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. Hello ego, pride and insecurity.
Not traits I'm particularly proud of but they helped motivate me to continue building OpenPhoto. 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 ## 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. > 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. 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. 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. I have our dwindling bank account to thank for this.
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