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The World Nomads Podcast

05:55 min | 2 years ago

Coronavirus Travel News

"As the world dust start to open itself up to travel again very gradually, we'll hear from Chris Gills shortly. which includes stay towels on May? Call Gospel not so bomb voyage. It's all those stories of win. Trouble doesn't go so well, and it's based on the. Travel News I. CAN'T UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tony about the world opening up once travel ban to the UK lifted soon as possible government, there is working on a new plan, so the British holiday Mike is can travel freely around Europe from July, without the night to quarantine on their return I, think they calling it the European corridor, the covid corridor main Tom Spain has further eased lockdown missions Florida's Disney resort hotels will reopen this month and You Zealand his declared victory over Corona virus after its final covid, nineteen patient was given the all clear night coveted old in the country. Awesome, Las Vegas has reopened for business. Sort of kind of. Fighting in the opening of casinos isn't Simul have handwashing stations with water and towels and soap. Please use them at least twenty seconds and signs will suggest gets waged at mosques, the Renault. No shows nightclubs will sporting events. People from all around Italy can travel to Venice again while the nations are no longer required with mosques outside which Lycos makes failing Nola. Nice we'll have some more news from you as we go and we'll hear from about being stuck Hiroko with her. But right now let's to no attention to jewels and Christine the team behind. Don't forget to move there. fulltime travel bloggers from opposite sides of the world silence kickoff and find out how they may. So, we met when we were both travelling Solos through South America and we both decided to volunteer organization `Pisco Peru helping out after the earthquake down there, and we met while volunteering together and volunteered together for about six months, and then just continue traveling together, and that was back in two thousand twelve, so we've just continued the life of travel as a couple now and into a lot of places around the world. Yeah, this is this is life We made the transition. We started the trouble blog in trouble counting crash everything that's involved with that probably back. In mid two dozen took a few years to get started, but within the last four years. That's what we've been doing full time. Traveling around the world. We have a couple of biases that we like to to. Work out of our Bali in come back to San Francisco Melvin, but other than that way on the right full-time. Working Travel Yeah. It's a pretty pretty good offer now. It's. The travel industry is citing you blah. Don't forget to move. How's IT affected leering, come with a having forgot to move, but we're definitely not moving at the moment. With travel bicycling orbits stopping within a wake over here in the US it really just. Kinda pull the rug out from under old trips. We had for the rest of the planned. Will avail earn travel plans and pretty much just stopped on so all the troops, all the brands in the companies and destinations that we had planned to work with new coming six months old had to postpone those trips over the other hotness ships and stuff like that we had organized as well just as budgets became todor in trouble became a non everything just pigeonholed hold, and it's pretty much where we are at the moment, just whiting in Limburg for the travel industry to kick back up again, Gills thinking of. Other things to do outside. If this travel travel blog, or are you literally just waiting things to stop back up against? They can resume knife. Resumed life as normal. Yeah, we, we've always got. Something was working on something on the side We've been putting a lot more. Trouble podcasts, which has been good, because it's allowed us to continue talking about trouble in staying in trouble spice without having to physically travel, so that's been handy and we've got a couple of other business ideas. It will always floating around, but it's I. Guess Everything in general is a little bit uncertain at the moment. I'm kind of jealous of you podcast. Eighties cold, not so bomb voyage. It's all about the stuff that goes wrong on the rights. Then we've done a couple of episodes. We've shared stories of things that have gone wrong on the right, but as Jill said you. Focus your attention on your on your podcast until those stories. Where do they come from? So we tell stories that we find from France from other travel bloggers from stories from the news, all sorts of stories, books and movies, but all true stories of when things go wrong while traveling which we find to be, they make the best stories right. You don't come home and tell all your friends and family about the time that everything perfectly. When you're out traveling the world, you tell them about the time that your bus broke down or you had your cameras stolen or something crazy happened. Those always make the best stories, and we found that there with social media and instagram and everything. There was this skew trend towards the glamorous side of travel where everything is picture perfect and you're on a gorgeous beach. No one else is there and everything. It just looks wonderful, but everyone who's traveled knows that there's the other side of that where it's. You're hiking down to this beach in your sweaty and there's probably a million people there and somebody's trying to. To sell you, you know like that's just the real side of traveling, so we wanted to bring that the forefront and just chat with people about that and tell stories of when things go wrong in the road, because that's more interesting in our opinion,

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"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

07:49 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"The show with Joe Slazenger your back it's Jill on money if you've got a question about your financial life we'd love to hear from you it's ask Jill and Jill on money dot com you know in this past week we had the International Monetary Fund predicting that there would be a global recession which would be the worst since the Great Depression big downturn so what are you gonna do to prepare for this next period of time maybe you should be developing your side hustle that's why we are re broadcasting an interview that we did a few years back with Chris gill he is the father of the side hustle movement and his advice is so valuable so here's more of our interview with Chris Gayle about so what if someone's listening in the like I want a side hustle I love this guy Chris is the man great I have no ideas do you have a smattering of ideas which I love because it sort of gives it takes people off the hook like they're not creative help me yep give me some of those ideas well people have one of two problems the first problem is what you just identified I don't have an idea second problem is I got an idea but I don't know what to do next right so what I'm trying to do with with the booking the whole plan is show people the answers about those problems so I can give people ideas and if in fact I do like is you know forty eight ideas you can steal beg borrow or steal you know from from the back but what I think is more valuable is to actually show people where ideas come from like where where do you side hustle ideas come from that are good ideas that are viable or valuable if you can acquire this skill which you probably don't learn in school but it is not that difficult to learn it can serve you for the rest of your life so I think that's the most valuable thing can I get some of these side hustles that are fun which I love sell your art crafts or any handcrafted item on Etsy is it easy right I mean doesn't require much expertise to list if you've never used that website you can register today because something up I like offer online tutoring services in your field of expertise everybody does have a field of expertise I think that a lot of people discount the the expertise they have yeah I say everyone's an expert at something yeah it may not be interesting to anyone else but you know reading and so on that point like people think tutoring okay that sounds great whether I do it well there are platforms there are sites their networks you can do all these things there's a whole list of him going I like buy and sell used textbooks to college students so there's so many of those expensive I'm fairly they do apparently they used to reading college I like this one create and sell a visitors guide to your town or city or build a web resource for tourists supported by advertisers will yep no I love that on that yeah I love that one all right here's one start a podcast and sell sponsorships are that's harder I mean it's a little bit no I think that I think starting any you know I don't know go head look at us we have a we bypass right yeah your sponsors I do yeah me too I don't know what happened but I have but you know the funny thing is I feel like that one part of the side hustle that you don't necessarily really talk about in like an explicit way but is really important no matter what is that you have to sell your idea sure that can mean you have to sell it to people who want it so I think you cover that but to monetize it you may have to actually sell and I think so many people are really uncomfortable right that right so how do we get them over that well I have a small called silica girl scout okay what I mean by this is I live in Portland Oregon even before he said I love it yet like this in in New York because I for some reason I see it more there thank you walk down the street and much everywhere you go you're kind of accosted by TheStreet canvassers they're trying to raise money for their cause and often they're representing very good causes yeah but I hate this process it's I feel like it's manipulative I feel like it's it's marketing by guilt and they know it too like they that's what they have to like call you know if I'll give you a big smile and like you're looking great today I'm like yeah I know you just want my money basically so I hate that process either way you look great today thank you I learned to never ask questions when someone compliments you can destroy the whole story about that we can get to later sure anyway St canvassers meanwhile you know every girl scout cookie season girl scouts are setting up shop little table in front of the drug store people walking by their whole pitches would you like to buy some girl scout cookies right that's it I mean that's not much to it you're right and what happens if I am everybody is so cute though those girls yeah we think it's a problem I think the cookies to be honest I mean it is are good yeah the whole goal is like how can you put yourself in a position of marketing like a girl scout is that a mystery canvassers yeah well selling but right it's kinda icky yeah one of them is going awesome so how do you do it so you make something you make something that people want and you find those those people and you find where they are yeah exactly right in so you you know I have this this lesson about take your take your customer your imaginary customer to imaginary coffee and you really figure out who these people are and it's not so much about a target market I don't like that I think that's a very start of the kind of thing and you know like when I started my blog like amber this like eight years ago I would talk to publishers like who is your target market they want me to say like women aged thirty five to thirty nine you know with a college degree or whatever and I would say my target market is people who want to change the world no like that's not target market you know real psychographic you know anyway so focusing on finding those people who can really really benefit from what you have to offer and then it's like your girl scout right you're like I got this thing you know it's funny mark and I were at a meeting recently and we were talking with a big company like a potential sponsor and they were saying what's the secret sauce successful podcast which is also Mike I mean everybody wants to know that and mark sort of like well yes good content you know because we're old time radio P. right sorry like spoken word quality writing thing hands hands were in like a big studio in the big broadcast center right we're not in some teeny computerized using this thing called editing right like you do proper ation gas founder concepts so we talked about that and then I said you know you have to the compelling guest sometimes your audience doesn't know that they're interested in crescent home what's fascinating is that that seem like they were like um yes and so interesting right but that's really sometimes the simplest answer is mystifying to me right right it's like asking what's the secret sauce to anything pretty much it's like well you you work hard you do a good job you improve along the way you figure out what people watch and you give it to them right and I think also that you listen to them because it sounds to me like because you have such a great interaction with your audience and with the people you've talked to about side hustles you have a lot of feedback yep so it's like you're developing your own algorithm I now know my work has been informed by my community like one way or another we'll get back to our interview with Chris Guilbeau father of side hustle in just a minute if you've got a financial question you can always send us an email ask Jill Jill on money dot com and you can also follow us on social media Twitter Instagram Facebook we've got a you tube channel as Jill on money check it out we'll be right back the internet has changed so should.

