Importance of a Side Hustle….. with a Mentor

“A Winner never quits and a quitter never wins”

I came across side hustles when I started my minimalist journey some 18 months ago, during that time I have tried some unsuccessful ventures but it never stopped or wavered my intention to start a successful side hustle. As the title states it’s my opinion when starting one that you have a mentor beside you, one that has been there and done that and most importantly successful at it.

The ones I have started weren’t successful because I didn’t have someone beside me committed in full or not there to guide me when mistakes were made, the positive though was that I somewhat self-learnt those mistakes in a way. Just over two months ago I went back to the gym, my intention was to get my “summer body” but I can’t explain how I have gained not only the benefits of the gym, but a whole lot more than I could imagine.

My personal trainer, also, is a successful business man and side hustler with a great online business of which I wanted to be my hustle as well. The problem is just starting. That’s the hardest part. Not to embarrass this person, but they have never waivered in offering their time and expertise for free whenever I have needed their advice. I can’t thank this person enough, this person is also a lot younger than me, but what sets them apart is their drive and passion for what they are doing, and best of all willingness to share their expertise.

Ive been mentored every step of the way, invited into their inner sanctum of knowledge and it’s just been wonderful, best of all it’s started really well which just breeds and builds confidence. We chat regulary out of our PT sessions which has been great, and made a really good friend out of it too. What has been important is that i’m set small goals each week to achieve, taught more resilience, which is most important and the encouragement to keep going cause it’s very easy to give up, or go “this is too hard” or well I’ve done it now.Things like that.

What a side hustle with a mentor also does is that it opens up new ideas as your confidence grows, you begin to excel, and start enjoying some success and naturally want to do more or grow your current venture. It’s important that you use your mentor to bounce ideas off, ask questions as all this helps you grow. I hope this is the little bit of motivation someone needs reading this that has always wanted to start a side hustle. But have a mentor first.

This is my WHY…..

You know they don’t teach kids in our education system to make goals, think about their dreams. I think that’s really sad, my aim is to change that

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This is my WHY

Dream Boards are so important

First of all I apologise for my hiatus recently. But the reason for the few weeks since my last blog is because of the picture you now see above you. One of my big goals this year was to create this dreamboard. I didn’t want to rush it, and because I value its importance on such a high scale I wanted to take my time and get it right… And most importantly the way I wanted it. And to be honest I couldn’t be happier with its outcome.

There were tears of happiness when I laid down the last picture. I was so emotional, it was just fantastic to see the end result. To wake up in the morning to see this everyday, there is no better feeling. And in my opinion no better way to start your day.

Making a dreamboard is the best advice I could give you all right now. Dreamboards are such a personal collation of what makes you happy in life. Because everyone’s dreams are so different, and to take the time to really think about what you want to achieve out of this life, then¬† create it in this visual way, has a profound impact that only the person creating this in the first place can know the experience.

Why dont they teach this in our schools

You know, for a child in today’s climate and the world we live in, the importance of teaching children a different way of thinking, to be creative and to start educating them about what they can achieve in this world will have a more profound effect in their lifetime then what we think is best to teach them now. Think about that point, we are teaching our young people what WE think they should know. But our education system is still in the past instead of the now, the only thing different is that it’s now on an IPAD instead of a whiteboard.

I cannot express the impact that this dreamboard has had on me since its creation. It has truly validated what I believe that life is all about. It tells me everyday what I truly want out of life and that is to experience the things I enjoy, and that is what Im now working towards. It’s a plan, a life plan, a visual that I can access and see each day. Its repetition which repeatedly engrain’s into¬† my mind what I believe life is truly meant to be. I say this because these are my dreams, mine only, and everyone is different.

But I implore to you all that read this to write down your 100 dreams, buy the biggest whiteboard you can find, take the time to create the best dreamboard you can, then wake up truly inspired each day by looking at it each morning to validate what you want from this life.