Book Review: Hustle harder, Hustle smarter

My all time crush and husband who doesn’t know it, 50 cent aka Curtis Jackson wrote a book about hustling and you expect me to not read it? MAN I JUMPED ON THE OCCASION AS SOON AS IT WAS BETWEEN MY HANDS. I love this man but with this book, my love for him is cemented and forever 😀

Synopsis:

In his early twenties Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent rose to the heights of fame and power in the cutthroat music business. A decade ago the multi-platinum selling rap artist decided to pivot. His ability to adapt to change was demonstrated when he became the executive producer and star of Power, a high-octane, gripping crime drama centered around a drug kingpin’s family. The series quickly became “appointment” television, leading to Jackson inking a four-year, $150 million contract with the Starz network—the most lucrative deal in premium cable history.

Now, in his most personal book, Jackson shakes up the self-help category with his unique, cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change. Where The 50th Law tells readers “fear nothing and you shall succeed,” Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on this message, combining it with Jackson’s street smarts and hard-learned corporate savvy to help readers successfully achieve their own comeback—and to learn to flow with the changes that disrupt their own lives.

My opinion:

Its a fucking good book! From a hustler to another, its a fucking good book!

I really liked it for so many reasons. The book is really well written, it felt familiar and like I was having a conversation with Curtis. Not the 50 cent rapper personality. We are opening a window to discover the reality behind the fame and the human behind the 50 cent Gangsta rapper.

He is the best person to talk about hustling as he is the embodiment of this word. The many examples he gave in Hip Hop and in other industries, cemented the lessons he wanted to share with the reader. I related to many situations he explained and learned some useful tips and tricks on how to navigate life. I love how he advises people to read a lot of books, such an amazing man 😀

50 cent is a very intelligent man and through this book, it is amazing how he explained how he learned lessons from many situations. Especially how to manage meetings and approach executives in the music industry and how to manage your image in a professional environment. His hustling strategy is efficient and I fully relate to it as some of his shared lessons are some I learned with experience and time.

He tackles some sensitive topics and some difficult subjects, like his relationship with his son. He talks about his flaws, he acknowledges his problems and how he worked to fix them or at least try to. The major take out for me was his many lessons about wealth and health. And the importance of being healthy and embracing the body and mind power. He is spiritual and that came as a great surprise, I loved how he talked about people energies, meditation and what it thought him.

I found it hilarious that he mentioned JaRule and Diddy as bad examples and how they could have done better in many situations. As well as how he fought to create Power and how he managed it all. So many gems and learning are in this book!

The G-Unit chapters were insightful for a big fan of Hip hop and 50 cent. I understood better what happened to Tony Yayo and to Lloyd Banks. And I agree with 50 cent, He can help you but its not his job to push you constantly and to work your career for you. Its sad to see how people become entitled when they see you succeed or be famous! Its really annoying as they only see him as a bank and only want to know him for money and nothing else.

Just read it to get to know Curtis and not 50 cent! I personally recommend it, you wont be disappointed 😀