Happiness is a Skill, and This 5-Minute Habit Can Help You Get Better at It

Dan Harris had me at “meditation for skeptics.”

In the last 5 years, it seems like meditation has gone from a weird woowoo practice to a daily staple of most top entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders.

But so far, I haven’t been able to get into it. Have you?

I’ve tried a few of the guided meditation apps, including Headspace and Calm, but when I tried meditating in the morning, I had this impatient feeling like I should just get on with my day and start work.

I Quit My Job 8 Years Ago! Here Are 8 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Then That You Can Apply Today

Eight years ago this month I pulled out of the parking lot of my corporate job for the last time.

It was a weird moment, filled with hope and excitement, but also nervousness. Sure, I’d built my side hustle to the point I was comfortable taking the leap, but it was still a leap.

The responsibility of cutting your own paycheck each month is stressful! In this episode I attempt to pull out 8 of the most important takeaways from the last 8 years.

How to Create, Market, and Sell Your First Online Course – Even With a Small Audience

Course creation has the potential to be a fantastic passive income business, just like book sales or software. Build an asset that has low-to-zero incremental costs, and sell as many copies as you can — sometimes for $1000 or more.

In this episode I’m chatting with Bailey Richert and her advice for budding “infopreneurs.” In her words, you don’t need a huge audience to start building a successful business, but you would be wise to follow a few important steps.

Zero to $30k on the Side in 6 Months

Last fall, Chris Deardorff had a passion for startups and entrepreneurship, but wasn’t sure which direction to go. He had — and still has — a good job doing product marketing.

But as he studied the local startup scene, he noticed a common problem. Many startups struggled to gain traction for the products and services; a problem an experienced product marketer could solve.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Chris landed his first clients, the suite of services he decided to offer, and how he’s delivering the work in addition to his full-time job.

Digital Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow

As you know, I’m excited about alternative investments like peer-to-peer lending. And if your aim is to replace your income, I think it makes sense to invest for cash flow.

This week’s Side Hustle Show guest argues when you want something in other areas of your life, you go out and buy it: a pair of shoes, a computer, a new car. You don’t make it from scratch!

So why are we so insistent on building income from scratch? He says there’s a faster way, and that’s to “buy” assets that are already generating positive cash flow.