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Hustle vs Anti-Hustle Culture (A Rant)
Episode 724th November 2022 • Simplicity Specialist Podcast with Jonathan Stewart • Jonathan Stewart, Simplicity Specialist
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Now my flavor of neuro spicy behavior often means I end up

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focusing on the hyper specific pieces of advice that's given in business always

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looking for the context and realizing that so much of it is just not helpful.

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A good example of this is hustle culture versus anti hustle, culture

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hustle, culture, which is often seen as the standard in the business base

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is the one where you say you got to optimize everything in every part

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of your day don't play video games.

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otherwise you're lazy, everything has to have a purpose and lead you

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to be the ultimate you, you could be.

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They're not allowed to have days off.

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You've got to push through and feel the burn.

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Now, obviously I am overemphasizing here and will be throughout.

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But I digress

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then you've got the opposite, the anti hustlers!

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They exist to oppose everything that hustle culture states!

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You shouldn't push yourself too hard.

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You shouldn't overwork.

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You should manage your energy.

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You should do only a couple of things at a time and anyone or anything that pushes

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against that are harming themselves and are part of insert, specific belief system

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that opposes everything they stand for.

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and they should get off your feed!

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Now.

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as an autistic business owner.

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This sucks because I'm actually looking at both sides of this and going way.

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Wait, what the actual fuck is going on.

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Do I work hard or do I not.

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If I work too hard, I'm burning myself out, which obviously I don't really want.

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But if I don't work, I can't pay the bills, which means I don't want

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that either to be quite honest.

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So I used to go from one extreme to the other.

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I beat myself up for focusing on a new launch and not spending time

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with my two children and resting.

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Then when I completely crash, because when I get into things, I go hard because

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I love what I do I ended up beating myself up for not taking enough time

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or spending one night a week playing D and D or my local board game club or

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spending an hour, God forbid an hour playing a video game where my kids.

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So if I hustle, I'm doing something wrong and then if I rest, I'm

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also doing something wrong.

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Now, for those who don't struggle with this specific

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neuro spiciness, the response is:

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well, that's not what they mean.

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Okay.

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So what do they mean?

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Because this is the entire point.

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This is why I find binary's so frustrating.

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And unfortunately, it's all that spoken about in the productivity world.

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Either don't hustle or don't rest him much.

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Now, if this resonates with you, you'll know what I mean.

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And if you don't I'll see you next episode!

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In the end.

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I realized what I needed.

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I needed to recognize my own patterns to start from me and to work with

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the reality of the situation I'm in!

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We are bombarded by people telling us how to work and how not to work.

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But it always lacks context and nuance and completely forgets the

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individual's experience and needs.

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When in doubt.

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Always start from you.

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Struggling to figure out what that means.

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