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WEEKLY RECAP: Tiny Houses, T-Shirts, and Romance Novels

In our tenth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!
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Notes from Chris

Episode 70

Our listener questions for this week come to us from Michael and David:

  • Michael asks what the best way to remove bad habits is and, additionally, how to take on good ones and stay disciplined in order to make your side hustle work. Starting a side hustle can take some adjusting, but it's wise to implement routines before they become more necessary.
  • David's question focuses on how to know when to keep at something and when you should give it up to pursue other things. This is a topic I discuss often on my blog, and I'm an advocate for abandoning something if it is no longer working for you. This lesson applies to side hustles as well—know when to keep going and when to change paths or try something new.
Listen to the Weekly Recap for a more comprehensive look at this week's Listener Q&A. Also, if you have a question you'd like answered, send me a voice message. Your question may be featured on the show!

Here are some quick highlights for each episode this week. Listen to this week's recap for a more comprehensive highlight reel.
  • Ep. 64 - A story of belonging where two men with long hair create a side hustle to serve others like them. I love the tagline of their Hair Ties for Guys: “So cool your girlfriend will steal them.”
  • Ep. 65 - Carey's story is the first of more stories to come about how it is still possible to make money writing books or publishing a blog or otherwise creating content and sharing it with an audience you build over time.
  • Ep. 66 - The Danger family sets out to travel for 1-2 years. It turns into 5 and they end up making a good living along the way, much to their surprise and counter to their expectations.
  • Ep. 67 - A guy who combines the world of taxes and finance to help clients in the evenings.
  • Ep. 68 - How a night with friends over drinks leads to a unique idea and a successful side hustle selling t-shirts with huge pockets on the front.
  • Ep. 69 - In this episode, Brent proves that it IS possible to make a good living by writing or teaching, especially if it is a form of specialized information.
Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,

Chris Guillebeau

Weekly Update:

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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:

  • Another six-figure t-shirt story using a completely different platform from the one we saw in Ep. 55.
  • A story about a woman who creates a tango tour in Argentina.
  • How a British pub manager bakes pork pies for profit

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