Productivity is relative

So it’s the holidays.

That means a lot of people are now tuned out of work and tuned into their own lives. 

But you, you’re a hustler. 

So what do you do? 

You take work to the Christmas party. 

You’re working on a presentation before the new year’s countdown. 

Does it work?

Or maybe it’s better to ask, does it matter?

Can you really get a good day’s work done at a dinner party?

Feeling guilty if you don’t is okay. 

Enjoy the holidays. 

Hustle vs. professionalism

If you want something to happen, you have to work for it. 

Hustle culture works, but only for a short period of time. 

It’s becoming more and more evident that working till you can’t anymore is not a sustainable way to make a living. 

Most people can’t work 7 days a week, 14 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Most people don’t like to be on a soulless grind. 

The alternative is to be a professional, as per Steven Pressfield’s definition. 

Being a professional means you show up to work every day and do what needs to be done. 

Being a professional means you create work that fulfills a promise you’ve made to your target audience, because you care. 

It’s not about doing as much as you can in the shortest period of time you can afford. 

A professional does their work out of passion for the process. 

A professional is in it for the long haul. 

Hustle culture isn’t going anywhere, but if you want to pursue creative goals I recommend you commit. Turn into a pro.