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The name is Side Hustle GROWTH is brand new for 2024, but it is STILL very much inspired by The Shine to FIVE™ Method. It is a specialized Coaching System designed by Side Hustle Success Coach & Host, Christen N. James (CJ), for women-identified 9to5 professionals to get the tools to SHINE in their OWN Businesses . Yes! CJ will continue to provide simple tips, actionable strategies, personal stories and feature inspiring guest experts to help you shed the FEAR and get CLEAR on your Side Hust ...
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In this episode, I sit down with the phenomenal Candice Dorsey, host of the Hello CS Dorsey Podcast, and we unravel the secrets to building the confidence needed to transition from a 9to5 to the thrilling world of Entrepreneurship. Here are the highlights: We tackle the all-too-common challenge of overcoming self-doubt and head trash. Candice share…
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Today we're diving into something crucial – Determining if your Side Hustle will ACTUALLY work. Here are 3 reasons to check out the episode RIGHT NOW! I break down how to figure out if your side hustle can make bank. I'll guide you through understanding what people want, checking out the competition, and finding your unique angle. I'll share practi…
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Join me and the incredible Tonya Montella, Women's Career Coach, in this electrifying episode where we unravel the profound impact of taking ownership of your Career. Here are the highlights: Discover what this empowering concept truly means Explore the telltale signs that indicate it's time to elevate your career. Uncover actionable strategies to …
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Ready for a deep dive into the world of niches, and their importance as a Side Hustler? Here are some highlights: Discover how defining your niche brings unparalleled clarity. Dive into the undeniable connection between niche specificity and confidence. Explore the art of effective communication fueled by niche understanding. How to achieve the ult…
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Tired of constantly putting things off? My guest Karrington Warfield, Event Strategist, and I tackle that pesky Procrastination bug head-on in this week's Episode. Here's what you can expect to get simple tips on: Mastering Your To-Do List. Minimizing Distractions for Peak Productivity. Self-Care as a Focus Booster. _____ Karrington is a multi-tale…
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Looking to kickstart your side hustle journey with a powerful dose of inspiration and growth? Dive into our latest episode, "12 Questions to Inspire New Entrepreneurial Growth," where we delve into the personal side of entrepreneurship. Episode Highlights: Uncover what fuels your entrepreneurial fire. Transform doubts into motivation for consistent…
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Ready to turn that side gig into a booming business in 2024? In this episode Adrienne Martin, Founder of Mighty Bean Co, shares how she turned her side hustle into a profitable business, while also managing a demanding 9to5. Here are the highlights: Understanding what separates a side hustle from a profitable side business. Essential Steps to ident…
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NEW NAME, WHO DIS?! After careful consideration, I knew it was TIME that the Podcast name evolved to reflect what it was really all about: Side Hustle GROWTH! NO TIME TO WASTE THOUGH! I'm all about setting us up for success in the New Year, and I've got FIVE TIPS that will get you in the zone. Let's dive into what we explore: Why reflecting on the …
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Are you Ready to rock 2024? I'm all about setting us up for success in the New Year, and I've got seven steps that will get you in the zone. Let's dive into the highlights: How celebrating victories and learning from the challenges shifts your perspective. Managing expectations and navigating the twists and turns of Entrepreneurship. Setting intent…
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In this deeply personal episode, I get raw and honest journey about a challenging year, sharing vulnerable moments and the turning point that saved me from nearly quitting. Here are three compelling highlights: Navigating Mental Health Challenge The Power of a Change of Scenery The Importance of Prioritizing Self ______ _______ Are you READY for CO…
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Unfortunately some workplaces can become very, very toxic. In this moving and deeply candid episode, Dr. Monica Cox, we delved into the art of healing from a toxic workplace. Here are 3 (of many) reasons to listen: You'll get insights on how to regain your strength and rebuild your confidence after enduring a toxic environment. We explored the impo…
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Ever wondered if you're wired for entrepreneurial success? In this episode, we're diving deep into the key indicators that reveal whether you're meant to be an entrepreneur. Here's a sneak peek on what we'll explore: How your determination fuels your journey, even when obstacles and challenges arise. How resilience, the ability to bounce back from …
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Can you BELIEVE that we're celebrating 150 Episodes?! With this milestone celebration, I am sharing secrets from my 3D Exit Strategy™ that ensure a successful transition from your 9to5 to Entrepreneurship. You'll find three captivating highlights in this episode: The essential financial groundwork needed to build your confidence and make the leap. …
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What is the consequence of saying “Yes”? In this power-packed episode, I'm joined by Prerika Agarwal, Executive Life & Career Coach, to delve into the art of creating boundaries that keep you from burnout in your 9to5 grind. Here are 3 highlights to inspire you to walk away with actionable insights to reclaim your peace: A breakdown of the foundati…
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I’m celebrating my 7-year “bizaversary” the only way that I know how: by reflecting on my journey and what Entrepreneurship has taught me. In this “In My Business” episode, I share: 3 Mistakes that most Entrepreneurs make. 3 BIGGEST lessons to remember when you’re just starting. The thing that I experienced the most In the last 7 years. _______ Are…
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In this eye-opening episode, I've teamed up with the brilliant Ida Azefor - Financial Coach & Podcaster - to uncover the real reasons your side hustle might not be stacking up the cash. No nonsense, just practical advice. Here are the highlights: The Unspoken Truth About Financial Struggles: We're cutting through the fluff to reveal the number one …
