Blue Haus Group

Growth by Design

Specializing in Small Business and Economic Development

Founded in 2015 Blue Haus Group builds strong communities. BHG is composed of two components; Blue Haus Development Services (BHDS) and Blue Haus Group Small Business (BHSB).

Blue Haus Development Services has an array of resources which it deploys to facilitate responsible real estate development in underserved and underutilized communities. BHDS also works in collaboration with local economic development organizations and community business organizations to amplify and execute local projects.

Blue Haus Small Business provides marketing and business development services for small and medium sized businesses in Hartford and New Haven. These businesses are the life blood of local economies.

We help small businesses with Social Media Marketing, SEO, Content Creation and Network Marketing through our knowledge of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (B.I)

If you're looking for bespoke small business marketing and development - look no further.

What is Hustle?

What is hustle? I don't know how to define it, but I know what it is when I see it. Sound familiar?

By Tim Moore 4x Entrepreneur and Partner

You've either got it or you don't

You've either got it or you don't

What is hustle? I don't know how to define it, but I know what it is when I see it. Sound familiar?

As someone who is addicted...actually scratch that ADDICTED to start ups and business in general; I can tell you that hustle is everything. A client and I had a joke that we only work half days; as in 12 hours a day. That joke was true for a while then I grew past that, which led me to redefine hustle.

What is hustle? I'll break it down as simply. Hustle is when everything you do contributes to your end goal. Pretty basic right? Hustle isn't about being "busy". Hustle is about being busy doing the right things. Now I know what your going to ask; "What are the right things?" The right things are any task that gets you closer to your goal. Here's an example: Hypothetically, your goal is to be a luxury real estate agent. Hustling would entail, one the basics of understanding real estate and becoming licensed. Then it would require you to dig deeper than your average house peddler...understand the markets you want to serve, your buyer...the buyer persona for your intended market. Understanding who they buy from, making connections with vendors, builders and contractors. READING...reading everything that has to do with luxury real estate. Downtime? There is no downtime. Downtime should be strategizing your next move in the luxury real estate market. Social life? Your social life is being where your high value contacts are (or will be)...meeting their connections and making your own introductions. Get the picture?

Hustling has a sense of urgency. Never forget that.

When you're hustling, you can be patient and still know that things aren't happening fast enough. The truth is, they never do even when you're 100% focused. Some people will take an inordinate amount of time to accomplish something but maintain that they were hustling. I'm calling bullshit. They were comfortable being distracted by other things and resolved that the process would just take longer because of this. That's long as you still reach your goal AND admit you weren't hustling. The hustle requires a laser like focus on accomplishing the relevant tasks contributing to your goal. Love it or hate it, everything else needs to be secondary. (ProTip: Give your friends and loved ones a heads up and if they aren't on-board...get the hard conversations out of the way first)

Hustle is an all day thing. 24 hours a day 365 days a year you are working towards your goal. The best part? Is when you love something this much, it doesn't seem like work. It's really a lifestyle. You will no longer measure time in hours, days, weeks, years; you measure it like this - have I achieved my goal? That's it. All other time fades away. 

So are you busy or hustling?


Tim Moore is a 4x startup founder, partner and sales & marketing consultant. He writes about startups, sales and marketing.