Do the Hustle

You guys! First of all, I just need to put it out there that our DIY and Pinterest Alt panel happened and we made it through alive! Seriously, we were all nervous like a bunch of dorks but we hitched up our britches and did the thing. Not gonna lie — I’m relieved that it’s done, so I can focus more fully on the rest of the conference. But it was awesome and I’d totally do it again.

And speaking of panels, I sat and listened to a couple of really great ones. And I think that the best thing I heard all day was from Jenny Komenda of Little Green Notebook, who I loved for just telling it like it is. (Sometimes we bloggers can get a little sugar-coated.)


When she said it, my brain went “Yes.” And it’s true in any discipline where no one is pushing you but yourself. If you don’t hustle, someone else will. All day yesterday I was looking around at the attendees, and you can see the people who are out there, doing the work to get the results. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable, sometimes it’s hard, but it always pays off to do the hustle. xoxo

  1. Lizzy C on said:

    Hello, I might be being really silly, but I am from the UK and I have no idea what you mean by ‘you have to hustle’ – please explain! Glad you survived your panel! x

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Lizzie! Sorry I didn’t explain! Should have accounted for the slang. 🙂 We use the term “hustle” to mean working hard and really reaching out to get what you want. Kind of a colloquialism for putting lots of energy and effort toward the goal that you’re trying to achieve!

  2. Lizzy C on said:

    ah great thanks 🙂 I better go get hustling then!

  3. Elaine Costa on said:

    Hey hey hey hustle, hustle! 🙂

  4. Melissa on said:

    So, true! As a mom and wife I have to know when to step back but the other times I am doing things that will help me with business goals.

  5. Shoko on said:

    yes! always a great reminder – and much-needed for me today!

  6. Julie on said:

    whoop! congrats on a successful weekend! I’ve been following along on twitter, sounds as though it was fabulous!