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 191: CNBC’s Ultimate Side Hustle Guide

If you’re just starting a side hustle and want guidance on the macro issues (tax planning, financial planning/budgeting, timing of launch), CNBC’s Ultimate Guide for 2021 should be a good starting point.

Included in the post are these three videos:

  • Key questions you need to answer before starting a side hustle
  • This side hustle is so lucrative it can build your wealth by six figures
  • Five ways to keep your side hustle from taking over your life.

Valuable reminders from this post:

  • “Not to mention a side business can be the best way to get a taste of a future career you might want to ramp up later.”
  • “What are you the go-to person for at work? In your personal life?”
  • “Once you find an option you like — whether it’s freelance blogging, selling hand-knit hats or helping people declutter their garage — do a trial run.”
  • “…listen to podcasts focused on starting a business in a particular niche (you can find them through ListenNotes)”
  • “,,,stash 20–35% of all your side hustle money for taxes. That way, you’ll have enough money to pay for the income taxes and the self-employment taxes…”
  • “One common mistake for first-time business owners accustomed to having taxes taken out of each paycheck is to forget to pay quarterly taxes and find themselves in a world of pain when they find they owe taxes in April.”
  • “Three ways your side gig could mess up your taxes.”

Your tax bill could rise by the hundreds or thousands.

If you don’t keep those receipts, you could be in a world of hurt if the IRS decides they need more documentation.

If you make enough, you might well have to pay estimated taxes.

Here’s hoping you pick up a few tips or ‘oh, yeahhhh’ moments from this post.

Forge ahead, folks.

Suggestion 62: Gary Vaynerchuk’s 3 tips

Gary Vaynerchuk knows entrepreneurship. There’s plenty to learn from his bio.

And here is his advice for folks starting a business for the first-time.

I’m including his P.S. because of his sincere message:

PS: This may just be words for you on a screen right now, but I beg you to read this very carefully. Read it and make sure it sinks in. We are absolutely living through the greatest generation of fake entrepreneurship that we’ve seen in a long time. Unfortunately, many people will be hurt both financially and emotionally because of this era. I implore you to take these words seriously.


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