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WEEKLY RECAP: Japanese Candy, Museum Hacks, and Killer Bees

In our fifteenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 106

Our listener questions for this week come to us from Isabeau in Vancouver, B.C. and Sarah in Wisconsin:

  • Like many parents, Isabeau has a lot of old toys and children's books laying around the house that she'd like to find homes for, but she's not certain that she has the time or motivation to learn how to use eBay. She's looking for a service—essentially a middle man—who can help her simplify the process.
  • Years ago, Sarah pursued a project that she was really passionate about, but the timing wasn't right. Now that she's at a much better point in life, she'd like to revisit it. She's incredibly motivated to get things up and running, but she feels that her family and friends are less supportive and encouraging than they were the first time. Now that she's ready and excited to get started, how can she reignite the excitement?
Listen to the Weekly Recap for a more comprehensive look at this week's Listener Q&A. Also, if you have a question you'd like answered, send me a voice message. Your question may be featured on the show!


Here are some quick highlights for each episode this week. Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 100 - Our 100th episode (!) features an amazing story about how a less than stellar date leads a man in New York City to start a renegade museum tour hustle bringing in $2 million a year
  • Ep. 101 - A Finnish expat in Japan creates a unique subscription service shipping boxes packed full of Japanese candy to the rest of the world
  • Ep. 102 - A 365-day photo project gets the attention of Apple marketers and transitions to a hustle teaching small business owners how to create videos using their smartphones
  • Ep. 103 - A Colorado scientist publishes a fact based science fiction magazine and builds it to a sustainable income of $1,800/month, funded largely by his readers
  • Ep. 104 - In this buzzworthy episode, a Texas woman creates a $4,000/month side hustle as an advocate for sustainable honeybee habitats
  • Ep. 105 - A fascination for why people think helps a performing artist shift from earning $2,000 for college shows to $20,000 for corporate events
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,

Chris Guillebeau

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