“Hustle culture carries this overarching belief that the more you do, the more valuable you are,” says Kate Northrup the founder of The Origin Company and the author of Do Less: Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management. 

This week Rielly and Tovah dive into the big discussion of work, busyness, and the ever present “hustle culture.” People use work and the hustle culture as the filler for something that is out of whack in their lives.  Outwardly, hustle culture seems like a high-energy-motivational movement that comes with expected rewards. For most people, working long hours is typically associated with moving up the corporate ladder faster, making six-figures in the shortest amount of time possible, or earning passive income due to around-the-clock hard work. It is the belief that you can succeed and achieve anything you want in life if you work hard enough.  And if you don’t then It’s FOMO, but for work.

The reality is, sometimes working hard isn’t enough, and chronic workaholism can be detrimental in the long run. If you aim for success and glory, whatever that may look like to you, know that working hard is part of it and not all of it.

We ask a lot of questions in this episode.  Why is everyone working so hard? What is influencing us to push harder, work longer, and beyond our limits? What are the consequences of working too much on our health?

Finally we discuss what we can try to do as a society and individuals to reject hustle culture. This is an important conversation and one we are excited to share with you. 


  1. Pay attention to how often you see “hustle culture” show up in your day for the next week
  2. Note how it makes you feel to see these concepts show up in your workplace, social media, friendships etc.
  3. Reach out to your accountability partner and discuss! Share thoughts with us on social @goboldlytogether 

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