Join us today for the Saturday Night Special where we talk about why it's not all about the hustle...
In this country we often celebrate the hustle over the process and our real priorities.
In tonight’s Saturday night special I talk to you about why focusing on the hustle never gets you what you want at least in the long term. I share why the process is more important than the results if you really want to succeed. I also talk with you about why it’s not about hustle but about working on your priorities, the real ones.
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00:00:00 Welcome to tonight's Saturday Night Special Episode 37 where we're going to talk about why it's not about the hustle. Hey, guys, this is Matt Ham from you. Print would encourage you to find your own journey to living your life's calling. And one way to be inspired. To do that is to listen to the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend Scott Mater. They've never really been ableto balance their things. They focus so much on the work that they've lost sight of everything else that's important in their life. And then they look up one day and they've lost it,
00:00:41 and they're frustrated. This is why it's about looking at your priorities. This is why it's about really figuring out what's important to you. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship. Podcasts. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship Podcast will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the work in tonight's Saturday Night special I talked with you about why focusing on the hustle never really gets you what you want,
00:01:31 why the process is really more important than the results and why it's not about hustle, but about really working on your true priorities.
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00:02:54 One of those things that comes up from time to time is this. This focus on the hustle, the focus on all of the work that we do often times for many of us.
00:03:06 We identify our own successes and failures based on what we do, our work and how hard we work.
00:03:14 You know, it almost becomes often a bragging point. I work 60 hours a week. I work 7 14 hour days.
00:03:21 The truth is, the last couple of weeks, I've had a lot of long days. I've been working a lot of extra hours.
00:03:27 I've had 12 and 13 hour days because I'm meeting with clients and doing free sessions and doing all of these other things to help people out and promote during this time so that folks are achieving what they really are called to do and refocusing on what's most important.
00:03:44 And that's why I wanted to talk about this idea of focusing on the hustle. It's all about the hustle,
00:03:50 no sacrifice, your sleep sacrifice all of your eating right and exercise and getting outside and visiting with friends and family all sacrificed at the altar of getting things done at the altar of being the person that works harder than anyone else being the one that's always first at the office and last to leave.
00:04:12 But you know, the truth is, just focusing on the hustle might get you far in the short term,
00:04:20 but it's not going to do it for you in the long term. If your success is 100% tied up in what you do,
00:04:30 then all of a sudden what happens when that goes away? What happens when that doesn't get you long term what you want,
00:04:39 what happens when you lose relationship when you lose health and all of these things when you sacrifice yourself at the altar of the hustle,
00:04:48 you're going toe lose out in the bigger picture. The truth is, one of the things that you can do is recognize the fact that the process is important.
00:05:01 Now I say it's more important than the results, but the truth is the results are important, too.
00:05:08 It's really focusing on the process on the steps that allows you to push and grow. As part of that.
00:05:16 One of the things you have to do is figure out what do you really define? Success, as you know,
00:05:22 because include things in that definition that aren't just money that aren't just business that aren't just work that aren't just hustle.
00:05:30 There's very few people I know where that's really 100% of what's important to them in life. Including that things.
00:05:37 Things like your long term health putting a priority on sleep and eating right and these sorts of things. You have to temper your passion and your drive with other things that allow you to have long term success.
00:05:51 It's it's about delaying the immediate for the long term. Sometimes you know you can get there actually more sustainably if you focus on sustainability and sustainability is focused on not how hard you work but what you do.
00:06:10 It's the old work smarter, not harder type thing. Well, work smarter, not longer is part of that,
00:06:17 too. That's one of the reasons that I teach about productivity and goal setting so much because what I've discovered is helping people figure out ways to get done.
00:06:27 What they want is so important in the long term success because really and truly, what usually has happened is they haven't ever sat down and figured out what's important to them.
00:06:41 And because of that, they've never really been able to balance. They're things. They focused so much on the work that they've lost sight of everything else that's important in their life.
00:06:55 And then they look up one day and they've lost it, and they're frustrated. This is why it's about looking at your priorities.
00:07:02 This is why it's about really figuring out what's important to you. The irony is that often whenever we put forward work is amore or hustle as the be all end all that.
00:07:16 We burn people out. They end up leaving their job. They leave their accomplishment. They put aside their business or their calling because they've just completely fried themselves for it.
00:07:29 And what happens is we lose somebody that would have been excellent. We've made busy a badge of honor instead of making productive a badge of our honor.
00:07:41 And here's That's the truth, right? It isn't just about being busy. See if you're busy just for the sake of business than you're not at your sweet spot yet.
00:07:51 You're either have a job where you have to appear busy or else you would lose your job. And what you're really doing is wasting time all day or you have a job where it's all about the hustle.
00:08:01 It's all about busy. It's all about always doing something, and you're sacrificing your long term health. See,
00:08:07 the sweet spot is where you're busy doing the right things the right way. And then what comes from that is actually long term sustainable success.
00:08:21 So what I want to encourage you to do is take a step back, redefine the hustle, redefine,
00:08:28 busy. Recognize that it's not about getting Maur done. It's about getting the right things done and to know what the right things are.
00:08:36 Your first step is to step back and create a vision of what truly are your priorities, what's really important to you.
00:08:45 And then you can begin to develop the systems and the processes that lets you get it. Thanks for listening.
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