Always be grinding.
It’s the modern-day equivalent of the phrase “always be closing,” and in today’s booming gig economy, with many turning to side hustles to supplement their main source of income, it certainly seems to fit.
While turning your car into a taxi on nights and weekends or freelancing as a handyman doing odd jobs may seem like a great way to earn extra money, I’m going to let you in on a little secret about side hustles and gigs that most people don’t know:
It doesn’t have to feel like a grind.
Most people decide to take on extra work outside of their regular full-time jobs because they want to add value to their lives in some way. But what often ends up happening is that the “add value” part of the equation comes at the expense of the “life” part.
Don’t believe me? Ask the guy who was out at 2 a.m. on a Saturday driving people home from their weekend shenanigans. I’m sure that guy had a fantastic time, and there was nothing else he would have rather been doing, like, I don’t know, sleeping.
So, how can you have a successful part-time gig without feeling like you’re giving up too much of the good stuff in life?
I’m glad you asked!
Keep it fun. The most important investment you’ll make for any gig is your time. And when you already have a full-time job that’s taking up 40 or more hours each week, the time you have left over is worth that much more. After all, this is the time you would ordinarily spend hanging out with friends, doing fun things with your family, or binge watching your favorite shows. Ideally, a gig you have on the side should be something you enjoy.
Keep it flexible. If your side hustle requires you to keep a rigid schedule or you don’t get to choose what kind of work you do or don’t do, you can quickly start to feel like you’re clocking in to a second job. Except you started down this path because you specifically didn’t want a second a job – you not only wanted to supplement your income, but you also wanted to be in control of how and when you did it.
Keep it smart. What if there was a way to take the things you already do – going to the gym, spending time with friends, or even running errands around town – and turn them into business opportunities? Well, that would certainly let you work smarter and not harder. The best kind of side hustle is one that you can incorporate seamlessly into your schedule.
The good news is that there are gigs out there that can check these boxes. While we aren’t going to tell you that becoming an Isagenix Associate is the perfect solution to all your gigging woes, we will say that, with planning, skill, and some work, it can be fun, flexible, and smart.
At its core, building an Isagenix business is about connecting with people, building relationships, and empowering others to make positive changes in their lives. You get to decide how and when you build your business, and with planning, you can be smart about it, too.
One of the great things about building an Isagenix business is that your effort can be scaled to fit your needs – whether you’re aiming to save a little extra money for a fun trip or you want to start earning enough money to pay a few bills. For some, an Isagenix business can go from being a part-time gig to a full-time career!
If “always be grinding” feels more like “always be burned out,” just know that things don’t always have to be that way.