You’ve likely spotted this question is rhetorical – of course we all do. The question is – how to make this happen?

One way is by having a side-hustle, not least because it can help you to unlock your creativity. It’s a space where you can think outside the square, experiment, and bring your biggest-stretch ideas to life. Whether you’re into art, writing, or inventing, your side hustle can be the canvas for your imagination.

It can also be a pathway to setting and achieving personalised goals. You get to decide what success looks like for you – whether it’s hitting a specific income milestone, 1 building an online community, or simply being more productive, it can be your way to chart your course and achieve your vision.

The freedom of choice in your life also extends to your geographical location. With a side business, you can often work from anywhere with an internet connection. This means you can choose to live in your ideal location, travel while you work, (a privilege that happened for my wife Fi and I when we travelled for 5 and a half years just before the covid response) or simply avoid long commutes. It’s all about being where you want to be.

Your side gig is your domain, and that includes the projects you take on. You have the power to decide which projects align with your passions, values, and goals. This control over the type of work you do is liberating and empowering.

It can help you build a personal brand or reputation in your chosen field. Whether you’re a photographer, writer, or consultant, the recognition you gain from can open doors to new opportunities and choices in your career.

As you engage in your side business, you’ll connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network. These connections can be invaluable, providing you with mentorship, collaborations, and new opportunities in your chosen field.

Achieving a work-life balance is an ongoing challenge, and a side gig can play a pivotal role in making it happen. The time you gain back by having control over your schedule can be devoted to self-care, hobbies, and spending time with loved ones.

You get to position yourself as an industry expert or influencer in your chosen niche. This expertise can lead to speaking engagements, book deals, or opportunities to mentor others. It’s about becoming a respected authority in your field and having more choices as a result.

In summary – it’s about unlocking creativity, setting personalised goals, geographical freedom, control over projects, building a personal brand, networking, achieving balance, and becoming an industry expert.

Your side hustle is your ticket to unlocking the life you want.

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Time to claim your choices, and see you on this week’s #AlivewithFi 🙂

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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