I know just how you feel, friend. You’re tired, all the way down to your bones. You’ve been hustling hard, fighting the good fight, and working tirelessly to bring your dreams to life. Through collaborations, through your client experience, and through heartfelt services and product offerings. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t running out of steam, inching closer and closer to burnout.
That’s the price of hustle, sweet friend. Despite our best intentions, we find ourselves achingly exhausted, devoid of creativity and struggling to rise out of this gloomy place. I was there not too long ago as I worked endlessly to book new clients, strategized around the clock about new offerings or social strategy, and ran full speed ahead towards someone else’s definition of success.
And although the clients rolled in, the social media followers clicked “follow,” and I thought I was hitting every goal I ever set, I was losing. I was losing dinners around the table with my husband, Saturday afternoons in the park with my golden retriever, and the freedom to pursue that which feed my creative well. I was losing sleep, mental clarity and my health. But I overcame, and you can too.
But first, you have to get ruthless. Get ruthless about what you allow into your life, into your day-to-day, and what you allow to take root in your heart. As I strove to reclaim my life from the endless hustle, I asked myself one simple question for every single project, collaboration pitch and new to-do: Does this matter?
Instead of hustling hard for the sake of hustling, I chose to get ruthlessly specific about what I took on, allowing only the things that directly correlated to my big picture into my life. I knew exactly what I wanted for my life and how my business fed into that in the end. And empty networking events, off-brand collaborations and inbox zero didn’t fit into that big picture.
If you’re finding yourself hustling hard with no end in sight, ask yourself what it is that you’re hustling for. Do these projects and to-do’s benefit what you want for your life? Do they get you closer to where you want to be at the end of your days? Or are they unintentionally distracting you, taking you further and further away from the brave things you could do with your life?
Your dreams are too precious to be lost in the endless cycle of hustle, rinse, repeat. Ask yourself what on your agenda truly matters, and cut out all the rest.
Cheering you on to a new way purpose-driven work and life!
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