Working a Side Gig? Here’s How to Prep for Your Second Shift

For some, a second job or a aspect hustle is a good way to earn further money. For others, it’s a labor of affection. Individuals who work two (or extra) totally different jobs can discover it exhausting to modify gears from one to the following.

Listed below are some suggestions from those that have mastered the dual-occupation sport:

1. Set the stage.

Similar to an actor “turns into” his character whereas donning a dressing up, you can also rework into the position you’re taking part in. Create bodily areas designated for every job to higher separate your work personas.

“I purchased a coaching-only laptop computer and have an workplace in my residence for teaching,” says Heidi Lueb, who works full-time as head of finance at Thesis company whereas additionally serving as metropolis counselor for Tigard and moonlighting as a triathlon coach. “It’s about being in a unique bodily house.”

2. Thoughts your time.

“The worst case is when every thing blends collectively and also you change into overwhelmed and torn between duties,” says Thom Lengthy, a design agency proprietor and affiliate professor at Hampshire School. “My objective is to create as a lot parity as attainable between my roles.”

Lengthy sticks to a devoted schedule wherein he solely focuses on one position throughout sure days. As a result of Lengthy can’t neglect his different work totally, he permits himself an hour in the course of every day to reply to emails and telephone calls.

3. Be taught to say no.

You’re spinning sufficient plates—what’s yet one more? Don’t overload your self, warns full-time freelance author and editor Kristen Seymour. “Studying to show down work was large for me,” she says. “I might in all probability work 80 or extra hours each week if I wished to… Realizing that I might truly say, ‘No, thanks,’ and nonetheless land work after I wished it made it a lot simpler for me to stay to a more-or-less common workday.” 

This text initially appeared within the August 2016 difficulty of SUCCESS journal and has been up to date. Photograph by Odua Photographs/Shutterstock

Susan Lacke is a author, editor, and journey junkie from Salt Lake Metropolis. Along with contributing to SUCCESS, Lacke writes about endurance sports activities for Competitor Operating and Triathlete magazines and is engaged on her first e-book with VeloPress Publishing. Regardless of near-constant publicity to the world’s quickest athletes, her personal run velocity stays mediocre.

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