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Chris Guillebeau

Create Your Side Hustle and Take Control of Your Money

Having one job is good, but having two is better.

It’s no secret that many of us have put our goals on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have lost their jobs. Things are financial unstable right now. There are countless questions we all have surrounding how long this will go on. And the answer is: we don’t know. 

But here’s what we DO know: Finding new sources of income is more important than ever. 

Everyone should have a side hustle — another source of income that can act as an emergency fund, a vacation fund, or really just another way to make some extra cash.

When the economy crashed in 2008, I was desperate. Broke. Sleeping on my sister’s couch. She eventually kicked me out, but within two years, I turned a side hustle into a  7-figure income. Sometimes, your side hustle can even turn into your full time career. 

My guest on The School of Greatness today knows all about side-hustling and how it can allow you to take control of your money.

“Don’t forget why you started.” @chrisguillebeau  

Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and modern-day explorer. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.”

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.

His newest book, The Money Tree: Finding the Fortune In Your Backyard, comes out April 2020. It is his first full-length fiction book, and it tells the story of a man who learns to take control of his finances and live a better, healthier life. 

His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Do you find yourself living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to start saving more money? Do you want to start making extra money to spend on the things you want? This podcast is designed to help you create a new source of income with-out quitting your job. 

If you want to start learning how to side hustle, join me on Episode 937 to learn from the brilliant Chris Guillebeau.

“You don’t need permission to do big things.” @chrisguillebeau  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do we do something in our own backyard that will make us money? (1:00)
  • Why are there not high paying jobs out there for people just graduating? (4:45)
  • What can you do to learn how to earn? (6:21)
  • Why did you start World Domination Summit and why are you ending it? (18:30)
  • What will it take to stand out as an individual or brand to breakthrough? (24:31)
  • How does one find the right mentor? (28:12)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why it doesn’t pay off to be cynical (6:00)
  • How curiosity and hard work pay off (9:23)
  • What kind of people impact you the most (22:20)
  • The greatest skill you can have (25:31)
  • Why finding your own way is essential (31:30)
  • Plus much more…
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Kaibu by Killercats

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