Suggestion 69: Excerpts from a Pat Flynn-Chris Guillebeau interview

I recently suggested listening to Pat Flynn’s SPI podcast #211 interview of Chris Guillebeau.

I decided as a curator, I needed to step it up a bit so here are some choice excerpts from that 2016 interview:

“…most of what I’ve done has just been consistently putting stuff out, which is what you’ve done as well. I think that is the best long term strategy. You can’t really have a strategy for going viral. It just happens.”

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“If people are asking the same questions, pay attention because it’s showing you a couple of things. It’s showing that people recognize you as this authority in a certain area, and they also have this desire for information that’s valuable to them.”

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“What I did see from these successful people is that they actually tended to make a lot of mistakes. There’s not many career mistakes you can make that you can’t recover from. They made mistakes. They were willing to give up on something and go back to a different path, or a different fork in the road. They were willing to experiment.”

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“One of the best things you can do, I think even if you love your job, is to actively build this side hustle. Even if it’s not making a huge amount of money, what I’ve seen and I’m sure many of your listeners as well, it’s disproportionately satisfying. It’s incredibly rewarding the first time you get $50 in your Paypal or something. It’s just great.”

Pat: “$1.18 in AdSense.  It’s what changed everything for me.”

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“To me the whole goal is not necessarily become a full-time entrepreneur. The whole goal is opportunity and possibility and creating that for yourself.”

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Pat: “As a writer, how do you get into the flow?”

Chris: “I’m not a big fan of, I’m being inspired I guess, or getting into the flow. To me, I’m a big fan of sitting down and okay, now I’m going to get to work. It doesn’t always work that way. I definitely struggle and get stuck with things…”

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“If you’re like, ‘Wow, that sounds great. That’s really big, how do I do that?’ Here’s what you can do. Every single day at the end of the day, you just get out your journal, and you answer a couple of questions. You’re like, “Today, what did I do that gave me energy? What did I do that drained my energy?” This sounds like woo woo question, but it’s actually very practical. If you look at okay, here are the things that made me come alive. How can I do more of that tomorrow?”

Suggestion 68: Pat Flynn and Chris Guillebeau trade knowledge

I figure, why not combine the knowledge and experience of two side hustle notables? Here are two of Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcasts featuring Chris Guillebeau.

World Domination and the $100 Startup
How to Know What You Were Born to Do

These episodes [#38 and #211] take us back to 2012 and 2016, but sometimes older content can be more instructive than the newest and latest.

For a quick episode overview, scroll down to the ‘You’ll Learn’ section.

Scroll further for a ‘Download the Transcript’ button.

Suggestion #13: 10 Questions: Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Matrix

So far in this blog, I’ve shared plenty from three main folks: Pat Flynn, Chris Guillebeau, and Nick Loper. Certainly, others have plenty to offer and I will continue pass that along to you.

But…if I had no plan for a given day’s blog post, I would serve you well by parsing and posting an item from either of those three specialists.

Thus, today’s suggestion: Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Idea Selection Process

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My Manifesto

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Thanks for visiting. As always, check in with questions and requests in the comments box.

Tim
sidehustlecurator@gmail.com

Suggestion #12: Pat Flynn freebie for course creators

The Smart Passive Income site also offers The SPI Essential Guide to Online Courses.

Highlights:

  • The five most common objections people have to creating an online course. Trust me–almost all of us have run these through our heads.
  • The top 11 mistakes to avoid when creating the course. [Hey, based on my own attempts,I could have written this!]
  • Examples of successful online courses and their origins.

Have a great weekend! Take care of yourselves…your family members [and pets]…and others you encounter. [Notice I didn’t say ‘run into’. Bad choice of words, right? That would imply you were well within six feet of each other. ;->]

Thanks for visiting.

As always, check in with questions and requests in the comments below
Let me know if any of the content has helped you in some small way.
sidehustlecurator@gmail.com

Suggestion #11: Pat Flynn freebies for side hustlers

These are from Pat Flynn of https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/

Highlights:

  • Books: Will It Fly? and Let Go.
  • Mini-courses: Smart From Scratch and Build Your Own Brand
  • Dealing with the pandemic resources

Thanks for visiting.

As always, check in with questions and requests in the comments below
Let me know if any of the content has helped you in some small way.
sidehustlecurator@gmail.com