Let’s face it – we all could use a little extra buck in our wallets this upcoming long Easter weekend. If you’re an entrepreneur like me, you’re thinking of making more money. You’re thinking of making your space better. You’re thinking of how to work smarter and not exactly harder.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

I’m a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!” – Jay Z

Did those quotes ignite you? Well then, we have something in common.

A little about my side hustle and ambition – I run a small retail store in my hood. Opened recently – a month ago and I’m quite proud. It’s a humble duka and it serves a purpose where i live. I have a dream of owning a chain of supermarkets that will be the first place on every Kenyan’s mind when they want to buy anything and everything. A big dream but hey, we all have to start somewhere, right?

In the journey of a hustler, one needs all the help that they can get in the world. I’m not just talking about funding, but education, tips and wisdom. A lot of times it comes from individuals hustling as hard as you or those who have made it big (I particularly prefer the latter).

I’ll list three habits I’ve been taught about recently that will be of help to you, particularly this Easter weekend where you too can make a good buck just like I personally intend to do.

1. Think Big

If you want to be a highly effective hustler, don’t be afraid of chasing after an idea that’s bigger than you. When stress or doubt clouds your judgment, take a deep breath and slowly remind yourself this, “If it was meant to be easy, everybody would do it.”

2. Be Authentic

Are you up for the hustle? Then embrace your true self, no matter how awkward or weird some things about you might be. Nobody wants to work with a phony so embrace total authenticity. Create a genuine emotional connection that is unique and special to every person you work with. Be true and be real.

3. Be focused and Stay focused

Highly effective hustlers will agree with this statement from Ron Swanson, “Don’t half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.”
While you may juggle more than one long-term project at a time, true success comes from being an avid single-tasker who becomes obsessed and possessed by the task at hand. Sometimes, a person like this may find themselves in a state of “flow” where time becomes meaningless.

How CBA Loop can help you hustle this weekend.

Now, on to the juicy part – have you tried the awesome CBA Loop app that seems to be the latest craze in Nairobi? You can download the Loop App on either Google play or Appstore for IOS. You may also choose to register on the website

Loop By CBA
Loop By CBA

Besides being the new and edgy money management tool targeted at individual consumers and entrepreneurs, it’s got three tools that I highly recommend to any hustler.

Check these out!

  1. Loop Personal Financial Management PFM
    Habits are everything. Loop’s PFM tool analyses your spending habits, giving you a better picture of where your money is going. You can see a detailed graph of where your income is spent, so you can be sure your outgoing expenses aren’t the result of some magical sorcery.This way you can plan, track and analyse your money so you can become your own financial wizard.LoveLoop-01_Small
  2. Loop Goals
    Got something you’d like to achieve? Loop goals enables you to visualize and reach your life goals more easily.Sports would sure be funny without goals and your life would be too. This is why Loop helps you set financial goals, so you can get to where you’re going faster. You can set up specific payment schemes and achievements levels for each goal you create, so you can reach your financial goals.LoveLoop-03_Small
  3. Loop Invest
    If you have a little left once you’ve taken care of business, you can invest it through Loop anytime. You can maximise your money through the assisted and flexible investment system, that allows you to tweak and monitor performance from your App.Just imagine, all that savvy without the suit.LoveLoop-02_Small

So yeah, you can make a decent buck if you’re a hustler. It doesn’t only have to be this Easter weekend by the way. This advice is timeless.

How to join the Loop

  1. Download the Loop App on either Google play or Appstore for IOS. You may also choose to register on the website
  2. Complete your application and order for your Loop card
  3. Collect your Loop card from any of our swanky Loop Stores
  4. Load value into your App through either
    1. MPESA paybill 714777
    2. Transfer from another Loop Account
    3. Transfer from a CBA Account
    4. Wire transfer from other Banks (EFT or RTGS)
    5. Cash deposit at any CBA branch

Here’s to banking so unconventional, it actually makes sense.