Miserable Day Job Turns Into $100,000 Side Income
A few other favorites from Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle School podcast include:
For a PDF of a quick look at Maria Popova’s brainpickings.org: Click Here.
My first foray into Dabble Hour went fairly well. I only allowed myself that 60 minutes to follow peripheral projects, including writing for animation. Problem: I planted myself in Distraction Central, our public library. Good place to sit and work, but all those books…
No, I didn’t pick all these up in one trip. But still…someone here needs therapy.
Don’t you love the irony of my having a copy of Deep Work?
In his book Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield says “The amateur prizes shallowness and shuns depth.”
Seems I have a way to go with this…
You want inspiration to think creatively? Here’s your site:
I have confess…there are projects I still want to stay involved with, but, as Steven Pressfield says [and I agree], delving into multiple projects–thus leading to nothing being finished–suggests yet another triumph of resistance over progress.
And so, for the next week, I’m going with a compromise: Dabble Hour.
I’ll give myself one hour a day to at least stay in touch with some of those side creation/writing projects…even if it’s five minutes to type up a few pertinent ideas, a snippet of dialogue, or log a resource-filled website or two.
Better than letting them sit in the corner of the room in a dust-blanketed notebook.
If nothing else, spend a little time perusing this site’s impressive collection of free tutorials.
I created a two-minute tour of Joanna Penn’s impressive work. [Again, no ulterior or profit motives. Just wanting to share online wealth with my site’s visitors.] Here it is…
Going to take a little time this week to acknowledge people who provide good, helpful content for interested listeners/visitors.
No brown-nosing intended here. No profit motive. I just appreciate the updated information, tips, and tutorials these sites offer for free.
While slapping together some chile verde, completing today’s neighborhood walk, and following through on kitchen cleanup, I binge-listened to three episodes of the Sell More Books Show, a team effort of Jim Kukral and Bryan Cohen.
Some of today’s takeaways:
- Author Mark Dawson’s recent book launch [Episode 152] can teach us newbies a few key lessons.
- Go into business to help people and solve problems, says Jim. Making money will grow from that.
- Jim believes that, with the ever-increasing heap of Web content and our diminishing attention span, the future of books may well follow a micropayments for short books/chapters/serials’ model. [Episode 152]
Next post: The Creative Penn
Had to say goodbye to Boo last week. Cancer.
As the photo suggests, he was my career counselor.
We have no kids, so there you go–he was our boy.
September 11, 2012– Seems like just yesterday when he hopped in our car in the parking lot of SafeHaven Humane Society. I placed a dog cookie on my shoulder and waited…all of about two seconds. He took the cue…and the cookie…and he was ours.
When you say goodbye to your pet, you’re not just feeling the loss and the emptiness, and, for many of us, wishing we could rewrite the script for his, and your, benefit.
You’re closing a chapter in your life. In this case, an abbreviated chapter.
Thanks, Boo. I’ll miss your spirited, though unsolicited, paw shakes during afternoon snack time and, most of all, your enthusiastic front-door greetings.
As always, I feel blessed you joined our home.