If don’t have a side I hope you’re already living your dream. And if so, 👏👏👏👏👏👏. Do you, boo!
But if not, why not? It’s been reported and polled and studied that, in U.S. at least, between 70-80% of people hate their job. I’m one of them!!! But unlike the bulk of the country who would rather call out sick than drag their crushed souls into the office Monday through Friday, I have a side hustle. I have a few, in fact. And I roll my eyes to those who do not have a side hustle at all.
Sorry, not sorry.
In all seriousness, how can anyone complain about a job they feel pays them too little and works them too hard not do anything about it? I never understood that.
Now, you may think that person can just start looking for another job but let me ask this: do you really think they’re going to find everything from that one new job?
I’m gonna go with no. And that’s ok. Its almost weird if a job is completely satisfactory that we don’t need to look anywhere else to fill our voids. Even a decent or good job may lack some soul-purpose elements.
But to work at job and not have a side hustle in the city is almost dangerous. We have rising rents, fees coming at us left and right, and for 61% of us (allegedly), no savings. I mean, why don’t you just get the lighter fluid and matches now?
Okay. Sorry, sorry. Too far. But, was it really?
2017 and 2018 were some pretty expensive years as Los Angeles made it’s way to being the 3rd most expensive city in the county. Being beat out by only New York and San Francisco. And I don’t see 2019 being a generous one. So I tell everyone who has the mindset to hear it, get you a side hustle.
If for no other reasons, for these two:
- Build your non existing savings or to beef it up
- To add more skills under your belt and become more you desirable to lucrative prospective employers (bosses who will pay you better)
In other words, a side hustle is the easiest and quickest way to increase your net worth, help you build wealth and develop and build skills.
Your job now may be about your career or a bridge to your career. But a side hustle is all about staying in the black.