Stay Humble and Hustle
Let me tell you a story,
My wife and I have started taking a class on growing our business. The program is organized through the church and does a really great job of providing structured lessons covering all aspects of entrepreneurship all while ensuring you know that what you are doing is part of a bigger picture. Last week we got paired with an “action partner” which is someone who can help ensure you commit to the goals you set and also be a sounding board when you need extra ears and brains.
Well, after a long day when we are vegging out on the couch, we have been joking about mixing bad business cliches with the church program. Some examples might be, “I just got thrown under the bus…”, or “let’s get disruptive…” or better yet, “open the kimono...”.
Well this week we were texting our activity partners about the great stuff we have been doing and my wife said she sent a “stay humble and hustle” text to her partner. Now, have you ever met a nun? I have had 2 in my family and having gone to catholic school I was surrounded by them for 12 years. When I had the flashback of leaving mass and turning to one of the nuns and saying, “stay humble and hustle” I just about threw up with laughter.
The reality is, these are all people and anyone can appreciate the wisdom of humility and work ethic, but when you combine church with bad Moneyball references, well that’s just too awkward not to be funny.
The moral of my story is 3 fold:
It’s great to have a hilarious spouse.
Want a laugh this weekend? Try using a church cliche with your business friends or a business cliche with your church friends. Use wisely, some may not have to dumb sense of humor I have.
Stay humble and hustle.
Here is to great stories,