I sleep better now on the air mattress in the trunk of my car now than I did working a mind-numbing job and sleeping in a king-sized bed.
Not to say that you shouldn't invest almost everything, and this is a cool hack, but it's not sustainable, at least emotionally.
The main difference here is that I assume he is making decent money. More than you would expect of someone that is "really" homeless anyway.
So why keep up the charade if you're out of the weather anyway?
Are you? Are you really sorry?
Kinda like saying "have a nice day" to somebody who was just rude to you.
Sure, maybe silicon valley is slightly better, but it doesn't look like a particularly compelling advantage, certainly not anything close to the divide between doing theater in NYC and doing it in Milwaukee.
On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog, and few people care where your doghouse is.
/my impression/ is that it's similar when getting VC money, but I don't have direct experience with that like I have with consulting.
People you meet in person, in my experience, are more likely to do business deals with you, and you are going to run into more people of the calibre you want to have partnerships with in this area than anywhere else.
And a young person can wind up living in their car despite playing to expectations and not pursuing their dreams. That and short is just the way life is.
But, for the love of christ, please don't sleep in the Dojo ever, it endangers our zoning. We've had enough trouble with that can of worms already, and I don't ever want to see the zoning board again except maybe at a nice party.
| please don't sleep in the Dojo ever, it
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More back harm from failing to left. Squats and deads, my man.
Concentrating on savings is betting against your own future earning potential. Generally this advice comes from people who always hate their jobs. Better advice: get a job you enjoy. You'll never work a day in your life
Communal or otherwise affordable non-traditional housing for people of like interests isn't a new concept and there is a lot to be said for it. Trailer parks for the general public are not a new concept either, and there is arguably much less to be said for them.
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I'd really like to hear how things ended and if the relationship with the investors remained so positive all the way to the end.
It's not at all that they're heartless & they certainly don't want me to be unhappy. They just didn't give me money so that I would use it to have fun and be happy. Happiness is hopefully a side effect of a successful venture.
I am pretty sure that if my company is not moving forward and the ROI is not looking good for investors - then they will not be first and foremost concerned with my happiness. They don't want me to feel miserable, but they certainly don't want to see me playing ping pong and drinking PBR all day if the company is not moving in a positive direction.
I think a better question an investor would ask would be "are you still feeling optimistic" or "are you happy with the direction we're going, our progress, etc" Not just am I personally feeling happiness
The investor could decide to invest more and spend it on improving working conditions, but they choose not to - after all, the suckers have confirmed that they are happy with the conditions!
I had an experience with an angel investor, where she said: "You need my money, what's stopping me from just hiring some programmers from India and making what you have." I told her, "passion," and I walked away from the deal .
This taught me to take advice from others and NEVER deal with family. It also taught me that if my pitch is a website/app/service get my users and growth rate manageable, so leverage is in my favor.
You might want to go back to the person, ask if they have had it built yet, and ask if they want to get started now but don't let this person take advantage of your passion.
If you want to be cruel, you can point them to places like elance or rentacoder.
This happened to me, I couldn't do the project and didn't even start because the person wanted it done in 3 months. He went ahead and hired a firm in India. It took him 2 years and he didn't even start from scratch he bought a pre-built product to start from to save time. So I am very skeptical of when people say they are going to outsource something.
I would find a really showy office somewhat distracting.