Verb: To sell or promote energetically and aggressively.
Noun: Busy movement and activity.
You gotta hustle to win.
Last weekend my fiancÃ©e and I went to ÄÃ Náºµng for a little exploring and R&R.Â We rented a motorbike and drove 40 kilometers down the coast to the charming old trading port of Há»™i An.
We decided to explore a bit before going to the hotel.Â Near the beach we saw an abandoned resort which had fallen into ruin.Â There was a old dirt road winding up a small hill past the resort.Â Where the road led was a mystery.
“Let’s see where that goes!”Â ThÃ¹y Anh exclaimed.Â I hit the throttle and nudged the sputtering bike up the hill.
When we reached the top we saw more ruins and a few shacks onthe beach.Â I stopped the bike.Â “Erm…maybe this is a private residence,” I thought.
In a flash a woman exited one of the shacks and ran toward us, smiling and gesturing with great excitement.Â Her meaning was obvious immediately — “Come, come!”Â Her enthusiasm piqued our curiosity.Â We went down.
It turned out to be a family-run beachside seafood restaurant.Â After looking at the menu we enjoyed a lunch of fresh seafood and relaxing sea breezes.Â We watched our new friend run out a few more times to attract customers.
I was struck by her energy and hustle.Â She took nothing for granted.Â Each time she heard a motorbike coming up the hill she ran out to charm new customers into her restaurant.Â Watching her was an inspiration.Â “You gotta hustle to win!” I thought.Â “I gotta share this on my website.”
My new restaurant friend reminded me of a valuable lesson.Â To achieve anything worthwhile you gotta be ready to hustle anytime, anyplace.