When I decided to step back from the day to day running of Ministry of Testing I've kept it firm in my head that whilst I will do what I can to make it work as a business owner, it has to survive and thrive without me.
Luckily it is thriving. Admittedly current events are making me cautious, especially as a business that is 70% events based.
But I've done my best to live on as if it didn't exist. This is not because I don't care, more it's the opposite, I care so much that I have to let it be.
From my personal situation, I need to plan as if it didn't exist. I need to start over. Search for new sources and ways of making a living. No money I make anywhere is guaranteed to last forever, if it is cut which can happen for all sorts of reasons, the best we can do as indie hackers is to plan for it.
We're all guilty of chasing dreams. Imagining how perfect things would be, once we get there. That grass on the other side is always so much greener. But we forget what we could be doing today.
You only need to look back 5, 10, 20 years to realise how much the world has changed. So many businesses just don't exist. A good business a few years ago is not necessarily a good one today.
Then you need an economy crash like in 2008 or the fear that is currently setting in with the coronavirus to feel completely vulnerable.
When indie hacking, plan for the future of all parts of your life.