“We are simultaneously gods and worms.”—Abraham Maslow Power plus humility, right? It’s a great combination and something to keep in mind as we try and build our businesses. We can accomplish amazing things, and yet, we’re gone in a flash. Mere blips on the historical radar. But let’s be the gods of our side hustle … Read more
Side hustlers know a thing or two about productivity.
After all, building a business is hard work — and doing it with limited hours is even more challenging.
You know it’s not just about getting more stuff done; it’s about getting more of the right stuff done.
Because busy doesn’t always mean effective!
You might remember Jacques Hopkins from episode 223, where he broke down how he turned his hobby of playing piano into a solid $20k a month online business at Pianoin21days.com.
Things were going great; he had a bunch of happy customers, he’d quit his engineering job to focus on it full-time, and he was doing what he loves.
I felt gross. I was tired from chasing a toddler around, out of shape, and fighting a series of frustrating injuries.
And I realized it was hurting my output at work. Building a business takes real energy and real brainpower, and I wasn’t performing optimally because my body wasn’t performing optimally.
I knew I had to do something about it.
There’s a great deal written about how to find work in the first place, but once you have it, how do you manage everything effectively? You must avoid becoming a victim of your own success, keep your work-life balance healthy, delight your clients, and ensure you still have enough projects coming in.
If you want to work in harmony and avoid the anxiety monster, you need to look at every aspect of your work and ask “How can I make this better?”
As the author of more than 70 books, Steve “S.J.” Scott is one of the most productive and disciplined people I know.
His latest title, Habit Stacking, became a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and served as the inspiration for this episode.
We’re diving into a few of the habits that allow Steve to continually drive his business forward, and lead a healthier and happier life. Plus, you’ll learn why we think they’re important and how you can apply them in your own life.
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.