Tony became known as "The Side Hustle Millionaire" after his book with the same title became a #1 best-seller on Amazon. But, this book title isn't just fiction; it is based on his actual story. As an active entrepreneur himself, he still owns a few businesses. But, his real passion is teaching entrepreneurs how to start, scale, and sell their business, within his consulting brand 365 Driven.
"Opportunities don't happen. You create them." - -- Chris Grosser
There is so much to say about the side hustle, some curse it while others swear by it. Tony has been a hustler for a while. He has always been the kid working while others were having fun, sometimes at his expense. But as they say, hard works always pay off...Tony had the skateboards, videogames and bicycles to prove it.
Tony early on had the goal of being successful the evidence of which would be 6-figure income - the American dream. An Engineer Degree would be his pursuit.
Between waiting tables, waxing cars and other jobs, Tony soon discovered it was taking too much of his time and so he started a company which became one of the busiest communities online. This company was later sold.
On the question of becoming a millionaire with your side hustle, Tony's drive, determination and unwillingness to quit taught him in the long run that if this is only about making money you will never get to the place of true success. Your purpose has to be a lot stronger than money. What legacy do you want to leave behind. Think about how generational legacy can be impacted.
What can you do to monetize the skills you have? What skills/talents/crafts can you earn to monetize? These are just some of the questions to ask yourself in order to arrive at success.
Tony encourages us to be at the intersection of passion, skills and expertise. This will help you create a movement that others want to be part of.
Avoid the employee mindset that teaches us to trade our hours for dollars. Get away from that. There is no relationship between time and money when you are doing what you love.
Listen to this episode of The Entrepreneurial You for deep insight on how to successfully monetize your side hustle.
Mindset is the most important thing for entrepreneurs. Pay attention to consistency. Show up every day and do the the work.
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