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Weekly Recap: That’s a Wrap, 2017—See You Next Year!

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Notes from Chris

Episode 365

Welcome to episode #365! It’s the end of the year! 364 days ago we began this podcast with a mission: to bring you story after story of people creating freedom and options—and making money—without quitting their job. I can hardly believe it myself, but … we did it.

We’re going to keep this recap short and sweet because 2018 will start with a bang. Mostly I want to say thank you. What a joy it’s been to bring you this show!

I'd also like to add a special acknowledgment for year-long listeners who have been with us from the beginning and binge listeners like @AerocityMusic who sent in the tweet below. 341 episodes in 10 days!!


What if you've been listening to the show—learning and enjoying the stories—but you actually didn't take action in 2017? Well, here's my response to that:

That's okay! We all go through different seasons in life—sometimes we're in a season of learning, sometimes we're just absorbing something, and later, it becomes more relevant. Tomorrow is a new day—and a new year!


We've had an absolute cornucopia of amazing stories this year, but here are our 10 most popular episodes of 2017 according to Google Analytics!

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This online training program is designed to take you step by step through starting a side hustle project of your own, and it's also going to be an online community where you can connect with other side hustlers, make introductions, and get peer feedback.

We're going to introduce it for a limited time starting on January 9th, and the initial signup is only going to be available for a week.

If you're interested in joining the Side Hustle Society, visit our Society page to get notified when it goes live!



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