Side Hustle Spark 177: Daniel Pink’s Jedi Mind Tricks

I was recently looking for YouTube videos for side hustlers and up came Daniel Pink’s four minutes on How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions video from the Big Think channel.

Key point: “When people have their own reasons for doing something–not yours!–they believe those reasons more deeply and adhere to the behavior more strongly.”

In a side hustling context, say a potential customer is an almost lost cause. Ask him/her ‘What would it take for you to at least hear a 10-second pitch from me?’ or ‘What is the biggest obstacle to your considering my request?’.

And more from Daniel Pink: a quote from his book To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others


This post contains one affiliate link. If you use the link to buy the Daniel Pink book, I will earn a commission and I’ll be that much closer to buying that unclaimed island in the Caribbean. Thanks. Please don’t ask for the island’s coordinates. It’s mine and you can’t have it.

Side Hustle Spark 161: Dealing With Rejection (Forbes.com)

Ryan Robinson, writing for Forbes.com, shares some tips on dealing with what is inevitable for all of us: Rejection.

I’ve paraphrased a few of his additional points:


My manifesto

Side Hustle Spark 145: Listen to Noah Kerner [Acorns CEO)

This post pointed visitors to a December 2020 webinar. I’m now linking to this free on-demand Noah Kerner webinar entitled:

Acorns CEO Shares How He Built the Largest Subscription Service in Consumer Money

The word cloud shares some of the expected topics.

Noah Kerner is the current CEO of microinvesting standout Acorns.

He is also:

More on Noah Kerner.


And now, time for book recommendations…or shameless commercialism…or both. Okay, there are definitely book recommendations…

These seven books are go-to sources of inspiration and valued experience. These are affiliate links which, if you use to preview and buy the product, won’t raise the product’s price and will earn me a commission. At that point, I’ll be that much closer to buying that unclaimed island in the Caribbean. Please don’t ask for the island’s coordinates. It is mine and you can’t have it. ;->

These books cut across so many lines of productivity and accomplishment. Whether you use these links or go elsewhere, get your hands on these.

Side Hustle Spark 135: DiscoverFest (free)

A rare Sunday post…Just thought I’d get this out to you in case you have some free time to run a session in the background.

This no-cost, online event is happening right now…

Sign up here: https://discover.teachable.com/discover-fest

Even better, you can sign up right on the schedule page. You’ll notice that a fair number of the sessions cover non-business topics.

Replays will be available until November 30 at midnight EST.

Quote from the Discover by Teachable FAQ page: “The promotions and bonuses from participating creators will be available from November 17 to November 30 at midnight EST. We will be sending out the link to the promotions to registrants of any of the workshops.”

Hope you get something helpful from Discover by Teachable.

I’ll try to take some notes from sessions. If you have a specific request, email me at:

sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com

Another reminder: No affiliate links. Just want to pass along good stuff for side hustle-preneurs. [Again, Tim, soooooo weak. I’m sure someone has already ‘hybridized’ those terms.]

Side Hustle Spark 134: Money Tree TV: 100’s of Side Hustle Ideas [Chris Guillebeau]

This was fun.

Chris Guillebeau streamed this slide show, entitled Money Tree TV: 100s of Side Hustle Ideas–complete with mellow music–on his Money Tree TV channel. He weaves side hustle ideas gleaned from his 1400 podcasts with occasional nuggets of advice and, appropriately so, a few promos of his book, The Money Tree. **

Just a thought: While you may have an entirely different approach to side hustle success, you have to give Chris credit for his versatile and ever-evolving strategies to reach listeners/viewers/readers. He IS a prime model for this niche.

Thanks for visiting. As always, check in with questions and requests at:
sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com


** Why do I link to Goodreads rather than Amazon?

  1. There is an easy link to Amazon from the Amazon-owned Goodreads page.
  2. I like providing you with some of the reader reviews.
  3. I like accessing quotes from the book. I just entered the following search string in my browser: goodreads the money tree Chris Guillebeau quotes

Side Hustle Spark 133: How to avoid ‘stuckness’: Chris Guillebeau

Greetings, Side Hustlers. [Heeeyyyyy! Upper case! Aren’t you feeling special right about now? ;->]

Chris Guillebeau, author of The Money Tree, Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days, The $100 Startup, etc., and creator of over 1400 consecutive podcasts, also shared his expertise on Periscope.

Five months ago, he posted a session, How to Avoid Getting Stuck.

Skip to the 14:30 mark to listen to him embellish these five suggestions:

  • Identify potential problems in advance.
  • Always know your next step.
  • Impose an artificial deadline.
  • Look for an alternative way forward.
  • Try something totally different.

[Note: Each of his 30+ minute Periscope sessions also feature a live participant Q. and A. that nails down many of the universal concerns of side hustlers.]

Thanks for visiting. As always, check in with questions and requests at:
sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com

Side Hustle Spark 130: Unleashing the Ideavirus

It’s Seth Godin’s ebook–the third item down on his ‘free content’ page.

But…can Seth Godin actually write? ;-]

A partial list of his titles:

His latest, The Practice, was just released on November 9.

Others:

  • Linchpin [The first one I bought back in 2006.]
  • All Marketers Tell Stories
  • The Dip [A Little Book That Tells You When to Quit, and When to Stick]
  • Permission Marketing
  • Poke The Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? [I just ordered this. Too intriguing to pass up.]

Reminder! No affiliations here, just wanting to pass along items that I hope will be helpful.