HEADSHOT Kristen Fields
Toni Osmundson - Editor-In-Chief
Editor’s Note “Good things come to those who hustle.”
- author unknown
ebruary got away from us. Not only that, it is a short month. I cannot believe we have released our third issue. It still feels like a dream to me. When starting a new business you have many doubts and many reservations. Will we make it? Why another roadblock? Am I embarrassing myself? Yes, we will make it. Yes, roadblocks are a part of business. Yes, I am embarrassing the crap out of myself. But it wouldn’t be fun if I weren’t. Starting a new business is frightening, but that’s what makes it a learning experience. If you don’t have fear, then you are doing it wrong. I realized that there’s one quality that makes business owners and entrepreneurs successful: Hustle. A friend sent me a message recently that stated, “Good things come to those who hustle.” Hustle is something you hear time and time again. Everyone is telling you to hustle, hustle, hustle. But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean to continue to move forward after you have been tested to your limits? Does it mean to wake up with the drive to work towards your passion? Does it mean to leave the past in the past and focus on you, your passion and your future? Well to me, hustle means all three of these. Hustle is never giving up, even when giving up looks like
the easy way to go. Hustle is striving to be your best in work, personal life and family. Hustle is spending those few moments you have towards a passion that you live, breath and sleep over. Hustle is the strength to push forward. It doesn’t matter what has happened to you and why. What matters is what you do with that event. That defines your hustle.
Venture Meridian Magazine March 2016
Venture Meridian's March 2016 Issue