Side Hustle Spark 284: How to stay motivated? Check out MarieTV.

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In her answer to a listener/fan’s question, Marie Forleo provides three proven steps on HOW TO FIND THE MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING WHEN YOU’RE FEELING STUCK .

Here is a link to the transcript for the session.

A few gems:

“…ambiguity is the enemy of execution.”

“So once you decide what you really want to work on, what is that specific concrete goal, then we need a deadline.”

“(Deadlines) help me keep things simple.”

“…one of the keys for me to stay consistently motivated is to make sure that I’m doing the simple things that make the biggest difference in terms of my energy, my health, and my cognitive prowess.”


Reminder: Side Hustle Spark 133 pointed you toward Chris Guillebeau’s exploration of ‘stuckness’.

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 283: 322+ FREE Business Resources (Marie Forleo)

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How could I?

I merrily traipse along sharing good side hustler stuff with you and it took me 280+ posts before I shared something from Marie Forleo?

I’m even reading her Everything is Figureoutable book and it didn’t dawn on me that she should have been one of the first people this blog should have showcased.

If I didn’t have to live with myself, I’d fire me ASAP.

Apologies done, let’s move on to her 322+ FREE Business Tools & Resources.

She shares resources via 9 categories, each of which could qualify as an online course.

1. Make a Plan

2. Create a Website

3. Design Your Website, Logo & More

4. Support Your Customers

5. Market Your Business

6. Collaborate With Your Team

7. Be More Productive

8. Manage Your Business

9. Learn New Things

She also offers this massive blog post in spreadsheet format.

Side Hustle Spark 266: A list of lessons for side hustlers

tips for side hustlers

Dielle Charon started as a struggling social worker and over time discovered her own methods of generating leads and clients. She has brought in over $200,000 over two years–while still working 9-5– and has evolved into a ‘coach for coaches’.

Here is her list of 19 lessons for side hustlers.

Some favorites are in the above graphic.

Keep plugging, solos!

Side Hustle Spark 245: Seth Godin’s ShipIt Journal (freebie)

The Shipit Journal–another valuable free resource from Seth Godin.

Get it here.

It’s an easy read. But don’t tell him you just read it.

Quote from the blog post: Here’s the thing: If all you do is read this on the screen, IT WON’T WORK.

This book feels like Seth is either looking over your shoulder or holding up a mirror for you to face yourself (and the book’s questions.)

One of my favorite pages asks three questions in the above word cloud.

Another favorite page:

What does failure look like?
List every outcome or event you’re anxious about
happening.
(Really? That’s it?)
Try again.

Enjoy and forge ahead!

Side Hustle Spark 194: “Hear me now!” and other Gary Vee gems

Nothing like a verbal kick in the rear to get us going sometimes.

And who better to deliver it than Gary Vaynerchuk?

Here are a few Gary Vee quotes to consider today:

From  #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

  • “…life shrinks and expands on the proportion of your willingness to take risks and try new things.”
  • “Don’t be afraid to break things. Don’t be romantic. Don’t take the time to breathe. Don’t aim for perfect. And whatever you do, keep moving. Reread this a few times . . .”

From Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

  • “Even if your ambitions are huge, start slow, start small, build gradually, build smart.”
  • “Building and sustaining community is a never-ending part of doing business.”

From Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too

  • “Hear me now: you are better off being wrong ten times and being right three than you are if you try only three times and always get it right.”
  • “You just have to make the choice to actually do it. I am so tired of excuses. Why not try something new? Be optimistic, exhibit patience, shut your mouth, and execute.”

From Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World

  • “Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.”
  • “What’s always in flux, especially in this noisy, mobile world, is how, when, and where the story gets told, and even who gets to tell all of it.”

And finally…

“There’s no such thing as perfect.
Chasing ”Perfect” is the shortest road to not achieving it.”

As always, I hope this helps a few of you out there.

Forge ahead!

Side Hustle Spark 167: More side-hustler talk from Buzzfeed (but with a twist)

Yesterday’s post of side-hustlers’ tips nudged me toward digging further into Buzzfeed’s take on side hustling.

It led to this fun 2018 piece: 10 Things That Will Make Every Side-Hustler Say “True”.

NOTE: Just as interesting were the comments below this Uber-sponsored post.

To those visiting today,

here’s wishing you

a memorable [for all the right reasons] 2021.

Side Hustle Spark 166: More side-hustlers’ tips (Buzzfeed)

I thought I’d explore a different outlet for their side hustler content.

Enter Buzzfeed’s 11 Ingenious Tips About Side-Hustling From Actual Side-Hustlers.

As always, the intro graphic gives some key points, but it’s well worth clicking over and picking up new notions and/or solid reminders of how you might approach your venture. Note: This is a 2017 post. It would be interesting to see if the advice still applies in late 2020. It seems to…

Hoping you benefit from sidehustlecurator.com!

In the meantime, keep plugging!

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A quick look at website cookies…interesting

I was cruising for content [i.e. curating] and clicked on the ‘This website uses cookies.’ notification. I always knew that cookies worked behind the scenes, but to this extent? Anyway, I just found this interesting.

So I recorded my quick review of the 73 different kinds of cookies baked into this one website.

Note: Magnify the screen image to make it easier to view.