The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers

In My Business: What I learned from my "false starts".

April 21, 2022 Christen N. James Episode 68
The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers
In My Business: What I learned from my "false starts".
Show Notes

“There are things that I’m really, really good at. But I always KNEW, deep down, that I wanted to be a coach.”

- CJ


As business owners, we feel like we are the only people who know what it’s like to stumble while trying to build a business — or have trouble even figuring out what TYPE of business to BUILD. But sis, you’re not the only one. Not even close. 


Maybe the 9to5ers don’t get it, but many biz owners have travelled those same paths! I’ll tell you right now: I HAVE. This episode is all about me and MY business… and what I’ve learned from my “false starts.”


Like the time I was going to start a not-for-profit.


Or the time I started a skincare line to sell body butters.


Or the lifestyle blog I wrote for YEARS.


Not EVERY idea you come up with will be a fit for your goals, lifestyle, and passion… and that’s okay. Listen now to learn how I narrowed down my business goals and prepped for success BEFORE I left my 9to5!


In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method with CJ, you’ll discover: 

  • Why I quietly transitioned away from the skincare line I started (even though it was taking off) 
  • What you need to ask yourself BEFORE you decide to go all-in on your side-gig
  • How to leverage your 9to5 to build up the skills that you need to succeed in your side biz 


Highlights:‌ ‌

00:55  You’re not the only one

03:02  My employee mindset

04:00  My “false starts” & skincare line

06:30  Why I gave up on my skincare biz

08:30  Is your heart in your side-biz?

09:59  Leveraging your 9to5

11:30  The Shine to FIVE Movement™

12:20  Recap


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‌Links:

Employee Mindset episode from last week

Bustle to Boss: How to Leverage Your 9to5 to Grow Your Side Biz with Dr Monique J Caruth

https://theshinetofivemethod.buzzsprout.com/1542007/10051649-from-bustle-to-boss-how-to-leverage-your-9to5-to-grow-your-side-biz-with-dr-monique-j-caruth 


The Shine to FIVE Movement™

https://www.christennjames.com/the-shine-to-five-movement   _________________________________________________


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