That’s exactly what some members of Hustler Marketing did in the past – and it’s probably not even the worst.
One guy had to carry decapitated chicken corpses from the freezer room to the conveyor belt all day. On top of it, he could only hope none of the dangerous liquid they stuff the chicken with sprayed into his eye. The full-time monthly wage for that was $300/mo – and it was considered a “good deal” back then.
Another guy was manipulated by his employer to borrow $8,000 from his family, and never saw a dime back. In fact, he was even ordered to go on the street and beg to get some of the money because the “company” was in financial trouble.
Another guy was conducting medical experiments on new pharmaceuticals and hoped that the “Elephant Man” does not repeat on his batch of drugs…
These are some of the worst ones. Others included lots of regular stuff with annoying bosses, crap payment and a general lack of passion and purpose.
Today two of the members of Hustler Marketing are scheduled to fly back to their own countries. The rest of us live right here in Barcelona (and well, now also South America), despite being from various countries from around the world.
All the email marketing we do is done 100% online. Full freedom and location independence, and fair payment you can live on. An epic team around you, and resources to learn and progress as much as your heart desires…
Compare this to some of the previous “jobs”, and you’ll see there’s no surprise when everyone on the team is crushing it super hard. Over-delivering, putting in long hours when needed, and most importantly, using their brain and getting results for our clients.
Now I’m finally grasping what successful people are repeating non-stop – it’s all about the team. Great companies are built on the shoulders of rockstar team members. There’s no other way, and no single person can really achieve anything substantial on their own.
We just finished a 5-day hangout/marketing retreat in Barcelona, and we’ve pushed our service level to new heights. We’ve also done some chilling and partying, which is the foundation of solid relationships, that will hold the fort when the shit hits the fan and the hours are long and the work gets boring…
There are two important takeaways from this.
#1 – My Slack Hustlers, this one is for you. You are fucking killing it and learning insanely fast and starting to produce shit I have had no idea about. I tend to get very demanding at times because it’s easy to forget I needed 6 months to learn some of the stuff you’re rocking after a few weeks already. Big up and big thank you!
#2 – Dear Reader, you live in the age of the internet. I’ve met my entire team through social media, mostly Instagram. I didn’t ask any of the guys about their previous education, because frankly, at least in marketing, it does not matter at all.
Yes, you heard me right. You can shove your fancy marketing diploma up your ass. The only thing that matters is whether you can deliver results.
The world is full of interesting new opportunities, and as long as you have internet access and are not afraid of learning new stuff and working hard, you can do absolutely whatever the fuck you want.
There has NEVER before been a time like this when literally ANYONE has access to this wealth of knowledge and productive relationships.
If you’re happy with where you are right now, then I’m super happy for you. Come to Barcelona and let’s get drinks and talk about how fucking good life is to us.
If you’re not happy with your situation right now, you have two choices.
You can think to yourself “fuck this guy, he’s full of shit, another wanna be guru trying to teach me how to live…”
Or you can get your overprotected ass off of the fancy pillow you’ve been sitting on your whole life, and go take action. Learn stuff. Travel. Form meaningful relationships. And then if you trust the process and swear to never give up, you’re gonna find out just how awesome it can be…
Much love from Barcelona,
Bostjan, Hustler Marketing