There is definitely a knack to working with Dragon Dictate and occasionally I come unstuck, either due to an error that I don't spot or because my brain simply goes blank and I can't think of what to say. The initial training period with Dragon Dictate is very fast and can be completed in around 15 minutes, however the more you use it the better it becomes and the greater the accuracy. It's vital however, that you correct any errors as you're going along using the recognition window otherwise it will repeatedly make the same mistakes. The chief problem with any software of this kind is that it can't use logic in quite the same way as we do when speaking to decipher garbled words, so you do have to try and speak clearly, though it is perfectly possible to speak at a normal pace.
One thing that helps greatly with Dragon Dictate is to feed it samples of your existing writing so that it learns the way that you put words and phrases together. You can also add your own custom words, which will be particularly useful as a photographer because you will probably be using words that wouldn't be found in a dictionary. For example when writing about lighting I have trained the software to recognise the difference between "D-Lites" and "delights". Although there is a subtle difference in the pronunciation the software still needed me to add D-Lites to the dictionary so that it can make a correct judgement.
I think there is no doubt we are all feeling a degree of day-to-day pressure simply trying to manage our businesses and I have often seen myself looking at other photographers only to wonder how the heck they manage and where they find the time. Sometimes I try to delegate tasks to others but this is rarely been a successful as I would like, however I would encourage you to look at the various parts of your work and see if there are areas that can be effectively farmed out to others at an economically viable rate. For example I know a couple of photographers who have all their clipping path work done by a company in Thailand and they both say they are very happy, though for some reason I persist in losing time by trying to do it myself
Sometimes you just have to let go and allow others to do part of the work or you end up going crazy.
Unfortunately work beckons so I will have to end here but I'll try and take another look at Lightroom this evening. Good luck with it all.