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Weekly Recap: How to Stop Procrastinating (Really!)

In our fifteenth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 470

This week, we received a listener email from Kat and a listener voicemail from Chris:

  • Kat: "Hey Chris, I'm a Day 1 listener and am finally getting my Side Hustle out of my mind and into the world. I'm starting Coffee People, a quarterly zine publication focusing on promoting the creative endeavors of folks who work in the coffee world.

    So far, I've been selling to people I know, through coffee shops I frequent, and via an online web store. I'm curious how to turn these one-off sales into a subscription-based model. Do you have any info/tips on how to manage a subscription service easily, effectively, affordably, and efficiently? Thanks much!"
  • Chris called the Side Hustle Hotline in response to a prompt from a previous Weekly Recap to let us know what he was most excited about these days. He's relaunching his practice habits membership community for piano teachers!
Also, if you're like me and struggle with procrastination, listen to today's Weekly Recap to hear my tips for curbing your procrastinating tendencies and get things done!

If you have something you'd like to ask me or an update you'd like to share, I'd love to hear from you. Leave me a voice message on the website or call into the Side Hustle Hotline (Dial 844-9-HUSTLE // 844-948-7853), and your question may be featured on the show!


Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.

  • Ep. 464 - A student cashes in on his love of history by mailing beautifully designed letters to monthly subscribers
  • Ep. 465 - A North Carolina man’s software app forces users to make donations when they slack off their fitness routines
  • Ep. 466 - A student with a flair for teaching gives extra classes to fellow students, optimizing the process along the way and working fewer hours each time
  • Ep. 467 - A birthday “paint and sip” celebration becomes an accidental side hustle, providing a sustainable income for an artist in between day jobs
  • Ep. 468 - A Minnesotan software engineer turns healthy recipes into an online business that has over 100,000 website visitors a month
  • Ep. 469 - A Singapore-based storyteller and lover of textiles earns an extra $40,000 a year selling handcrafted cashmere scarves from Nepal
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • A contest idea turns into a restaurant recommending algorithm, earning its creator an extra $50,000/year
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Quote of the Day
"Procrastination is as much a psychological problem as it is a time management one. Don’t just push through; ask yourself why you’re resisting something."

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