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Zoha Abbas was let go during a recent round of layoffs at the advertising agency where she worked as a senior copywriter. Good thing that she had already been working on a side gig for three years. Though it was earlier than her original plans, she took the opportunity to go all-in and turn her side project into her full-time gig. In this episode, Zoha shares the steps she took to make this happen, from initial idea to fruition. READ THE NOTES HERE.
You’re working hard to make your side hustle or freelancing career a success. So you’ll want to make sure you protect yourself, your investment, and your side project legally. Autumn Witt Boyd, Host of The Legal Roadmap podcast, joins Lou Blaser to cover the most pressing basic questions for someone starting out. Grab a notepad as you’ll want to take notes. READ THE NOTES HERE.
Leadership and career development coach Dr. Nayla Bahri researched disruption and career resilience by studying professionals who lost their jobs during the 2008 Recession. She discovered behaviors and habits that differentiated those who remained stuck versus those who were able to move forward and thrived. The best thing is that there’s nothing special about these behaviors. In this episode, we explore these practical activities that we can practice to strengthen our resilience muscle. Because as Nayla points out, the best time to think about these practices is when times are good. READ THE NOTES HERE.
There hasn’t been a new episode since mid-October. Did I fall off the face of the earth? Did I cancel the podcast? Here’s the real deal. READ THE NOTES HERE.
Starting a side hustle is exciting. But it can also be a bit nerve-wracking, especially if you’ve never done anything like it before. Wouldn’t it be great if you could start your project with a colleague? As they say, two heads are better than one, and you can push each other to take action on your plans. Karena Skibinski shares how she and her co-worker started a side-hustle and became business partners. READ THE NOTES HERE.
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 HERE.
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. READ THE NOTES HERE.
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 HERE.
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 HERE.
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. READ THE NOTES HERE.
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. So she looked for a regular job with a steady paycheck to give her time and to help finance a dream business. READ THE NOTES HERE.
Prioritization and discernment are two important skills you must master when you have a day job and a side-hustle. When you only have an hour or two and that’s all you have for that day, you have to focus on something that’s really going to move the needle forward. CEO/CTO Susan Boles shares how she manages to juggle all the balls in the air. READ THE NOTES HERE.
Nowadays, it’s not so uncommon to hear that someone has a side hustle. People use side hustles to learn new skills, explore passions, test opportunities, or start something that could lead to a new career. In today’s changing world of work, having a side hustle is a smart career move. READ THE NOTES HERE.
One of the joys of making a career change is being able to reinvent ourselves. To put on a new hat that more closely aligns with who we are today and how we want to show up in the world. But this can sometimes be a double-edged sword. As beautiful as it may sound, this evolution can also be daunting. READ THE NOTES HERE.
We have a complicated relationshp with Technology. On the one hand, it makes things easier and improves our quality of life. But it also brings complication and creates stress unique to its very presence. How can we keep technology on the helpful side of life? READ THE NOTES HERE.
What is the best and most effective use of your limited time with your young kids? Speech pathologist and Strength-in-Words Founder Ayelet Marinovich shares practical tips. READ THE NOTES HERE.
How do we pursue success and vigorously go after our goals while avoiding stress and burnout? Is this possible? Former laywer, Nik Poplavsky started a project called “Balanced Hustle” which was his way of exploring how to do the hustle without the accompanying stress and anxiety that often lead to burnout. READ THE NOTES HERE.
Leadership consultant and speaker, Kathy Bourque recently published a book on conquering busyness. It’s not about time management or productivity, though. And when I chatted with her, I realized the state of always being busy is not even a bad thing necessarily. READ THE NOTES HERE.
“We need to stop judging other people’s work-life balance,” says Gary Vaynerchuk and I couldn’t agree more. Balance is a personal thing and we have to stop shaming other people’s situations based on our own definitions. READ THE NOTES HERE.