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Episode 575THEMES & TAKEAWAYS: A lot of the people I've talked to have found issues with the fees taken by larger organizations like Uber and Amazon. But in order to participate in those systems and have access to the number of people available on any given platform, you have to agree to the terms. Nobody is forcing you to do this. If you don't like it, don't participate. And furthermore, if you think you can do better, you're more than welcome to go somewhere else! But keep in mind that you're not just paying for using the service—you're also paying for the reach that these services have and the convenience they offer. Life is short—ask yourself what you can do to get you one step closer to the goals that you believe in. Listen to today's Weekly Recap to learn more about perspective and adopting a positive attitude for side hustle success!
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: This is a new segment that we're trying out with the help of side hustlers that we've featured on the show in the past. Today, we have an update from Madhavi Jagdish from Ep. 45. Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Madhavi and see what's happened since she was featured on the show back in 2017!
EPISODES FROM THIS WEEK: Here's what we heard this week on Side Hustle School! Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
- Ep. 569 - It turns out you can stand around all day and make things happen, as two side hustlers from London prove with their standing desk contraption
- Ep. 570 - She wanted to influence the next generation in her field. But after first teaching at a local university, this database consultant decided to design her own curriculum in the form of a book and online course
- Ep. 571 - When he began live streaming his video games for a faraway friend, he had no idea he’d end up building a 30,000 person community and earning up to $3,000 a day
- Ep. 572 - Two Florida State grads create a mini-mouthwash empire, selling 3,500 bottles in less than a year
- Ep. 573 - A Dallas Cowboys fan turns his passion for sports and traveling into an epic road trip and a foam-fingered brand
- Ep. 574 - After recovering from a chronic illness through the power of plants, a woman trades in hedge funds by day and healing powders by night
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