Side Hustle Revolution & Wisconsin Business Owners

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.


Common Denominator For Success – WisOwners Lunch & Learn, Friday, July 27

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.


Picture of Tom Ginn, presenter of Common Denominator for Success

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.


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You”ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

*** ITINERARY Friday, July 27, 2018 ***

This is the start of the Lunch & Learn…
early arrival allows more open-networking time.

12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Buffet & Salad Bar!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching

12:30 to 12:37 – Break
12:37 – Keith’s Minute
12:40 – Speaker Introduction
12:45 – Speaker Presentation: Tom Ginn
1:15 – Prize Drawings
1:25 – End… or stick around to build relationships!

Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape.

Keith Klein
Owner, OnYourMark, LLC
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***Come Join Us!***
Learn Common Denomonitors For Success, enjoy fine food and people who care about their businesses – and you and your business!

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You”ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

Peak Performance! A Great Friday Morning Session with Stephen Hilgart from Tony Robbins


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.


• 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.
• Master a proven method for tripling your referrals in any interaction.
• Develop an unshakeable mindset that will give you the competitive advantage in your industry.


Picture of Stephen Hilgart presents the keys to Peak Performance.

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!

p.s.: Stephen offers a free disc profile to all attendees!  

RSVP now! Click on then click the “I’m going” button to start your registration now.

Reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share!

***ITINERARY Friday, MARCH 30th, 2018***

9:45 REGISTRATION BEGINS – Coffee and danish bar included!

10:00 AM – INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP (we will start promptly)


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