Side Hustles. They’re everywhere, practiced by seemingly everyone.
This video (and another that will follow soon) explain that side hustles – and the reasons for them – vary widely. I picked this TEDx video as a “jumping off” point, defining the side hustle, and the ‘whys and wherefore’s” of side gigs.
Yes, side hustles are often about the money. Yet they’re often about so much more than just money. They’re about doing what you love. They’re about learning, growing, building and achieving. They’re about balance and (self-) determining how we live and work.
I think the side hustle has been part of “the American Way” since the Pilgrims got here. I’d classify a lot of part-time jobs as side-hustles. The baseball park vendor who makes good coin while enjoying the ball park and the game. The baby-sitter, the pet-sitter, the part-time elder care-giver, the student who teaches music…
My Dad, a self-employed construction contractor for fifty years, always suggested to me, “Use your brain, not your back But learn a trade so you always have something to fall back on.” He was a quintessential horse-trader with side hustles galore.
This from the YouTube introduction of the video: This is the side hustle revolution | The Way We Work, a TED series:
“Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don’t rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit — even if it’s on the side of a traditional job. Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene.
“The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)”
Stay tuned for more of “The Way We Work” TED Talks.
Wisconsin Side Hustles
I helped make ends meet while in college by doing tax returns for people. After a course in Econ 304 or 404, Money & Banking, tax returns made some sense to me, and I could confidently deliver value on basic returns. My daughter-in-law, enjoys catering events with her mom and her auntie while bringing home some bacon, and sometimes great leftovers. My daughter works hard and has fun at State Fair while making bank, listening to live music and seeing friends, family and other fairgoers who stop by to enjoy themselves – and tip well – to boot.
Wisconsin is great for side hustles. Thinking locally, snow plowing comes to mind. Micro-brewing, too. Door County folks offer firewood for sale at roadside self-help stacks in their front yards. How many contribute cherries and maple syrup to destination retail locations?
Wisconsin Business Owners Side Hustles
Wisconsin Business Owners – our Members – are great for side hustles. I’ve seen groups form from within our group, when several speakers, already friends, combined their skills to deliver even greater value together, while continuing to deliver excellent values to their clients in their own niches.
I met one of my newest clients online through our Wisconsin Business Owners Meetup group, then in person at a Wisconsin Business Owners event. He’s got the consummate side hustle, a whole second business based on his skills and interests. His education and experience at his primary job are quite advanced. He’s engaged by huge multinational corporations on a project basis. Yet, when his “day job” isn’t a hundred percent busy, he devotes time to developing his side hustle. He simply never wants to be in the position of having to rely on a huge client or two for his bread and butter. Self-determination is his key.
The “Side Hustle” for many of us amounts to figuring out how to deliver the best in all facets of our main hustle. We learn, we network and we share in a relaxed yet professional environment.
Our group Organizers are very much about delivering a greater value to Wisconsin Business Owners than the sum of our individual parts. Plus, our Organizers are “servant leaders” … people who derive pleasure from simply helping others. And we all like to learn.
So, even if you’re “just” doing a side hustle, join us! Network with people who are all about learning in a professional, yet personal, learning environment.
MIND FLIPPING –
Simple Steps to Renovating and Updating Your Mind, Business, and Life
By Rick Paddock
You’ve heard of house-flipping…try Mind-Flipping!
– Do you have an improvement “Wish List” for your business as you do for your home?
– Could your business “habits” use updating and improving?
– Are you ready to multiply the value of your business?
Just as the homes we live in become outdated, and in need of repair and renovation, so can our businesses. What part of your business is leaking profits? Any mold remediation needed to get your business looking and smelling it’s best? Whether it’s managing stress, feelings of overwhelm, lack of confidence, or any other thought, feeling or activity related to our business, our mindsets have the greatest impact, positively and negatively, on our bottom-line. Learn to direct and harness your mind, and your business and life will never be the same.
In this Mind Flipping presentation, discover how a mind-makeover is the fastest way to a business you’re proud to call your own. Hypnotist and Trainer Rick Paddock will share the power of the mind through demonstrations, stories, and strategies that you can use immediately to improve the results you see in your business and life. Learn to release life-long pests as well as those that only recently have snuck in through the cracks of your business foundation. Your best business and life is only a mind-flip away!
