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#38 Anecdotes – Side gigs and why experience is more important than money

For this episode, I shared my perspective about side gigs and why I think we shouldn’t just work for more money but also prioritise experience. Listen on for more.

Our opening and closing music is by Joakim Kharud. Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes or anywhere podcasts are found.



1:00 – Why Vance doesn’t want to work freelance just for money and lose time he can’t gain back

3:00 – Mentioned Dr Meg Jay’s The Defining Decade

5:00 – As long as you’re not sleeping on the streets, trade your time for experience first, then money

5:55 – Tim thinks he’s trading his time for just money; Vance begs to differ because Tim is taking on a sales role, which gives him a lot of valuable experience

7:10 – Tim’s short reflection and update on his current situation at the workplace

10:45 – Sales isn’t just about the ability to sell, there are more to it

11:50 – The context: If you’re working a side gig that doesn’t teach you much other than giving you cash for your time, you might be wasting opportunities. Ask yourself if the job can be replaced by a machine or bot

13:35 – Remember Gary Vaynerchuk’s advice about patience – it’s underrated in today’s world so putting in the patience gives you an edge

14:35 – Vance had to admit he was tempted by the money and why freelance jobs are good money on top of full-time jobs but the sacrifice can be costly; free time is very valuable to working adults

19:05 – Episode wrap-up; What are Timothy and Vance trading the time to produce Anecdotes for?


Important links mentioned

Dr Meg Jay’s The Defining Decade


Audio file size: 23.72MB

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