Has anyone ever felt bummed almost as though every time you try to take a step forward, you wind up two or three steps back? Or felt that every time you tried to make something work, something else wants to jump itself in front of you as another obstacle to push you to the Fail Box?
If so, how or what was the best way that you tackled that feeling and got back on track? I'm curious.
Just a bit overwhelmed, not with the typical "what path do I take, there's so many of them" or things of that nature, but just frustrated almost as though I'm meant to just go back to a 9-5 job that only pays (or may pay me only $14 an hour which won't really cut it)
The basis of everything is extremely limited time. I'm beyond limited in time since I'm a stay at home dad and our 2 year old demands lots of attention and time. Daycare just costs way too much and of course all relatives and what not are pretty much working themselves. lol. The part time daycare is a push as is, but even with the 3 hours I get on 3 days in a week, those hours fly right before I know it, and I wind up with what I feel is very little to show for it.
It doesn't help of course being unemployed and seeing my savings slowly diminish as I try to use as little as possible while using some of the money I do make from my websites now. I can say that is a definite Blessing, but between trying to keep my savings from completely diminishing, and reinvesting a bit into my sites, I don't feel I'm making much strides forward at all, and that's another thing that frustrates me, that and my wife paying a chunk of things (counting blessings that she's working) doesn't add joy to my plate either.
Just lots of things of that nature has my mind fried a bit, and feeling that maybe I'm being forced to throw in the towel and quit.
The funny thing is that I feel I have some potential to make money, at least I hope so. Things like making a bit of money to get a couple of smaller checks through Adsense, or some affiliate sales once in awhile to which I finally got a small CB check, selling a few of my ebooks to some people, and the sales I've managed to make with my hip hop websites shows I have the potential to make something happen I believe, but I'm nowhere near enough to garner the equivalent of a 40k or more a year career out of it.
And that, along with spending some money of what I make back on advertising, reinvesting in my websites with banner ads, domain renewals, and other misc. things, and the lack of time to try to make things happen even more, it seems I'm in a rut... very little time, and at a standstill or slow decrease of the funds I have accumulated.
So with the odds stacked against you to where it feels like you don't want to, but are almost forced to throw in the towel, how do you cope with that feeling, and try to turn it around with very limited time to work each week, and make something happen?
Any suggestions on pushing away the frustrations and making some money happen? Any suggestions on tackling time? Obviously I couldn't sleep in the daytime and work at night because I'm taking care of the little one in the daytime. Lol.
And any suggestions to some projects that may not take nearly as much time to put together or do, without spending tons of money on outsourcing, that may have the potential to add some extra funds?
Sorry for the venting session as I mentioned. I just wondered if anyone ever went through the feeling bummed moments and how you coped best with them to get back on track?
Thank you for the listening eyes to this post. I appreciate it in advance..