In my continued efforts to become debt free, build wealth and give my son a wonderful life I now have days where I work three jobs in the same day.
Yesterday was one of those days.
After getting off work at 1AM the night before and getting to bed around 2:30AM, I bounced up at 8AM to put logos on two cases of Tanner’s apparel. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the Tanner’s Bar & Grill chain, which started in Kansas City 30 years ago. I am honored that six years after I moved away from Kansas City they still use my company for all their bartender and server apparel.
Then I went to work at Mandalay Bay at 5PM. The Consumer Electronics Show is in town, which brings 165,000 tourists. Apparently 164,900 of them do not gamble. They go to the show, they go to dinner, and they go for the adult entertainment. It was a little slow and I was off work after 2 hours.
Not to be deterred from my goals, I turned on my Uber app and headed out to The Strip. I only drove for a couple of hours, but I picked up an extra $40 for just moving people from casino to casino.
I am always shocked when someone tells me they can’t find a job. Jobs are EVERYWHERE. It’s just a matter of if you really want to work.
My friend Joanna* is also a hustler. She works as a professional massage therapist, and does a great job. She also drives for Lyft in her spare time. She does significantly better at Lyft than I do at Uber, because she works at it. Hard work pay off.
I am not good at remembering quotes, and I may be paraphrasing this Jerry Seinfeld quote a little on getting started in comedy, but it does apply: “If you work at something eight hours a day, eventually it will make you money.”
So if you are struggling a little right now, or just looking to make your life a little better, get a little hustle going. Don’t be afraid to do the work someone else won’t do. Eventually it will make you money.