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WEEKLY RECAP: Good Fortune Favors the Prepared

In our fourth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week of Side Hustle School, and you'll also learn why fortune favors those who come prepared.
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Action Item:

As Richard Branson once said, "Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."


The same could be said for side hustles. As you're listening to these episodes, consider what kind of preparation went into building the side hustles that made them successful and ask yourself:


1. How am I preparing for my side hustle?


2. What steps can I take to create the foundation for a successful hustle?


Remember, inspiration (and luck!) is good, but inspiration combined with action and is much better.

Words of Wisdom

Luck and good fortune can help you along, but hard work and being prepared can take you even further. You may listen to some of these episodes and think that these people just got lucky in finding successful projects—but most of these people worked hard once an opportunity to do something presented itself.

I don't recommend that you wait for luck to come your way, but I do recommend that you be ready to work and hit the ground running if an opportune moment does show up. Some side hustles may come easily, but for the most part, they still require some work on your part especially in the beginning.

Highlights From This Week

  • Ep. 22 - Brianna got lucky when she found an open space with minimal overhead for her pop-up shop, but she was a success because she was prepared and worked hard for a solid month getting it off the ground.
  • Ep. 23 - Jake was lucky when his listing brought in so many clients, but it was his hard work and dedication that made it sustainable.
  • Ep. 27 - Heather got lucky when she came up with the idea for Stressed Mommy, but she was truly successful because she found the time to make her side hustle work despite her busy schedule.

Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel!



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Quote of the Day
"You might get lucky... but for best results, be ready to work when luck shows up."
—Chris Guillebeau #SideHustleSchool

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