How Your Side Hustle Can Dramatically Improve Your Life

If I Wanted To, I Could Quit My Job

Success to Significance welcomes Author, Speaker, Side Hustle Coach & Clinical Pharmacist – Alex Barker.

Alex Barker PharmD interviewAlex is a full time Clinical Pharmacist who manages 300 anti-coagulation patients for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A teacher at heart, Alex helps busy professionals build successful side-businesses at warp speed. He built his first successful side-biz in 2013 and in 2016 paid off his house 27 years early thanks to the hustle. Now he coaches others to do the same. His motto: “Fall in love with action over results.”

He currently runs 3 businesses on the side (a franchise, media company, and a coaching practice), plus he develops online courses.
Alex writes for,, and


Listen to Alex:

Alex's Thought Leadership


  • “The beautiful thing about the Internet is that you don’t need to be near people.”
  • “If I wanted to, I could quit my job.”
  • “When you live a frugal lifestyle, you can do just about anything.”
  • “I work 45-50 hours for my day job, and on top of that, I have five coaching clients.”
  • “We’re on track to retire in 7 to 10 years – if we want to.”


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Alex's Contact Information


Prior Guest Shout Outs:

  1. Mary Valloni – picked up two new coaching clients as a result of our conversation in Episode 32, How to Impact Your Life, Challenge Clients, and Improve Our World
  2. Chris O’Byrne – Episode 31, How To Design And Pursue Your Authentic Life Intentionally. “We've been able to transition into a full-time nomadic lifestyle with tons of time to spend with our daughter while still growing our business


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