When you become successful, there are two stories to tell: the triumph of that success, and the struggle of getting there. There are plenty of resources on the former — winning tactical advice, motivational think-pieces, etc. are easy to find. But I think people benefit most from the latter category.
Here’s a list of great hustle stories. Use these to remember that everyone had to start somewhere, and we’re all making it up as we go along!
- Arlan Hamilton – The improbable rise of America’s hottest VC
- Tristan Walker – Two Years Ago, Today….
- Jeff Morris Jr. – I’d pay Zaarly to hire me for a two-month contract (direct link and alt piece)
- Mark Cuban – Success & Motivation
- Ruben Harris – Breaking Into Startups
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