-For the first 2 years, I worked a lot. Mainly spinning my wheels, but I did grow several email lists and had some success freelancing and with CPA offers.
-Then I spent 3 years getting sucked into video games. Shooters and RPGs did me in. I'd play for hours every night instead of working on my business. But I still had dreams of building a business.
-Over the last 2 years, I've been even more in dream mode. I have a child now, so a lot of off-work time goes to her. But even when I'm not with her, I've resorted to hours and hours of video games.
But now it's time for a new phase. Today I sold my PlayStation 4, and I'm putting my gaming PC up for sale.
My new phase is one of productivity and taking action.
I'll be building email lists and providing value to people.
Networking with other like-minded entrepreneurs and building real relationships with them- not just saying hi in the forums now and then.
Getting back into fitness, which I've neglected over the last 5 years.
Freelancing to keep cash flow positive and provide capital to build my business.
Hobbies such as gaming aren't bad. But when you get hooked on them (as I was) and they hold you back from what's most important, that is when it's time to put them aside for a while so you can do what you gotta do.