For the majority of us who have entrepreneurial aspirations, but may not have the capital to start our own business without taking out a loan or borrowing from a family member. Often times the best option is to have a side a hustle. A side hustle provides an extra source of income that many of us need in today’s society where the cost of living goes up yearly. Although the idea of a side hustle is promising it leaves us with the duty of juggling our full-time job and other responsibilities with the extra work of a side hustle.
While finding the perfect balance between your side hustle and your full-time job there are a number of things you can do to manage your side hustle to avoid the always looming burnout. Here are a few tips and methods to manage your side hustle.
1. Set an End Goal – With any goal we need to have a destination on where we see ourselves throughout the whole process of our goal. Setting an end or short-term goal with side hustling is beneficial to keeping your goal at the forefront of your mind.
2. Work/life balance – When we have a side hustle having work life balance can be a difficult task. In any entrepreneurial endeavor, our business becomes integrated into our lives and we’ll find that our brain will always be buzzing with ideas. However, it’s always important to take some time to relax and give your brain a break. Rather its watching your favorite TV show, hanging out with friends/family or listen to relaxing music we all need time for balance.
3. Sacrifice & Prioritize – Generally, when you add extra work hours to your schedule usually you have to sacrifice something in your life. Rather it be binge watching shows on Netflix, hanging out with friends or spending countless hours on social media scrolling. These few sacrifices will help you gain back more time and energy to side hustle to balance things out.
4. Don’t listen to the Naysayers – No matter what we do in life there will be people who want to see you fail or simply just don’t believe you can achieve your goal. Often times, people who might be closes to you may not believe in your vision. Sometimes reflecting their own fears onto you by dismissing your goals. In the end, we have to learn to not let other people words affect us.
Ultimately if your goal is to be a full-time entrepreneur you have to look at your 9-5 as a means to an end. Whether we enjoy our job or not we have to take advantage of the opportunity to be able to have the security of a 9-5, but still have the opportunity to follow our dreams. A wise woman once told me “Even though I might work 40 hours on my job… and only work about 20 hours on my dreams… I’ve trained my mind to keep my entrepreneur endeavors at the forefront of my mind.”
What is your side hustle goals for the remainder of the year? How do you manage your side hustle and your 9-5? Comment below & if you liked this article please share!
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