New York City

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If you’re going to travel to New York City, this is the perfect place to act like you’re in a scene from Sex And The City. Think Manhattan cocktails (like the one in this photo montage that cost $14!), a skyscraper filled backdrop, yellow taxis, busy streets and of course hustlers.

But why am I showing you this photo and suddenly writing about my travels? Well, it’s my answer to the questions I get from you every week like:

“Natalie when are you going to start writing about your travels?” or “I live vicariously through you, when are you going to start posting more on-location videos?”

That’s why I’m beyond excited to present the very FIRST Episode of ….

The Suitcase Entrepreneur Show

The lifestyle show for traveling entrepreneurs and those aspiring to be location independent

Every single Thursday I’m going to be producing a new video, shot on location, with the following TWO purposes:

1. To show you another side of a city or destination from both a traveler’s perspective and an entrepreneur,

2. To give you one rocking business tip that relates to the location I’m in that you can apply to your business today. So let’s get started with ….

Episode One: How To Hustle Like a New Yorker and Get More Business Now

As the song `Empire State of Mind‘ says: “In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do now you’re in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you, let’s hear it for New York, New York, NEW YORK!”

I absolutely love this city. I first visited in 2008 as I had to leave Canada in order to re-enter and claim my Permanent Residency (yep, bizarre immigration I know).

So I decided, what the heck I want to visit NYC and see the US Open to complete me attending all four of the major tennis grand slams. I never walked so much in my life.

I went to see Ellis Island which is fascinating and of course the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island – and learned that the day it was unveiled to the city  back in 1886, women weren’t allowed to attend. Ah did I miss something?

The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument though. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. And that’s what you have to love about New York City.

From its very inception this city has welcomed foreigners from around the world who sought freedom and opportunity to build the lifestyle of their dreams.

You still get a sense that in the Big Apple almost anything is possible, if you hustle.

Definition of hustling:

Here’s Urban Dictionary’s definition, which I laughed so hard at because it’s so NYC:

“Hustling iz makin’ money out of everything no matter what it iz something that mostly happenz in ghetto’z where people don’t have much so they need to hustle”

1st person: Yo what’s crackin bro
2nd person: nuthin much, but i’ve got a sweet deal fo you
1st person: Fo sure?
2nd person: Hell yeah look at this watch

My definition: Hustling is what you do today to help you make money today

Click to share this tweetable. That’s what today’s video is all about. How to make more money and get more business today, especially when you most need it.

When you have your business hat on you’re looking at things to do today to make money down the track. But with hustling, you’re looking for the opportunities right now to leverage what you’re already doing.

Three ways to hustle and make more money:

Watch this first episode to get three practical ways you can hustle like a New Yorker and get more business today!

PS. In the video, I mention a key tool for running your first webinar. Check out MeetingBurner here.

In the comments below, tell me what hustling you’d do if you had to come up with $500 in extra revenue by the end of the week.