A Poem About the Importance of Self-Reliance

JACK, THE EMPLOYEE A raft was bought when Jack was young, one that he used to travel the sea Though it tipped and dumped him in and out, he swam back to it wild and free On seeing this a captain offered a job that was sure to keep Jack dry So Jack took that job and left his raft on the coast to wither and die He washed the ship and scrubbed the floors and at night was left to his own And the years passed and he forgot his raft until one day he was grown A storm came down and with it waves that tipped over the ship and crew Jack tried to calm his mates because none of them knew what to do “Kick your feet lads, we’ll swim to shore” he said so they’d follow […]

How to Find the Right Career Coach

I started to sit down and write an article on how to find the right career coach. But before I did, I wanted to take a look at other posts that have already been written on the subject and see what might be missing. Well, I ran into an article that already has everything covered! And no surprise, it’s from The Muse, one of my favorite recommended career sites. So if you’re interested in how to find the right career coach check out the article below! And if you’re looking for someone to help you come up with an idea, whether it be a side hustle, business, invention, job, etc, send me an email at jeremy at theaworkening.com and let me know. I may be able to help. 🙂 https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-choose-the-right-career-coach-for-you

Learn Lessons Once

Not long ago I was in my back yard playing with my dog. We have a two year old rescue collie named Echo and he loves to play rough outside. It was a little chilly outside and when it’s chilly my wedding band sometimes likes to slip right off my finger. This happened while I was playing with Echo. Now, because this was in the winter our yard had a bunch of pine needles on the ground. So trying to find my ring wasn’t like trying to find a needle in a hay stack, it was like trying to find a ring in a needle stack. After about 10 minutes I got really lucky and found my ring. Now you might think that upon realizing how lucky I got that I was actually able to find my ring, I’d take […]

An Interesting Hustle -The SIGN Hustle

I recently ran across a really cool, simple side hustle. Well, it’s not a side hustle, it’s a SIGN hustle. Pierce Marrs gets paid around $50,000 per year working 10-15 hours per week. Doing what? Setting up directional signs for real estate agents and other people around town. If you’re looking for a side hustle that’s low tech, low time intensive, and high income, a SIGN hustle might be an idea for you. You can check out more information about Sign Hustle and get 15% off Pierce’s book by using the promo code NEWWORK HERE.

The Most Comprehensive List of Hustles I’ve Found

Sometimes wading through the endless lists of Side Hustles can be tough. Where should we start? Which ones are legit? Do we know anyone that’s actually reviewed these hustles and given us some guidelines on how profitable they can be? I have to say the absolute BEST resource that I’ve found for comprehensive Side Hustle reviews is SideHusl.com. Nope – that’s not a typo. It’s called SideHusl.com. They are not an affiliate of The Aworkening – we just like them so much we want you to know about them.    🙂 Shout out to Kathy Kristof for all the hard work she and her team have been doing to make this fantastic resource available for all of us!

Top Tips For Young Inventors

Today, it’s never been easier for someone in their teens or twenties to become a product inventor. Getting started at a young age is one of the best ways to make sure that you learn the skills needed and start small, which can lead to a lifetime of inventing skills that could pay off big time. The team over at Inventor’s Digest put together a great article that highlights advice for young inventors. You can check out the full article here: https://www.inventorsdigest.com/articles/advice-young-inventor/

Ranking the 15 Best Job Search Websites

It’s no surprise to anyone that most jobs that are advertised are now advertised online. Did you know that up to 70% of jobs are never published online? So how are people finding these hidden jobs? Don’t worry, we’ve got a podcast topic on that very subject coming soon. But, until then, let’s check out some of the best job search sites. One of our go-to resources for great job hunting advice is LearnHowToBecome.org. They’ve picked out their favorite 15 job search sites and listed them in a great blog post. You can check out the full article here: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/15-best-job-search-sites/

How People ACTUALLY Make Money in Online Business

One of the most common questions that solo entrepreneurs that want to build an online brand around themselves ask is “How does someone actually make money?” 10 years ago Kevin Kelly wrote an article on 1000 true fans that has since become the blueprint for how to thrive with an online business. The key, according to the article is the find 1000 wildly passionate fans. That doesn’t mean 1000 people that are reading your blog or listening to your podcast. That means 1000 people that are your TRUE fans. Fans that love what you’re doing and are willing to pay you to keep doing it. Because if you can find 1000 people like that, the numbers start making a lot of sense. You can check out the full article HERE.

Is Buying a Franchise a Good Idea?

The single biggest advantage to buying into a franchise is brand recognition. Yes they give you a business plan and help you find suppliers but the true value of franchises are buying into a brand. Instead of opening Jim’s Burger Shack and hope for customers you can open a McDonald’s and have guaranteed customers the first day. So if you’re thinking about buying into a franchise in our industry ask yourself this: can you list 1 or 2 brands that you’ve heard of that are big players in that industry? Don’t look them up or google them – it only matters if you already have heard of them.   If the answer is no you’re probably better off opening up your own shop. You’ll save a lot in franchising fees and your startup costs will drop substantially.   If the […]

How Did The Aworkening Happen?

Everything changes. Many scientists believe that evolution is the single greatest observable force in the universe. Everything from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest galaxies, even the universe itself is evolving. Unsurprisingly work is also evolving. Because we were born directly into the generation that we are in, it’s hard to think about work in a way that’s outside of what we experience and what we see experienced by those around us. The model for work that you and I grew up in is fairly new to humanity, but to us it’s the way it has always been because as far back as we can remember we can’t think of it being any different. Work up until a couple hundred years ago looked very different. The pre-industrial economy was made up mostly of farmers and tradespeople. There usually were […]