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July 16, 2018

Grow Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Family Business – with Tom and Ariana Sylvester


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More and more Americans are embracing the side hustle lately. The massive amount of debt in our country is forcing people to get a second or even a third gig to make ends meet.

But what if you start to really dig your gig?

Maybe you see this gig turning into a real “grown up” business …

How can we leave our 9 to 5’s and pursue our new passion while still providing for our family?

I’ve invited two guests on the show today that will help us answer this very question. Tom and Ariana Sylvester are a married couple that not only raises children together, but they also build businesses together.

They run a coaching business called Lifestyle Builders where they help everyday people build their lifestyle through entrepreneurship. Also, they own a liquor store, invest in real estate and still have time to be present parents to their two small kids.

Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Side Hustle, Transition Careers

What are we covering?

Tom, Ariana and I review:

  • How they both made their transition from employees to business owners
  • The important steps to take before leaving your full-time employment
  • Why family lifestyle design is so important for parents to consider

These two are an example of building your business focused on family. If you’re considering the family entrepreneur life, spend the next 45 minutes with us and gain some perspective before making any life-changing decisions. 


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About Our Guests:  Tom and Ariana Sylvester

Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Side Hustle, Small Business Development
Tom and Ariana Sylvester

College sweethearts and now business partners, Tom and Ariana Sylvester  are owners of 3 very different businesses. While running their real estate business, wine & liquor store, and coaching & training business for entrepreneurs, they’ve also raised two energetic youngsters.  They believe in integrating life and business, and focus on helping entrepreneurs build their ideal lifestyles.

Their story and mission of entrepreneurial empowerment has been featured in USA Today, BiggerPockets and Huffington Post.  

Money Master of the Week

Thomas from San Francisco eliminated $80,000 of student loans in just 3 short years after working growing his income by working abroad!

Thomas from San Francisco

His story is an excellent example of how to be intentional with your life. Thomas said to himself, “What is an efficient, smart and calculated move I can make where I’ll be debt free in the shortest amount of time with my skill set?”  And then he did it! He moved to Saudi Arabia grew his income, crushed his debt and then moved back home. 

And now, he’s able to live, work and invest in one of the most expensive and incredible cities in the world because of that hard work and dedication to his debt freedom.

If you want to learn more about Thomas and his path toward building his passive income through real estate, check out City for Millennials.

Thomas from San Francisco is our Money Master of the Week!

If you have a financial victory you want to share on this show, please leave me a voicemail (or an email) and include the following:

  • First name
  • Location
  • Your recent big win
  • How you did it
  • Your plans for the future

Your story will inspire others to save more, make more and plan for their family’s future.

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester’S RESOURCES


Recommended BookRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki


Recommended Book:  Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn

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Carpe Diem Quote

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston S. Churchill

Have you made the transition from side hustle to full-time business?

Or are you thinking about it?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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