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I hear you and it is probably poor time management on my side. I wake up at 4 AM spent time on reading or learning something new until 6, at that time I need to cook breakfast for the family, during the time my daughter is napping I am doing household chores( cleaning, laundry and or cooking and obviously work).
I would like to hear how do you manage everything so you have time for projects?
Do you ever sleep? (not trying to be rude)
I admire your dedication and I hope your startup will be successful.

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Chad Alen • Edited

On the weekdays I wakeup at 7:45am and get ready for work. I work from home and my wife works opposite schedule as me so when im working she’s able to watch our daughter. For lunch I take an hour break so from 12pm-1pm im spending time with my daughter and make her lunch. I get done with work at 4pm so after that I usually clean and watch my daughter or go to the store if we need food. 6pm my wife makes dinner. 6pm-9pm we usually watch our tv shows if theres any on. My daughter usually goes to bed around 9pm. So from 9pm-12am sometimes 1am im working on my project. Usually during that time I try to stay focused so no social media just coding. Weekends are a little different. Saturdays I wake up at 6am and start cleaning the house for an hour or 2 and watch my daughter through the day. My daughter usually takes a nap around 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm so im usually able to code for a few hours. Weekends I stay up pretty late 9-2am coding. Most of my time is coding late at night haha

Hey thanks, I’m just hoping I can finish this project haha its been a dream of mine to own my own business. If it fails I’m gonna keep trying so :)

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Thank you for sharing how you balance everything out, it makes sense and I can tell that you are really committed to what you want to achieve. I am curious how was it before the pandemic and working from home.
I was losing 3 hours on my daily commute to work, and that time is really precious. Now that I work from home, I spend that time on learning and on my projects.

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Chad Alen

Honestly working remote before the pandemic and even after hasn’t affected me at all luckily. I recently started a new job but my previous employer was totally against working remote but when COVID happened they let us work remote and they loved it. If I had to commute 3 hours a day to/from work I would look for a new job :O that’s way too long.

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