“Persistence has its own momentum.”
—Cheryl Strayed

Quick. Pulse check. How is your energy level today? Is it a driving or dragging force on your team? [Rate yourself (scale of 1-5) then, yes, keep reading.]

The best business leaders understand and believe customer experience is directly connected to employee experience. That’s why world-class leaders solve to meet both team member and customer needs to fuel growth. It is likely that as you leave out one part of the equation it “shows up” … in other places such as day-to-day- operations and the bottom line. No one wants that.

At a deeper level, some people just instinctively know how to pursue competitive advantage. They get and understand that it reflects how they empower their people and transform their organization. It’s that simple, right? “Yeah … right!!!” (LOL).

To authentically “slay” (as they say) boils down to a few key ingredients that you bring to life. Market leadership means staying competitive, driving growth, and being capable and nimble enough to navigate all the daily shifts along with the larger “plot twists” to execute your strategy.

So, with all that in mind, check in and ask yourself: Are you slaying these days? Do you need to regroup on your hustle?

Hustle is a potent and powerful tool in any leaders arsenal. So, as you focus on launching 2020 off on a strong start, here are few tips and insights from hustle champions to inspire you. Why? Because just like you they are life and business goal crushers.


According to race car driver and business man Mario Andretti, “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

Is excellence still your mantra. Are your daily choices supporting your commitment to achieve excellence? Address what needs to shift in your approach?

Innovation and Resourcefulness

As you hold space to rekindle the sparks of commitment you may recognize some experimentation is needed. (When is the last time you did A/B testing on yourself?)

Perhaps renewing your resourcefulness and creativity may take a little inspo. If so, read about how businesswoman Bobbi Brown* challenged herself to “reinvent” at 61. Ask yourself if you can envision a 2.0 career move or brand-new business venture in your future? You may change the opportunities for yourself or your team by questioning how new approaches can lead to new options – for everyone involved.

Do the Work

George Bernard Shaw makes an interesting point on doing the work: “When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures. So, I did 10 times more work.”

Are you ready to challenge yourself to hit “refresh” on your mindset for 2020? If so, can you commit to adopt new habits and approaches to challenges and creative problem solving for your team? Your work ethic and proven track record will be important resources for any challenges you may encounter. Can you shake it up on your own or find new partners to help you explore how to bridge the gap between now and what’s next. That said, there’s no time like now to …

Skip the resolutions and set intentions. Instead, focus on reconnecting with your “hustle” mindset – because both you and your team will reap the benefits. Your love of leading, business skills and reimaged purpose will keep you on point personally and professionally. After all, delivering on all the elements and actions to support making your vision a reality is where the “fun stuff” happens for you.

Since 1996, Transform has helped a broad range of business leadership expand their potential and achieve concrete, measurable results. Learn more about our services or hear what our clients say. Let’s work together, to make 2020 your game-changer. Reach out to book time to have an initial conversation with us.

Sources: Bobbi Brown 2.0: Reinventing Her Life And Career At 61