I had a friend when I was growing up named Calvin. Back then everything we did was dirty from drugs to merchandise we either had it or could get it within’ 3 days. We all were pretty much professional crooks. We had burn-out phones and would get rental cars so the police couldn’t keep up with us. Pretty much we were real get it boys. We barely fooled with Calvin cause he was certified crazy. We thought Calvin would get us caught one day so we use to stay away from him. Calvin was an equal opportunity hater. He would slap a big dude the same way he would slap a little dude. Now it’s some people in your life that you just know are so fucked up that you will never learn a thing from them. I was surprised the day I learned from Calvin. I met Calvin one day to get some playstations to sell and he told me “Chip (Me) people think I’m crazy, but I ain’t crazy. How the hell am I crazy and I’m the same every time you see me. What’s crazy is how niggas be acting different when certain niggas come around.” I learned that day that in Calvin’s eyes no person is better than the other. I’m no better than the dude that just got out of jail with 3 felonies, only difference is I didn’t get caught. Thank God for grace and mercy cause I should be in jail til’ 2030. You say your friend is a hoe, but you don’t speak on that one thing you did that was kind of hoe-ish cause if you did you couldn’t put her down anymore. You can dislike how your friend is stupid over men, yet yo ass is with a dude that’s missing all the time. You can talk about bums and how they need a job, but your broke til’ payday and two checks away from being under the bridge with them. You say your a better man then him yet your child ain't seen you since the day they were born. We point out everyone else’s issues and act like ours don’t exist.
Fall in love with your own flaws before you fall in love with mine.
-Lewis H. Williams III
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The problem I get when dealing with people is no one is concrete anymore. I feel like if you want success stick to a plan and stick to what’s in the plan. I take issue with people who don’t keep their word and people who don’t have set pricing. You ask a promoter to get a section at a club he says it depends. You call somebody for a website they say its $1,000 and when in the middle of finishing up the site they say $3,000. You ask someone to be somewhere and they can’t give their word because something may come up. In a world of instability is no one concrete anymore? Seems like people are afraid of giving their word in fear of breaking it. Your word is all you have. If you don’t have your word you don’t have shit. If you say you're gonna be somewhere or do something then do it and if you can’t let that person know 2 hours ahead of time. Whenever you give your word your first priority is to keep it. People make it an option to break their word and YOU CAN NOT DO THAT. Then no one will fool with you or feel like they can trust you because your word ain’t shit. I grew up with a dad that sold an empty promise to me and my sister weekly. I have 4 little cousins who want me to pick them up damn near every week. I tell them imma come and I’m there. My cousin Petey told me “When Chip (Lewis) say he gon come he gon come. They was over here sayin’ you wasn’t commin’, but I knew you was.” Even kids know you ain’t shit when your word ain’t good. I knew it as a kid and my little cousins know who is and who ain’t. Your option is never to call and make up and excuse. Your only option is to hold your word or die trying. I had a guy purchase a site from me this week. He paid all the money upfront which was a lot. His statement was “Your not the cheapest person I talked to about a site and your not the most expensive, but you’re the only company I called that was solid.”
Somebody has to be the rock in a world full of paper and wind.
-Lewis H. Williams III
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Every week I send out a tip of the week and every week I
have one or two people that are very offended.
I also notice that they are offended by something that had nothing to do
with what I wrote. Last week a female
replied that she works hard and who am I to tell her that she is not
hustling. Now anyone who read the tip
knew I wasn’t calling out people who were hustling I was calling out people who
say they are and they are not. Before
getting offended by something you read or something someone told you first do
Pray to God and say “God, is there any truth in these words
No one should be easily angered by words or what you’ve
read. Normally there is some truth to
what someone told you or what you’ve read and that’s why you have developed a
bit of anger towards what you have read.
You call a dope feen a dope feen and they are ready to tear your head
off. Same thing with us. This girl told me my ego was too big and I
got offended. Then I got home and
realized it was true. Don’t get mad or
easily offended before you figure out if it’s the truth or not.
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I was actually requested to speak on this from a few people:
Let’s talk about grinding/hustling/working etc. Personally I call it work, but for the sake
of the blog we will call it hustling.
Now I hear people on a daily basis call me and tell me how they are out
here hustling. I’m not here to judge
whether they are or not, but allow me to speak on what I noticed. I noticed that they ass ain’t doin’
shit. They sleep late go to work go to
happy hour and go home and say they gon’ do it tomorrow. In hustling there is no tomorrow. Today is all you got to make it happen. I did an event on Memorial Day with another
company Kutsum Ent. titled Sangria and Sundresses (pics are on
indmix.com). I work for myself so pretty
much my days are 10 hour days. After my
10 hour day I would spend an extra 4 on different methods to get people out to
the party. I did everything I could
before I went my ass to bed to make sure it was a hot ass party. Day of the party we did about 250
people. I gave my 4 hours a day like I
said I would do in order to make something happen and I’m not even a
promoter. People called me the day
before asking “what do you think your party is gonna do?” or “are you scared?” Fear wasn’t nowhere in my area cause I know
what the hell I did on a daily basis in order to make the party hot. Now I’m currently in AA to break my addiction
to red bull, but party was live as hell.
Your job is to do what you dream of doing or want to do on a daily
basis. I understand shit happens, but it
don’t happen that much. Running errands
does not mean that you are hustling; talking about it does not mean that you
are hustling. Honestly, you can always
tell when someone is really hustling cause they hustle so damn hard they don’t
even wanna talk about it. I go on a date
and ask her a million questions cause I don’t want to talk about what I
do. Make sure if you ever partner with
someone that they give daily effort as well and don’t be afraid to hold them
accountable and vice versa. Me and
Kutsum Ent. talked everyday in reference to what we did that day and what we
planned on doing tomorrow and held each other accountable. If you work til 5 then your personal grind
starts at 5:30 and if you go to the
gym then 6:15. After that then take
that ass to bed at 10:30 and do it
again the next day. It’s what you do
everyday that determines how far you will go.
“Tomorrow never comes cause its always Today.” Repeat that to yourself until you catch it.
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