For today's episode I’m joined once again by my friend, Alan Briggs, Lead Creative of Stay Forth Designs, to talk about a topic that I believe a lot of people think about, but are perhaps too afraid or are unclear about what to do. I know because I’m one of those people. And so we are going to talk about side-hustling - how to start one and what it takes to make a side-hustle work.
The why behind a side hustle is found in the careful balance between money and meaning - the zipping together the desire to change the world and the need for creative provision.
The old paradigm is "work/life balance." The new paradigm is "work/life integration." We want all of ourselves to one unique vocational calling.
The non-negotiables for a successful side hustle - 1. Value proposition; 2. Team; 3. Permission; 4. Margin; 5. Learner's heart; 6. Worker's spirit; 7. Boundaries; 8. Goals; 9. Passion; 10. Structure.
"Many times in the non-profit sphere we have an accidental spirit of poverty that says, 'I can't charge for this. No one would ever pay for that.'" - Alan Briggs
"We need to give ourselves permission that our passion project is valid and valuable." - Alan Briggs
"You might be one week, one month, one deal away from moving from nothing to a legitimate side hustle." - Alan Briggs
Side Hustle Resources:
Read The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Read The Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau
Read The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki
Read Little Bets by Peter Sims
Read The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath
Listen to the Side Hustle School Podcast
Visit the Stay Forth Designs website for tools to help you be healthy so you can make a greater impact.
Experiment with your side hustles. Set some parameters and call it a pilot. Invest very little capital into it initially to see if it will generate some income.
Leverage the power of moment by "socking" someone or by sending them a personalized note.
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