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"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

09:10 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"And this is the program that attempts to give you a little bit of financial advice during a very trying time if you've got a financial question give us a shout ask Jill Jill on money dot com if you're just joining us we are re playing an interview that we did with Chris Gayle about author of side hustle and in this segment we thought it was just going to be important to help you figure out how you can develop your own side hustle and I think more than ever this is great advice for all of us to have something on the side here's more of our interview with Chris Gallo why did you write this book side hustle so I learned over time not everybody is like me right not everybody is unemployable well not everybody is a failed car thief about to think about it that's the next book mmhm this is so last year I had another book out and did a tour thirty cities so interesting because I had this whole message about like how to find the work you're born to do and I noticed that people responded disproportionately to this whole part of having a side hustle I talked about that for like one minute of my thirty minute stump speech is the only thing people care about really fifty percent of questions afterwards right way to make you tell me more about that and insisted I've been writing about this side hustles you know for eight years in different ways but I do feel like this is this renewed interest in it and and so I really was like I do a lot of different stuff I'm kind of all over the map I have ADD but I wanted to focus on this since I was like this year I'm in it right beside us a book into a hundred city tour I have a podcast you know where every single day by getting a story sure it's called side hustle school seven days a week nine minutes today I love this book okay I'm reading this dude look at the amount of bike page you actually I just have a look at this like I'm circling read the books so awesome thank you for so the reason why I like it is that I can completely relate to this idea of like I kinda love the idea of us I mean I am evidence of this site so I have like sort of a main job and a bunch of side hustles right and so what I also really enjoyed was the fact that you didn't put the pressure on to make this like you have to be an entrepreneur and develop your Harvard Business School planning okay adventure funding and that about so much pressure in fact you probably shouldn't actually right right it's more than just you don't have to do that and you probably shouldn't do that so and so and and in this economy which is strange right now because it's sort of sort of strong but not really strange economy like the stock market's going up to get people to have self all this anxiety and uncertainty and that does the job market is not strongly regardless of of numbers it's really interesting because people feel the lack of security and so what can a side hustle do to relieve that anxiety thank you now so I don't think I gave you a good answer before I give a complete answer of like why did this you know this book is not for entrepreneurs this book is for people out there who have day jobs and are busy and they don't have a lot of time but they love the idea of investing in themselves somehow maybe that's why they're listening to the show right now and what they need is a blueprints right they need to know like step by step how to actually do this because maybe I tried before and failed or maybe on like on the outside looking in and see other people that are doing this but you know what should I do should I go and participate in the gig economy like absolutely not in my opinion but we can we can come to that which I should create an asset for yourself which is what this this book is about what our side as we can do is you know first of all the extra money that's great was that right but also confidence security empowerments the sense of being able to look at something and say I made this thing and I've got a job maybe I like my job that's great maybe I don't like my job but that's that's what it is for now you know I need that for my mortgage you know it cetera I've got this other thing that I am cultivating on my own and I look forward to it and when I get the PayPal notification that somebody has sent me money it just feels really good so it's a back up plan more options ultimately it's about more freedom and you know I love the idea of freedom because so often you know we do calls on the show so people will call and and we'll talk about this and we say like we you know if you just do this you'll have more freedom or you'll have the opportunity and I think that that's the part of the side hustle then so appealing to me in that yes you know you can make a great living working for a company there's awesome benefits and you know I'm the first one to remind everyone like don't just walk away from your job because there's like some great stuff you're getting but also a sense of control mmhm and it is interesting we recently interviewed Tim Harford from the financial aspect and I was asking him about you know how did you start writing books because he's so incredibly prolific he was in I had a job I really like it was fine his **** on the side I was reading this book called the undercover economist it was so it was like so pleasurable because he wanted a crappy day at work that was every day but that if I had a crappy day I can go home and I could write five hundred words and exactly what you said I feel like I had done something for me yep and he didn't even think about monetizing and religious was doing it because he needed an outlet right and I think that's also a piece of this that I'm really angry about like doing something it's different apart from your from your day job for sure she made a little sticker shot of the gig economy sure so what's the difference between being part of the gig economy verses exploring a side hustle right so I mean first things I think the side hustle phrases kind of you know you back with us in the culture and people are talking about all the time but they have different definitions about it so some people might talk about the gig economy is like this in my side I saw I think the problem with with that is driving for uber driving for lift something like that TaskRabbit you know Airbnb all that kind of stuff it's like a part time job nothing wrong with having a part time job like we've all done that in our lives at different points but all those things that we just talked about security backup plan freedom none of those things really exist there with over you can set your own schedule good benefits it is good yeah but your income is capped you know there's competition you're relying entirely on their platform or ecosystem they can take that away at any time where as with something that you're creating for yourself like the income is unlimited you can go on lots of different directions you can do all kinds of different things are just so much more creativity as well to get to your point plus my best might might kind of beef about that I don't think it's terrible I just think people shouldn't think of it as being an entrepreneur which is kind of however patches it over is like this is gonna be like your gateway to freedom not really driving people around you're performing a service nothing wrong with that as I said but it's not what I'm trying to help people do so would also interested me is that in reading the book and tell these really wonderful stories but it seems that there were a lot of times where people are doing something at work mmhm like okay I doing something that seems valuable to others in my workplace and that was the germ of the idea of the side hustles okay let's talk a little bit about that some of those stories like yeah we know that I was thinking about that was teaching people how to use software the database database guide yeah he's a database administrator I just met him last week in Colorado at that book events awesome idea his name is Dan and he he works for a hospital he's a database administrator and his first side hustle was tutoring people who needs need help with the specifics offer Microsoft access and that was great he's making like sixty to eighty dollars an hour you know doing tutoring but then he learned of a second need through that process some people actually you know we're connected to companies organizations that needed custom jobs ascential is a part of that how fun thing about side hustles sometimes it can lead you to something even greater than what you initially match and you know tutoring it's it's great you know but it's it's not that original of an idea of right but he followed that and that lead into something greater actually is creating more of an asset I work for the guide CBS and early on he was clearly like the only human being at CBS news who knew about social media right he really was he was like and it's just not that long ago that my older daughter shocked right exactly I'm outing myself and the organization sorry so I I pulled him aside and I'm like dude can you hook me up with like I'll pay you right he's like what do you pay me right I have like because you have this knowledge right valuable skill valuable knowledge that in demand people want to know right old farts like me need this come do it and so he's like I can't take money well I plied him with vodka so that was good or something I can call eight sessions yeah but then he started to take money was fine good for him meanwhile he's like our he's like our secret weapon yeah Nate Marcin I use him like were taken out to dinner and some money on the side like help me do this and now I'm like so now he's left CVS but he is more interested in sort of saying like maybe that should be my side hustle well good for him and and good point as well like the big thing about I'm trying to show people is to use the skills you already have right don't necessarily go out and don't learn to make an app I don't learn to code if that's not your thing everybody wants to make an app you know how to make it happen are you a developer and hope you know how to write code nope we don't do that let's start with the skills you have the whole program here is like idea to income in twenty seven days we'll get back with more of our interview with Chris gill although the book is called side hustle check it out there's also many permutations of it that he has done when we return we.

