I hate the term "hustle" when it comes to small business and sales.
Hustlers are usually associated with dodgy used car car salesmen or other dubious characters.
Selling shouldn't be a "hustle". It should be a Service.
The better the service, the better the business.
No need to hustle, unless you want to take something from someone else.
There will always be someone who can do it cheaper than you can.
If you can't beat their price, better not to sell the product.
Find something else. Competing on price alone is a sure-fire way to lose everything.
We can't all be the biggest or best. There's only one winner in any competition.
That's why it's called a competition. Someone wins, someone loses. Be happy with second, third or even last place.
You'll have another chance tomorrow. Or the next day. Life goes on.
Bagger Vance says in a movie, that "golf is a game which cannot be won. It can only be played".
A player may win a tournament or competition, but he/she will never beat the game.
Small Business is like that. A series of games. Win some, lose some. That's the way it goes.
I was told many years ago that nice guys come second.
I've ended up in the middle so many times I can't remember. But I'm still competing.
I've had my fair share of wins. I have the trophies and the memories.
But, a win is soon forgotten, the race goes on.
I hope to be around for a long time.
Competing, winning now and then, remaining a "nice guy" in the middle of the pack.