Are you aboard the side-hustle train yet? If so, you鈥檙e part of a growing, ambitious sector of society 鈥 it鈥檚 estimated that over one-third of聽millennials have a side hustle. Put simply, a side hustle is a business you run in your free time that allows you the flexibility to pursue what you鈥檙e most interested in. It鈥檚 a chance to delve into fashion blogging, jewelry-making, career coaching, or whatever else you鈥檙e passionate about (while keeping your day job and paycheck). Aside from the additional (uncapped!) revenue stream, a side hustle has a string of other major benefits too. Here are five of our faves.

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1. You鈥檒l (surprisingly!) like your day job more. Living life with a clear and defined purpose outside the office will help you care a lot less about being bored at work. When I was employed and life coaching & writing on the side, my salary took all financial pressure off my business, which, ironically, helped it grow so fast. The power of my side hustle intention seeped into every area of my life and even left me more energized in my cubicle.

2. You鈥檒l lose the toxic types. Ain鈥檛 nothin鈥 like a busy, inspired, focused person to deflect negative Nancies. Rocking a side hustle means you鈥檒l be naturally busier and engaged. This means you will have to say 鈥渘o鈥 to more stuff 鈥 and the first to go will be the people who don鈥檛 energize you. Ciao!

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3. You鈥檒l make new friends. Once you鈥檙e immersed in your new biz, you鈥檒l naturally be a magnet to other people like you. I met a whole circle of life coaches, wellness experts, and bloggers when I became a coach. Your high-flying vibes will attract your new tribe instantly! There is no end to the opening of online and offline communities that will unfold for you.

4. You鈥檒l grow. There is nothing like an entrepreneurial venture to teach you a million new things. From creating a website to networking to balancing a business bank account every month, you鈥檒l be picking up fresh skills left and right. More than that, you鈥檒l be a new person: a CEO. Boom, #girlboss!

5. You鈥檒l shine. Ever seen a person living their passion: a singer with a microphone, an artist with a pencil, a party planner with a clipboard and an empty space? There鈥檚 nothing quite like living your passion here on Earth. When I started my side hustle, people told me I looked better. Because I did! I felt lighter. There was color in my cheeks and a different energy in my walk. I was happy. No matter what you鈥檙e doing, is there any greater benefit than that?

What鈥檚 your side hustle, or what are you thinking about turning into one? Spill the deets to us @BritandCo!

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