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Weekly Recap: World Domination Arrives in Portland, Oregon

In our twenty-fifth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
Lessons Productivity Resources Weekly Recap

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Notes from Chris

Episode 540

In today's recap, I want to tell you about two productivity tools that I've been using recently. One is an app, and the other is more of a resource or methodology.

  • Be Focused App - This app sets a timer that allows you to focus your time on a specific task. I use the pro version which is only $3 in the Apple iOS store and $5 for the desktop version. They also have a free version that you can check out before you take the plunge!
  • The Time Makeover Guide - This second resource is more of a concept of tracking your time. Laura has done a lot of research on this, and her philosophy is that even if you're busy, you have more time than you think. And furthermore, if you pay attention to how you spend your time, you can identify patterns, make adjustments, and spend more time focusing on the things that matter most to you. (Also, here's a link to Laura's book, 168 Hours!)
In today's recap, we'll delve more into both of these topics—tune in to learn more!


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

  • Ep. 534 - When two best friends are transformed by affirmations, they bring the love to families and children with empowering products
  • Ep. 535 - He wanted to start a side business and put his engineering degree to good use. When he stumbled across two 1950s radios, he found an idea that was right on his wavelength
  • Ep. 536 - Those long credit sequences at the ends of movies can include a LOT of names—and they also take a lot of time for producers to coordinate. When two industry friends team up to simplify the process, they crawl their way to a highly profitable side hustle.
  • Ep. 537 - A product manager for an app development company gets nostalgic and creates an all-natural cotton candy catering biz
  • Ep. 538 - A successful children’s book author pivots from making book trailers to coaching other authors. Along the way she learns to grow her business and spend more time with family
  • Ep. 539 - A young marketing director by day and professional makeup artist by weekend creates a side hustle that could make anyone blush
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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WDS 2018 is finally happening this week (June 26th-July 2nd), and we'll be welcoming people from over 30 different countries. With inspiring keynote speakers, a week full of activities and attendee-led meetups, and two incredible parties, you won't want to miss it!

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  • A full-time personal trainer takes her ‘breakfast of champions’ to the next level with pancakes that put the ‘pro’ in protein
  • After marrying a woman who was born deaf, an actor and musician starts a side hustle captioning theater performances
  • And so much more!

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