I don’t know about you but my mental health is the most important gift I’ve got. Over fifteen years ago I made a promise to myself that nothing or no one will ever affect my mental health as long as I live, this was around the time started my life as an entrepreneur . This was also around the time a malicious and calculated act was perpetrated against me by a former senior manager. I know that was a defining moment in my life where all I could recall at the time was the ever presence of anxiety and fear. Fear that no matter what you do you cannot shake it ; it consumes your days and your night , the kind of fear that turns into panic. The fear was the knowing that this person had the power to affect everything I had worked for and she did. She single headedly had me loose my job , which temporarily jeopardized my lively hood. I remembered the feeling of total loss of control over my life, and the uncertainty of what was next ;but I also knew in the depths of my soul that I would never be in this position ever again. And while I have held done full time corporate roles since this incident I have always had side hustles. My pursuit was always to create a life on my terms and live the life I had Imagined
As much as I would not wish this experience upon anyone ; what I learned is priceless.
I learned that it does not matter what life throws at you, you have within you the ability to rise, to over come; to take everything; even if it was all bad ;you still have the ability to triumph; to conquer to be victorious.
What I know to be true is ; What lies in all of us is the seed of a champion; if we find it , then water it ; we will WIN!
So to answer the question ; I hustle because I want to build an empire that allows me the freedom of living life on my own term but more importantly ; to never have my life or my future dictated by anyone. How about you?