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952564 tn?1268368647

How do you trust yourself

As some of you know, my family doesn't have a lot of money and I've come up with a way to try to make extra money on weekends. It would be sort of a home based business over the internet. I can set it up for 100% free, only having to pay for certain things if I actually make money, and I'm considering it would be a good business if I could get it going. However, I've been cycling pretty regularly and I am doubting myself. How do I know if this is a good a idea or I'm just cycling?

My husband is okay with me trying it, and it is risk free except for time loss if it fails. But I've had so many ideas before that I thought were good and then just fizzled out. How do I trust myself and keep myself motivated?
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952564 tn?1268368647
Well, I am already employed, this would just a be a side thing for extra money. I hope it is successful as it would be a good oportunity for me.
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It can be such a struggle to get back up and on your feet when it comes to employment and mental illness.

However, no matter how you're cycling, it sounds like you have a sound plan in mind. So I would just go with it; try and trust yourself a little more. Being employed takes a big burden off of my shoulders.
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952564 tn?1268368647
Thanks. That is what I was thinking, especially since my husband was not against it. He is more grounded than me. But I doubt myself so much all the time now. It makes everything harder. :(
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Well there is only one way to find out if it's a good idea and that's by trying it.  People who became millionaires the hard working way say it's all because they took risks.  I have a friend who is always busy running multiple businesses and he takes risks every time he starts a new business venture.  If it is 100% free until you make money and you have nothing better to do, then I would go for it.
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That's a difficult one and i know where you're coming from.  I found myself doubting my actions nowadays and wonder if I'm having a genuinely viable idea or if it's just my "mania" taking over.  As it's risk free financially then I would say don't dwell on whether or not it's going to be viable just go for it.  Make lots of notes, a 3 stage plan - ie, worst case scenario, acceptable scenario, best case scenario.  Possible challenges, realistic time scale, realistic time per day it would need etc.  I have found that by spending the time on the planning aspect usually gives me an indication on whether it's a "real" idea or not as if it's not then I fizzle out before I finish the planning stage.  Also look at your general health at the moment.  Are you relatively stable right now and if so for how long have you been or are you only recently hitting stable etc.  Discuss again with your husband and ask him to be honest with you as to whether he thinks this is viable or not.

Good luck with it :)
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