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WEEKLY RECAP: Key Characteristics of a Systems-Driven Business

In our forty-fourth recap of Season III, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: an audio update from a previous case study!
Weekly Recap

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Notes from Chris

Episode 1037

We’ve just finished week 44 of Season III

This week featured a trio of young brothers who turn frozen treats into a hot business, a poker-playing Yale student who ends up building a $90,000/month consulting firm (not by playing poker), and more.

Over here, I’m excited to be going to Australia this week—my favorite country.

Last week’s Recap focused on assets. I gave you the assignment to make a list of your assets and consider how you can add to that list.

Today’s audio update from a previously featured case study is a great example of the distinction between a low-level side hustle and a real asset, which is really what this whole project is about. (I should have called it Side Asset School, but no one would get that. Now that you’ve been here for a while, feel free to think of it like that...)

Also, in Ep. 1033, about that guy who played poker at Yale and then moved to California, eventually building an incredible business, there were two key reasons why it worked so well.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to learn more!


Today, we have an update from Harry a.k.a "the Rideshare Guy". Ep. 375 — Aerospace Engineer Becomes Full-Time Rideshare Expert.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Harry!

Need a lift to learn more about Harry's business? Head on over his blog theRideShareGuy.com.

Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • Stumbling onto a fishy side hustle, a former retail manager discovers a way to earn $70,000 a year while working just 15 hours a week.
  • A longing for independence leads a graphic designer to create an adventure-themed brand of totes, mugs, and more.
  • And much more!

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"The poker-playing Yale student became relentless about documenting his systems and creating a process that future employees could follow. It was still his method and process, but someone else could implement it."

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