Jonathan Fields

Side Hustle Secrets. Crying Over Failure (it’s a good thing?)

side hustleWhat if melting down after a failure was actually a good thing? Or doing what you love, as a side hustle, was the best way to do it? That’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode.

Good Life Riff: Today, we’ve got a special guest riff, featuring friend-of-the-pod, New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, world-traveler and entrepreneur, Chris Guillebeau. In his new book, Side Hustle, Guillebeau takes a contrarian view of entrepreneurship, arguing many of us are better off doing that thing that blends passion with money not as our day jobs, but on the side. He shares why, along with a few great case-studies, in today’s riff. Grab a copy of Side Hustle, and check out his 100-city tour today!

Good Life Science: And, in our Good Life Science segment, we’re diving into some fascinating new research on how we respond to failure. Turns out, all those people who say, “hey, don’t take it personally, don’t get all emotional, just let it be a teaching moment and move on” may be giving you bad advice. A new study shows that responding emotionally to failure, instead of rationally, may just set you up to be more likely to succeed in a future endeavor. And, as always, for those want to go to the source, here’s a link to the full study.

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