No Excuses: Everyday I’m Hustlin’

It’s January 5th… Have you already broken your resolutions?

Not me. I didn’t set any. Instead, I picked one word to focus on for the year in all I do. As part of that, for cycles of 30 days, I’m going to hustle. Not the bad kind of hustle… the ‘get off my rear and do something about it’ kind of hustle.


I’m on the 4th day of hustling for January, and man does it feel good. Here’s what this all means:

For 30 day increments, I will focus on one goal (keeping my #OneWord365 Purpose in mind) and hustle to accomplish it. No excuses.

So far, I’ve done the following for January’s 30 Days of Hustle – these are identifying factors in the ‘program’ that you claim each day to keep yourself on track.

  1. What: Get caught up and get organized for a great 2014.
  2. Why: 2013 ended rough – I didn’t get things finished that I intended to and I didn’t get a chance to do my end-of-year/starting fresh items to ensure I’d get 2014 off to a great start. I can’t begin anything new or add to my plate until I reassess, purge, and organize.
  3. How: 1. Organize and clean out the entire office, including the computer. 2. Finish up old commitments that got put off when the kids got sick. 3. Plan and set goals for 2014.
  4. Fun: I’m making it fun by playing music, involving my kids when I can, and rewarding myself on the hard stuff by taking breaks when I complete a certain task.

And you know what? I’ve done things on purpose each day to complete my ‘what’. In fact, my office is completely cleaned and organized now. 3 bags of recycling, 2 trash bags, a few boxes of things to donate, less dust, and a lot more space. I think now, I’m almost ready to complete the 2nd ‘how’ on my list.


And, there’s a LOT on that list.

But, it’ll get done. Cause I’ll be a hustlin’. 

How do you accomplish your goals? Are you still keeping up with your ‘resolutions’ for 2014?


Okay, so I sat at my computer for 30 minutes longer than it took to actually write this because I couldn’t decide if it should be EVERY DAY or EVERYDAY I’m hustlin’.

I know… I’m a nerd. But, I like to be as grammatically correct as possible when I can. I went ahead and chose EVERYDAY because of this explanation from grammarist.com and the fact that in most images and places online, it is used this way.

Everyday is an adjective used to describe things that (1) occur every day, or (2) are ordinary or commonplace. In the two-word phrase every day, the adjective every modifies the noun day, and the phrase usually functions adverbially. For example, every day you eat breakfast. You brush your teeth every day. Maybe you go for a walk every day. These are everyday activities.

When you’re not sure which one to use, try replacing everyday/every day with each day. If each day would make sense in its place, then you want the two-word form. Everyday, meanwhile, is synonymous with daily or ordinary, depending on its sense.

Technically, it could go either way – How do I hustle? EVERYDAY (daily). How often do I hustle? EVERY DAY (an everyday activity). So… there you have it.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just more confused. 😉


What I just did was not a good example of working with purpose or hustling. Let’s pretend I never did that, okay?




  1. I love your idea about having a word in mind instead of resolutions! That is a great idea. This year I chose to have a song in mind (sara barailles “Brave”) because it’s the one thing I need to work on! Love your website new friend! I look forward to seeing what other words of wisdom you are going to share.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I need to go back and link to the challenges so more people can go find them and join in… they really are fun. I love your song of choice, and that you feel you need to work on being ‘Brave’. I think we can all use a lesson on that! And, thanks for the love for my site – I really aim to help others and inspire, even through my tragedy, so I’m glad you’re a ‘new friend’! 🙂

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