If a popularity contest were to be held to find the one single word that is most commonly used in the startup and entrepreneurial world, I have no doubt the winner would be the following word.
Everywhere you go in startup circles, you hear someone saying it. In a business networking event, you see someone using it.
“The #1 key to success is through hustling.”
“If you don’t hustle, you have no chance of success.”
“These billion dollar companies are where they are now because the founders hustle day in and day out!”
One of the most famous celebrity entrepreneurs who supports hustling and is always talking about it is Gary Vaynerchuk.