The Art of The Hustle can include many different components as to what can make your hustle(s) successful but the one thing that is a must, is indeed, mindset. It is easy for tons of people to talk about living the life through the hustle and grind, not so easy for anybody is actually putting in the effort. This is why there is importance in mindset. You must understand that within the hustle, an L is all part of the game. Like Meek said, wins and losses are a part of the process.
From the information I gather listening to different interviews or reading articles that include whom I consider muse's, something that points out is one not limiting themselves to a certain area. If you research these two, you will clearly see their hustle is spread out. I don't believe in placing limits on opportunity and in the same sense, I am learning not to place limits on ideas. The hustle includes being open and that may mean using different exports, actually taking those ideas that pop up in your head and planning them out to success. I look at a business mind such as Maverick and see that he has been able to seek and utilize the moment at the right time. The aspect of even understanding when the timing is right to bring an idea to fruition is something we underrate, let alone preparing yourself to be ready when it's time. The business moves he has propelled for himself and others in his camp such as a LeBron James is a testament to his study of what he can bring to the market. As it comes to Big Shaq, yes the retired NBA Hall of Famer, he is involved in everything. Being an brand ambassador, partial owner, etc., his name is involved in tons of not only profitable businesses, but businesses who have claimed stake in the market so that they have been and will be around a while. Reading about Shaq and what he calls his 10 rules allows me to see what has made him successful even off of the hardwood. His hustle is definitely respected. Find some sort of muse, believe in yourself, and take advantage of your ideas! The hustle never stops!
Shaq's Top 10 Rules for Success and Business
1) Follow Your Heart
2) Use Criticism As Motivation
3) Focus On The Solution
4) Master Being Different
5) Dedicate Yourself 1000 Percent
6) Be Motivated By Competition
7) Value Partnerships
8) Make Them Remember Your Name
9) Be An Inspiration
10) Have Fun
One thing that I would certainly suggest in building up your mindset, motivation, confidence, etc. is to find a muse or few. A muse is important because as you aim to push for a better you, whether it be physically, mentally, spiritually or whatever, you need to have a space of thoughts to help push you. When you seek to create, finding pits of inspiration is key so maybe it is just meditation, or maybe you have a physical muse. For myself, I have noticed that I have found muses in the form of businessmen in the sports world, more specifically Maverick Carter and Shaquille O'Neal. As a source of inspiration for my continued journey of growth, business, and brand influence, I look and listen to how these two move within the various industries they are in.