"Today, I want to inspire you to become a benevolent fairy godmother with your clients. But first…let’s talk about sheep and wolves.
A spiritual teacher smiled knowingly at me a few years ago and told me that I am “a sheep in wolves’ clothing.” “Wait,” I said to him, “isn’t that phrase supposed to be the other way around, like, a wolf in sheep’s clothing?” He said, as he was channeling, “Exactly! You’re the opposite of many people in business. Instead of taking manipulative tactics to get what you want, you’re a ‘doer of good’ who does these good deeds unassumingly so your people get what they need, even if they don’t realize it at first. You spin your magic for their highest good, behind the scenes.” He got me.
I’ve (admittedly) been doing somewhat of a bait and switch with thousands of clients over the years, but I assure you, it’s an ethical bait and switch. Before you start questioning my integrity though, watch this week’s video to discover how to do it with your own clients, from a place of love, so they unassumingly get soooooo much more than they think they need, and go on to get great results. Visit the blog on Boldheart.com to watch the entire video!" - @fabiennefred
Some people will tell you to just quit your job and follow your passions. That sounds fun, but most people can't figure out how to make money from their passions overnight.
What you should do is find something that you're really good at, a skill that people will pay you for. And do that on the side while you work a regular job. Then once you're debt-free of have enough side hustle money coming in, then you can quit your job to take it to the next level.
Now you can use your skill half of the time to pay your basic bills and afford your life, so you can focus on whatever else you want to the other half of the time.
My goal is to be debt-free next month, spend 10 hours a week doing work that will pay for my monthly bills, then focus on things that I might not make money from for awhile. Or things I just don't care about making money from, like photography, the podcast, blogging, travel, reading, etc.
So I worked really hard for years so I can get to the point where I can do nothing but read or watch documentaries for a week. Then work for a week. Then travel for a week. Then podcast for a week. Or whatever. Some people want to work 25 hours a day 8 days a week. I've been there. Sometimes I still do, but I want to wake up each day (without an alarm clock) and decide in the moment what I feel like doing that day.
I don't need a billion dollars in the bank, I just need 100% personal freedom. Figure out what your version of success looks like, forget what everyone else thinks, and run after it. Do the things now that most people won't do, so you can do the things later on that most people can't do.
S I D E . H U S T L E
Are you tired of working your cute butt off and constantly wishing you had more hours in the day for your side hustle baby? I have! A million times YES!
Here’s the truth.
Simplicity and focus are your best friends when it comes to your side huslt.e Having those things down while keep your biz baby from being pushed aside to being side or even main hustle. If you can simplify and focus on your most valuable biz tasks then you are in good company my friend.
You must simplify to amplify.
Forget about the overly complex routines, habits, processes, etc. Do what is most essential to keep going and focus on your end goal. Those two things alone will help you make your side hustle more front and center.
Kick started my Thanksgiving break with a short but intense leg day, focused on 6RM on sumo deadlifts, set after set of medium weighted squats, and finished with accessary work. I’m only getting stronger guys and goals for Nationals will. be. met. 🙅🏻♀️ #cantstop#wontstop
It's Thanksgiving week & we are reflecting on how thankful we are to still be growing & thriving as a small business. But, we are even more thankful, that we have been able to give back this year. Head to our blog now to read about how we have been giving. Link in bio or head to blog.shuesq.com
We're at @happyvalleylaunchbox for an entrepreneurial Lunch & Learn with @cbicc Connect. We're getting a first-hand look at how SBDC Penn State is assisting entrepreneurship in Centre County; what it takes to turn a great idea into a successful business venture; and how Penn State University is supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem.