If You Want Your Side Hustle to Succeed, Stop Telling Yourself These 3 Lies

What if your self-talk is just an excuse?

Anangsha Alammyan
The Startup


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“I love writing, but I don’t think I’ll ever make money from it.”

That’s what I told my friend in January 2020, when he asked me where I saw myself as a writer five years down the line. I had a full-time job and no way of earning anything from my writing.

I didn’t even have a clue it was possible to set up a successful side-hustle based on my passion.

Fast-forward to April 2022, and I have quit my job to make my side hustle my main gig, and make more than ten times my previous day job’s salary.

If you told the Anangsha of 2020 that such a moment was possible, she would have scoffed and told you you’re crazy.

But here I am — writing this article after an epiphany of sorts struck me last night.

To be honest, there hasn’t been any significant up-gradation of skill now compared to the Anangsha of January 2020. All that’s changed is my mindset.

Earlier on, I had several limiting self-beliefs and told myself tons of lies that stopped me from believing an alternate reality was possible. But now, after a series of good fortunes and some dedicated hard work, I’ve come to realize…