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Sharon Singh Sidhu

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Trust Your Inner Voice: The Key to Balancing Your 9-5 and Side Hustle

Hello Reader, Today, I want to share something crucial with you - something that could be the game-changer in your journey to balance your 9-5 job and your budding side hustle. Last month, I found myself in a whirlwind of conflicting advice about growing my coaching business. One expert swore by daily social media posts, while another insisted that focusing on one-on-one client relationships was the only way to go. Sound familiar? As women juggling careers, families, and entrepreneurial...

Hello Reader, What’s this mistake? Spending money they haven't made on tools they don’t need when they’re just starting with their side hustle. You think you need all the bells and whistles to grow a successful business. Since you have the money, you invest in all the things the entrepreneurs you follow tell you to. But this is a sure way to spend money you haven’t made on things you don’t need. Yes, you do need to invest in your business initially to grow it. But to what degree? When the...

Hello Reader, “I want to start a side hustle but I’m afraid of my employer seeing it and getting upset or firing me!” This is a common fear of corporate employees who want to start a side hustle. How to do it in a way that doesn’t get them in trouble with their current employer. Here are five key areas to address that will enable you to speak freely about your side hustle. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer. You should seek professional legal advice if you have any doubts about the implications of...

Hello Reader, I made $30,000 in my side hustles as a full-time working mother. I’m not saying this to show off, but to show it’s possible for you. It took me almost a decade to figure this out. Sure, some tactical strategies and skills took time to learn. But the main reason it took so long was how fast and willing I was to change myself. Specifically, there were 5 mental leaps I had to take. If you’re a corporate employee with dreams of making multiple income streams from your side hustle,...

Hello Reader, We're almost halfway through 2024. Have you taken a moment to review how your first half of 2024 has been? What do you want to focus on for the second half of 2024? I just completed my May review. I do a weekly and monthly review, where I ask: What went well? What didn't? What do I want to drop or change up? My goal in 2024 is to streamline and focus on doing 1 or 2 things well. This includes making friends on LinkedIn and sharing my lessons and insights about career, money, and...

Hello Reader, I've noticed this trend recently. A lot of successful people are saying the same thing. The single most important ingredient to their success has been Patience They've said it in different ways, like Delusion Stupidity Putting in the reps But they all point to this singular spirit of having patience. Patience to do the work.Patience to practice and improve.Patience to continue even when it's boring.Patience to allow the seeds they planted to bear fruit. Yet in our modern life,...

Hello Reader, I've noticed this trend recently. A lot of successful people are saying the same thing. The single most important ingredient to their success has been Patience They've said it in different ways, like Delusion Stupidity Putting in the reps But they all point to this singular spirit of having patience. Patience to do the work.Patience to practice and improve.Patience to continue even when it's boring.Patience to allow the seeds they planted to bear fruit. Yet in our modern life,...

Hello Reader, Do you know what a dream career means to you? making the money you need for the lifestyle you want? doing work that matters and uses your talents and strengths? giving you the time you need to pick your kids up from school every day? If you want to design a dream career, you have to know what matters to you, so you know when a career supports what matters to you or takes it away from you. Most people won't give this much thought. The default is to pick the job that pays you the...

Hello Reader, Ever feel confused like you don't know what to do next in your career? Should you stay in your job or leave? Should you ask for a pay increase or keep quiet? Should you challenge your boss about that performance review or suck it up? Wouldn't it be nice to talk to someone you can trust, who has the experience and expertise to guide you through these decisions and what to do next? That's what working with a career coach (like me!) can help you with. But if you're not ready to...

'I think I want to drop out.' My son says to me. He's just started a coding assignment in the military. Out of the 7 selected for this unit, he's the only one without any coding experience. 'I'm slowing everyone down. They're all ahead in the assignments.' When things get hard, it's natural to feel like giving up. So I asked him, 'Is this something you want to learn and do?' 'Yes.' he said. So I said, 'Then you'll have to be prepared it will be hard in the beginning because you're trying to...