"Hustle beats talent, when talent doesn’t hustle." So many days spent hustling and nothing. Bad info, missing graphics, b-roll blows up, witness ghosts you, feed goes dead, blah blah blah and then it happens ....
Your hustle gets you in the right place at the right time creating a great opportunity and you crush it. The piece gets picked up and goes national. Your competition calls it good luck but in reality, they were just out hustled.
The audience doesn't see Abbey Jaymes spending hours sitting in a cold car, van, or truck editing and tracking for that 10 second piece of video. The photog is doing some heroic work throwing more elbows than Charles Barkley, hustling to get positioned for "the" shot.
As we inch closer to the weekend, its important to remember that it's the hustle that puts us in a place to be 'lucky'. You can be the most talented in your craft but if you aren't hustling, you'll never get that chance.
There are so many times in our career that if you aren't first, you might as well be last.
Photo credit: Abigael Jaymes KCTV5 TalentBlvd