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Side hustle series
Unusual side hustles
I was in my mid 40’s and in a dead end job .
It didn’t pay me nearly enough to cover all my bills , it was long hours and it felt like it was sucking the soul out of my body.
I would go the edges of the building that I worked at, at times, just to be able to look out the window and see what kind of day I was missing out on.
Then they allowed me the opportunity to work from home .
I was overjoyed !
But soon realized I was shackled to my desk because they kept tab of my whereabouts at all times .
All I could do was smile weakly at my family members from my office as they carried on with their day.
I just knew in my heart that the 9-5 working lifestyle was not my jam.
But unless and until I figured out a way to escape the rat race , this would be my reality .
I did escape . And I’m going to tell you how.
I needed to pull together an escape plan . But I was on the verge of depression.
I knew I wasn’t going to change anything in my then current state of mind .
So I started reading books .
Read the Bible every single day.
Read so many self help books.
Meditated daily .
Got good sleep .
My mind became clearer. And the result of that was a lessening of the noise and stress in my head and body.
I was then able to identify opportunities that came my way .
Pick up the Bible app on your phone - read a devotional daily - you won’t regret it.
If you read only one self help book in your life , I kid you not , this should be the one:
by Hal Elrod (Author), Robert Kiyosaki (Foreword)
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Put together a morning routine BEFORE you go to work.
Even if you have to wake up at 3 am like I had to for a little while . Yes girl, that sucked.
But, it’s an investment in YOU.
And it will pay off , as you add to your strength , motivation and character every day.
It becomes a cumulative effect and you will not recognize the person you become a year from now .
As you continue your morning routine journey , add more books to your repertoire .
These are the ones that continue to change my life :
by Timothy Ferriss (Author)
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by Robert T. Kiyosaki (Author)
4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 89,247 ratings
by Hal Elrod (Author)
4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,727 ratings
Rachel Hollis (Author, Narrator), Thomas Nelson (Publisher)
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I was able to see that I needed to take action because no one was going to rescue me .
You ever heard of that phrase :
Pray as though it depends on God
Work as though it depends on you.
Yeah that’s the phrase right there .
I decided I was going to start a side hustle .
It sounded crazy .
I was tapped out time wise between work, family and church responsibilities.
But my new mindset training taught me that things were not as impossible as I made them out to be .
Soon after that , my workplace bosses told me that because the nature of my work allowed it, I was able to bring my headphones to work and could listen to music if I wanted to .
My ears perked up .
This was exactly the opportunity I was waiting for .
I asked if I could listen to podcasts instead , they said I could .
I fired up my podcast app and downloaded dozens and dozens of podcasts on side hustles and business.
I must have listened to about 100 of them before I zeroed in on MY side hustle .
I knew it was what I wanted to do.
Now it was time to research .
Take advantage of the internet!
Listen to podcasts.
Watch Youtube videos.
Get a Kindle Unlimited subscription and start reading books.
The idea is to start searching for your perfect side hustle.
It's not going to fall into your lap but you can find it if you start looking.
Once you find the perfect side hustle for you, it's time to :
Things you'll want to think about:
Will you need any licensing or certifications
What are the start up costs
Will you need to start an LLC
Websites and Social Media Usernames
Supplies that you will need/Continuing overhead costs
How will you market your business
Who is Your Ideal Customer
Most likely included in your start up costs will be the cost to educate yourself on the ins and outs of running your specific business.
Unless you have a mentor who is willing and able to donate hours of their time to helping you get up and running for free, you are going to need to buy a course or take some certification classes so that you will have a better chance to succeed right out of the gate.
Don't skimp on this part as it can ultimately save you so much time and money and lessen the chances of making an important mistake.
Look up your local SBA in your community as there are many small business grants available for people who wish to launch a business.
I will never recommend taking out a loan to start your business unless you have a mentor or financial advisor who is helpling you.
Better to save up the money you need and then launch so that you don't go into debt.
Feel free to start the research part of your search for the PERFECT side hustle for you..... right on this page.
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