Let’s recap the first blog so that this blog is placed in an understandable context. First, we discussed that for this blog, professional poker is defined as a lawful business structure, that has some degree of social credibility and reputable interested, with future options for diversification and scalability of business interests. Even with this established doctrine, specific to this blog, I might add, poker playing is an extremely risky entrepreneurial endeavor that requires an above average time, energy, and learning curve commitment.
In the previous blog, it was established that for the purposes of this blog, professional poker and a steady power hustle is distinguished. Next, I establish some of the distinctions within steady power hustles, and then I discuss some of the pros and cons of a steady power hustle.
First, let’s define a steady power hustle and explain why it is called that.
Not all hustlers are equal and there are levels of achievement with the thought operational structure of hustles. While hustles are traditionally or societally thought of as outside of the appropriate, respectable, and reputable interests of social mobility, both of these are simply through operational structures that can be viewed objectively.
What this means is that traditional views are ways of thinking based on values, concepts of ego, concepts of personality, conceptions of what is great in achievement and what is not desirable, and concepts of survival and sustainability. From an objective standpoint, these same ideas are operative within power hustles. Often times, these two separate through structures are pitted against one another as if they are in competition or with the assumption that one is superior to the other or takes away from the other.
With any path, traditional or a power hustle path, there are pros and cons, there are gains and losses, and both have inherent dangers or treats to survival and eventual long term sustainability.
As I alluded to, hustle is actual a world, a perspective, a worldview, a thought operational structure, a way of creating and constructing ego for a particular social purpose, a set of beliefs about reality, a way of training and creating beliefs, and confirming beliefs and ways of determining truth and how to know truth.
Within the world of a hustle there are levels.
Level 1: If I need to explain to you which hustles are on top and which hustles are on the bottom, your hustle game is on the bottom.
What this means is to understanding the rules of hustling, how to hustle, and the world of the hustle is instinctual and experiential. Players are expected to know how to play the larger game of life, hustle, rivalry for wealth, and flow. Those who rely on traditional modes of learning outside of instinctual, animalistic, and biological drives are operating as traditional persons. Operating at instinctual, animalistic, and biological drive levels can be coupled with IQ development within areas of intelligence that are important to winning a power play such as body language, psychoanalysis, statistical computation and quick thinking, as well as abilities to effectively navigate competition from an egoic standpoint.
To make a power hustle steady and sustainability the primary pro is that you have the time to develop that and the likelihood to beat the odds of extreme risk if you have the personality that suites living in a high risk environment and life. The primary con is that it is just not for everyone, and individuals should be realistic and honest with themselves whether it is something that is worthy of their time and energy weighed against their life options and goals. For people without many options, one of the pros of a con scheme such as a steady power hustle is that it provides an ability for illegal, side operative, and extra income through illegal or dubiously legal gains to shift to a less stressful way of life through careful planning, visioning, and invention of alternatives.