Hi all, I stumbled upon this forum by thinking it would be cool to find a group of people who work from home and see what some of their struggles and successes are. I hate long forum posts but this will probably be one of those. I will provide a TL;DR at the bottom. I am only 2 years out of college and my degree isn't one that usually works from home. But here I am. My first job out of college was a typical 9-5, pushing papers, making sales calls, and general business related tasks. I liked it, it paid the bills, and I was good at it. But I have this disease (startup disease) For some reason I need to create my own business. The need stems from a couple reasons but the main one is to prove to myself I can do it and to develop a set of skills I can apply to any business to make myself valuable, therefore ensuring job security. So, 6 months ago I was head hunted by a start up looking for someone with my skills. I jumped ship from my 9-5 and joined the start up with really little knowledge of the industry, what I would be doing, and little experience. I got lucky. The start up is awesome, the work style is laid back, my boss is super motivating and encouraging but yet I still struggle. I have the tendency to fall into the category of a "shiny object" entrepreneur. I am embarrassed with how many domains I own, and projects I have half assed. My excuses are always, well if I was a better programmer I could... or if I had the money to do....or once I get FB ads running I will be able to.... But it never happens. I will start to learn PHP, then try to make my own WordPress theme, then focus on conversion testing a landing page, then blog about all of these topics that I am inexperienced in and create weak blog posts. What's worse is the guilt I feel after working on side projects. I get my work done but I could be more aggressive with checking things off my checklist. Instead I spend hours researching, coding, designing, and implementing things only to drop the project when it gets too hard. Then I feel bad about neglecting work so I stay up late to get things done and that affects my personal life and my health. I have only been working for this start up for 6 months and am slowly growing more and more upset with myself. It's not the companies fault at all. I am my own worse enemy. So here is what I plan to do to make my life better, achieve my goals, and be faithful to my company. 1) Wake up at 6:00am every day, shower, brush my teeth, and ACTUALLY get dressed like I would if I was going to an office. 2) No more TV on in the background. 3) Take my work offline....when I can I am going to use the old pencil and paper to think of ideas, draw out my plan of attack, and write down questions to research. 4) Log off every day at 5:00pm 5) Pick 1 side project, the one I am most passionate about and ONLY work on it 1 hour a day. 6) Every day at 11:00, leave my office (back room) and stand at the kitchen table to work 7) Once a week go to a coffee shop, bookstore, gym, or anywhere to get out of the house and clear my mind. TLR I work too much because I feel guilty that I work on side projects, which I always half ass. Gonna put a plan in place to clean up my lifestyle. Thoughts? Experienced something similar? Would love some feedback to what I am thinking here.