Shortly after moving to NYC, I became an addict. While I'd dabbled in Dallas, moving to NYC put me closer to the source and all of the other junkies.
I became addicted to Hustle and I didn't hide this fact from anyone. Hell, I developed a whole hashtag around it - #HustleStandardTime - a hashtag I would post any time I was in the back of an Uber on my way to the airport before 6am.
As a friend would later tell me, "Basically every time I saw that hashtag with the pre-6 am time stamp, I heard you say, "You are a lazy bastard and I am better than you."
That wasn't the goal, but it was the outcome for a lot of my first years in NYC.