Chris Guillebeau has followed and shared with others this
Derek Sivers’ line of thinking. He even has a ‘hell yeah roundup’ page.
What does this have to do with side hustling?
To quote Chris: “If it’s not a ‘hell, yeah!’, don’t do it.” and “If it’s a ‘hell yeah!’, then why not do it?”
Check out the links to his work, and there’s a link to his books, Hell Yeah or No: what’s worth doing.
I really liked
. this piece by Phil Alves from startupnation.com
The word cloud lists the three oft-quoted recommendations he takes on.
Even if you don’t agree with him, he makes some very salient points.
Have a good weekend, side hustlers! And try not to fake it! ;-]
Today, let’s take a peek at what 13 other side hustlers brought in during 2018.
These results came from a
. December 2018 post at businessinsider.com
All I can say is, gee, if I had youth, looks, tech and design skills, and knowledge of the fashion industry, well, I might be living pretty well right now. %:->
For those readers juggling both job and side hustle, bravo. (Of course, this being pandemic times, I’m sending you good vibes that you
a job.) have
So, how to weave the hustle into your daily routine?
offers 3 tips to make it work. (While I do supply key points, I encourage you to read the entire 800-word piece.) This 2018 article by CNBC’s Simon Slade Create specific hours.
“…even for just a half hour. Routine is key.”
Get comfortable with the word ’no’.
“If you don’t have the bandwidth, don’t take it on.”
Look for crossover opportunities.
“When you find certain skills or activities that can serve both your side hustle and your full-time job, practice them.”
The author’s final point: Above all, maintain your own health and sanity.
In this weird thing called 2020, AMEN!
(As I write this, I’m essentially a shut-in amidst hour 40 of smoke-filled skies and falling ash– a 99% shut-in.)
Hang in there, side hustlers or whatever you want to call yourselves. I’ve been reading some stuff that questions the wisdom of all this extra hustle-related exertion–one of the reasons I posted this. Either way, and for whatever reasons you’re going this route (short of shady deals), I’m in your corner.
For me, yes, I’m stuck inside because the air is smoke-filled from the 50 mph winds pushing residue from the distant wildfires. So, I should be knocking it out of the park. Instead…blah. Just lip-diddling and finding any possible reason to not produce.
Finally, I opened the laptop and Googled ‘side hustlers stuck’.
, episode 90 from Shannon Mattern. Pep Talk for Side Hustlers
A valuable excerpt:
THE ONLY WAY TO FAIL IS BY DOING NOTHING.
So what if I pitch myself and no one books me? So what if I start a YouTube Channel and no one watches it? So what if I write a book and no one reads it? So what if I start a podcast and no one listens? So what if it takes me a year to transform my body? I know that I have something of value to share. And I know I can help people change their lives. And I won’t let the Bully in My Head stop me.
Greetings, side hustlers.
I was overdue to link you to a freebie and there are plenty out there, but I chose to revisit Suggestion #17—
, Chris Guillebeau’s second manifesto–this one detailing his nine-month journey to becoming a full-time writer–offers much guidance and advice that still applies today. 279 Days to Overnight Success
I like linking to the Goodreads ‘quotes from the book’ pages, but I couldn’t find one for
Instead, check out
. Good stuff. this overview and breakdown from businessbackpacker.com
A classic ‘curator’ strategy [wait a minute, if it’s so classic, why did you wait till Suggestion 86 to share it?] is to cruise Quora.
This was my favorite thread.
So if you’re in the mood to check out what others are doing or are cruising for a few new ideas, check it out.
I ran across
and I thought about you side hustlers who are not only driving forward with your hustles, but taking on the challenges of the current pandemic, as well. this piece in medium.com Defined in as the ‘ability to adapt to intensely stressful situations’, our surge capacity has certainly been put to the test. this second story
I added the story from the TV station in case you have too many hoops to jump through to read the medium.com piece. Plus, the interviewee gives good information.
Bottom line: Take care of yourselves, hustlers.
U.S. readers: Enjoy this Labor Day weekend, weird as it might feel compared to other years. Non-U.S. readers: Hey! Create your own Labor Day weekend! Relax and find time for fun.
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20 lists so far.
Just methodically forging ahead.
Plenty of good info, though.