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CLASSROOM: Dealing with Unsupportive Family Members

What if your family doesn’t support your side hustle? It’s not an uncommon situation, and you don’t need to choose between your dream and the people you love. This episode will show you three ways to survive without compromising on your values.

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What It's About

What to do if the people you love aren't supportive of your hustle?

Notes from Chris

Episode 1269
Welcome to a new week and a new Classroom episode!

For the first half of the year, this series focused on everything you need to do to build your first income-generating project. Last week I did a recap or summary of what those episodes included. Going forward, we’re going to focus much more on marketing, or getting the word out about this new product or service!

Aside from questions about creating your first project, I hear more questions about marketing than anything else.

However, this week, I have something different for you. I want to talk about the question: What if your family doesn’t support your side hustle?

This is also a common question—not as common as the others, thankfully, but it’s true that not everyone has a supportive network around them all the time. You might be around people who don’t understand why you want to do this, or they think it’s not possible, or they’re just downright negative.

So what do you do?

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



Consider if there are any negative or discouraging voices in your life, and then consider what you can do to block them out.


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

Yours in the revolution,


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