Tag Archives: Hustle

Being Told No

When someone tells you that you can’t do something then look them in the face and prove them wrong.

Lance Armstrong overcame cancer, Michael Jordan overcame being cut from his High School Basketball team. Michael Phelps achieved every Gold Medal in the Olympic in 2008.

But let’s take it further into every day living. Don’t be afraid to ask a girl out if you like her, or to ask for that raise you’ve been wanting, or to start that business you always wanted to start. Because at the end of the day – if they say no, then you’re at the same spot you were before you asked. Stop thinking the world is going to end. its won’t. Just DO IT!

Rejection is a good thing. It forces you to think outside the box, find solutions, grow as a person, and work on your craft. So next time someone says ‘no’, or that you can’t do something, see it more as a good thing, move on, and grow from it.

After School

What should I do ‘After School’?

  • Listen. People tend to talk too much. Pay attention to others, learn from them, and grow.
  • Take risks. The best time to take a risk is After School. When you’re young, you can afford to fall flat on your face.
  • Hustle. Do it every day. If you went to school for Dance Choreography, then start realizing how you can make a career.
  • Alot of times your career isn’t so direct. You may think that your career should be to compose dances for music, artists, etc. But start thinking outside the box. Maybe make a blog or podcast about dance. In turn, you can sell merchandise, consult others on your work, release DVD’s, etc. Or maybe there are dance magazine’s, Cirque De Soleil, or even TV Shows who can use your services.

    The market is HUGE – so understand that there is something for everybody – including your career. You just have to go out and find it.

    Start thinking outside of the box. Life isn’t linear – so pay attention!

    I Don't Have Patience

    Be patient. You’re going to need it – because success isn’t overnight, it takes time. Building friendships, relationships, and talents is a day-to-day operation. There was a time when you couldn’t walk, talk, write, or even eat. But over time your body and brain learned to do these things. You were young, so you may not remember, but understand that it took years to learn to do these simple tasks, and just because your conscious about them now, doesn’t mean you should find short cuts. Patience and passion is the shortcut :)

    Preparation And Execution

    Do whatever you do Every. Single. Day.

    How to Prepare and Execute?

  • Be Well Rested. Eat well, sleep well. Your body is a machine that needs to be in top shape.
  • Warm Up. You’re no different than Lance Armstrong or Machiavelli. Prepare for battle!
  • Do it Everyday. Turn it into a habit, and your good performance will be a natural habit. “Those move easiest who have learned to dance”.

    They say you have to be “good to be lucky and lucky to be good.” Well, work hard, and be well prepared, because those increase your chances of success! It goes back to what I was mentioning about being prepared in the recording studio. A musician like Pat Metheny prepares for his gig hours before his performance, football players prepare before their Sunday Football Games, runners stretch before their race.

    Good preparation creates good execution.

  • Advice: Do It Every Day

    Wanna know the only difference between the best basketball players, football players, bloggers, musicians, and more?

    They do it EVERY DAY!

    I do my best to blog, write music, do my Revision 3 show, Ustream show, teach courses, and more.

    So when you want to master that guitar part, or play a fantastic show, or get really great at writing songs – the trick is to never give up, and do it every. single. day.



    Rejection is the best thing that can ever happen to you. Stand tall, and be strong. Work hard, and never give up :)

    Be happy when things don’t work out, because that means you’ve learned something new. And success is about building off of a number of failures.

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