MEET OUR MIND-FLIPPING EXPERT: RICK PADDOCK:
Rick Paddock, presenter of Mind-Flipping
Rick Paddock is a Certified Hypnotist and Trainer with the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists, is a member of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association, is a Certified Coach and Meditation Instructor. In addition to presenting at Hypnothoughts Live, an annual conference in Las Vegas, NV and the 2018 Virtual Hypnosis Convention, Rick is the Producer and Host of the Mind Flipping podcast.
Rick sees clients privately and certifies hypnosis students in his New Berlin, Wisconsin office, as well as by telephone, or online. He is the author and producer of over 100 successful personal improvement products enjoyed by thousands, including books, audios & video programs.
Are you working too hard for your business?
By Kerrie Hoffman
Simple questions to determine if you’re working too hard for your business:
Do you find yourself caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business?
Would you pay someone your hourly rate to do all those day-to-day tasks?
Do you ever wonder how some business owners run several businesses simultaneously?
We will explore how to: Make the shift from working “in” your business to working “on” your business and rediscover the passion for why you originally started your business. Ignite your growth engine, empower your staff (or bots), and discover a whole new set of free time.
During our time together, you will learn:
• The three roles of the business owner
• Where to spend the majority of your time to grow your business
• How to exit the trap of getting caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business
If you are interested in refueling your passion for your business, then join us and learn how to grow your business while reducing your stress.
MEET OUR “Working too hard” EXPERT KERRIE HOFFMAN:
Working too hard? Presenter Kerrie Hoffman will give us the simple formulas to grow our businesses without burning out doing it.
I am passionate about coaching others to reach beyond their potential in both business and life. I believe the world is about abundance, not scarcity, and people just need to understand how to tap into it.
Certified Business Coach, Digital Advisor, and Speaker Kerrie Hoffman specializes in business growth and digital transformation. Kerrie introduces clients to tools, techniques and the necessary framework to drive personal and business growth. Kerrie has experience in multiple Industries where she’s worked a variety of roles including CIO, Operations, Supply Chain, and Sales. Kerrie is currently the owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching, a Hoffman Advantage LLC Company. Her previous employers include Aurora Health Care, Johnson & Johnson, and Johnson Controls. Kerrie is active in the community as a Board member for the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin South East, Co-Chair of IT United, a United Way Affinity Group and previous Board member for United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.
Common Denominator For Success
Presented by Tom Ginn
Is the common denominator for success based on hard work?
Is doing the things you like doing going to get you success?
What are the habits you have that are not getting the results you desire for your business?
The common denominator for success – the secret of success of every woman who has ever been successful – lies in the fact that she formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. I will introduce you to Albert E.N. Grays principles in the Common Denominator of Success speech and at the same time bring a new perspective to his speech. This one speech has changed the paradigms of thinking for millions of business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals. If you are seeking the secret, don’t miss this presentation.
During this presentation, you will learn the Common Denominator for Success where your success/failures reside. The 1st Principle: What is behind procrastination. The 2nd Principle: Where fear resides. The 3rd Principle: Understanding one cannot outperform one’s belief systems and Self Image. You will come away with a new perspective of what is controlling your results.
MEET OUR EXPERT: TOM GINN
Tom Ginn presents Common Denominator for Success
Tom has spent over 30 years in the business world as an entrepreneur, small business owner, sales management and as a regional vice president in the financial service industry.
Tom is a successful entrepreneur, coach, keynote speaker, and a certified Thinking Into Results® Consultant working with the Proctor Gallagher Institute. He has also completed the Financial Coach Master Series through Dave Ramsey Solutions and takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to get people unstuck, personally, professionally and financially.
Tom works with individuals, businesses, and organizations helping them to see what’s getting in the way of achieving desired results. The secret to achieving big results is to change the way you think. If you change the way you think, you can change your results; if you change your results, you will change your life.
There is an exact science to goal achievement and all you have to do is understand the science and your whole world will change – mine did.
During my journey, I experienced times of tremendous success and at other times less than desired results. I often questioned why I was stuck in this cycle. My self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, and sense of worthiness seemed to parallel this cycle.
Through personal coaching, study and being mentored by Bob Proctor and PGI Tom found the Secret to “Common Denominator for Success” with THINKING INTO RESULTS which is the road map of on how to change the paradigms and habits through new awareness on how to change the negative and limiting beliefs that reside in our minds.
TOM GINN’S CONTACT INFORMATION:
In my opinion, the word ‘authenticity’ may be perhaps the most overused word in the 21st century. As a leader and manager, I wonder what that word really means.
