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WEEKLY RECAP: Barking Up the Right Tree

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

Episode 127

Our listener questions for this week come to us from Sheila in Nicaragua and Jonathan from Montana:

  • Sheila has been researching how to get her side hustle up and running, but while she experiences a lot of momentum in the beginning, she has a tendency to get discouraged when she sees her competition. She worries that her idea isn't good enough, and she wants to know how she can overcome those doubts.
  • Jonathan has narrowed his ideas down and is looking to start a drop shipping business for fly fishing. He's looking for tips on how to contact manufacturers for the first time.
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!

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

  • Ep. 121 - While serving time after a run-in with the law, one man and his cousin get creative in the kitchen, then launch a successful food truck, catering, and restaurant business in rural Pennsylvania
  • Ep. 122 - In this awesome story about a Michigan-based dog owner who uses her baking hobby to launch a gourmet, healthy dog treat business, we take a look at LLCs (Limited Liability Corporations) and how you can determine whether that path is right for you
  • Ep. 123 - A couple of friends in Tennessee notice issues in the lawn care industry and decide to fix them using technology that better connects vendors and their customers. In the process, they create a million dollar side hustle that allows them to expand to several other nearby states
  • Ep. 124 - She’s loud, she’s proud, and she’s wielding a hammer to smash the patriarchy with her hand-stamped feminist jewelry line
  • Ep. 125 - Sometimes a shift is all you need to get on the right track. This blogger was able to get out of debt and make $82,000 last year while working two hours a day before and after his real job
  • Ep. 126 - If you've ever thought that you didn't possess the technical skills to create a successful side hustle, this story may change your mind. It's all about how a salesman in Nashville, Tennessee jumps at the opportunity to launch a low-tech, low-stress side hustle that brings in an additional $48,000 for him and his family without even having to launch a website
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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