When the Hustle Becomes your Life

Can the secret to financial independence be in more work instead of less? This is going to sound ridiculous but bear with me. 

The last two years have completely changed my life, and I can honestly say that I’ve found the secret to financial independence. 

A question by a blogger friend got me thinking about how my life had changed since I started freelancing full-time in 2013. I put in between 50 and 60 hours a week on the two blogs. 

And for my private clients, so I’m no stranger to the hustle, but to my surprise, I didn’t have an immediate answer to the question. 

The old reasons for money and being my own boss didn’t apply. The money is nice but no longer necessary after years of saving and investing. Then it struck me. I hustle because I love the hustle. I love the challenge.

I was a miserable mess at work in my 20s and even my 30s. I hated nearly every job and spent half the time just staring at the computer, waiting for retirement. 

I wasn’t always about the hustle.

At first, the hustle became necessary. I had worked freelancing for a couple of years but only on the side to make a little extra money. If I didn’t work, In 2014, I started the two blogs, and the hustle factor increased.

How the hustle changed my life

The constant need to work out new projects for the blogs and to put together ideas for my freelance clients started to become a challenge. My enthusiasm translated to higher rates with clients and big traffic boosts on the blogs 

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