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Continuing on the #SaturdayMorningHustle theme from last week: Success is a journey and not a destination and the path is full of unexpected deviations. Today on the podcast, I'm using my own long and winding journey from my first business (when was only 15) in the music industry to where I am now as the head of a strategic planning and business development consulting firm. The path between the two is not anything I had planned, but being adaptable and keeping myself moving in the right direction ultimately offered the potential for personal and business success. ⠀ ⠀ The key is learning how to balance "sticking with the plan" with knowing "when to get out" of a plan that just won't work BUT not too soon or making major changes too often. It's the ultimate balancing act.⠀ ⠀ Last week, I talked about Luguentz (Lu) Dort, starting shooting guard for the OKC Thunder NBA franchise. His story just might be your story (not really, but we can learn from his unconventional path to success).⠀ ⠀ Not sure what I mean? Let's talk about it.⠀ ⠀ It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the #SaturdayMorningHustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. ⠀ iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/SMHGooglePlay⠀ Podchaser: https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser⠀ Podbean: http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean⠀ YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ ***Get your #SaturdayMorningHustle swag here: http://bit.ly/SMHshirt⠀ ⠀ #SaturdayMorning #RiseAndGrind #EntrepreneurAF #WorkSmart #WorkHard #Success #EvenOnTheWeekend #Grind #Hustle #StartUpLife #NoExcuses #BusinessOwner #Leadership #Dedication #Commitment #CoffeeAndDonuts #NoShortcuts #Motivation #Career #AboveAndBeyond #Inspiration #Opportunity #Effort #Career #Advice

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It's a very meta #SaturdayMorningHustle sharing advice I was given about the Saturday Morning Hustle brand, future and achieving possibilities. Today I'm sharing input from a trusted friend and advisor who "called me out" in the most constructive way possible in regard to me being serious about the SMH podcast, social media, website, products and overall brand without losing what it is that makes the concept behind the hustle so important. By doing a better job on the business side, my #SideHustle just might become more important and impactful to more people.⠀ ⠀ I will translate the advice my friend gave me into actionable steps you can take for your career, self-brand, artistic or entrepreneurial pursuits. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST FOR A FULL 24 MINUTES ON THIS ADVICE:⠀ ⠀ 1. A Self-Brand should be treated as a business⠀ 2. You might be too close to see the big picture⠀ 3. Collaboration and outside input is essential⠀ 4. No excuses (duh!)⠀ and I add a few more ideas of my own to round out this discussion.⠀ 5. Challenges are always good⠀ 6. Strive for more, but be yourself⠀ 7. Leave your comfort zone, but not your ethical limits⠀ 8. There is no perfect time to start⠀ 9. Things change, be patient while being assertive ⠀ ⠀ Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast⠀ iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/SMHGooglePlay⠀ Podchaser: https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser⠀ Podbean: http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean⠀ YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ Hit me up with questions, comments and feedback. It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the Saturday Morning Hustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping.⠀ ⠀ NEW #CoffeeAndDonuts and RED Saturday Morning Hustle T-shirt now available: https://bit.ly/SMHswag⠀ ⠀ #Hustle #Grind #WorkSmart #WorkHard #Entrepreneur #Leadership #EarnIt #EvenOnTheWeekends #Marketing #Branding #Advertising #PublicRelations #SocialMedia #Motivation #Business #SelfBrand #Career #StartUp #CoffeeAndDonuts

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