Most people get started “on the side” before going solo or founding a startup. More and more people have a side hustle going on just to make ends meet.
Fact is, once you’re on your own, you’re likely doing one thing in order to do the next bigger and better thing. Even larger companies leverage existing lines of business in order to expand and evolve to the next level.
In short, it’s not where you’re at, it’s where you’re going. Surprisingly, this lack of contentment with what we’ve achieved so far is the key to personal growth and even happiness.
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Ginger Coolidge says
Wow, this episode had a lightbulb moment for me. Somehow it was said in a way that was like Yes! That’s me, there isn’t something wrong with me and my multiple projects that are always nerdy (that’s business for me) and plentiful on my list. Whew, and here I thought I’ll never get my elevator pitch down to a normal length with all the things I’m interested in doing, but who cares. I’m a developer/tech-minded nerd at heart, but stumbling across WordPress via StudioPress a few years ago has generated a whole new list of projects I’m geeked about. All because I wanted a real estate site that didn’t suck (and most of them do). Thats another side project that I found I really, really didn’t like being an actual Realtor, but I worked so hard to get my brokers license, I’m not willing to let it go. So, now I have a great site (817Realty.com) I worked on for a long time, on Rainmaker with full IDX integration, just because I wanted to prove that you could, and as a way to get future dev clients. And since I’m licensed, I can refer those leads to hard working agents in my area. A win-win. Yes, hanging out my shingle as a Web Dev and Consultant is my now my next thing, but still doing a day job to pay the bills. I will get there, with my side hustles since now I know that I ‘m OK, I’m just ultimately, unemployable.
Brian Clark says
Awesome, Ginger. Thanks for sharing that!
Debra Bradley says
Hi Brian, I’ve just listened to your podcast and am grinning because you describe my situation exactly. Now I feel like I don’t need to resolve the fact I’ve got two different websites offering different services – one that pays 90% of the bills right now doing contract writing and policy work for local government (www.writingforcouncils.co.nz), and the other one that really excites me and involves a steep learning curve, providing plan and copy writing for service businesses (www.nzwritingservices.com).
Brian Clark says
That’s great, Debra! Keep going!