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You constantly need to be painting or it looks like total crap
I'm the maker of Nomad List, Remote OK, and Hoodmaps and I experiment w/ 3D. I travel to work from anywhere, bootstrap side projects into open startups and only own what fits in my backpack. I also made 12 startups in 12 months. Before doing startups, I started a YouTube w/ 100+ mln views. Follow me on Twitter or read my blog. You can buy my book MAKE now.

You constantly need to be painting or it looks like total crap

(..) when you are (..) known as the founder, all the creative control comes down on you, which is akin to creating a work of art (..) Its scary. It can drive a creative person to madness, all of the things that go into a company, all the details that are completely fucking wrong all the time and you can't get control of any of them.

Its like a painting with paint that never dries, and keeps dripping down the canvas. You constantly need to be painting or it looks like total crap, and it is hanging in the gallery, right now and everybody can see it.

It makes me freaked out just thinking about it.

rwhitman on Hacker News

This is exactly what running your own business feels like.

P.S. I just wrote a book on bootstrapping indie startups called MAKE. And I'm now on Twitter too if you'd like to follow more of my adventures. I don't use email so tweet me your questions.

You constantly need to be painting or it looks like total crap

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