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The Ultimate Measure of Success: Freedom Over Hustle

Milena Regos

In a world obsessed with busyness and chasing success at all costs, we end up burnt out, stressed out, and lonely. At Unhustle, my vision is to shift this paradigm. It’s about finding the sweet spot between doing and real living, embracing a lifestyle that balances life enjoyment with purposeful achievement. This is the future I’m creating with Unhustle—a sustainable, prosperous future for ourselves, our families, communities, teams, companies, and the planet.

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In my 20s, I worked to survive. In my 30’s, luxury and entrepreneurial vanity defined me. I chased success like a dog chasing a shank bone. The thrill of the chase was exhilarating, but it was also exhausting. In my 40s, I realized that money was not the answer. A dramatic shift occurred, and I discovered the real meaning of wealth and success.

Let’s dissect the real meaning of success, so you don’t fall into the trap of chasing hollow dreams and discover true freedom instead.

The Illusion of Success

True success isn’t about luxury cars, millions of followers, or living a fake, extravagant lifestyle. This is what true success looks like:

A Good Night’s Sleep Ever noticed how irritable and unproductive you become after a poor night’s sleep? Quality sleep is foundational to well-being and productivity. Prioritizing rest is a radical act in a world that glorifies sleeplessness.

Time for Family High-powered careers often comes at the expense of family. Real success means being present for the important moments, not just being physically there but emotionally engaged. Your family should know you, not just know of you.

Freedom to Say No Imagine having the freedom to say no to meetings, projects, or clients that don’t align with your values or goals. Saying no can be liberating, creating space for what truly matters.

Intentional Living Slowing down to savor life’s moments, like a walk with no destination or a leisurely breakfast, is a true luxury. Mindful living reconnects you with yourself and the world around you, reducing stress and enhancing joy.

Sustainable Success Building a career or business that aligns with your values brings peace of mind. When your conscience is clear, stress diminishes, and fulfillment increases. Doing good while doing well is the ultimate success.

A Real-Life Example: Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington, the founder of HuffPost, is a powerful example of redefining success. After collapsing from exhaustion and hitting her head on her desk in 2007, Huffington realized the toll that constant hustling was taking on her health. She embraced mindfulness and well-being, transforming her approach to work and life. Her journey underscores the importance of slowing down and prioritizing what truly matters.

Redefining Wealth

True wealth is about reclaiming your time and living intentionally. Here’s how to start:

  1. Set Boundaries: Protect your time fiercely. Say no to what doesn’t serve your long-term goals.
  2. Prioritize Health: Invest in sleep, nutrition, and physical activity. Your body is your most valuable asset.
  3. Build Relationships: Spend time with loved ones. Quality relationships are the bedrock of happiness.
  4. Engage in Mindful Activities: Practice mindfulness, whether through meditation, walking, or simply being present in the moment.
  5. Align Work with Values: Ensure your work reflects your personal values. Ethical success is sustainable success.

Embrace the Unhustle Mindset

At Unhustle, we believe that success is not about constant doing, but about being—being present, being mindful, and being true to yourself. By embracing this mindset, you can slow down, reduce stress, and achieve whole-life success.

Start today. Take a deep breath, set your intention, and embrace the power of now. Your path to a more mindful, fulfilling life begins with a single, intentional step.

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