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Weekly Recap: Ice Cream, Dog Stockings, and Luxury for Less

In our forty-seventh 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 694

We’ve just finished week 47 of Season II!

Happy post-Thanksgiving! I want to encourage you to use this time to reframe or recast it in some way. You can’t control every outcome, but you can control your experience, your response, and your decisions. In life, this means ... pay attention to how you feel and ask yourself what you want.

In your side hustle, this could mean a couple of things.

Maybe you think you have a great idea, but it’s not quite working. Well, that’s okay—remember you can’t control every outcome. What do you need to do to go back to basics and retool your offer?

Or, maybe what you’re doing is sort-of working, but your heart isn’t in it. This is another opportunity for you to reframe or recast.

Every year I do an Annual Review, where I spend the better part of a week identifying goals and making a plan for the year to come. I’ll take you along with me (I mean virtually, not in my suitcase...) and maybe you can do a review of your own.


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

  • Ep. 688 - A nouveau-cream wave of ice cream debuts at Coachella, and everyone freaks out
  • Ep. 689 - When a friend needs help writing music for his podcast, this full-time music producer tunes up his side hustle strings
  • Ep. 690 - When two friends realize that their savvy shopping is a skill, they dive into the world of affiliate marketing. After investing a grand total of $46 startup costs, they earned $1,200 in month three
  • Ep. 691 - This lifelong baker was afraid of pies—but when she overcomes her hesitancy, she undertakes a baking adventure that leads to hundreds of satisfied customers. Get rich or pie tryin’!
  • Ep. 692 - He never saw himself starting a side hustle, but when he noticed one of his marketing clients making bank on seasonal pet gifts, he just couldn’t roll over anymore
  • Ep. 693 - This biology student-turned model had a penchant for writing about sexual wellness. She just had to find a way to make money with it—and she did
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,


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  • After her kids go off to college, this former stay-at-home-mom begins baking whoopie pies in bulk. She now makes them by the thousands, selling more than $25,000 in creamy inventory each month.
  • Twin brothers turn their art of “cardistry” into a highly profitable business. It’s all fun and games as long as they don’t let their profits vanish….
  • And much more!

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