The Most Important Skill for Entrepreneurs (and 7 Ways to Cultivate It)

What’s the most important skill for entrepreneurs?

Ask a dozen people and you’ll probably get a dozen answers.

Sales is a popular response. After all, if an entrepreneur can’t sell customers on his product, team members on the vision, or investors on the potential, the business won’t go anywhere.

Hiring is considered another critical skill. Getting the right people on the bus, in Good to Great speak.

The Scariest Question Ever (and the only right answer)

As adults (gasp), we face dozens of questions everyday:

What should I wear?
What should I have for breakfast?
What route should I take to work?
What should I listen to on the way? (hint: try a podcast)
Most of these questions are pretty small and trivial. The answer you choose probably won’t have any lasting long-term impact on your life.

I mean, Cheerios vs. toast, not exactly a game-changer.

But what about the deeper questions?

The I Done This and Daily Gratitude Challenge

What work did you do yesterday? The day before?

Up until a month ago, I wouldn’t have had a good answer for you.

But now, I’m keeping track of what I get done each day, and it feels great. I first learned about this little mindset/productivity/work hack from Ari Meisel. (Remember Ari from The Side Hustle Show?).

He recommended an automated service called I Done This.

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27: Outsourcing for Side Hustlers

In Episode 27 of The Side Hustle Show, Jonathan Shank and I geek out over outsourcing, microsourcing, and crowdsourcing for side hustlers. This is an action-packed episode with some high-value takeaways for everyone looking to get started with outsourcing. Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show on iTunes! Subscribe to The Side Hustle Show on Stitcher! … Read more

The Outsourced Writing Experiment

For my latest book project, I had this wonderful idea that if I could get someone else to do the writing, I could get it to market faster. I was super busy and eager to expand my self-publishing efforts. The Idea You may have heard the stories of successful Kindle authors who actually use ghostwriters … Read more

24: 6 Tips to Find the Right Side Hustle Idea for You

In this edition of The Side Hustle Show, Laurel Staples from shares 6 questions and tips you can implement to determine the best side hustle idea for you. Laurel brings a wealth of business experience to the table, from retail to coaching to photography, and priceless education along the way. You’ll walk away from … Read more

Ebooks on Fiverr: The Self-Publishing Platform That Outsold Amazon

Everyone knows Amazon’s self-publishing platform is the place to be for indie authors. That’s not news. I mean, where else can you instantly get shelf space in the world’s largest bookstore, and reach a network of millions of Kindle owners, all for free? To be sure, if you’re not on Amazon, you’re definitely missing out … Read more

How My Best Side Hustle Ever Almost Ended in Court

In 2006, I stumbled upon an amazing little side hustle. I had a theory that an exact match domain would convey authority in the search results, and this was long before I even know what an “exact match domain” was. (Quick primer: if you’re searching in Google for “blue widgets”, the exact match domain would … Read more

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