When You Feel Like Quitting

In episode 38, I discuss that moment when you’re so overwhelmed that you feel like quitting on all your smutlancing goals. It happened to me quite recently, and I think I figured out a good process to use to deal with it. If you’ve felt that way, you’re not alone, and I don’t think we have to be stuck in that feeling either.

In this episode:

  • This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed
  • We’ve talked about quitting in the past and sometimes quitting is a really good option.
  • Not all feelings of wanting to quit are the same.
    • Imposter syndrome 
    • Like you’re not getting to your goal fast enough — hint: it’s a slow process
    • You don’t enjoy it anymore.
  • My reason for feeling like quitting: feeling overwhelmed — like you can’t keep up, like you’ll never get to the place you’re trying to go.
  • What to do:
    • Get out of your head. Talk to a friend, write in a journal, blog about it — but the longer you stay in your head, the worse it can get.
    • Think about what you really want — and not so much about what you’re afraid of.
    • Consider what you’re willing to do — and what you need to do that you might not WANT to do.

Links from the show:

What is Imposter Syndrome? (blog post)

Knowing When to Quit (podcast episode)

I Thought About Quitting (blog post)

QuickBooks Self Employed (affiliate link — get 50 percent off the price for a year)

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Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let's just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way. Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger. She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we'll all wonder if we're "the only one" doing this smutlancing thing.

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