Learning the Way of the Hustle…as an Entrepreneur
We all work hard for our money but have you ever wondered if there is something else that you can do to make MORE money? In his book, "Side Hustle," Chris Guillebeau tackles this idea by referring to a method which he calls "side hustling".
The Oxford English Dictionary defines "hustling" as both a noun and as an action:
-The act of pushing or jostling roughly.
-A swindle, racket; a means of deception or fraud; a source of income; a paid job. slang (orig. U.S.).
-To urge, impel, push forward (into some action) in a rough unfastidious fashion.
-To sell or serve (goods, etc.), esp. in an aggressive, pushing manner. N. Amer. slang.
-To push or elbow one's way.
As a noun, "hustle" refers to the act of hustling, a pushy and forceful manner to make an income. The act of swindling can also be seen as a hustle since it happens very quickly and in a pushy manner. Chris Guilleabeau's explores "hustle" and "side hustle" by talking about a way to quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job. According to him, "side hustle skills are not taught in school...The only way to master side hustle skills is by doing" (p.7). With this, he created a 27-day plan which, if followed, would bring a profitable hustle. The main objectives are broken down into the following five weeks: