easy work is rarely the profitable kind.

All of these internet gurus who proclaim that they can help you make your 6 figure dream come true, just buy their course, and you’ll learn their life changing secrets, do it now, for the low low price of your credit card maximum.

There’s the ruse though; isn’t their profit coming from the courses they’re selling? How can you teach me how to get rich, when what is in fact making you rich is selling this course? Sure, you can say you got rich by blogging, click bank, live streaming your life, or writing ads, and aren’t you so generous to turn around and take that modest success of your occupation and spin it into a course, because that’s where the real money is.

It feels like a never ending circle, to buy a course about making courses, to then turn around and market to people to buy your course.

Maybe I’m just a frugal doubter, or I can see behind the curtain of your oz. I too want to make 6 figures with the least amount of work possible, but the truth of it is, there’s always work to be done. The real determinant is if you can see the goal beyond the hustle.

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