I’m assuming you’re talking about the Game. I get plenty of questions about the Game. People use this term all the time but it’s been so bastardized that it has 50 different definitions but no one can give you a straight answer.
The Game is a street term for something that you “play”. A Game has rules and regulations, there are winners and losers and there is a way to keep score. As a Hustler I use the Game and apply it to business in a unique way. Business owners have a Game they play (if they’re smart), so do recording artists, sales people, macks, pimps, gold diggers and the list goes on and on.
The Game has become synonymous with deceit, trickery, lies and manipulation but that is not what the Game is about. The true essence of the Game has nothing to do with those things. It can be used in that way, but that is not how the game is supposed to be “played”.
The Game itself is a certain kind of knowledge. I call it Uncommon Sense. This knowledge gives you a certain viewpoint on life and because of it you do things differently than the average person. We refer to the average person as a “Square”. You see, most Squares will work a regular job, fuss and complain about it when then go home and turn around and do it all again the next day. And they will do it again and again and again for 20, 30, 40, 50 years. A Player (a person in a Game) wouldn't subject themselves to that non-sense any longer than they had to.
You want to know what this Thing (the Game) is really about? It’s about self-empowerment. You utilize your potential to live a life that you design; not a life that was designed for you. I’ll give you an example. Let’s talk about the American Dream. The American Dream is to have a good job that you work at until you retire. A loyal and attractive wife or husband. A nice three of four bedroom house in the suburbs with beautiful green grass and a white picket fence. Let’s not forget a television in each bedroom and 2.5 kids along with 2.5 cars.
Now let me ask you a question. Where did this come from? Did it come from you or did you learn it growing up? And here we are, many of us work our asses off to live the American Dream, a dream that was not even ours to begin with. I’m not saying it is bad, I’m just saying that this dream was given to us. Most of us didn't dream this up in our own mind.
Being a Player in the Game tears through all of this garbage and gets "you" back to you.
I could talk about the essence of the Game for days non-stop but I hope this answered your question. Thank you for asking. Until next time.
Hustlers are known to have a unique perspective on life. If you have a burning question about business, the Game or life in general email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask a Hustler, I’ll be glad to deliver.