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"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

07:05 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"President trump has tweeted in support of some of the protests over the coronavirus restrictions CBS news update I'm Alison Keyes news radio eight forty WHAS do I invest here should I put my money there Jill Slazenger can help you back to Geelong money your baggage Jill on money is the program that is trying to help you get through this horrible financial pandemic as well as the health pandemic but I can only do the financial part today we are bringing back an interview that we had conducted a couple years back with Chris gill about he wrote the book called side hustle and I thought that this is so important given the current economic conditions under which we are all operating in the Wall Street journal this week had a really hard hitting the dose of reality and that is that you we've had a wave of job losses already right we had those with sort of frontline service workers they say that there's a second wave of job loss hitting some people who thought they were safe and so corporate lawyers government workers that are furloughed state and city budget squeeze some even health care areas so in this environment now more than ever it is so important to develop a side hustle and so that's why we are bringing back Chris gill about this is the conclusion of an interview that we actually conducted a couple years back here's more of the side hustle Swami Chris Gallo so now I've written a bunch of books which is this is the best one it is yeah I think so how come I will say it's not the easiest is the best but for me this was the easiest process like I knew exactly what I wanted to do it this back and it was just a matter of figuring out how to how to do it worse with some other books I've had to go through this discovery process this exploration of like how do I take this big message in the distillate setter this is very practical you know this is like step by step twenty seven days due this Sunday one two this Sunday to Saturday it's fabulous in that respect for sure here's one thing that I circled in red pen the profit equation mmhm you know why why it's so simple mmhm people really a numbers person sure some people say neck I can't do this I'm bad at math mmhm for the record about it whatever in Calgary delta riddled algebra going okay but really this is adding and subtracting yes exactly okay so so here it is I love your the first thing the secret to turning a profit for any business or venture whether to side hustle renting out cars or multinational corporation boils down to one basic principle don't spend more money than you take in also with your personal financial life hello right okay and a profound and I love it down here is your property question ready everyone expected income minus expected expenses equals projected profit C. well not need to go to Harvard Business School Wharton said you some money there sixty thousand dollars the book is only twenty five Bucks to get investment as far as I'm concerned there's just like really easy things about projections you don't have to be a spreadsheet king or queen for and that's what I love about this I just I so enjoyed the the concept that like why we over complicating that the problems that I personally saying that I mean that's that's the goal to simplify you know I'm not using the word easy just wanna be clear like I think you have to work for something this important year not saying everything is easy in life for this process but it's it's simple I've tried to reduce the complexities or try to say okay just if you just do this then you can get your basic level of success which is what I hope people do before we go to more thanks you say you're not a good employee why do you think that I can play organ manager I think you know if I go back to those years in West Africa the public some hyperbole to this like not a good employee and I realized that I was actually working with an organization that is working for free but it was for an organization I can't just do all that stuff myself I'm not a medical person I love that job you know I love everything about it so I think for me I have to just really believe in innovation if I believe in the vision of the right company or the organization I could probably succeed in that environment but at this point in my life I've just I've just done my own stuff for so long I can't imagine like what's gonna happen if I ever stop you know writing books and connecting with my audience which I love to do but let's say some big company said you and your yellow sneakers you're coming with us we're gonna pay a pile of money and you're going to basically do side hustle school inside of our organization and is that something that sounds horrible to you or appealing to you or somewhere in between I would do it as a visitor I would go in and speak to their employees I would love to do that what I do as an employee no really no he wouldn't sell out what questions we don't know if it's about selling out I mean I'm I know Jackson to making money of course but I'm just saying that in a pile of money in front of you and said well you got to do this for two years you get to hang with us for two years he won all that money yeah I don't know I mean I guess it's like a hypothetical but my my response to my initial like a reaction is no obviously not there's really no interest in it it's what I love I really feel fortunate I feel like I have for someone who's unemployable and unemployed more or less you know I I feel like I have the greatest job in the world I honestly every day I'm so excited to do what I do we started the interview by asking your best financial decision which she said was spending money to travel and see everything okay one hundred ninety three countries in the world mmhm what's the worst financial decision you ever made a career decision yeah great question I think I actually told the story in in this book which I've never told before when I was I don't know eighteen nineteen twenty or something there were some you know ridiculous offer that I heard about which in retrospect I realize is like an option pyramid scam or something but at the time it seemed compelling and it was just like if you if you invest some if you send us two thousand dollars then I don't know you know you're gonna make those gobs of money that you mentioned and I did it and I didn't have a lot of Mike had like maybe three thousand dollars in my savings account I spent two thousand dollars Senate and basically nothing nothing ever happened like months went by just a start getting royalty checks you know interestingly enough at like my three or four they started sending checks but they were for like two to three dollars or one month it was like six I think was basically to kind of make you think something else is coming which it did it worked you know it's like the first two months of my comic I did I waste my money and like my trip get three dollars an hour okay it's gonna be okay because eventually all the money anyway obviously nothing ever happened with that I felt so bad I felt so bad over number in like finally had to just let that go and say that was a stupid thing it's not going to control the rest of my life I just have to I got to move on and not do that again thanks so much to Chris gill about for helping us out and really the the advice he gave while back stands true right now holds holds firm and we appreciate him spending time with us as always if you've got a financial question just send us an email ask Jill Jill on money dot com and always go to the website Jill on money dot com you can sign up for our free weekly newsletter.

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"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

