A little about my background. 20 years in IT and I'm tired. Tired of the corporate life. My last contract ended 2 months ago and I haven't found another one yet.
What I have decided to do it take my 20 years of experience and monetize it. I am very excited about this idea and it seems once I decided to go for it, more and more ideas have been popping up. I have been busting my hump learning as much as I can. I've got the domain and and building the website updating my blog and so on. Sounds pretty good so far.
The problem is this. I have a spouse who has been out of work for nearly a year. He hasn't applied for one job in this time. He has talked about working from home and having a business but has done nothing towards that at all. His day is spent watching tv and video games. I am not trying to rag on him but explain the situation. He did take a course that lasted a few months and finished it. It has been over a month since he finished and he hasn't applied for any jobs.
I am finding it is really dragging me down emotionally. It is depressing. I get up in the morning all stoked and ready to go and work hard from early in the morning. Then we he gets up later in the day, every time I glance over and he is just playing games or surfing the net, it bothers me. Then I start slacking off and feel very lazy.
I am thinking about moving my computer and desk to a bedroom to work so I don't have to see this every day. Do you think that would help?
Do you think he can do an online business even if he has never showed any initiative to do it? Would getting a mentor help?