19 episodes

Hosted by Jason Marlowe & Zack Tatum, the Hustle Machine podcast exists to help you answer the question, “How am I gonna be happy?” as a business owner. The answer, in part, is balance and avoiding the rat race mindset businesses have been pushing for far too long. The rest, we hope, will come from the lessons you can learn from this podcast.We want to show that you can hustle as a business owner or freelancer and still establish a balance between business and personal life. We want to change up the business culture and overcome that negative training. Let's start the hustle.

Hustle Machine Jason Marlowe & Zack Tatum

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Hosted by Jason Marlowe & Zack Tatum, the Hustle Machine podcast exists to help you answer the question, “How am I gonna be happy?” as a business owner. The answer, in part, is balance and avoiding the rat race mindset businesses have been pushing for far too long. The rest, we hope, will come from the lessons you can learn from this podcast.We want to show that you can hustle as a business owner or freelancer and still establish a balance between business and personal life. We want to change up the business culture and overcome that negative training. Let's start the hustle.

    Finding Meaning in Work

    Finding Meaning in Work

    So, Zack was eating Chinese food recently and got a fortune that read, "If you're feeling down, then try throwing yourself into work."

    For Zack, he saw only the pitfalls of his past - pushing too hard and too far and ending up with medical issues that nearly put him out of commission. However, Jason viewed it differently: as a way to compartmentalize and find a deeper meaning through your work. For some, work is everything - and that can be ok, but neither Jason nor Zack have the equation right.

    It has to be balanced. To find meaning in work, you need to first be self aware of your limits and then you need to find a balance between your work self and your personal self. There needs to be a separation. There needs to be a clear line between work you and personal you. Otherwise, you can completely lose yourself in your work. 

    For some, you might truly want to be defined by your work. For others, it's equally as important to be defined by anything else but work since work might just be a means to an end. It's all about striking a balance that you're comfortable with.

    Finding meaning can be a lifelong pursuit. It can be something directly associated with your job OR it can be something completely separate that you are truly passionate about. But when you are able to meet your passion in life with your career, you are able to often feel more free and alive.

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    Until next time, Hustle on!

    • 26 min
    Staying a chapter ahead

    Staying a chapter ahead

    So, how do you stay ahead of the competition? How can you beat out the competition? How can you win jobs, even without a huge level of experience? By staying a chapter ahead.

    Now, it doesn't have to be literal. You don't have to be reading ahead in some book every day, but this concept is taken from the memoirs of Frank Abagnale Jr. (the inspiration for the main character in Catch Me If You Can), where he was asked how he taught Sociology for a YEAR at BYU without ever having taken sociology previously. His answer: he stayed a chapter ahead of his students.

    How can we relate this to the real work and the world of entrepreneurship? Easy. 

    When it comes to business success, always pour back into yourself by continuing to learn. Also, let's say, for example, that you had a business opportunity, but aren't an expert (yet). But, you have some experience and can get at least 50% of the way there right now. Then, if you can confidently learn the remaining 50%, say yes to the job and learn the rest. Then, stay a step ahead. Keep learning. Keep growing.

    When working with clients, stay a chapter ahead. Contact them FIRST. Be the first to initiate contact, follow-ups, check-ins, etc. Be the one who is always a step ahead. It's good business and it will impress your client.

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    Until next time, Hustle on!

    • 37 min
    Lunch is for Lunchin'

    Lunch is for Lunchin'

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    When it comes to your lunchbreak, it's one of the most important parts of your day. Just remember this phrase: work is for workin' & lunch is for lunchin'
    In this episode, we discuss the crucial nature of the lunchbreak. In fact, this entire episode was born from an overheard conversation. Two men were discussing whether to bring their laptops with them to lunch, when one replied:
    Work is for workin' - lunch is for lunchin'
    Truer words have never been spoken. This speaks right to the heart of hustle culture: deciding whether or not to truly take a break or to keep working while you eat to recharge. Taking a break is healthy. Taking a break is good. Take a break is essential to your performance as an employee and as a human.
    So, what are your takeaways from today's episode?
    Schedule and plan your breaks. Try to be punctual and have your food plans ready. Make the most of your time off and spend it truly recharging the best way you know how.Step away from your desk. Find a new scene for your break. Whether it is your car, the breakroom, a bench outside, or a restaurant down the street, find a new spot to call your own for your lunchbreak.Own your break. Your break, whether it's 30 minutes, an hour, or longer, should be yours. A glorious break to reset your mind and give you focus that is fully yours. So, own your break. Eat, exercise, or take a nap. We've done it all.At the end of the day, the only wrong way to nap is not letting yourself recharge by disconnecting from the work for just a bit. It's healthy and you'll be the better for it. Trust us. Put down the hustle for a few minutes and become a better you.
     
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    Until next time, Hustle on!

    • 44 min
    Don't aim at success

    Don't aim at success

    In this episode, we discuss a section from a book that Jason is reading. It's from "Man's Search for Meaning," by Viktor Frankl. In this part of his book, Frankl writes:
    “Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.”
    It's a lot to unpack, but Jason & Zack discuss the pitfalls of targeting only success and the paradox of happiness. The guys also discuss the importance of relational wealth and the need for the trials that happen along the road to success.
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    Until next time, Hustle on!

    • 37 min
    Unhealthy Competition

    Unhealthy Competition

    This week on Hustle Machine we discuss football. No, we're not a football show, but we take a look at the unhealthy dog eat dog competition often seen in the football world and see how it related to the toxic world of hustle culture. Zack connects this topic with some recent news he's seen with college football coach, Nick Saban, and we briefly discuss Deion Sanders toe.

    • 33 min
    Being Your Own Boss

    Being Your Own Boss

    Today we're talking about being a boss!

    After a bit of rambling about The Lonely Island, The Office, John C. Reiley, and The Boss, we get started.

    Being your own boss isn't easy, but it's a lifestyle and professional choice that many folks make. It's not about living on a beach making passive income each day. Rather, there's a lot of work, challenges with time, the ebb & flow of income, finding clients, etc.

    Working for yourself and running your own business is a dream to strive for. For Jason, one of the biggest perks of running a business is owning your own schedule. No more asking for PTO, begging for time off, saving PTO for events, balancing time for exercise, etc. - you own your schedule. Manage it.

    Being your own boss is also about taking total ownership of your ideas and business. There are far fewer barriers when you're self-employed - especially when

    One of the best feelings of being your own boss is when you pitch an idea to a customer and they buy-in to the idea. They are buying in to you. It's YOUR win and much more gratifying.

    Cash flow. Pfew. Running your own business certainly has ebbs and flows when it comes to business income. You take care of your employees and your bills, but there might not be much leftover sometimes. It happens. One of our biggest suggestion to self-employed folks is to keep selling. It's really easy to lose focus on selling when you are working on a project, then you're left with no prospects once you finish a project. Don't let yourself fall completely into a project and lose sight of your sales process.

    As an entrepreneur running your own business, you have flexibility, but you also might find yourself working more hours than when you were 9-5. You can take off to run to the mechanic without having to ask off, but you also might find yourself working in the middle of the night to wrap a project.

    Let's discuss culture. When it's just you and a small team, you get to completely shape and define the culture of your business. You develop a brand for how your business is presented. You have the flexibility and benefit to shape the direction of your company culture. Pretty awesome.

    Also, let's discuss hats. Hats at work? Professional or not? Who even cares? Let us know!

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    • 32 min

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