Does it mean: “Tell me everything you know, so I’ll know what you know and I won’t be caught by surprise?”
Does it mean: “I want you to demonstrate every emotion you have so I know exactly how you feel”?
Does it mean: “I want you to be true to your values and convictions”?
Does it mean: “I want to know your real motives, because I don’t trust anyone”?
Could it be a combination of the above?
Maybe it’s a Millennials’ way of saying something a hippie would have said in the 60’s like: “Be real man.”
Authenticity is not a new word – sorry, but it is not the discovery of Millennials. Authentic leaders have been around for a long time, but they may manifest different behaviors than expected by those who are insecure and want to know every detail, every motive, every intent, every strategy.
Raw, unfiltered data benefits no one. Emotional outbursts do not indicate authenticity.
In other words, authentic leaders do not need to download every last bit of drivel that arises in their gray matter.
Maybe there’s something more happening that requires patience on the part of followers.
Authentic leaders may be acting on deeper values of restraint and respect when they don’t respond in anger or frustration and demonstrate a calm demeanor. A reserved manner can be an authentic demonstration of care and concern for people.
Authentic leaders may be slow to respond because they are considering options and weighing things in a thoughtful manner. That does not mean they’re hiding something.
Authentic leaders may be considering more than the needs of one person in the room when they respond to someone, and thereby reserve commentary for a later time.
Finally, authentic leaders may be thinking deep into the future when they respond, and not give an impression of immediacy longed for by those who want immediate gratification.
At the risk of social heresy, I’m convinced the pressure from followers for leaders to constantly demonstrate ‘authenticity’ seems to be a veiled desire to have more information to achieve self-determination, and if that’s the case, authenticity may become the least authentic motive of all.
Leadership Integrity is the key to authentic authenticity.
It is the integrity of the leader that is really at issue here. Authenticity is more about how leaders conduct themselves every day. We don’t need to reveal everything, but that doesn’t mean we’re hiding something. It means we’re not quite ready to give out information that may do more harm than good. Now that’s an authentic way to live – don’t you think?
Author of Authentic Authenticity, Dr. Jim Bohn, Wisconsin Business Owners Presenter of Overcoming Leadership Blind Spots
About Guest Blogger Dr. Jim Bohn,
Author of Authentic “Authenticity”
Dr. Jim Bohn is “The Blue-Collar Scholar”. Raised by a factory-working father and armed with a PhD, Dr. Bohn puts theory that works on the table and invites you to roll up your sleeves and go to work! He has organizational expertise and insight from decades of successfully leading leaders and business savvy derived from observing and evaluating the organizational behavior of multiple Fortune 500 organizations. Jim’s rare alloy of practice & theory is hard to find in today’s market, making him a much-appreciated advisor.
I want to share the experience and wisdom I have gained throughout the past four decades with businesses in the Southeast Wisconsin area. I earned my doctorate through 10 years of night school — a lesson in persistence! Having worked with hundreds of leaders and having led teams myself, I have gained a deep knowledge of effective leadership.
Your Peak Performance Strategy Session with Stephen Hilgart
Improve your performance by integrating a three-step process for creating lasting change. Clearly identify what is holding you back from reaching your true potential by closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Peak Performance Strategist Stephen Hilgart will be conducting your Turning Action Into Results workshop.
PEAK PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP BENEFITS
• Ignite your momentum going into the new year with the three actions you absolutely must take to be successful in any business.
• Destroy the two obstacles that are dramatically limiting your sales and start the year stronger than ever before.
• Discover the fastest method to doubling your sales without spending a penny.
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• Develop an unshakeable mindset that will give you the competitive advantage in your industry.
ABOUT OUR EXPERT: STEPHEN HILGART
Peak Performance! Join us as Stephen Hilgart presents the keys to Peak Performance.
Stephen is a Peak Performance Strategist from Tony Robbins Companies. He advises and consults with executives, managers and sale professionals in the areas of personal and professional achievement and sales mastery.
He travels and speaks to over 350 companies a year giving presentations and running training programs throughout North America. Stephen’s greatest passion is to inspire and help human beings achieve their full potential and dreams.
Stephen will share strategies from Tony Robbins with us today designed to create immediate and lasting results in our personal and professional lives, as well as the opportunity to attend a very special and rare live event with Tony Robbins called . . . UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN!
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