Holidays for many side hustlers the holidays are a time when they’re putting in the extra time. But these not-so-normal times may well generate a few extra rationalizations for easing off the gas pedal.
Some favorite takeaways:
Your brain is programmed to accomplish short-term tasks for more immediate gratification.
I like the Warren Buffett strategy of listing several goals, then paring it down to five goals, and then to one goal.
I had heard, but never really learned, the term, ‘kaizen’–small steps toward continuous improvement.
Chris uses Trello for his ‘break it down’ strategy. I went ahead and signed up. I had done so four years ago and never followed up. Gee, seems procrastination really is hard-wired into some people.
“You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” –Steve Jobs [I just installed the Escape 2 app to keep me focused.]
I liked the quick bullet-pointed review at the end of the post.
Of course, the enduring notion rattling around in my head is: “Am I creating these posts to put off my other projects?”
If my eyesight and concentration were ‘at one with each other’, I counted 156 different book excerpts.
Other authors include: Srinivas Rao Chris Guillebeau Jen Sincero Paul Jarvis
Other titles include: Applied Empathy Forging An Ironclad Brand How We Make Stuff Now The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed
Reminder: Don’t forget my suggestion in this post. Record yourself reading aloud ‘good stuff’ like these excerpts and listen to them while rearranging the silverware [yeah, like that’s ever going to happen in my house] or walking the dog [and that happens all too regularly].
A thought…An experiment: You give me the content and I’ll create an mp3 or slide show or video for you. [sidehustlecurator at gmail dot com].
NOTE: I’m not trying to throw shiny objects at you. Just alternative options and ideas from people who’ve ‘been there’.
Yep, I’ve never really spent time looking at online entrepreneurs’ income reports. A lost opportunity to learn. [Challenge: Get past the ‘Geez, I’m getting left in the dust!’ reaction and strap on your thinking cap.]
As always, in the right column, there are related questions that may be better targeted to your interest.
Otherwise, just keep scrolling through the page that auto-fills more of the 100+ answers. And yes, some folks simply promote their own gig, but again, this is a search for answers and alternative strategies, so plenty here…
Note: Use your browser’s ‘Find’ command to narrow the answers to a specific year.