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  • Writer's pictureDevon Harris

EP21: Hosam Hassan's Roadmap to Financial Autonomy: Education, Hustle, and Strategy

Ever wonder how small steps can lead to significant milestones in professional growth? Hosam Hassan joins me to illuminate the birth of Starter Academy, where financial independence and professional development aren't just lofty dreams but tangible realities. With an emphasis on the power of incremental growth and the magic found in the ordinary undertaking the extraordinary, we unpack the unique ethos of Starter Academy that sets it distinctively apart from platforms like Masterclass. It's a conversation that bridges the gap between theory and practice, offering a fresh take on mentorship that's not only relatable but also profoundly impactful.

Navigating the waters of a side hustle can be as exciting as it is daunting. Beyond the buzzwords and tech talk, we lay out the financial groundwork for any aspiring business mogul, from the crucial role of accounting tools to smart strategies. And yes, we tackle the AI elephant in the room, questioning its omnipresence in products and services, drawing analogies that are as entertaining as they are enlightening.

Wrapping up, we traverse the path from freelancing to W2 employment, discussing the trade-offs and learnings along the way. Hosam shares his experiences, from the initial sacrifices made while starting as a consultant to the strategy and fulfillment found in a more traditional role. Get a glimpse into our media consumption and creation habits, focusing on LinkedIn content with purpose, and how selective engagement with various platforms contributes to personal and professional growth.


(0:00:00) - Launching Starter Academy

(0:08:59) - Disconnecting Your Income From Your Output in Life

(0:13:14) - Starting a Side Hustle

(0:19:36) - Transitioning From Consulting to W2 Work

(0:31:20) - Purposeful Media Consumption and Creation


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