As a young female growing up I was taught that if I wanted to make it anywhere in this world I had to put in work. I was taught that my mind was a powerful tool to be used toward my success. This lesson contradicts what I now know to be the new hustle, Gold-Digging. What I know about the world we live in and especially the entertainment industry is that no one cares how you came up, just where you stand today. Today is what is relevant, and yesterday is easily overlooked and forgotten. No matter how many years I have put toward a specific business or goal, it is not important unless I have created a substantial net worth. As a Gold-Digger you don’t necessarily put in years of work or studying, but with the right focus in mind, it becomes a valid method to gaining status and opportunity.
If you asked me when I was teenager how I planned on making it in the music industry, I would have told you that I planned on working from the bottom, night and day, until I was given the opportunity to rise to the top. Now, after living two years in Las Vegas, and seeing the reality of the material world, I have realized there is another hustle to be recognized. The average person in America would probably still look down upon the ways of a gold-digger. However, people in anyway connected to the entertainment industry need to wake up and see that women are getting smarter. Not so much book smart, but street smart. With Television feeding us shows like Millionaire Matchmaker, and the internet giving us Sugardaddy.com, we as women are given another idea of how to come up.
Because of the way I was raised, I am not someone who would be comfortable with dating men only for money and using them for opportunity, but I don’t knock the females who do. They are simply using their appearance to gain status. If a man wants to be so shallow to only want a woman around who looks a certain way, then why is it wrong for us as females to capitalize on that. I have seen countless women go from nothing to something because a man was superficial enough to provide for them. If you are someone who loves the Kardashians, the Real Housewives, the Bachelor, and every other show promoting the gold-digging mindset, then who you are you to say that the hustle isn’t real. I used to be very bias toward the “beautiful” girls who made it to the top with a man’s financial support, but now I see it for what it is. Everyday young women waste their lives chasing men they shouldn’t be with, what if you were ahead of the game, knew you shouldn’t be with them, but used their worth, to drive toward your success. Sound’s like a HUSTLE to me.