Episode 41: I'm A Hustler, Baby: Working Your Side Hustle With Confidence, Consistency, and Credibility
If you've ever found yourself in need of a one-on-one session with a business coach to help you jump start your side hustle, today is your lucky day. Joining us on the show is life and business coach Corine Sandifer and she's sharing her top ten tips for working your side hustle with confidence, consistency, and credibility. Whether you're in the throes of pursuing your dream or you have the smallest inkling of an idea you'd like to pursue, Corine will encourage you with her tips and leave you feeling empowered to take on whatever your next endeavor may be!
- Be the expert in your field and be at the top of your game. Find ways to keep learning. Whether that's attending conferences, setting aside time to read up on the latest developments in your industry, or listening to podcasts- whatever it takes to be the best, do those things.
- Don't be afraid to not take a client (or to fire one). Your business is your space and trying to work a bad fit into a good space isn't going to help you in the long run. It can be tempting to take the first offer that comes along, especially when you're first starting off, but hold out for partnerships that are right for your brand.
- Rest and sleep. Take it easy and make sure you're giving yourself enough self care. This is often the first thing to go when trying to launch a new endeavor, but prioritizing rest can sometimes be the best thing for your business.
- Dress the part because you never know who you're going to run into. If you're a yoga instructor, embrace yoga pants when you run around town. If you're an artist, make sure to always have a dab of paint on your cheek (okay, this is a bit extreme, but you get the point). You may not have a job that has a set "uniform" but when it doubt, just look put together, no one wants to do business with a slob.
- Invest in a business coach. Coaches can identify your strengths and weaknesses, give you the tools to help you exploit those strengths and bolster the weaknesses, and provide you with honest, unbiased feedback to help you grow.
- Give! Whether it's monetarily or with your time, don't overestimate the power of giving back. A rising tide raises all ships, stop operating out of a scarcity mentality and realize there's enough success to go around for everybody.
- Have a signature to what you do and flaunt it. Figure out what makes you stand apart in your industry, and do that thing well.
- Know where you want to take your clients. AKA what's next? How will they stay with you as a customer? What's your ultimate focus? Always keep your end goal in mind.
- Keep dreaming. As your business grows, you may be less likely to take the time to dream about the future, but it's important to constantly brainstorm what's next on the horizon.
- Embrace the failures. When you're embarking on a new business venture, it's so easy to feel discouraged and defeated when ideas don't turn out the way you plan. Failure is inescapable, but by learning to embrace the missteps, you can move forward without beating yourself up over what didn't work.
- Bonus- Corine's KP- L'oreal Paris Voluminous Superstar Waterproof Mascara