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Are you a hustler?


Are you the type to try to make something out of nothing? Do you work your ass off trying to get to your ideas off the ground? When you fail, do you shake it off and use it as incentive to put your head down and forge ahead again?
Guess what, you’re a hustler and you’ve come to the right place.
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Owen S.

Chief Hustler & Host

Hi i’m Owen Soba and my passion is helping people to create, market and launch products or services, that’s why I created the Hustle180 Podcast, to help people like you succeed!

I’ve launched and developed many businesses over the years from local D.J. services making a few hundred dollars a week to mobile entertainment services that have made six figures yearly. Some ideas did great, some totally tanked which ultimately taught me what NOT to do the next time. Despite some missteps, I’ve never lost that hustling spirit. My greatest and most rewarding hustle, my family life, my wife and four amazing kids provide me with all the motivation to bust my ass every single day.

I’m a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx, with the attitude to go with it. I was one of New York’s Finest. I joined the force in the 90's and all the while maintained and developed my side hustles successfully to support my growing family. For the last 12 years of my career

I became an outspoken cyber-crimes investigator and New York State certified trainer / speaker. Upon my departure from the NYPD I knew there was no way I was going to sip iced tea on a porch or sit on a beach all day, so I decided to pursue my business hustle full-time.

That’s where you come in. Hustle180 is designed to help you succeed by seeing how others "done it" before!

Unless you’re very, very lucky, and you’re actually following your passion day to day, I know there is something else inside you, some secret (or not so secret) thing that you want to do. And you know that you’ll never get there by following the crowd. But no matter what you want to do, no matter the dream, it’s hard to go it alone. Trust me, I know. That’s the purpose of Hustle180 – to show you that you are not alone, to show that YES, it can be done, and to help give you the tools to do it.

You are NOT alone... So stay tuned.

We’ll have interviews with major players, hustlers who have been there and done that, hustlers who have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams and hustlers who failed miserably and came back to tell the tale.

The time for excuses is over. Time to get our Hustle on.


Hugh O. Smith

Contributing Hustler

Our Contributing Hustler Hugh O. Smith is a writer who had a misspent youth working as a bouncer in NYC and with some of the world’s biggest rock bands. But nowadays he lives a much calmer life working for a NYC consulting firm, being a dad, and writing. He is what we consider a true HUSTLER.

Hugh has contributed his writings to several projects, such as Writer Unboxed, The Write Life, & Men With Pens. Hugh's latest book, Seven Days to Kindle: The Overwhelmed Author’s Guide to Formatting an Amazon Kindle Book in an Hour a Day, was written to instruct other busy indie authors in the art and science of preparing a manuscript for publication on Amazon.
To learn more about Hugh, his book, and his courses, visit him at hughosmith.com. You may also find him on Twitter & Facebook



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“The best kinds of people in your life aren’t those who gather to celebrate your success, but those who gather to help your hustle.”

- Usman Ismaheel