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What is a Passion Hustler?

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 by in Core Values, Leadership, Life Lessons, Risk | 1 comment

If you are reading this blog, you know me, if you don’t know me, let me share a couple of very important bits of information: my passion for boxing is only over shadowed by my need for Hip Hop Music.  Yes, I love wrapping my hands and hitting things, people, and you might even catch me shadow boxing in the elevator if the door opens too quickly.  As far as music, get out of here, I’m not talking about Will Smith, I am talking about Big K.R.I.T.

We all know people that are out there grinding, trying as hard as they can, really hustling for their dreams, or as the saying goes, giving it 110% – the funny thing is, I’m certain 100% is your best.  Within my crew (otherwise known as the Shamrock Crew – don’t worry I will blog about that) you will often hear someone referred to as a Passion Hustler.  So what is a Passion Hustler?

Passion Hustler

About a year ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba (yes, I know the NSA is reading this, and it got loaded into PRISM) and explore the culture, meet with political leaders, as well as entertain my passion for boxing.  Boxing in Cuba is a very big deal.  While there I got an opportunity to train with the Cuban Olympic Boxing team and I was amazed at the condition of their gym (a dirt floor) their training equipment (non-existent) and their gloves (they shared).  I thought to myself, they have one of the most revered boxing programs in the world, yet, if you look at the visual ingredients, it doesn’t add up.  How are they so good?

Flash forward to last week.  I am sitting with a group of entrepreneurs who were basically talking about a lack of capital, programming talent, ideal clients, and yes even a lack of ideas to pursue — I am ashamed to say, I sat there and listened.  Then like many times in my life, I get a text slap across the face.  A young boxer that I know sent me a text saying, “Allen, we got a brand new boxing ring, I can’t wait to show it to you!”  The picture pops through and it is a boxing ring with a rubber floor, a few ropes, and it is in his backyard.  I immediately promised myself, the next time someone tells me they don’t have something, I am showing them the picture of this young Passion Hustler.

So what is a Passion Hustler?  Someone who makes it with what they have!  Why is the Cuban boxing team so good?  You can’t see it, you just feel it, it is on the inside…

1 Comment

  1. Great post, Allen. Thanks for sharing.

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