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Weekly Recap: Don’t Sit On Your Ideas

In our forty-third 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 666

When I was going over the notes from this week, I was struck by something that was said by Steve in Ep. 661:

"The first would be, if you have a great idea don’t sit on it because everyone’s got a good idea too.

It’s the people that actually take action are the ones that can have any sort of success. I will say that people will always doubt you, laugh at your idea. People will tell you that it’s a bad idea. There are other people that will tell you it’s an amazing idea but you really have to listen to your gut, to your intuition, because there are so many people out there who have had good ideas and never do anything about it.

As a result they’re stuck in the same position that they’re in."

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Today, we have an update from Travis Vengroff, who was featured on the show in Ep. 199.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Travis himself!

You can also check out his website, Liberty Endures.

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

  • Ep. 660 - How one man grew his $46 idea into a six-figure monthly sales machine selling beard oil
  • Ep. 661 - In trying to remedy his own workout injuries, this physical therapist invents a portable device to relieve pain. He then patents the device and sells 57,000 of them
  • Ep. 662 - This Bay Area transplant started blogging about Napa wines as a creative outlet, but she soon discovered that valley wineries were willing to pay for exposure
  • Ep. 663 - With a full-time job and a family of four to support, this job recruiter applies the skills he uses every day to earn additional money on the side
  • Ep. 664 - After an initial attempt at baking scones fails to rise, a client services manager combines her passion for ballroom dancing with publishing guides for fellow dance students
  • Ep. 665 - Ever wondered how match strikers are made? This chemical analyst figured it out, and now earns $2,000/month from her online shop
  • Bonus note: In this episode I referenced a Vice article on how to get a friend out of multilevel marketing. Here's the link.
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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