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Weekly Recap: Busy People Get More Done

In our thirty-second 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 589

This week started off with a million dollar success story in Ep. 583. It's about a busy chef who builds a massively successful apron empire in her abundant free time.

Wait, what free time? Well, she didn't have much. She works in the high-end food industry, and yet she still finds a way to create this apron side hustle that becomes incredibly popular in her industry.

Have you ever heard the expression, "If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it"?

Never have I seen this principle be more true than when I started producing this podcast. We feature regular people every day on the show with limited time and resources, and yet, they're doing something remarkable.

They're finding a way to invest in themselves and create something that they believe in. That is ultimately what this show is all about!

I talk about the importance of making extra money, which is great, but ultimately, what I'm hoping to do is encourage you to do something that matters to you.

In preparation for a book I'm working on, I was reviewing some notes from an episode that we featured long ago, Ep. 353. In that story, Lisa was not only an active mother, she was also a yoga teacher, an author, and a few other things besides! So when she started her home organization business, she didn't exactly have an abundance of time.

Yet, just like Ellen, she was still able to turn it into a business that brought in upwards of $4,000/month while also helping refugees.

Listen to today's Weekly Recap to learn more about Lisa and Ellen's stories (along with a bonus example from Jake in Ep. 23), why busy people get things done, and how you can use this principle to launch a moneymaking project of your own!


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 Sarah Hannington from Ep. 3.

We featured Sarah in the very first week of Side Hustle School when she was building her customized candy hearts side hustle My Custom Candy.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Sarah and see what's happened since she was featured on the show at the beginning of last year!


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

  • Ep. 583 - A chef sets out to reinvent the humble apron, growing it to a multi-million-dollar company while still working in restaurants at night
  • Ep. 584 - A San Diego project manager creates a tiny foam roller relieve pain and prevent injury no matter where you are
  • Ep. 585 - Two friends try to start an online wedding platform, but they end up with a monthly subscription service offering personalized DIY journals
  • Ep. 586 - This born-and-bred oil worker didn’t need to strike oil to create his profitable, “badass” side hustle
  • Ep. 587 - This designer is the picture of success with a side hustle that draws in a full-time income
  • Ep. 588 - The annual student moving exodus provides side hustle inspiration for two university roommates
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.

Call the Side Hustle Hotline at 844-9-HUSTLE (844-948-7853), record your question and send it to podcast@sidehustleschool.com, or just send us an email!

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:

  • A teacher begins working part-time as a personal chef at children’s baking parties, then starts a magazine about healthy food. The project now brings in around $5,000/month in recurring income
  • A petroleum engineer finds the perfect item to resell on Amazon. He goes on to sell $300,000 worth of the humble coffee grinder
  • 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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