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Ready to tackle the top 5 reasons your side hustle is not soaring? Here are three juicy takeaways to entice you to hit play: Living someone else's dream - why setting your own goals, aligned with your values and desires, is the secret sauce for your side hustle success. Time management, discipline, and consistency - Learn how to allocate your time …
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In this episode, Master Your Mindset Coach, Ryane LeCesne delves into the challenges high-achieving women face when pursuing their professional dreams. Here are three key takeaways from the discussion: Conquering Fear and Self-Doubt: Ryane uncovers the root causes of fear, self-doubt, and overwhelm that often plague high-achieving women. She provid…
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Let's talk about the elephant in the online room – the noise. I know you're no stranger to the endless barrage of advice, hacks, and one-size-fits-all formulas promising instant success. It's enough to make your head spin! In my latest In My Business episode, I'm getting real about the truths most entrepreneurs won't admit, and I'm spilling the tea…
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In our latest podcast episode, I had a fantastic chat with Leilani Wells, a Visibility Strategist and Marketing Expert, on how to elevate your side hustle growth through increased visibility. Leilani shared her journey from corporate to entrepreneurship, highlighting the power of communication, authenticity, and collaboration. We discussed moving b…
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CJ's Birthday Bash Alert! 🎉 and if you're listening on Oct 5, you're partying with me! Now, onto the goods: one of my favourite things - Crushing Your Content Strategy. Why tune in? Here's why: Boost Sales with Strategy - Discover how a killer content strategy isn't just posting; it's a master plan to up your visibility, engagement, and site traffi…
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It's a tale as old as time: we're led to believe that the salary handed down by the higher-ups is the holy grail. But here's the kicker – you're delivering top-notch results that go way beyond that paycheque. Well... Imagine confidently communicating your true worth and asking for the raise you absolutely deserve. That's precisely what our incredib…
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Imagine quitting the 9to5 thinking that it'll be smooth sailing... But then reality hits - Entrepreneurship is one LONELY rollercoaster, once you're on your own working from home, without the usual camaraderie. Well, fear not! In this episode, I'm spilling the beans on how I tackled that solitude head-on. Tune in for some golden nuggets, including:…
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“If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down” - Toni Morrison. Crafting a successful social media ad involves more than just content creation and funding. Learn the art from Stacy Reed, our expert on Facebook & Instagram Ads, in this week's episode: Avoiding the top blunder with Facebook Ads. Navigating the ideal timing f…
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Let's keep it real. We all know that take the leap from your 9to5 is terrifying, especially when your comfort zone is tied to being an employee. Plus, there are SO many factors to take into consideration. Trust me, I've walked that path, and I've got your back! Here are highlights from this week’s episode: The #1 Fear That Held Me Captive. The Snea…
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Creating a digital product can be an easy way to attract clients and position yourself as an expert in your field. There are easy steps that you can take to ensure you create something that they WANT. Here’s what my guest Rajeena Nizamudeen, Website & Launch Expert, covers in this episode: how to decide what type of a digital product to sell to you…
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“I started to remind myself that I did turn down that other job offer and decided to step into this world because I was ready for it. This meant letting go of many thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve me and open myself up to the possibilities.” The transition into a world as thrilling and unpredictable as Entrepreneurship can be quite the adj…
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"You can do it all, just not all at once." - Sade Kelly. When you listen to today’s guest Sade Kelly, Time Management Coach, you’re going to wonder HOW she did it all. For her, it was quite simple - understand how to manage your time so that it works FOR you and not AGAINST you, and then ACTUALLY implement it into your daily life. Grab your pen and…
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Your biggest challenge of having a side hustle is TIME. You already have a full-time job and a life, and then add turning your passion into profit and you find yourself wishing there were more hours in a day. Unfortunately there aren’t! So what do you do when life gets to busy and your priorities seem too scattered to feel productive? In this SHORT…
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It all starts with Confidence, that is what opens up doors and opportunities to you. - Lata Hamilton. Did you think that you’d be a “lifer” in the corporate setting? This episode’s guest is a Bustle to Boss Success Story, Lata Hamilton Change Leadership and Confidence Expert, had NO plans of venturing out on her own. In fact, her vision board of 7-…
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Have you ever wondered HOW people talk so much about Self-Care, when your life seems to be in shambles? Just when you get one thing under control, something else comes up. AH LIFE! I had to learn very quickly that in order to maintain my mental health, I had to prioritize my self-care. But it wasn't easy, especially coming from a stressful job and …
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“You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take, so take the shot!” You hear it all the time: your Mindset is everything! But how much Mindset is involved in charging and making what you’re worth in your side Hustle. Spoiler alert: A WHOLE LOT. That’s what my guest Shantae Cunningham, Founder of Cobella Financial, is here to talk in this episode. H…
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As a busy professional with a side hustle, it can be challenging to maintain your motivation and momentum, ESPECIALLY when the weather is warm and there are so many fun activities to enjoy. In this episode, I share 5 super simple tips (that you really should have already done months ago) to help you have guilt-free fun in the sun Highlights: The mu…
