2/18/2020 6 Comments
The Art of the Side Hustle
Our side hustle game is strong. By “strong” I mean “slightly out of control”.
Sean’s first side hustle developed over a decade ago. It’s a non-profit called Big Oak. Big Oak partners with local churches. It has involved putting on camps for teens, concerts/worship nights, resources for pastors and youth pastors, trainings, and a large truck called The Stagecoach (which was literally a truck with a stage built on the back end).
The next side adventure was Beat Farm, Sean’s d.j. business. He has used it to d.j. and emcee countless events. Occasionally, there’s fun crossover when doing sound and music for Big Oak events. Our side hustles occasionally converge…Sean thinks it's magic and I'm sure it's crazy.
The latest business is The Tin Can Cigar Co., which may be the most unconventional thus far. Sean gutted and renovated an air stream trailer, turning it into the most unique (and mobile) cigar lounge that ever was.
I used to think we get swept up in these random, strange ventures that are somewhat unrelated. Now I realize these all carry a thread of who Sean is. Sean is an extroverted entrepreneur. He loves creating and he loves partnering with one thousand people to do it. His vision is big and he is brave to do things other people would be afraid to fail at. The side hustles have a theme of partnering with people and giving people a space to be together. This is one way Sean reflects who God is. God loves creating and partnering with people to get the job done. His vision is big. He creates us to be in community.
My side hustles are less intentional. I stumble into them more than I intentionally build them. Take for example, the time my sister and I jokingly dressed up as Elsa and Anna and were promptly hired by the NWWA Fair as entertainment.
Just throwing myself out there a bit...
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