#003 Breaking the 100-Hour-Week Grind of the Toxic "Hustle Culture"

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Many aspiring entrepreneurs look up to iconic business leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk and Elon Musk, who advocate the idea that building a successful business requires significant personal sacrifice. As a result, they find themselves caught in a grueling 100-hour workweek grind.

Unfortunately, this approach often leads to debilitating trade-offs that are rarely discussed openly. Entrepreneurs then face deteriorating physical and mental health, overwhelming loneliness, low self-esteem, and a profound dissatisfaction with their overall quality of life.

In this podcast episode, we share our personal journey from the relentless 100-hour workweek grind to a place where we genuinely love our business. Our transformation was guided by a counterintuitive principle called the "No-Friday Challenge," inspired by Graham Cochrane. 

By simplifying our business operations, we not only achieve a better work-life balance but also make a significant impact in our industry. Our aim is to inspire and empower you to consider alternative approaches that prioritize both your well-being and business success. 

00:00 The realities of the “hustle culture” we don’t talk about

03:35 The painful trade-offs of working 100-hour weeks

07:32 The time our business almost collapsed 

10:30 Hiring more people doesn’t mean you grind less

13:00 Grinding isn’t always a solution 

16:00 Rebuilding the business the new way

21:00 Automating our business to work less

25:00 Business without hustle is more impactful

The episode is sponsored by eLearning Partners – a top-rated training video production company based in Denver, Colorado. 

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You can find videos with Gary Vee and Elon Musk we refer to here: 

Gary Vaynerchuk’s quote

Elon Musk’s story

Stats we refer to can be found here.