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Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA)
Episode 239 -
Originally aired 12/19/2014 9:00 AM -
JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series -
“Grit. Hustle. Tenacity. Necessary?”
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In our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”).
This episode is, “Grit. Hustle. Tenacity. Necessary?”
In this show we discuss A Stone* of Solutions™ including:
": mental toughness and courage"
(Grit. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grit)
"2 a : to obtain by energetic activity <hustle up new customers>
2 c : to sell or promote energetically and aggressively <hustling a new product>"
(Hustle. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hustle)
": not easily stopped or pulled apart : firm or strong
: continuing for a long time
: very determined to do something"
(Tenacious. (n.d.). Retrieved December 14, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenacious)
5. Are you unstoppable?
6. Why not?
7. “"[G]rit" is a better indicator of success than factors such as IQ or family income.”
Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint."
8. From Angela Duckworth, assistant professor in the psychology department at University of Pennsylvania - take this quiz to find out your grit score - https://sasupenn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_06f6QSOS2pZW9qR
9) How gritty are you?
10) Here is my grit score: "Your grit score is: 4.38
You are in the 90th-99th percentile of other users who have taken this test." (So, I'm pretty gritty...)
11. "WHY HUSTLING HELPS PEOPLE TO BECOME INSANELY SUCCESSFUL
When we uncover the lives of super successful people, there's often such a pattern of hustle, a will to keep exposing yourself to positive chance until it hits. Cap Watkins, now the design lead at Etsy, launched his career from a fortuitous cup of coffee. Tim Westergren pitched the idea for Pandora more than 300 times before receiving crucial funding. Paul Graham says success can only come from a willingness to schlep.
"Hustle is hard to deconstruct." Casnocha says, "[I]t’s not something you 'learn' like you would accounting or public speaking. It's more a state-of-mind that develops—or doesn’t develop.""
12. Did your "get up and go" go away?
13. "The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
This trait is known by many names--perseverance, persistence, determination, commitment, resilience--but it's really just old-fashioned stick-to-it-iveness.
"Tenacity is No. 1," says Mike Colwell, who runs Plains Angels, an Iowa angel investor forum, and the accelerator Business Innovation Zone for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. "So much of entrepreneurship is dealing with repeated failure. It happens many times each week.”
When failure happens, you have to start all over again."
14. CAUTION: The line between tenacity and obsession is very thin.
Join me for this show as we discuss "grit, hustle, & tenacity" and whether or not they are necessary!
*A stone is unit of measure equaling 14 pounds (so we have 14 elements in our one stone of solutions!).
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