08:25 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Show with Joe Schlesinger your back it's Jill on money if you've got a question about your financial life we'd love to hear from you it's ask Jill and Jill on money dot com you know in this past week we had the International Monetary Fund predicting that there would be a global recession which would be the worst since the Great Depression big downturn so what are you gonna do to prepare for this next period of time maybe you should be developing your side hustle that's why we are re broadcasting an interview that we did a few years back with Chris gill about he is the father of the side hustle movement and his advice is so valuable so here's more of our interview with Chris Gayle about so what if someone's listening in the like I want a side hustle I love this gun Chris is the man great I have no ideas do you have a smattering of ideas which I love because it sort of gives it takes people off the hook like they're not creative help me yep give me some of those ideas well people have one of two problems the first problem is what you just identified I don't have an idea second problem is I've got an idea but I don't know what to do next right so what I'm trying to do with with the booking the whole plan is show people the answers about those problems so I can give people ideas and if in fact I do like is you know forty eight ideas you can steal beg borrow or steal you know from from the back but what I think is more valuable is to actually show people where ideas come from like where where do you side hustle ideas come from that are good ideas that are viable or valuable if you can acquire the skill which you probably don't learn in school but it is not that difficult to learn it can serve you for the rest of your life so I think that's the most valuable thing can I give some of these side hustles that are fun which I love sell your art crafts or any handcrafted item on Etsy is it easy right I mean doesn't require much expertise to list if I never use that website you can register today because something up I like offer online tutoring services in your field of expertise everybody does have a field of expertise I think that a lot of people discount the the expertise they have yeah I say everyone's an expert at something yeah it may not be interesting to anyone else but you know reading and so on that point like people think tutoring okay that sounds great whether I do it well there are platforms there are sites their networks you can do all these things there's a whole list of them going I like buy and sell used textbooks to college students and those as expensive as early they do apparently they used to reading college I like this one create and sell a visitors guide to your town or city or build a web resource for tourists supported by advertising yep no I love that on that yeah I love that one all right here's one start a podcast and sell sponsorship hi that's harder I mean if I don't know no I think that I think starting any you know I don't know go head look at us we have a we bypass right yeah your sponsors I do yeah me too I don't know what happened but I have but you know the funny thing is I feel like that one part of the side hustle that you don't necessarily really talk about in like an explicit way but is really important no matter what is that you have to sell your idea that can mean you have to sell it to people who want it so I. D. cover that but to monetize it you may have to actually sell and I think so many people aren't really uncomfortable right back right so how do we get them over that well I have a small called silica girl scout okay what I mean by this is I live in Portland Oregon even before he said I love that yeah like this in in New York because I for some reason I see it more there thank you walk down the street and pretty much everywhere you go you're kind of accosted by TheStreet canvassers and trying to raise money for their cause and often they're representing very good causes yeah but I hate this process it's I feel like it's manipulative I feel like it's it's marketing by guilt and they know it too I like that's what they have to like call you know if I give you a big smile and like you're looking great today I'm like yeah I know you just want my money basically so I hate that process either way you look great today thank you I learned to never ask questions when someone compliments you can destroy the whole story about that we can get to later sure anyway St canvassers meanwhile you know every girl scout cookie season girl scouts are setting up shop will take one from the drug store people walking by their whole pitches would you like to buy some girl scout cookies right that's it I mean like so much to it right and what happens if I am everybody is so cute though those girls yeah we think it's a prop I think the cookies to be honest I mean it was a good idea the whole goal is like how can you put yourself in a position of marketing like a girl scout instead of a street campus or yeah selling but right it's kinda icky yeah one of the most awesome so how do you do it so you make something that you make something that people want and you find those those people and where they are yeah exactly right in so you you know I have this this lesson about take your take your customer your imaginary customer to imaginary coffee and you really figure out who these people are and it's not so much about a target market I don't like that I think that's a very start up be kind of thing and you know like when I started my blog like I'm over this like eight years ago I would talk to publishers like who is your target market they want me to say like women aged thirty five to thirty nine you know with a college degree or whatever and I would say my target market is people who want to change the world now like that's not target market you know real psychographic you know anyway so focusing on finding those people who can really really benefit from what you have to offer and then it's like your girl scout right you're like I've got this thing you know it's funny mark and I were at a meeting recently and we are talking with a big company like a potential sponsor and they were saying what's the secret sauce successful podcast which is also Mike I mean everybody wants to know that and mark sort of like well yeah good content you know because we're old time radio P. right sorry like spoken word quality writing thing hands hands were in like a big studio to be broadcast center right we're not in some teeny computerized this thing called editing right like you do preparation yes sign your concepts so we talked about that and then I said you know you have to the compelling guest sometimes your audience doesn't know that they're interested in crescent home what's fascinating is that that seem like they were like mmhm yes and so interesting right but that's really sometimes the simplest answer is mystifying right right it's like asking what's the secret sauce to anything pretty much it's like well you you work hard you do a good job you improve along the way you figure out what people want and you give it to them right and I think also that you listen to them because it sounds to me like because you have such a great interaction with your audience and with the people you've talked to about side hustles you have a lot of feedback yep so it's like you're developing your own algorithm I now know my work has been informed by my community like one way or another we'll get back to our interview with Chris Guilbeau father of side hustle in just a minute if you've got a financial question you can always send us an email ask Jill Jill on money dot com and you can also follow us on social media Twitter Instagram Facebook we've got a you tube channel as Jill on money check it out we'll be right back the balance of nature changing the world one life at a time I have a compromised immune system so I've been taking the three veggie and three fruit for two years and I have not gotten sick it's unbelievable I feel like a normal person I'm not tired I don't wake up tired and it's just amazing to me that there's such a difference I don't think everybody around this year my wife and my grandkids got sick at all and a global battle body aches and pains I just only have maybe more the cold on credible and then blow me a world of good thank you.

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"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

07:25 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Can help you back to jail on money you are back it's Jill on money and we're in the concluding stage of our interview with Chris gill about he is the author of the one hundred dollar start up one hundred side hustles side hustle I think these guys got a lot of mutations on a similar theme what is it that differentiates a gig verses a side hustle I think the gig is usually like the boring horrible thing you just do for money I think that the cool thing about a side hustle is that it can often bring you these really cool benefits it can make you feel like you're exploring her creative side of your life and in many respects according to Chris gill ago it can give you a much broader sense of control over your work life that you don't feel beholden so much to just your your day job so in the concluding part of our interview with Chris gill ago we are going to talk a little bit more about why that side hustle can be so important in our lives I think what's interesting is that the sense of control is huge to me and I think that when people feel like they're in control of even just one sliver of their lives because life is messy it's hard right and if I can just do this and I feel in control and even as you said does not be a ton of money but you know if you really consider this if if the average household in the United States makes fifty or sixty thousand dollars and there's some way that you can find a few hundred Bucks every single month that actually is a big difference and that can mean the difference between you being able to pay down that student loan debt a much faster rate might be the difference between your just your head being a little bit clearer and maybe do you think that perhaps this makes them better at their day jobs sometimes it does right yes and that's what I would say no because I think that the idea of exploring something creatively opens you up to different experiences and opens the door for you to maybe have a different idea work and I think one of the the problems that I hear about all the time for people who work in these big companies is that the idea of innovation and creativity has is talked about but not practice right right and so we're can you find that in your life and boy it feels good when you find that right now and it's exciting yeah it can also make you not just do a better job at work I can make you more valuable I work as well and I have as I say in the last book I have the story this woman who created this business of like personalized candy hearts and she really did very well said six hundred thousand dollar a year business but it's it's extremely seasonal and everything happens around downtown stay so she kept her her day job in and enjoy that but they actually gave her a raise it a certain way they found out what she's doing it to office that's toy fine but they were worried about losing her you know it's funny so they gave her race so she's obviously doing well on all part of the equation what do you feel like is the you know kind of like you're learning if you could go back to you know you're twenty something self right in your like in West Africa do whatever you're doing what was it that you really thought you were so sure about in your twenties that now you wish you could have given the gift your cellphone it would be some sort of emotional confidence or some sort of more belief in myself or like self awareness it's it be something like that I don't quite know exactly how to how to finance that's one aspect of it and the other aspect would be like Hey you know a whole bunch of exciting stuff is going to happen you know over the next ten twenty years get ready and jump right in and it's in don't ways basically and whenever you whenever the opportunity comes along that scares you say yes so what do you do for yourself to continue mode motivating yourself and what do you do to spark inspiration IGN projects I do stuff I was challenging and I think for me like one of the definitions of like happiness or contentment or meaning or whatever is striving challenging myself and I don't feel challenged in some way then I'm not growing and I think that you kind of stagnate if you're not in that situation I think it's so some for in this is like the giving up thing people are told that you have to focus and you have like that you have to just do one thing maybe alternately that's an answer for a lot of people but when you're twenty one or twenty five or whatever the ages how do you know what the one thing is like why do you find out is by doing a bunch of different things you're really trying to like break into something or start a business or whatever why would you just say yes to everything that comes along and then as you need to filter then you can't later and I think what's interesting about that is I know that this generation so let's think about workers who are in their twenties right now I feel bad for them because you know younger to middle age millennials who came of age during a financial crisis and integrate recession and there is great financial and economic uncertainty and so so many of them seem to be pushing through on a pathway they feel they must be on well you know I've got this dead I have to be able to pay it off and to do this and this is how I get from a to B. to C. and I think that many of the people that are most interesting to me that I need are the ones that zigzag like I went to a then I went to and then I want to do and then I went dizzy and that's kind of where I got where I sort of sad for them that they don't wanna kinda amble yeah I mean most successful people in you know successful being defined as there are for Felder doing something that they want to do and other people can look can recognize the excellence in them I think most successful people have animals I often encounter so I'm in my fifties right so I encounter my friends my family some of my coworkers who seem kind of just fried and they are incredibly successful SNE ball era right from the outside but they are disgruntled or home I think you just burned out in Somers was some like right and so I think that developing a side hustle at that point could be fantastic also because you know we're living longer and doing something in being productive and feeling ambitious and striving I think those are really nurturing and I think their life affirming and I think that you know when I hear about people say I'm just gonna hurt higher one of sixty one and play golf I just I worry I worry for them yeah know for sure I know we talked about my grandfather last summer's here he was a merchant marine and then worked in now said the Marshall space flight center for twenty years now to career and they had a mandatory retirement saying I forget it was I guess I should before he was sixty even and he lived thirty more years and he wasn't always that happy I didn't do a whole lot and you know the rest of us in the family I mean he's passed on now but the rest of us we reflect on him or like he could have had a whole other career yeah we could have but at that time you know it's like your disposed to retire and you know stuff but I could have done something he was so so it's like the prime of his intelligence and faculties when he had to retire and say I wish it on that so and that's so interesting because I really believe that we are not meant to be idle we are just not going to percent agree thanks so much to Chris billable will link up to all of his great stuff I he's a good friend of mine and so I encourage you to check out.

