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CLASSROOM: Goals, Agenda, and Your First Assignment


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What It's About

The first of our new Classroom series. This week's topic: Goal Setting!

Notes from Chris

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Everything begins with a goal. As the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” …and as Socrates said on his deathbed, “Go make that cash money.”

Just as there’s more than one possible path in life, so too are there multiple reasons why you need a side hustle.

For anyone who’s new —

  • * I have no problem saying that my goal is to help you make money
  • * If you’re in debt or trying to build a savings account or just like the idea of not being dependent on one employer, you need more than one source of income
  • * I’ve also seen, over and over, literally thousands of times, how empowering and exciting this can be … especially for people who have never identified with being an entrepreneur
Good news: you don’t have to be! You don’t have to take a lot of risk, and you can see whether or not your idea works in a short period of time. (It won’t always work, and that’s a big part of it.)

Last week you got a preview of the new format. It’s a week-long format, so this is actually the first full week of the year. Here’s the schedule:

  • * Monday: New CLASSROOM series
  • * Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: Q&A
  • * Tuesday and Friday: Case Studies
  • * Thursday: TBT "Where are they now?" feature
It’s still seven days a week, and I will still respect your time by keeping the episodes short.

Now let’s talk about this CLASSROOM series, which is something I’m particularly excited about. This new series will have built-in structure to it, beginning with goal-setting—that’s today—and going all the way through the entire process of starting an income-generating project.

Not only that, but I also hope to work with a number of listeners to actually build that side hustle they’ve been thinking about … and we’ll do that in real-time throughout the year. If you’d like to be considered for that, all you need to do is put your name down … there’s nothing for sale:

Just go to Sidehustleschool.com/classroom

Let's begin with the two problems everyone faces in trying to start a moneymaking project, and your first assignment.

Listen to today's Classroom episode to learn more...

  TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: Come up with at least two ideas for your first—or your next—side hustle. Just two ideas!

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

Yours in the revolution,


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