The goal of Hardly Hustle is to provide inspiration, drive and motivation in a 10 minute read or less. What you see is what you get. This is hot off the press without an editing team.
Chris Meade is up.
Who are you and what do you do?
Chris Meade, 28 years old. Inventor & Co-Founder of CROSSNET, the world's first four way volleyball game.
What did it take / how did you get started?
Quit my full time, $100k+ job at Uber and left to start a backyard game. We always knew corporate America would be there, but our idea for CROSSNET was once in a lifetime.
What does the future look like for you and your hustle?
Expanding CROSSNET internationally to volleyball and outdoor games loving countries across the world. Investing in real estate, settling down, and having a family in the future. Enjoying life with my best friends while I'm young.
What drives / motivates you?
Being able to provide for my loved ones, friends and mom.
What advice would you give someone interested in doing what you do?
Be ready to make a lot of sacrifices. Entrepreneurship is so glamorized in 2021. Be ready for the grind.
What has been the hardest part of the hustle?
Having to constantly reinvest for your business to see it grow. The company bank account is not YOUR bank account.
What are a few resources that you'd recommend?
Double Your Profits by Bob Fifer.
Side or full-time hustle?
List the founders
Chris Meade, Greg Meade, Mike Delpapa
How many hours a week do you work on this hustle?
# of Employees?
12 full time 10+ part time
When did you start?
How much did it cost to launch?
What were your funding methods and ballpark amount raised?
Self-funded, bootstrapped, no outside investors.
Any call to action?
Buy CROSSNET at crossnetgame.com.