One big future of work trend has emerged as millions of us start a side hustle.
Side hustles and gig work are no longer a means to just earn critical income.
Instead, they’ve become how we develop new businesses and opportunities for truly meaningful work.
Twenty and thirty years ago, a career transition meant leaving one job to accept and start another. Oftentimes, our pivots to new work did not free us from a type of work that we no longer liked or filled us with purpose.
But now, in the midst of a booming maker movement, people of all backgrounds are starting side hustles.
Marsha, my full-time gifted-educator wife, invests her evenings and weekends scaling a successful vintage clothing side hustle. What is more, she gains a wonderful and enriching sense of community from online engagement with other “Poshers” who arrived at their side hustles from various backgrounds. One of her colleagues is a Hollywood wardrobe supervisor; another is a full-time-mom, and yet another is a mortgage banker.
Side hustles provide people the time and space that they need to craft a great business and truly meaningful work.
And, in Marsha’s case, her side hustle will become her full-time job once she retires from public education.
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