Jill Chris gill
"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

07:53 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Past week on CBS this morning I I interviewed two guys who are roommates it's like member the golden girls mark yeah give that a big thumbs up this is like the golden boys there I'm roommates and it was really interesting because there is this organization in New York City where they facilitate a process where they can vet roommates and senior roommates and put people together and it's kind of cool so mark we should put a link to the segment in the show notes because of these two gentleman pollen jam it's so cool because what ended up happening is that obviously it always turns into something a little bit more than just a financial arrangement but I will say that you know for each of them and turned out to be a really smart financial decision when you look at the number of of seniors who were going into their retirement financially in security pretty unbelievable really it's startling so in preparing for the second I also was interested because I looked at this recent survey from Boston College have this great resource called the retirement resource center I think or something like that anyway they found half of today's working families are at risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living once they retire then mazing it is hard to make up for lost ground one thing that's really interesting in the analysis is that the percentage of households at risk would be cut by more than a third if people delayed retirement just by two years from sixty five to sixty seven that is because if you do that you're obviously not dipping into your savings but you're also able to increase your monthly social security benefits okay that's a lot of time to talk about one thing let's get to our guest he is my friend return guest Chris gill a bio he's the author of the one hundred dollars start up and a new book called one hundred side hustles let's get into your site hustling here's my interview with Chris gill about so you also had the one hundred dollar start on and so what was the genesis of that this is about was you know I did this fifty states to our to meet my readers for my first book which is so fine so guideline lots stuff along the way and I kept meeting all of these like quote unquote accidental entrepreneurs and they were starting little businesses of their own completely separate from like the Silicon Valley model and all the other stuff that was being talked about him on your ship I thought nobody was really writing about them basically I feel like it's a whole different light part of the country part of ethos etcetera that the conversation that nobody's really looking at and so let me tell their stories you know and that was very much like that are stark was very much like a quit your job fire your boss you know create your own future kind of book and the other was good it's like I'm I'm proud of it but you know over the years it's kind of like well a lot of people can't quit the job and also not everybody is the kind of person who should quit their job like Hey I've got great benefit yes I got a couple kids I don't want to like this flyer or I myself don't feel like that's something I want to do like I really I enjoy my work around like when I work absolutely so let's talk about the distinction because there's a side hustle which it may be different than a gig like being part of the gig economy yeah verse usually different right and so let's start there yeah how would you compare because you do this really well the but the site has a verse is participating in the giga con while the gig economy is just a collection of part time jobs basically dressed up as some kind of like new economy sort of thing and nothing wrong with having a part time job you know like everybody has to do that some point in life but if you participate in not if you're driving for uber left or whatever you're not really getting ahead at all you know you're you're trading time for money and not even a whole lot of money and also they control everything about that process that platform controls everything they capture compensation they determine the competition if they don't like you you're off the platform etcetera you're not really building any sort of of assets or future for yourself and so most of the stories that I look at like your sinuses school podcaster through this new book it's about people who are creating assets so a side hustle different than a gig and and I think that that's a good distinction about control there is something about that what I put in is what I can get out and that I can choose to turn it on and turn it off so many that's one distinction what other distinctions might you have well as soon I mean that kind of connects to like a sense of ownership a sense of validation of empowerment of like I made this thing and what I see is like even people that are making a relatively small amounts of money through this process five hundred dollars a month for a thousand dollars a month may first of all it's it's not insignificant trash your car payments or it's going toward your student loans out or whatever but even so it's like disproportionately satisfying making this money apart from your paycheck because you wake up and you have like a PayPal payments from a stranger or something like that you know somebody sent me money I put on the on the internet and it's not fraudulent you know it's not gonna go back then I don't think right and that's actually going to my my bank account so that so the thing is for you know for a lot of us like we are used to that like that's our world as entrepreneurs but for the average person out there the first time they have that experience it just feels really good when I open the book and I I reading about these stories these are people who you highlighted on the podcast right and so what about their stories do you think connects them why try to present like a broad range of stories so it's like all kinds of different stuff so there are people from different walks of life doing all kinds of different projects I think what connects them is they have this sense of of asking what S. you know what if I could make money doing this thing what if this wasn't just a hobby that actually could be something that's you know bringing the income so they ask what have they have a sense of curiosity that they develop an actually do something about it so that's the other thing right because everybody has ideas you know the average person on the street as a business idea great but the average person is not just on the project so they have a sense of curiosity an observation and they're willing to like take the next step whatever it is they don't go back to business school like not I mean I've had nine hundred episodes you know the show so far maybe like five people to have an MBA or something in a most those stories there they always talk about how they have like over come with a large that was a mistake but then I learned how to really do it you know and I think the range is fascinating to me because these are people in all different parts of their lives and I think that that's what's inspirational because you know we can just like open up the bar to to any page right and we could say here's someone who's crafty some dude in New Zealand right we can go over here and we can say here is you know hand crafted walls I remember that when we were talking the first time you said you know like there's a guy who's like Hey I'm really good at spreadsheets let me just right right right so I'm I'm taking something I do at work and applying it to a vast majority of people who don't want to do that thank right this feels different how to hold a sign that I think there's some of both I think in it's often good for your site us would be something different than what you do you know if your day job but it can be an extension so like I was like making these spreadsheet courses essentially sorry it's a skill but it's applied a little bit differently I mean is that people that are doing you know administrative computer kind of work and so then they do the hands on thing at nights but there's also like a store like a river story of a guy who I he was a graphic designer and it became a carpenter she's like I really actually went to that so he came a carpenter for his day job and now his side also is making these like travel patches you know to go on backpacks or whatever but he actually wanted to do more computer work for his side also because of the opposite will get back to our interview with Chris gill about in just a second how.

