You’re busy. I get it. There’s never enough time in the day to get it all done.
Yet you’re reading this … so that tells me you have a least some free time to dedicate to improving your productivity and starting or growing a side hustle.
This post will share 2 non-negotiable truths about time, my 3 favorite productivity hacks, and how to arrest the 9 biggest time thieves in your life to free up an extra 14 hours a week.
Or in blogger speak, “The 10 Tools I Used to Build a 6-Figure Business.”
I’ve been getting a few questions about my current home office set up, so I thought I’d put together a quick post about it here.
While I’m blessed to be able to work from anywhere, I find I’m most productive at home. I’ve been working from home full-time for more than 8 years, so there’s definitely some comfort there.
John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, where he interviews today’s most successful entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1,500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. His latest project is The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline, and focus in 100 days. You can learn more at TheMasteryJournal.com.
Longtime listeners may remember hearing John way back on episode 15 of The Side Hustle Show. 3.5 years and almost 200 episodes later I’m excited and honored to have him back on the show.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
That line from Aristotle may be one of the most overused quotes in history.
But it’s overused for good reason: it’s a good quote. At least the first part. Aristotle was onto something for sure: we are what we repeatedly do. I agree with that 100%.
The issue I have is with the second part: Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Perhaps what we need isn’t more hours in the day, but more energy in our hours. That’s ultimately what this episode is about: feeling better and more alive so we can get more results from our businesses.
Yuri Elkaim is known as the “health whisperer” for being able to get to the heart of what matters and produce amazing health, weight loss, and fitness results where there seemed little hope.
Yuri is a former professional soccer player, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, the author of The All-Day Energy Diet.
This week’s episode was something a little different as I was joined by three of my favorite productivity podcasters, Erik Fisher, Mike Vardy, and Paul Minors.
Combined they have more than 300 productivity-themed podcasts under their belts and represent 3 different countries!
Since getting the most out of our limited time is a ongoing struggle for side hustlers, I invited them on the show for a unique roundtable format to see what’s working today and what wisdom we can glean from their archives.
In August I embarked on a personal challenge to develop a meditation habit. If I could do it every day for a month, maybe it would (finally) become a routine practice.
Inspiration for the challenge came from a conversation with Dan Harris, an Emmy award-winning journalist who discovered meditation as an effective way to calm the voices in his head.
Dan convinced me to give it another shot, citing scientific evidence that meditation has a whole host of benefits including lower blood pressure and increased focus. So I committed to meditating every day in August, and I recruited 47 side hustlers to join me for accountability.
Since my “ONE thing” was to blow the lid off my freelance business income, I had to muster the will-power and follow the to-do lists to make it happen.
Fast forward through 3 months of 12+ hour workdays (7 days a week nonstop) — I’ve collapsed in the ER, my head feels like scrambled eggs (extra crispy), and partial paralysis is setting in.
The nurse squeezes my hand before an emergency CT scan and whispers into my ear, “Don’t worry, sir. We’re not gonna let you die.”
We all have goals in life that we want to accomplish: getting that promotion, living in another country for a year, starting our own business, learning how to speak another language, or getting fit.
It’s easy to set goals.
What’s not so easy is actually accomplishing them.
Last week I shared one of my favorite productivity hacks: tracking your time. This simple act helps keep me on task during the day, plus gives me some cool insight on where my hours actually go. It all goes back to Peter Drucker: “What gets measured gets managed”, right? My Results – How I Spent […]