We’ve all heard it. “Play to your strengths.” But we can’t play to it if we don’t know it. Here are some tools to help get a better understanding.
A side hustle leveraging your core strength is a huge advantage because the learning curve for starting a business is going to take up your time and energy. Dr. Michelle Mazur began with a side project that allowed her to “play” in her favorite sandbox and which turned into a side consulting business in no time. Read the notes on https://secondbreaks.com/podcasts
As we move toward a world where more and more, algorithms rule what gets put in front of us, it’s more important that lean into building human connections. And that we curate the relationships that fill our work-lives so that we have more win-wins and mutual gains.
You can speed up financial independence with a side-hustle, but you have to start with an intentional approach and take smart steps toward your goal. Kim, who writes at The Frugal Engineers, shares her and her husband’s journey, how they achieved financial independence and how they transitioned from corporate employment to self-employment debt and mortgage-free.
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Instead of pretending it’s not happening, companies should be having honest discussions with staff about the future of work, especially their skills fit-gap. Initiate the conversation with your boss, if no one’s talking about it at work.
Justine Sones had already established herself as a licensed massage therapist when she started considering the idea of location-independent work. Finding out that she was pregnant just made her more serious about exploring other options. When she saw a random request on Facebook for social media marketing help, she raised her hand. Leaning into the skills she had honed in her massage therapy work, she grew this small side-job into something more expansive and the basis of her new career as a business strategist for mom entrepreneurs. Read the notes on https://secondbreaks.com/podcasts
John Lagoudakis was looking for an alternative way to make a living. One that earned enough to support his family and gave him the flexibility to spend time with his young kids. He stumbled upon a book that turned his beliefs about time and money upside down and paved the way to his new career in digital marketing. Read the notes on https://secondbreaks.com/podcasts
Just because you start a side hustle doesn’t mean you hate your current work. A side gig can be an interesting way to expand your expertise in a field you love while earning supplemental income at the same time.
While in college, Althea Wiles discovered that working around flowers was her dream job. Not simply as a florist helping build someone else’s business. She wanted her own floral business. But Althea was (is!) practical. She knew she needed the runway to build her experience and her business from the ground up.