November 12, 2017

Why side hustle allow me to grow as designpreneur?

Side hustle is clearly helpful for growth as a designer, entrepreneur or as a normal individual. Since, it's one of the term used for the past few weeks and there's a lot of things that can be talk about on this topic, I'd like to share some of those here in this week letter.

For the past 7+ year of working with clients both corporate and feelance works. It's been one of my bread and butter which also allows me to grow not just as a designer but also an entrepreneur. And I'm really grateful.

Side hustle might not fit for everyone but, It's one of the must have ingredients that you definitely like to put in the table. It's clearly that internet allows us to multitask whether to learn something new or to earn more just to pay our bills. But, side hustler life is not easy and you have to learn how to do it right.

These are the rules to live by if you want to be a successful side hustler, at least from my perspective.

#1. Know your why's

I know I said this one before, and I will never get tired of saying it even for a billion times. For me, this is where the fire start and the things we keep behind the curtain to keep our ass working all the time. How is this important? Very important. All I can say is be aware of what goal you like to pursue and this always make a difference everyday.

Believe it or not, many people are not really know what they really want and that's another story to tell.

Ask yourself:

  • How willing are you to commit for one particular goal without an exit plan?
  • How willing are you to invest not only money but your time?
  • How much do I value myself to allow me to have freedom to learn more?

#2. Allow yourself to learn more

Few of my friends said to me that, dude, your writings are really good! You must be earning from it? Do I? Not really. Cause, most of my post is intentionally for free and for everyone. Allowing yourself to grow through learning is one of the key takeaways for side hustling. Just keep pushing and time will tell. Who knows? if you can be one of the most recognized designer or writer in the world. Nobody knows really.


I know, I always talking about work work work. Did I intent to exhaust you? Nah! Clearly, what I'm trying to point out is even a very successful peson wont turn down the word "Work". Right? Cause, there is really a no life hacks for it. It's just your willingness to commit and putting constant work.

You might asking? Where's the fuck time-balance is with that statement? I must say, as a grown ups there's a lot of things that needed our attentions every single day but, when you know how prioritizing plays a significant role in your life while having a clear view of your goals from point A to B. That's where time-balance is. Go figure out with yourself and try to puzzled out the pieces.

"What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time."

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Hoping you to have an awesome week!

Much Love,