Analyzing The Hustle: Why You Either Got It Or You Don't
What is the hustle? Is it a 9 to 5? A bi-weekly paycheck? Or is it a modern-day hunter-gathering type of game?
We’re on Uncreative Radio with DJ Fly Guy, a.k.a Rashaan Alexander, analyzing the hustle.
“The hustle” is often characterized by the decade. It has changed colors many times throughout American history. Most often, it is not cast in the best light. But today’s day and age has introduced a new mindset. The hustle isn’t bootlegging, smuggling, trapping, or rapping. It’s waking up every single day driven by a single purpose: doing what you were put on this earth to do.
Or as Lorenzo (played by Rober DeNiro) in a Bronx Tale wisely said, “It don’t take much strength to pull a trigger but try getting up every morning day after day and work for a living, let’s see him try that, then we’ll see who the real tough guy is, the working man is the tough guy.”
For DJ Fly Guy, that means creating art that speaks to our generation; it means wielding failure as a weapon for future success; it means taking a chance day in and day out. And you know what, he isn’t afraid to do it.
For those that don’t know DJ Fly Guy, he is a child of hip-hop. From an early age, he was inspired to leave his mark on the world through art. For a time, his outlet was rapping. But perspective changed that ambition. Or, rather, it molded his mindset and guided him to use his true god-given talents.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly where the hustle started for DJ Fly Guy. Was he born with it? Some of us are. Was it an outcome of nature and nurture? Family has a way of inspiring the best in us. Was it a product of geography? New York does indeed breeds some of the world’s best artists? Or was it something he cultivated throughout his entire life?
Tune in on Thursday, February 27th at 6 PM for Uncreative Radio with DJ Fly Guy to find out what inspires his hustle.
And if you’re following a similar path in life, perhaps his wisdom will inspire you to stick to the path. Today’s hustle is a hard road to travel. But more importantly, it’s a misleading one. Don’t believe the things you see and read online. Don’t shape your worldview around Instagram reality. These things can poison your ambition. Instead, listen to your heart. Better yet, listen to Uncreative Radio with DJ Fly Guy.
If you want to learn more about Rashaan Alexander and his hustle, you can catch him DJing at LIV in Miaimi. Follow him on Instagram to find out his upcoming performance dates. But we recommend tuning into his podcast.
Oh, and if you think this is all a hyperbole and that you will reach success by following the status quo and posting your unconventional life on social media, then perhaps you need a wakeup call. Rob Richardson will give you one.
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