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Weekly Recap: What Can You Change Right Now?

In our twenty-eighth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A!
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Episode 561

This weekend, I have been out and about! I flew from NYC to Doha, Qatar, and then I booked an award ticket to Vienna. I have not been doing a lot of international travel recently, but back in the day, I used to do this pretty regularly—at least once a month if not more.

I've learned a lot over the course of my travels, and I've created a free travel hacking guide. To have it delivered to your inbox, email travel@sidehustleschool.com!

In today's Weekly Recap, I want to talk a bit about change and reinvention. Last week a listener by the name of Melanie wrote in talking about reinvention, and I mentioned that “Reinvention is a wonderful word and theme.”

If you find yourself in a place where you think, "hey, I want to make some changes," the #1 thing I can suggest is to start making those changes right away. Don’t wait for January 1st. Don’t wait until you have everything figured out. Identify just a few things, big or small, that you can do, and get them done!

Most of us don’t have a perfectly wonderful life, so you can always improve. Take 10 minutes today and make a decision.

Listen to today's Weekly Recap to learn more about my tips for finding ways to reinvent yourself or bring about change!


This week we had a listener email from Tom:

  • Tom: "Hey, Chris! I read Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days and started a hands-free side hustle using Omni to rent out belongings. Thanks for writing the book—it really helped kick me off the couch and into gear! I can't wait to start something else."
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. 555 - After losing her job, this digital marketer turns to the kitchen, where she whips up pre-made meals and launches a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • Ep. 556 - Two women launch an underwear brand in their spare time. It grows from an early Kickstarter campaign to a multi-million dollar company with more than a dozen employees
  • Ep. 557 - This Texas attorney has no Magrittes about starting her easy-to-scale side hustle
  • Ep. 558 - When a 5-year-old earns money taking out the trash for neighbors, his mom realizes that piggy banks are more style than function. She then reinvents this classic tool as a “piggy box” that won’t get stuck in the mud
  • Ep. 559 - When she discovers the bottom of her bank account, this singer-songwriter offers to write personalized love songs for $325 each
  • Ep. 560 - A retired husband-and-wife team make a shift from handmade art to digital art prints. They now sell more than 100 prints each month
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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Head on over to our online submission page, and we'll be in touch if your story is chosen.

And if you're still working on something but have some questions, we want to hear from you too! Most Weekly Recap episodes include Listener Q&A.

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Here's what's coming up next...

Each week I'll feature more stories from people who are starting side hustles without quitting their job. Here's a sneak peek of what's coming next week:

  • In several parts of the world, bidets are used in lieu of toilet paper—but why not in Canada? One man sets out to change that, flushing away discouragement and banking profits
  • This production supervisor always loved buying video games—but it wasn’t until he stumbled upon some of his favorite games on eBay that he thought about selling them
  • And so much more!

Do you have a side hustle story you'd like to share? Fill out the Side Hustle School submission form and your story may be featured on the show!

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