At the end of nearly every episode of The Side Hustle Show, I ask my guests for their #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation. There’s always a great variety of responses, and I wanted to take some time today to go through some of my favorites from the past 50 interviews.
(I first did this for episode 50, which was my first-ever solo podcast recording.)
Through the first 50 episodes, there were a few common themes that stood out:
- “Just do it.”
- Adopt the “lean startup” mentality.
- Build your team / network.
If all these really smart and successful people keep saying these episode after episode as their “#1 tip,” I think they’re worth paying attention to.
What action can you take today to apply those tips?
My #1 Tip? Find your WHY.
Why side hustle? What are you trying to build? What will that afford you?
In this week’s show I dive into a meta analysis of the #1 tips from my next 50 guests. A similar pattern emerges with some variation of “just get started” remaining the most popular response.
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Here are the tips. The ones in bold are the ones I spend some time talking about and applying in my work.
51. Alex Genadinik – 80/20 your efforts.
52. Nick Reese – Give yourself artistic freedom and write daily.
53. Cameron Rambert – Make up in volume what you lack in (perceived) competence.
54. Kimberly Palmer – Just get started.
55. Chandler Bolt – Complete the process instead of perfecting the product.
56. Kimanzi Constable – It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Be you, be original, and don’t try to copy the A-listers.
57. Grant Baldwin – You can do this!
60. Jon Acuff – Don’t be ashamed of fear. “Average is living a life less than you’re capable of.”
61. Ryan Grant – Get your mind right. Think, “How can I make this happen?”
62. Jesse Krieger – Take action and take it one step at a time.
64. Scott Britton – Find other people with your same mission.
65. Corrina Gordon-Barnes – Be alert to overwhelm, and understand overwhelm is a choice.
66. Josh Elledge – Don’t put this off!
67. Garrett Moon – Validate your idea.
69. Doug Cunnington – Do it today.
71. Kurt Elster – Solve simple problems.
72. Ryan Finlay – The best opportunities are found only once you’re already in motion.
73. Matt Giovanisci – Spend 90% of your time creating and 10% marketing.
74. Harry Campbell – Think outside the box and don’t be afraid to try something out.
76. Alexis Grant – Be persistent. Stick with it!
77. Kellie Gimenez – Find something you’re passionate about and find a way to make money doing it.
78. Carrie Smith – You are your most important asset, so put yourself first and invest in yourself.
79. J. Massey – Once you get started, stay started. Focus on your IGAs; your income generating activities.
80. Jasper Ribbers – If you’re going to make assumptions, you might as well make empowering assumptions.
81. Rob Cubbon – Be consistent. Keep the products coming.
83. Jessica Lawlor – Wake up earlier and start each day with your most important task.
84. Andy Slamans – Take action. Don’t be a career “learner.”
85. Scott Oldford – Don’t be afraid of failure.
86. Joshua Jordison – All business is done through people. Give them value first.
89. Nick Stephenson – Focus on building your email list.
90. Jon Nastor – Get started today.
92. Sean Marshall – Ask yourself what your values are, what you REALLY want, and what you can create. How do those align with a paying market?
93. Dayne Shuda – Think how BIG could this be 5-10 years from now?
94. Joshua Sheats – Find your actual net profit from your job. It might be less than you think.
98. John Corcoran – Create a “conversations list” of 50 people you’d like to build a relationship with over the next 12 months.
99. Nate Dallas – Be honest with you are and be courageous. Do what you’ve been designed to do. Don’t shortchange yourself.
102. Dan Faggella – Build your list!
104. Will Mitchell – Think big, act small.
105. Jeremy Jacobson – Start today. Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.
106. Dorie Clark – Dive in on content creation.
110. Steph Halligan – Try something radically different.
111. Daniel DiPiazza – The less I have to do, the more I get done.
113. Lise Cartwright – Done is better than perfect.
114. Melinda Fleming – Do the thing people notice you for.
115. Ankur Nagpal – Just do it.
116. Travis Marziani – Write down 1 idea a day.
117. Justin Cooke – Find your ONE thing.
121. Tim Johnson – Make your value proposition obvious.
122. Natalie Sisson – Do or do not; there is no try.
OK that might actually be 51 by my count, but either way tons of great advice from Side Hustle Show guests.
- Find your people
- Setting up my “I Done This” and gratitude journal
- Getting started with the Amazon FBA business
- Essentialism and Finding Your ONE Thing
- The Compound Effect
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