I am listening to the audiobook, “Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter”, at the moment. This is a book by Curtis Jackson aka rapper “50 cent”.
It is not his autobiography but a book in which he shares what he has learned from selling drugs on the streets from the age of 12 and in corporate America.
I don’t think I have ever read this type of book without learning at least one thing which makes it worth the money. And it is no different with 50 Cent’s book.
50 Cent’s mother had him when she was 15 and he never knew his father. His mother sold drugs on the streets to support the two of them but that ended when she was killed. Curtis moved in with his grandparents and he took to the streets himself at the age of 12.
He sold drugs on street corners until he was 24.
You might wonder what you would learn from such an individual. But Curtis has made a lot more money in corporate America in the succeeding years.
And there are plenty of good tips and lessons in this book. Even a guy like me, who has been in business in a wide range of businesses since 1986 and coming from a completely different social and educational background can learn from 50 Cent’s experience.
The one thing I take from this book is the idea that you can get your money back or a refund in respect of virtually any expenditure. But your time spent on something is an expenditure that you can never get back.
There is no receipt to bring back to the shop. No refund you can get. No replacement. Time spent is time gone.
So, spend it wisely.