This week was difficult - I feel exhausted

This week was exhausting. The youngest one is going through a sleep regression so when I start my day at 5AM, I am taking the youngest one over so that my spouse can have some rest. So this week I have not been able at all to work on my own products and ideas.

I am in the present when I play with my kids, after that my day job starts and that has my undivided attention. So I felt tired when I woke up today, but gradually my body is adjusting to getting up early and eventually this new daily routine will give me the deep focus time to work on my own projects.

But I am still here, and I will not give up.

I might have a disadvantage as a starting out solopreneur as I my family has priority over everything. As a result I face a lot of time constraints. I need to do work in small 30 minutes or 1 hours time slots. For example I am establishing a new habit of waking up earlier and to start my day at 05:00 AM. This so that I have 30 minutes or 1 hour before the kids get up.

I did this a couple of times already and loved it. To work whilst the rest of the house is silent and my kids and spouse are sound asleep. I love that me time of getting myself ready for the day in silence and work on my own projects without any disruptions and full focus.

Whilst I have that disadvantage. I have an advantage that is unmatched to no one: my internal motivation.

As a dad I have this motivation that burns internally every day. Every single day it is my job to provide. And in order to provide I need to be financially stable. As I want to provide my children with every opportunity to reach the best version of themselves in this life. I need to be there in the present with them, so that I can guide them, be there for them when they make mistakes. Be there for them when they need it the most. And in order to be able to do that. I need to be financially in a good state. That is why I started with building my own products - solopreneurship.

It is just way too risky I find to depend on one source of income.

So when I am already dressed up for the day and sitting behind my laptop. I’ll make sure that I am caffeinated and ready to work - to use the most of that time. This because I am writing and creating my future when I am in this deep focus mode. I’ll make sure when I’m in this deep focus mode that I will work and focus on this as if my life depends on it, because it does.

I will become a creator and not a consumer.

As a dad, I just find it to be dangerous to be dependant on one single income stream.

It is my duty to diversify my income/revenue streams, to take fate into my own hands.

To create my own future. That is what I am doing this for.

The sacrifices that I am making now, eventually it will all be worth it.

I am going to make it.

ps: I made this promise to write at least three times on my blog. So far for the past two weeks I have not been able to do so. I am working on this.

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