John Herndon sacrifices time with his family to teach classes at night. (Photo: John Herndon)
CSUEB business lecturer included in CNN story
- January 6, 2012 5:00am
Cal State East Bay Lecturer John Herndon was featured by CNN Money as someone creatively making extra money. In the news segment called American hustlers: Finding ways to make extra cash, Herndon shared how he teaches business classes at CSUEB to supplement his consulting income.
He is successfully combining both professions into a unique teaching approach which was reported on by the San Jose Mercury Times. Read article.
Name: John Herndon
Hometown: Livermore, Calif.
Day job: Consultant
Moneymaking gig: Teaching classes
I am the epitome of the word 'hustle' in today's working environment. We have three kids here at home so my wife and I both have to work. I consult with clients during the day and I teach three classes at a local university at night -- two business law classes and one corporate finance class.
I really enjoy teaching. I get paid for it, but I do it because the texts are written so dryly and I like to give the students something real. But sometimes, I don't get home from class until 11pm at night and that's hard. You spend all week trying to support your family but by the time you get home, they're in bed.
Still, when you have a family to provide for, you have to make sacrifices and you damn well better do it.