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Weekly Recap: End of Civilization, Voter Postcards, and Nepalese Sherpas

In our forty-fifth 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 680

We’ve just finished week 45 of Season II!

This week on the show featured zombie apocalypse preparation, voter turnout postcards, and a Himalayan trekking company that comes together when a guy in Nashville meets a Nepalese sherpa who happens to be his Lyft driver.

I’m now on location in Hong Kong, probably my most frequently visited international city.

When we first started the Extended Cut series in early 2017, I remember going on a walk here (from the same hotel) and making notes before coming back to record. These days I’m not traveling as much overall, but I do still get around.

To hear about being in the right place at the right time, check out today's Weekly Recap.


Today, we have an update from Steve Smith, who was featured on the show in Ep. 203.

Listen to the Weekly Recap to hear from Steve himself!

You can also check out his website, 2Puggles.

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

  • Ep. 674 - To survive the end of civilization, listen to this episode
  • Ep. 675 - After writing hundreds of postcards to voters, this freelancer designs her own sets for sale. In the first year, she sells $60,000 of them
  • Ep. 676 - Two friends want to help Boston’s artists bring their arts and crafts to the world—so they create a shop to help them showcase their wares, give talks, and connect with the history of the city
  • Ep. 677 - A chance meeting inspires a couple to start a company that provides packaged treks to Nepal
  • Ep. 678 - When two couples can’t figure out how to get their kids outdoors and away from electronics in the winter, a personal challenge blossoms into an unbeLEAFable side hustle
  • Ep. 679 - Wanting to get out of debt, a college student pays off a $4,000 student loan by buying and reselling classic video games
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • A chance meeting inspires a couple to start a company that provides packaged treks to Nepal
  • When two couples can’t figure out how to get their kids outdoors and away from electronics in the winter, a personal challenge blossoms into an unbeLEAFable side hustle
  • And much more!

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