Earning a Stable Income and "Survival Pressure"
I absolutely love competing and am trying to make this "full-time Topcoder" lifestyle work, but lately, I've been feeling that stress and anxiety of "if I don't place high enough, or at all, I can't pay my bills". My definite top priority right now is finding a suitable source of "monthly stable income" that relieves me of this "survival pressure", so I can just focus on learning, getting better and "letting the wins come when they're supposed to" while competing.
I'd love to get a conversation going on if you have ever felt (or currently feel) this pressure and what you do to address it, i.e. side work, strategies, outside the box thinking etc... I think this would be a very helpful and valuable conversation, especially for any new members. Looking forward to the discussion 😁