You hear all over the Manosphere that you should be creating side hustles to work on. The reasons for this may vary -getting out of debt, quitting your soul-sucking job, retiring early, etc.- but the underlying reason is the same.
Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy freedom. When you’re free from fighting the daily commute, dealing with coworkers and managers you hate, trying to dig yourself out of a mountain of debt, and wondering how you’re going to pay your bills while saving for retirement, you can pursue what makes you happy.
But where do you even begin?
What’s the mindset of a hustler?
How should you set up your life and priorities to prevent being overwhelmed?
Enter Dylan Madden.
Dylan, a still relatively young man has worked hard since his teenage years on his side hustles. Some were successful, some were not. Instead of getting demoralized and give up, Dylan learned from his mistakes and turned them into opportunities to improve not only his other hustles, but his mindset and personal life. He didn’t let personal of professional issues slow him down. He did this by incorporating the very same techniques that he covers in his new book “Think And Go Hustle.”
Think And Go Hustle
Because I respect Dylan on both a personal and professional level, I’m not going to sugarcoat my review of his book. From a writing perspective, I believe there’s room for improvement. That isn’t to say the book is sloppily written or full of typos. Far from it. During my initial reading, I only found a couple small typo issues. I believe it is a good foundation and hope he writes additional books that build onto what he’s already created.
The book itself is a fairly quick read, about 65 pages long, and Dylan doesn’t add a lot of fluff to pad the pages. It’s direct and to the point. For those of us who value our time and want to get right to the meat and potatoes, this is appreciated. We’re supposed to be out hustling after all, not reading some 400 page tome and trying to decipher vague, abstract principles.
Another good point I enjoyed about the book was Dylan provides his own backstory and struggles. I especially like reading about this as it adds a personal feel to the book. You know this book was written by another guy who’s struggling through the same things everyone else is. The only difference is he’s found his escape route and is chasing it like a hungry lion. It’s difficult to take advice on how to live your life from a faceless person with zero background. Dylan Madden made sure that’s not the case in his book. You know exactly who he is and what he’s overcome.
The last point I’m going to cover about the book that I really liked, and forgive me for nerding out a bit here, was that Dylan compares his approach to playing a video game. His steps are even broken into different levels. On the surface, this might sound silly or juvenile, but I found it actually quite inspired. The common people that blindly wander through life, following the script provided to them by society? They’re the NPCs (non-playable characters). They do what they have been told (read: programmed) to do and are unable to break from their scripts. Did this description strike home? Is this you? If so, Dylan has the answer for you: Create your own script. You are not just another NPC in a massive RPG. You are the protagonist of your own story. The outcome is up to you to create.
What This Book Isn’t
If you’re looking for a book to tell you to do X, Y, and Z to make money, this isn’t it. Rather, Think And Go Hustle shows you how to get your mind, body, and priorities right in order to effectively hustle. Some of the impatient readers might think this is a negative point for the book, but I would disagree. What if Dylan had laid out a method of earning money that you simply could not use for whatever reason? Then the book would have been worthless. Instead, Dylan aims to give you the tools needed to build whatever hustle plays to your strengths and passion. This is far more valuable than a book giving you only one option to making money.
This book also isn’t a get rich quick scheme either. It requires you to put in the time and sweat to fully realize your goals. In some ways, the title Think And Go Hustle is a bit misleading as it aims more to you finding your purpose. For it’s simplicity, it subtly covers a lot of topics discusses in the Manosphere on self-improvement though I think there’s more that Dylan could have covered. Perhaps this will be done in future installments.
Even if you’re not a hustler, you will still derive value from this book for the reasons I listed above. Seeing as I am hustling on the side, I am implementing Dylan’s steps and am creating my own script to live by. The clarity provided by having a script made by you, for you, is invaluable. I would encourage any man seeking to improve their life and to break the shackles of society to pick up a copy of this book and give it a read. You won’t be disappointed.
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