CBS New York City
"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

07:24 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"To jail on money you are back it's Jill on money and we're in the concluding stage of our interview with Chris gill about he is the author of the one hundred dollar start up one hundred side hustles side hustle I think this guy's got a lot of hi mediations on a similar theme what is it that differentiates a gig verses a side hustle I think the gig is usually like the boring horrible thing you just do for money I think that the cool thing about a side hustle is that it can often bring you these really cool benefits it can make you feel like you're exploring a creative side of your life and in many respects according to Chris gill about it can give you a much broader sense of control over your work life that you don't feel beholden so much to just your your day job so in the concluding part of our interview with Chris gill about we are going to talk a little bit more about why that side hustle can be so important in our lives I think what's interesting is that the sense of control is huge for me and I think that when people feel like they're in control of even just one sliver of their lives because life is messy it's hard right and if I can just do this and I feel in control and even as you said does not be a ton of money but you know if you really consider this if if the average household in the United States makes fifty or sixty thousand dollars and there's some way that you can find a few hundred Bucks every single month that actually is a big difference yeah and that can mean the difference between you being able to pay down that student loan down much faster right might be the difference between your just your head being a little bit clearer and maybe do you think that perhaps this makes them better at their day jobs sometimes it does right yes and that's what I would say no because I think that the idea of exploring something creatively opens you up to different experiences and opens the door for you to maybe have a different idea work and I think one of the the problems that I hear about all the time for people who work in these big companies is that the idea of innovation and creativity has is talked about but not practice right right right and so where can you find that in your life and boy it feels good when you find that right now and it's exciting yeah it could also make you not to do a better job at work I can make you more valuable I work as well you know I it was actually in the last book I have the story this woman who crave this business of like personalized candy hearts and she really did very well said six hundred thousand dollar a year business but it's it's extremely seasonal and everything happens around downtown stay so she kept her her day job and and enjoy that but thanks again for a raise it a certain way they found out what she's doing it offsets toy fine but they were worried about losing her you know it's funny so they gave her race so she's obviously doing well in all parts of the equation what do you feel like is the you know kind of like you're learning if you could go back to you know you're twenty something self right in your like in West Africa do whatever you're doing what was it that you really thought you were so sure about in your twenties that now you wish you could have given a gift to yourself from it would be some sort of emotional confidence or some sort of more belief in myself or like self awareness it's it be something like that I don't quite know exactly how to how to finance that's one aspect of it and the other aspect would be like Hey you know a whole bunch of exciting stuff is going to happen you know over the next ten twenty years get ready and jump right in and it's in don't ways basically and whenever you whenever an opportunity comes along that scares you say yes so what do you do for yourself to continue my motivating yourself and what do you do to spark inspiration idea projects I do stuff I was challenging and I think for me like one of the definitions of like happiness or contentment a meeting or whatever is striving challenging myself and I don't feel challenged in some way then I'm not growing and I think that's you kind of stagnate if you're not in that situation I think it's so some poor in this is like the giving up thing people are told that you have to focus and you have like that you have to just do one thing maybe alternately that's an answer for a lot of people but when you're twenty one or twenty five or whatever the ages how do you know what the one thing is like why do you find out is by doing a bunch of different things you're really trying to like break into something or start a business or whatever why would you just say yes to everything that comes along and then as you need to filter then you can't later and I think what's interesting about that is I know that this generation so let's think about workers who are in their twenties right now I feel bad for them because you know younger to middle age millennials who came of age during a financial crisis and a great recession and there is great financial and economic uncertainty and so so many of them seem to be pushing through on a pathway they feel they must be on well you know I've got this dead I have to be able to pay it off and to do this and this is how I get from a to B. to C. and I think that many of the people that are most interesting to me that I need are the ones that zigzag like I went to a then I went to and then I want to do and then I went dizzy and that's kind of where I got where I sort of sad for them that they don't wanna kinda amble yeah I mean most successful people in you know successful being defined as there FOR Felder doing something that they want to do and other people can look and recognize the excellence in them I think most successful people have animals I often encounter so I'm in my fifties right so I encounter my friends my family some of my coworkers who seem kind of just fried and they are incredibly success of Saint Paul area right from the outside but they are disgruntled or on I think you're just burnt out in Somers was on like right and so I think that developing a side hustle at that point could be fantastic also because you know we're living longer and doing something in being productive and feeling ambitious and striving I think those are really nurturing and I think their life affirming and I think that you know when I hear about people say I'm just gonna higher when I'm sixty one and play golf I just I worry I worry for them yeah know for sure I know we talked about my grandfather last summer's here he was a merchant marine and then worked in now said the Marshall space flight center on for twenty years now to creating a mandatory retirement saying I forget it was I guess I should before he was sixty even and he lived thirty more years and he wasn't always that happy we didn't do a whole lot and in the rest of us in the family and he's he's passed on now but the rest of us we reflect on him or like he could have had a whole other career yeah we could have but at that time you know it's like your disposed to retire and you know stuff but I could have done something he was still so it's like the prime of his intelligence and faculty is when he had to retire and so yeah I wish it on that so and that's so interesting because I really believe that we are not meant to be idle we are just not gonna percent agree thanks so much to Chris gill about will link up to all of his great stuff I he's a good friend of mine and so I encourage you to check out.

Jill Chris gill
"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

07:43 min | 2 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"The golden girls mark yeah give that a big thumbs up this is like the golden boys there I'm roommates and it was really interesting because there is this organization in New York City where they facilitate a process where they can vet roommates and senior roommates and put people together and it's kind of cool so mark we should put a link to the segment in the show notes because of these two gentleman pollen jam it's so cool because what ended up happening is that obviously it always turns into something a little bit more than just a financial arrangement but I will say that you know for each of them it turned out to be a really smart financial decision and I think that when you look at the number of of seniors who were going into their retirement financially in security pretty unbelievable really it's startling so in preparing for the second I also was interested because I've looked at this recent survey from Boston College I have this great resource called the retirement resource center I think or something like that anyway they found half of today's working families are at risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living once they retire then mazing it is hard to make up for lost ground one thing that's really interesting in the analysis is that the percentage of households at risk would be cut by more than a third if people delayed retirement just by two years from sixty five to sixty seven that is because if you do that you're obviously not dipping into your savings but you're also able to increase your monthly social security benefits okay that's a lot of time to talk about one thing let's get to our guest he is my friend return guest Chris gill about he's the author of the one hundred dollar start up and a new book called one hundred side hustles let's get into your site hustling here's my interview with Chris gill about so you also had the one hundred dollar start on and so what was the genesis of that tennis is about was you know I did this fifty states to our to meet my readers my first book which is so fine so guidelines lots stuff along the way and I kept meeting all of these like quote unquote accidental entrepreneurs and they were starting little businesses of their own completely separate from like the Silicon Valley model and all the other stuff that was being talked about her doctor ship I thought nobody was really writing about them basically I thought this is a whole different light part of the country part of ethos etcetera that the conversation that nobody's really looking at and so let me tell those stories you know and that was very much like that our start was very much like a quit your job fire your boss you know create your own future kind of book and and it was good like I'm I'm proud of it but you know over the years it's kind of like well a lot of people can't quit their job and also not everybody is the kind of person who should quit their job like Hey I've got great benefit yes I got a couple kids I don't want to like certain this flyer or I myself don't feel like that's something I want to do it I really I enjoy my work arounds like when I work absolutely so let's talk about the distinction because there's a side hustle which it may be different than a gig like being part of the gig economy yeah verse usually different right and so let's start there yeah how would you compare could you do this really well the but the site has a verse is participating in the giga con well the gig economy is just a collection of part time jobs basically dressed up as some kind of like new economy sort of thing and nothing wrong with having a part time job you know like everybody has to do that some point in life but if you participate in if you're driving for uber left or whatever you're not really getting ahead at all you know you're you're trading time for money and not even a whole lot of money and also they control everything about that process that platform controls everything captor compensation they determine the competition if they don't like you you're off the platform etcetera you're not really building any sort of of assets or future for yourself and so most of the stories that I look at like your sinuses school podcaster through this new book it's about people who are creating assets so a side hustle different than a gig and and I think that that's a good distinction about control there is something about that what I put in is what I can get out and that I can choose to turn it on and turn it off so many that's one distinction what other distinctions might you have well I said I mean that kind of connects to like a sense of ownership a sense of validation of empowerment of like I made this thing and what I see is like even people that are making a relatively small amounts of money through this process five hundred dollars a month for a thousand dollars a month may first of all it's it's not insignificant your car payments or it's going to your student loan debt or whatever but even so it's like disproportionately satisfying making this money apart from your paycheck because you wake up and you have like a PayPal payments from a stranger or something like that you know somebody sent me money I put on the on the internet and it's not fraudulent you know it's not gonna go back to them I don't think right and that's actually going to my my bank account so that so the thing is for you know for a lot of us like we are used to that like that's our world as entrepreneurs but for the average person out there the first time they had that experience it just feels really good when I open the book and I I reading about these stories these are people who you highlighted on the podcast right now and so what about their stories do you think connects them why try to present like a broad range of stories so it's like all kinds of different stuff so there are people from different walks of life doing all kinds of different projects I think what connects them is they have this sense of of asking what if you know what if I could make money doing this thing what if this wasn't just a hobby but it actually could be something that's you know bringing income so they ask what have they have a sense of curiosity that they develop an actually do something about it but the other thing right because everybody has ideas you know the average person on the street has a business idea great but the average person is not just on the projects that have a sense of curiosity an observation and they're willing to like take the next up whatever it is they don't go back to business school like not I mean I've had nine hundred episodes you know the show so far maybe like five people to have an MBA or something in a most those stories there they always talk about how they have like over come with a large business yeah that was a mistake but then I learned how to really do it you know and I think the range is fascinating to me because these are people in all different parts of their lives and I think that that's what's inspirational because you know we can just like open up the bar to to any page right and we could say here's someone who's crafty some dude in New Zealand right we can go over here and we can say here is you know handcrafted walls I remember that when we were talking the first time you said you know like there's a guy who's like Hey I'm really good at spreadsheets let me just right right right so I'm I'm taking something I do at work and applying it to a vast majority of people who don't want to do that thank right this feels different how to how other side that I think there's some of both I think in it's often good fears on us will be something different than what you do you know if your day job but it can be an extension so like I was like making these spreadsheet courses essentially so it's a skill but it's applied a little bit differently I mean is that people that are doing you know administrative computer kind of work and so then they do the hands on thing at nights but there's also like a store like a river story of a guy who I he was a graphic designer and it became a carpenter she's like I really actually went to that so he became a carpenter for his day job and now his side also is making these like travel patches unit going back packs or whatever but he actually wanted to do more computer work for his side also because of the opposite will get back to our interview.

