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The Side Hustle Galβ„’ is the part-time entrepreneur's community and guide to running a business and balancing her life, complete with memoirs from entrepreneurs across the globe. Sometimes, knowing you're not alone is the first step towards happiness and we're here to say that there's a world full of amazing entrepreneurs out there just waiting to meet you!

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HELLO THERE, 

The Side Hustle Gal movement all started with a book. I had a novel idea (pun intended) to put together a guide to all the resources I've collected over the years for running a business. Part time entrepreneurship is hard and I thought that if I could save some time for amazing women like you by collecting these resources all in one place, I'd have found a way to give back to the world.  As all projects do, the Side Hustle Gal has become so much bigger than that. I talk to women every day that struggle with entrepreneurship.

SOMEHOW WE'VE ALL BOUGHT INTO THIS NOTION THAT LIFE ISN'T LIFE AND WE CAN'T ENJOY IT AND LIVE OUT OUR DREAM IF WE ARE HANDCUFFED BY A 9-5 JOB.

In fact, Cinnamon Wolfe Photography (one of the contributors to the book) wrote an entire blog post on the way part time entrepreneurs feel as though they are less than full time entrepreneurs. That hurt - but it hurt because she's right. There's this perception that to be a "real" entrepreneur, you have to do it full time. Not all full time entrepreneurs feel this way - in fact, some of the book contributors are full time entrepreneurs - it's simply a perception that we as women have talked ourselves into. 

I'm here to tell you that every. single. female. entrepreneur. is worthy. We are all strong. We are all brave. Entrepreneurship (regardless the shape, form, size, or color) is hard. Entrepreneurship is not for the weak. I'm here to tell you that I own two successful businesses - LE Consulting and Side Hustle Gal - and I still have a full time job. Heck, just a few short months ago, I was juggling two businesses, a full time job, and grad school. The truth is that women who are part time entrepreneurs (and I really do believe that word is a misnomer) are ROCKSTARS. We are strong. We are capable. It's time we stand together and recognize that we are a force to be reckoned with.

All my best,
Dannie

Book Cover Design by Copper Kettle Co.  // Letter dated April 2016


HELLO AGAIN,

The Side Hustle Gal movement all started with a book and now, it continues with a second book: The Bucketlist Babe. If you're anything like me, you live and breathe by your travel wishes. You dream of places to go, incredible and exotic locales to explore and conquer. Or maybe travel isn't your bucketlist secret, but something still personal, like whiskey distilleries, books you want to read, incredible people you want to meet, the Seven Summits, or maybe a little bit of everything! 

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT'S ON YOUR LIST, ONLY THAT YOU HAVE ONE. THAT YOU'VE GIVEN YOURSELF PERMISSION TO DREAM.

Follow along as the Side Hustle Gal journey continues when we explore the bucketlists and minds of incredible entrepreneurs, talented women, and powerhouse mamas. We'll share in their wildest dreams while learning from some of their most profound experiences. The Bucketlist Babe will be available for preorder in early 2017. Thank you for continuing to join me on this journey. I am truly honored to stand in your company!

All my best,
Dannie

Book Cover Design by Copper Kettle Co.


MY TURN. 

After sharing the stories of 45 entrepreneurs across all walks of life, I realized (and was told over and over again) that I need to share my story too. This journey now continues with a third book: One Honest Woman. 

ABUSED. BEATEN. WELL TRAVELED. WELL EDUCATED.

Those four characteristics aren't often all held by the same person, some of them shouldn't have to be held by any person. But those four characteristics are the beginning of my story, both as a woman and as an entrepreneur. This isn't your typical business book - this isn't a toolkit to take you to the next level or a roadmap to your first six figure month. This is the raw story of guts and courage and what it means to wake up one day and believe you'll come out on the other side. This is the story of getting knocked out and continuing to fight anyway. This is a story of survival.

Follow along as I share the story that brought me to my future -- a story of blood, sweat, and tears. This isn't a story for the faint of heart and it might even make you cry. This is One Honest Woman. One Honest Woman will be available for preorder in late 2017. Thank you for continuing to join me on this journey. I am truly honored to stand in your company!

All my best,
Dannie

Book Cover Design by Copper Kettle Co.