Learn from a hustler. If you want to succeed in this world there’s no other way to get to the top without hard work and grit. Take it from Cardi B, the biggest star in hip hop. And if you think for a second that her success happened overnight, you’re most certainly wrong on all levels. In a new interview for New York magazine, Cardi B talks about how she did it — and how she keeps doing it. It wasn’t luck, but rather all about the hustle. She does have a BET Hustler of the Year award to prove it.
First let’s break down the mean of hustle: to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction; informal obtain by forceful action or persuasion; busy movement and activity; and informal a fraud or swindle. All of this essentially means: get what you want by any means necessary, which goes back to doing the actual work. And Cardi B knows a thing or two about working for the bills.
From the New York interview, we learn Cardi B began working as a cashier at grocery store. She was then given the advise that if she wanted to make real money, she should strip. And so she did and that really changed her life. She went from stripping, to hosting parties, then blew up as a reality star, and recording a mixtape that made her the star she is today.
But do not take Cardi’s success story as a means that you can do it too. It takes a lot more than looking cute on social media.
“A lot of bitches just think like, Oh, if she can do it, you can do it too. Nope,” Cardi B said in New York. “It’s not even about followers. It’s just a personality.”
So without further ado, how to hustle (in New York City but this applies to anywhere on the planet!)