I recently read The Good Hustle by Dr Polly McGee which describes itself as, “A revelation and revolution, combining the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary business practice in a compelling blend of mindfulness, spirituality and entrepreneurial action.” This basically means that it is a guide to creating a heart-centred business or a business that makes you happy!
I must admit to being drawn to read this book because it has a pretty pink and black cover – you peeps know I love pretty things – but also because of the idea of combining work and happiness. I am a huge believer of doing (and chasing) things that me make happy and there are some amazing quotes in this book that really resonated with me and got me thinking. I’d love to know what you think of these quotes and what they mean to you!
My absolute favourite takeaway from the book is the four questions that make up the Good Hustle Hurdles (page 65). Whatever it is you are looking to start next – new job, new business, new project, new blog, new social media channel, new podcast – ask yourself these four questions.
The questions are designed to help give you clarity on whether your new thing is a good fit for you. Sometimes we feel that we should do something new, but you should never feel pressured to do something for the sake of doing it or because of the expectations of others.
- Does everyone you know have an Instagram page but you’re not so sure you should start one? Answer the questions.
- Do you have an idea for a new project at work? Answer the questions.
- Do you want to start your own business? Answer the questions.
I have started using the Good Hustle Hurdles myself when considering new ideas and have also recommended them to a few friends and colleagues. I recommend reading this book to learn more and I would love to know if you have used the Good Hustle Hurdles and if they have worked for you!