Commit 1b7f7724 authored by Jaisen Mathai's avatar Jaisen Mathai
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Update 2014-08-07-the-struggle.md

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Hello ego, pride and insecurity.
Not traits I'm particularly proud of but they helped motivate me to continue building OpenPhoto.
I imagine it drives more entrepreneurs than you'd imagine.
I imagine ego drives more entrepreneurs than you'd imagine.
## The effect of having no money
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> You ever have negative money? You look at your bank account and you have negative $10. [...] I wish I didn't have anything but I have less than that. If it's free I can't f*****g afford it.
It turns out that the lack of money can act as a crucial forcing function.
When you're facing the reality of shutting down a startup because you can't pay your bill you'll quickly focus on what matters most.
When you're facing the reality of shutting down a startup because you can't pay your bills you'll quickly focus on what matters most.
Even in hindsight I know we didn't waste much time focusing on the wrong things.
I have our dwindling bank account to thank for this.
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