New York City
"chris gills" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

05:02 min | 3 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Need some help need a little boost would love to hear from you send us an email ask Jill Jill on money dot com okay level we get comments about the hot that shows that we produce N. on our sister podcast Jill on money we had a great episode with Chris gill about who wrote a book called one hundred side hustles and Robert followed up and said the subject matter really hits home with me years back I think the side hustle terminology was actually moonlighting yeah for example people would leave their nine to five corporate jobs and go directly to work at some small business or retail shop in the evenings a couple days a week or during the holidays in my case the site has came kinda naturally growing up in the sixties and seventies in the Houston area I was a percussion player drummer and played many shows in gigs around town when it came time to get serious and make a real living he puts it in quotes as my parents would lecture may I ended up getting an accounting degree and my CPA while and then went to work for a major CPA firm and finally one of the super major oil and gas companies I retired four years ago after thirty two years during my business card career I wanted to continue playing music and I've been playing seriously since early elementary school who just be very difficult to walk away from it so I love this I continued accepting music jobs but was careful not to let them interfere with my accounting in C. P. A. work it really did work I can't tell you how many times I had to go directly to the music venue a Country Club hotel theater from my corporate work change into my tax and get ready to play the gig by seven PM it was all worth it not only financially but now that I'm retired from the corporate world I can continue playing music to make a little golf money and enjoy hanging out with all my musician friends but wait I had another side hustle being an accountant CPA mostly specialized in tax compliance and planning so of course I accepted a few individual clients over the years I was busy during tax prep season doing most the work on Saturdays and Sundays again never interfering with my corporate work music and accounting is a great combination of professions what did I do with the extra shekels iron from my side hustle the moonlighting mainly was earmarked for savings and investment in getting my son through college and law school that any debt thanks for all the great work you and mark do and the financial information you provide Robert from Houston I love that that is so awesome it's so funny because I agree I think that there is a there's something about having like a separate part of your life that has nothing to do with your real job your nine to five job I think it's so I don't know it's like it makes you happier in your job in some respects it's something of your own it's something that you can control I think that that's I think it's like key it really is so doesn't mean you have to be an entrepreneur it doesn't mean you have to do a ton of other stuff that's gonna make you crazy just for fun sometimes in a little extra money it's pretty good not that okay this is a note from Linda her husband passed away in June and she said she filed for his social security it's now the fall still nothing huh we both took our social security at age sixty two I should be receiving his social security I'm she said that she went to the office she called can you direct me to a lawyer hi yeah hi we think about this one mark I don't know if you need a lawyer I think you might have to go plant yourself in the office and you could do with a friend do it by yourself just because it sounds like you're really at what your wits and you know we don't make great decisions when were at our wit's end I really began to go and Christine works for you PS as a trailer mechanic recently divorced fifty three no kids no home that she owns she says the retirement options have change were now going to have to wait until we're sixty five so no more thirty years and out the option I'm faced with is to take retirement at age fifty five and a four point eight percent hit until sixty five I qualify for health insurance then you get your on engine okay having a hard time I don't know if you need a financial adviser I think that what you really I I don't understand why you wouldn't just keep working that's the that's the question I am I think that there is something about working later or with a tax that's to I know this is a really tough one and I think what you need is.

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"chris gills" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

07:11 min | 3 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Jill Jill on money dot com okay level we get comments about the hot that shows that we produce on and on our sister podcast Jill on money we had a great episode with Chris gill about who wrote a book called one hundred side hustles and Robert followed up and said the subject matter really hits home with me years back I think the side hustle terminology was actually moonlighting yeah for example people would leave their nine to five corporate jobs and go directly to work at some small business or retail shop in the evenings a couple days a week or during the holidays in my case the site has looking kinda naturally growing up in the sixties and seventies in the Houston area I was a percussion player drummer and played many shows in gigs around town when it came time to get serious and make a real living he puts it in quotes as my parents would lecture may I ended up getting an accounting degree and my CPA while and then went to work for a major CPA firm and finally one of the super major oil and gas companies I retired four years ago after thirty two years during my business card career I wanted to continue playing music and I've been playing seriously since early elementary school who just be very difficult to walk away from it so I love this I continued accepting music jobs but was careful not to let them interfere with my accounting and C. P. A. work it really did work I can't tell you how many times I had to go directly to the music venue a Country Club hotel theater from my corporate work change into my tax and get ready to play the gig by seven PM it was all worth it not only financially but now that I'm retired from the corporate world I can continue playing music to make a little golf money and enjoy hanging out with all my musician friends but wait I had another side hustle being an accountant CPA mostly specialized in tax compliance and planning so of course I accepted a few individual clients over the years I was busy during tax prep season doing most the work on Saturdays and Sundays again never interfering with my corporate work music and accounting is a great combination of professions what did I do with the extra shekels iron from my side hustle the moonlighting mainly was earmarked for savings and investment in getting my son through college and law school that any debt thanks for all the great work you and mark do and the financial information you provide Robert from Houston I love that that is so awesome it's so funny because I agree I think that there is a there's something about having like a separate part of your life it has nothing to do with your real job your nine to five job I think it's so I don't know it's like it makes you happier in your job in some respects it's something of your own it's something that you can control I think that that's I think it's like key it really is so doesn't mean you have to be an entrepreneur it doesn't mean you have to do a ton of other stuff that's going to make you crazy just for fun sometimes in a little extra money it's pretty good not bad okay this is a note from Linda call her husband passed away in June and she said she filed for his social security it's now the fall still nothing huh we both took our social security at age sixty two I should be receiving his social security I'm she said that she went to the office she called can you direct me to a lawyer hi yeah hi do you think about this one mark I don't know if you need a lawyer I think you might have to go plant yourself in the office and you should do with a friend to a by yourself just because it sounds like you're really at with your wits and you know we don't make great decisions when were at our wit's end I really began to the land Christine works for you PS as a trailer mechanic recently divorced fifty three no kids no home that she owns she says the retirement options have change were now going to have to wait until we're sixty five so no more thirty years and out the option I'm faced with is to take retirement at age fifty five and a four point eight percent hit until sixty five I qualify for health insurance then you get your on engine okay having a hard time I don't know if you need a financial adviser I think that what you really I I don't understand why you wouldn't just keep working that's the that's the question I am I think that there is something about working later or with a tax that's I know this is a really tough one and I think what you need is probably an accountant who can help you and pay by the hour and to help make this decision or a fee only financial adviser to help you with this question so I would go to napa and a P. F. A. dot org that is where I would turn to try to find someone in your area or a CPA probably could also do this or any kind of tax preparer could probably help you out okay here's a question from someone whose name I cannot possibly pronounce so I'm just gonna say anonymous my wife and I plan to retire soon I shall retire at the end of the year at sixty two and a half hour tire a month later at age sixty four we have pensions and we are qualified for social security which we plan on initiating when we retire why can't you wait Dr you wait until your full retirement age I am this day okay so let me just say that they've got six hundred grand and retirement accounts they have assets they're healthy we always live within our means but they do have a home equity loan I she and then he says I calculated that if we start collecting social security immediately our break even point would be around seventy nine if we decided to wait until retirement age I okay here's my big suggestion to you my suggestion is do not take your social security until your each and your full retirement ages don't do it and I'm might I think that you really should be pulling out money you need from whatever you need when a hopefully it's already been taxed you know if you have some money that is in our non retirement account but I think you should wait until you are at full retirement age to pull your social security and in terms of your portfolio forty percent stocks thirty percent bonds thirty percent cash I'm probably to have in cash by the way but it wouldn't be terrible it's not terrible to leave it there but that's probably a little cash heavy for me especially for retirement account wait until you claim pretty please please listening to jail on Monday if you've got a financial question of any sort send us an email ask Jill.

