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Episode 36: 5 Things You Need to Succeed in a Side Hustle

I have had a side hustle for the greater part of the last 3 years so I get it. I have had a failed side hustle and a succeeding one and have realized what HAS to be present in order for it to succeed. It is often sited that 9 out of 10 businesses fail but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics most businesses that are going to close, do so in years 3-7, when most people give up because it feels like it’s not working.

There are 5 things that will make or break whether a side hustle has a chance. Of course there are many things that will determine if your side hustle will succeed and the biggest factor is YOU.

  1. It has to change lives.

  2. You must make enough money to change YOUR life.

  3. It must get you out of bed.

  4. There has to be a residual end game.

  5. It has to create influence.

Check out the specifics of each of these points on this weeks episode!

33: Stop Putting Christmas on Credit

The first Christmas that we really took our debt problem serious I knew that I needed to significantly scale back our Christmas spending. I was already on such a tight budget that even spending anything was a problem. It wasn’t that we made not money, it was that we had SO MANY PAYMENTS.

Car payments

credit card payments

truck payments

mortgage payment

utility payments

school loan payments

hockey registration payments (this is a real thing in Minnesota)

life insurance payments

health insurance payments

The list goes on…

Can you relate?

So I committed fiercely to stop the madness…

Episode 30: Hacks for Overcoming Tiredness to Regain Productivity

Here is the cold hard truth…. building your net worth is going to take more work than you think it is. It is going to take you to do the work to improve the finances on the days you feel like it and on the days when you get 4 hours of sleep because the baby kept you up all night. Maybe your “baby” is actually a looming debt hanging over your head so you aren’t sleeping well. You are going to have to learn to work tired on some days. I have had to do it. You will too. The most money I ever made in my side gig was on a week I worked all 7 days at the hospital. I did calls on the way to work, I got up at 4 instead of 5 so I could put in an hour of work and I had to work once the kids went to bed at 8 pm after putting in a 10 hour day of work.

Here are my top hacks for powering through a day where you weren’t able to get enough sleep.

  1. I do the following yoga poses: Back bend, down dog, forward hang, lunge with a twist, lizard, child’s pose. Check out this article to learn more.

  2. I drink some coffee but not too much. Coffee can make me feel wirey and sick of I am using it to keep myself stimulated. Some is good, more is not better.

  3. I drink lemon water and diffuse lemon essential oil. Citrus flavors and lemon in particular wake me up. Here is my favorite lemon essential oil that you can even put in your water!

  4. I do a cleanse day. Digesting food takes energy so if you can rest your digestion you will conserve the little energy you have and create more! Here is how I do a cleanse day.

  5. I tell myself the most empowering story about the day. If I sit around and tell myself how tired I am, of course I will be tired. Instead I tell myself I am vibrant, alive and ready for the day. I also visualize exactly how I want the day to go.

  6. I stay active. When I was at a job I would get up and fill my water bottle, go to the bathroom, walk around the halls, do the yoga poses again to stay alert. Anything to get up from my desk. Now that I am a full-time entrepreneur working from home, I STAY OFF THE COUCH. The couch triggers relaxation thoughts in our mind so staying away from it during the work day to be productive is imperative.

  7. I get dressed as if I was going to a business meeting. Staying in yoga and pajama clothes is a mistake on days like this. Get up, get dressed, show up.

Episode 27: Our Lowest Overhead Business

80% of Americans are in debt. This means that YOU ARE NOT ALONE if you are in debt. One of our businesses was instrumental in getting us out of debt, the network marketing industry. Direct selling, MLM, pyramid schemes, weirdos, and all the things are discusses on this episode in regards to network marketing. You can create a significant side hustle income stream using this industry and create residual income for yourself!

This episode is FULL of information about how to use your strengths to make you more money, improve your net worth, and most importantly how you view money.  

You will learn:

  • How to view the energy of money in your life even when you have less than you need

  • What shifts happen to you when all of your money and dignity feels gone and how to rebuild from there

  • How to take small steps to moving toward a brighter and more abundant future

  • How to empower yourself with your current strengths for maximum results.

This episode is FULL of information about how to use your strengths to make you more money, improve your net worth, and most importantly how you view money.  

You will learn:

  • How to view the energy of money in your life even when you have less than you need

  • What shifts happen to you when all of your money and dignity feels gone and how to rebuild from there

  • How to take small steps to moving toward a brighter and more abundant future

  • How to empower yourself with your current strengths for maximum results.