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“Step outside of FEAR because you have it in you and can totally do it.” At this point, anyone with a business needs to be in the Digital space. Point blank period. But that space has so many components that it can be daunting, especially when trying to figure out Marketing. This goes beyond creating a social media account and sharing some posts, t…
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“Once you can accept some things - like other people’s actions - are beyond the scope of what you can control, then you can completely shift your focus to your business goals and needs." In this episode of The Shine to FIVE Method for Side Hustlers, I do what I do best, and turn a negative into a positive - this time it's about setbacks that we wil…
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“Keep moving forward boldly, God has your back” - Girija Patel. Everyone has been hearing more and more about ChatGPT and other AI tools that seem to have completely taken over how we communicate. While they are great tools that come with many pros (even I can’t deny that), what about the cons? Is there actually a wrong way to use AI? Omgoodness ha…
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“Success is a relative term; how one person defines it is not (or should not be) how another person does.” In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers, we explore the concept of limiting beliefs and how they hold us back from reaching our true level of success. Buckle up! We're getting into some really deep stuff this time by loo…
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“It’s important to identify who your target audience is and their interests, so you can create content for them." - Sherley Joseph. Networking is a key ingredient of any successful business, and as Entrepreneurs it can take us beyond where we could have ever imagined. But what happens if you notice a gap in the type of network you need? You create …
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I remember feeling unfulfilled while working at my 9to5 job and being overlooked for recognition despite my hard work. IT. SUCKED. BUT I wanted to be able to turn a negative experience into a positive one when I started reflecting on my 9to5 experience, especially since it wasn’t ALL bad. I promise you that there is a lot that you can take away fro…
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“Mindset plays a huge role in becoming a successful Entrepreneur but it can also hold you back. Start surrounding yourself with like-minded people and don’t be afraid to invest in yourself.” - Kris Bryant. No matter the industry, Social Media can play a huge part in establishing yourself as a business owner. The thing is, the opportunities are endl…
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Most people already have a side hustle, but not everyone who wants to start a side hustle has it all figured out. So what about those who are still trying to figure out how they can find something that aligns with their life, skills and Entrepreneur goals ? In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers, I share the top 10 Side Hust…
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“Take the time to develop your own Philosophy. You should be able to articulate your own philosophy around Money & Success. Think about what you hold to be TRUE.” - Tenagne Turner. How do you make the transition from doing what you know to doing what makes you HAPPY. It takes grit and intention, but if you want to do it you WILL. That’s why Tenagne…
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Do you feel unfulfilled, stuck, and demotivated? Is corporate life not made for you? If the answer is yes, that’s OK! Although you can’t guarantee success, shifting your mindset can play a big role. Taking the knowledge, you’ve gained while at your 9-to-5 can give you a head start on your journey towards entrepreneurship. In this episode of The Shi…
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Don’t know if quitting your 9to5 is the best next step for your growing business? There are some questions you can ask yourself before deciding, if you’re ready. It is important to remind yourself that the perfect time does NOT exist, but if the decision feels right, you should make it. Here we have Monica Allen, a serial entrepreneur and co-owner …
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Are you struggling with consistency? Creating a routine isn't always the easiest task, nor is time management. Unfortunately, life can get in the way of your goals, but remember that it is OK to ask for help! Certain things take a village. Identifying your priorities can aid in the process when achieving goals. No matter how small the achievement y…
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Ever found yourself in the tough spot of being laid off? It can feel a lot like navigating through a rough breakup, can't it? But fear not, because it's time to master the art of BOUNCING BACK! We've all heard about the 5 stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. Typically, we associate these stages with the loss of a …
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“If you are not failing, you cannot win! When you fail it is an opportunity to learn” – Felecia Etienne Are you willing to fail? Knowing how to learn from failures is an important step towards growth, which can then lead to winning. Acknowledging that changes always need to be done in order to get to the next step. In this episode of The Shine to F…
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Thinking about leaving your 9to5? Have you ever had to have DIFFICULT conversations? So, ask yourself, can you pick up on verbal cues? Because knowing how to objectively listen and adapt your communication is only half of the battle. In this episode of The Shine to FIVE™ Method for Side Hustlers, you'll hear: •the unexpected similarities between ne…
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“Dream BIG, Write the Vision and Build the Empire…Hustle smart, not hard” – Marsha Watson When should you start thinking about hiring a VA? There are a few things to take into consideration when debating taking this next step and getting an assistant. Is it in your budget? What help are you looking for? The list can go on, but finding the right per…
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Do you really know who your IDEAL client is? Is there such a thing as an ideal client? There are question you can ask yourself to ensure that your client benefits from you and that it is a great match. As there is nothing that can truly be perfect, let's establish a way to NOT work harder, but work SMARTER to get the right client for YOU! In this e…
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