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"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

08:52 min | 3 years ago

"chris gills" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Right now we're gonna go back to our interview with Tanya Catan and she's just such a is so great I spent some time with her out in Portland Oregon over the summer because she was also speaking at the world domination summit sponsored by our friend Chris gill about and you know I just like the idea that someone like Tonya has the opportunity to walk into an organization and help them figure out how to kind of change the whole environment and you'll see what I mean because she certainly has a very different perspective on what works in corporate America and what does not work so here is more of our interview or the end of our interview I should say with Tanya Catan so why does a company hire you right now to comment what do you what do you think the brass is seeking and is it different than what you deliver what they want is a couple of things one a lot of companies especially tech companies that are bringing me and are all about innovation and about acceleration so you know coming up with new ideas and then executing on them and moving quickly and to the to the second part is about alignment any company you know they have their stated values his we believe in their writ large and then there's the on to the ground realities and so I come in and I show them through my own work being in bed in companies and artists contemporary artists and people they might not ever pursue or be aware of in the world and I show how to make a connection between thought and form between the idea and how we execute on it so when you go through this process in a workplace where do you get pushed back from every direction that's actually push back is a sign that I'm on the right track however when ever I engage in creative trespassing when a bed in a company organization I'm always honoring the company the mission and the vision it's not it's about serving the greater good not like serving me so that's first and foremost I get pushback I remember making a video series for a contemporary art museum where I would run around and interview people and I try to win employee of the month not earn it the the board of directors and concerned citizens and others were like she's not working Tanya is just having fun and I said as if the two are mutually exclusive hi but what happened was I learned how to qualify and quantify what I was doing so if I could show the numbers I was hired to do X. Y. Z. increase revenue streams engage new audience members if I could show the numbers which I did then what can you say then they will then they'll leave you alone they will and they'll actually encourages okay there are twenty one rules of creative trespassing doesn't do it at the exit you did that on my gosh tastic what do you want to give us your top three com or not yeah they are about fear I decided that don't even the galleys you have more than twenty one in the finalization that's a great question to you know first of all we we've made changes and I even added a chapter after it was done what that's how I roll I'm changing all the same I would say well I have two favorite so the rules correspond with the chapters yeah so fear is so last year love you like that what people are fearful about a million things scared to rock the boat I guess that there is fear that is always bubbling beneath this fear of the unknown well right in there so suit two things one theater trained me to dress fear because the primary the like the foundation of theater suspension of disbelief so that's the whole idea of like you let go of your fear your perceptions and assumptions and you take a leap of faith into an unknown world so there you have it that's a foundation for leaping into the unknown and then also you know I read Pemba children a lot who's a Buddhist nun and teacher and like everybody no I mean I don't know you make everybody's very I listen to the show it's highly highly intelligent and savvy and involve people and involving people are listening you know and she talks about it in the face of fear it's not about avoiding it it's about going towards it and embracing it once you do you eat it dissolves so you know we I thought I don't fit into technology I don't belong here and it was because I was an outsider that I was able to see some of the issues and find solutions for them I like the fear one but I also like you have a very in depth conversation about listening there are so many people who are just not into now again made maybe that's because these are people who are not used to listening they are listed there used to reading from a screen maybe that's part of the issue but sometimes you don't you find that you you respond to something and there's no feedback from the person you assume that person heard you there are so many times even when I'm when I'm doing radio hits somebody will ask me a question that I've just covered because they're trying to think forward and not being engaged in a moment yes I had to learn to listen I was a like uhhuh uhhuh uhhuh uhhuh that's pre technology right until somebody said that I worked with was like each I can't explain anything to make what is wrong with you your some now she's like whenever I am trying to explain the process to you you're saying a ha ha ha like your you know it and I was like oh my gosh she's and then for years actually whenever I think of from like she's just me and then one day I I was aware that I am I was filling in the space between knowledge and learning with my ha ha ha ha and then I got conscious on what it means to listen and its first technology because I wasn't being on it I don't like to look or hold my phone I don't like to have it near me likes were sitting in front of each other and have any technology here because I think that is it is a barrier to to listening and speaking clearly and feeling like you have the time and space to respond organically as opposed to I need to be thinking about the next thing talk about how you have like some creative ways to bring creativity into a wrote job let's say somebody's listening here someone sitting at a desk error or commuting to work and gets to a desk where all day long they have to I don't know copy edit how can that person bring creativity or that type of of role how do bring creativity to those kinds of jobs are maybe it's a colder which can be creative actually so but so what is some tips that you have that we can leave our dear listeners with the world according to Tanya so first of all the easiest thing is to get up to literally get up from your desk and go for a walk Stanford did a study on walking creativity and by literally you being in motion you're disrupting your habits and patterns that are actually keeping you stock and you will find that when you get back to your desk even fifty five ten minute walk you will have more energy focus and creativity for even inside the office yeah it's literally about getting up and moving your body because you know we think about what you're doing when you're stuck in the cycle of like I hate my job or this is I can't solve this problem you're sitting at your desk in your typing where your computer you need to disrupt that action so that's number one and then to you know in terms of taking breaks assuming you have a break I mean I think legally lots of people should be having breaks you can take a break that's creatively focused in nature so for example you can say okay ten minute creative writing session the topic is your mother's hands go and just write or ten minute dance break the the the genre is hip hop and dance and dance for ten minutes instead of taking a lot I know says a lot especially in corporate culture is people think that they when they take a break that they're not doing their job the boss is going to look down on them that they need to be working hard but they're getting less work done so in the book I tell that I call these exercises productive disruptions because actually taking a break from this you know this stock cycle will help you well thanks to tiny could time for stopping by the studio and spending some time with us the book is called creative trespassing check it out and when we return we're going to have our second guest live in the studio it's very exciting all right stay tuned it's July money will be right back okay you know.

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