What’s your side hustle?
I think it’s only human nature to want more money. After all who doesn’t want to make more money, because if you make more you can spend more right?
It was back in August 2016 when I finally decided to make the jump and find myself a side hustle. At the time my wife and I had been living with her parents for 6 months too long. I mean for 6 months… My wife and I made the decision to sell her condo before we started our house hunt.
We thought this would make it easier, in the case we found a home we loved, we wouldn’t have to worry about selling the condo before we could move in.
We never found a home with most things on our checklist and within our price range so we decided to build. The building process would take four months from start to finish. Little did we know…
It started off as a joke. This second job would help make a little extra money for us along with extend my break away from the in-laws. To me, it was a win/win.
I decided to go back to the service industry and wait tables.
I had waited tables in college and for any part time work it seems to be the most rewarding. Even Mark Cuban says if he lost his fortune and had to do it over again he would work a sales job during the day and bartend at night. Link here.
So here I am, 31 years old and back in the service industry.
Never thought I would say that!
But if I’m being honest here… I kind of enjoy it. There are many things I actually like about waiting tables.
First, I get to roam around. After being confound to a cubical most of my day it is nice to walk around and get some exercise.
Second, I get to interact with people. Although I consider myself an introvert and my wife calls me anti-social, I do enjoy being around people and having conversations.
Third, whenever i leave the restaurant I have cash in my pocket. It seems more fun seeing cash and knowing I am in better shape financially then when I walked into the restaurant at the beginning of the night.
Lastly, I am reminded how hard some people work for money.
Never do i want to forget the true value of the dollar. Never do I want to become someone who throws money away like it means nothing.
I am fortunate to be in the position I’m in. I do not have to have this job. I want to have this job.
Take pride in whatever you do and strive to be better than the day before.
Whether you are the CEO of a fortune 500 company the janitor of a fortune 500 company, be your very best.