Hi Folks! So glad to have you aboard as always, and I hope this week's addition makes you’re Wednesday just a little bit better than it was before you got this email.
First off happy thanksgiving to all our American readers, I have the pleasure of being in your country right now and one thing I have learned is that you guys take Thanksgiving a lot more seriously than us Canadians. In Canada it is a long weekend and sort of one meal deal event, we have our turkey and maybe some pie, hang out with some family and then sort of calling it a day… but down here the stakes are a bit higher. The actual holiday falls on a Thursday as far as know but from what I have seen many people just go ahead and take the whole week off, starting last weekend through Thursday and into the next weekend! People have been saying “Happy Thanksgiving” since last weekend and it appears that this will continue well into the coming weekend. So yea, Thanksgiving is kind of a big deal down here, but I guess that’s the American way, go big or go home…. and it appears they are doing both as they go big on the time off and go home for the extra-long weekend but anyways there you have it.
Now, let’s cut to the chase,
Numero Uno: This week's wonder’ings
What if nothing changes? What if you are already “there” what if this is it?
Depending on where you are and what you are experiencing in life this might be a good or bad thing to ponder. But for now, it doesn't matter, because, spoiler alert, everything does change, so if you’re happy savor the moment, and if you're going through hell just keep moving….
We love to chase the ups and run from the downs, at least I do, There is something in our nature to move towards optimization and excitement, and this is a good thing because we were made for greatness and if we don’t move forward we tend to move backward…
But this said it doesn't have to be all drama and dreams and depression ALL THE TIME. Those things will always be coming, going, rising, and falling as per the undulation of the human experience. But let's not forget about the flat spots, because there are also a lot of flat spots, and they can be worth talking about because we spend a good chunk of our lives there.
Numero Dos & Numero Tres: My Weekly Creativity Tip/Challenge Combined With A Side Hustle You Can Start Today 😱🤯
What if you could build a side hustle out of a side hustle? What? Well, this is what I am doing right now and I challenge you to do the same. In a past blog I wrote about how I quit teaching to sell tiki bars and what I got to thinking is that that I could show other people how to do the same.
Everyone seems to be launching an online course these days so why not me? So I put together some slides recorded some tutorials cobbled together some additional resources and boom, I have my first digital product! But who’s gonna buy it?? Well that remains to be seen but things do seem promising you to see when I wrote my blog post I submitted it to a couple of podcasts who literally only talk about side hustles, they agreed to feature my story so I figured maybe someone out there will want to learn more… but we shall see (Listen To The First One Right Here!). This whole experiment is part of an initiative I have started adopting called “building in public” which basically means I don’t know any more than you do at this point about how this will turn out. But I will be sure to let you know!
My challenge to you is what process have you gone through that could be valuable to others? Why not package it into a product? You don’t even have to worry about how to sell it for now but just get the wheels turning….. it can be really fun and fulfilling to package up your knowledge in a neat little nugget… but more on this future posts.
Numero Quatro: Person or Thing That Inspired Me This Week
Some of you may know that I am pretty into the keto and carnivore diets and if you don’t well now you do! This diet and lifestyle had been a game-changer for me so I have a habit of not shutting up about it and following others who do the same. Well, this week I hunted down a big keto influencer who I have followed for years. I emailed Robert Sikes, The “Ketosavage” to ask if I could stop by his studio and say hi. So Monday afternoon I got to meet him in person, we worked out together, went for a run, and he even gave me a hoodie and a bunch of his amazing keto bricks!
Robert has amazing content on business, health, and nutrition and is an example of someone who strives for excellence in all areas of his life, he has inspired me so much and I was over the moon to hang out with him one on one, If you feel left out don’t worry I documented the whole experience right here!
Numero Cinco: Song I am enjoying right now
If there is one thing I love more than driving its driving with good music. I have been driving a lot lately and this song has been one of my themes. There’s something about driving with good music that just makes you feel like you in a movie or something… anways checkout “Punching in a Dream” by Naked And Famous - good stuff.
Ok now before we go it wouldn’t be American Thanksgiving without a Black Friday Offer and now I actually have something to sell you! No, I’m mostly kidding but if you want to see how I set up my mini-course you can take a look at it right here… and yes, of course, its 75% off! ; )
I do have one request before you go, I have been growing my youtube channel (it’s all about diet, mental health, side hustles, and creativity so sort of like this newsletter except more “meaty”) But anyways I am honing in on 100 subs! just need two more… so if that stuff interests you come on board!
Alright, folks thanks for coming out,
If you opened this and read this far thanks so much, I appreciate every single one of you!
How can I help make your life better? What are you stuck on?? Let me know and I’ll do what I can to help :)
And remember, if for some reason life seems bland right now that’s ok, don’t fight it, sometimes the best things come out of those times of dryness,
Yours in the flat spots,