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Feb 17, 2018
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Build Your SaaS – bootstrap in 2021

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Should a parent with young kids try to bootstrap a new startup?

<p>In this episode, Justin speaks with <a href="">Aaron Francis</a> about being a new parent <strong>and</strong> trying to bootstrap a startup. Aaron argued the other side of <a href="">Justin's tweet thread</a>: "Wait until your kids are older to start a company." Aaron is well-positioned to talk about this because he has twins and is also bootstrapping Hammerstone with his co-founder Colleen. The whole conversation is a nuanced take on the topic and full of important insights, especially on:</p><ul> <li>the risks involved (especially if you're not working a full-time job)</li> <li>the kind of foundation (mentally, financially, emotionally, relationally) you need to be able to take the risk</li> </ul><p>Highlights from this episode:</p><p></p><ul> <li>(00:12) - Welcome Aaron</li> <li>(01:10) - Topic introduction</li> <li>(02:22) - What's Aaron's story?</li> <li>(05:28) - What is a maximum effort era?</li> <li>(10:56) - What are you willing to sacrifice?</li> <li>(15:17) - What's your daily routine like?</li> <li>(17:30) - Context matters in all of this</li> <li>(28:01) - Are you sacrificing social connections?</li> <li>(30:53) - Blind spots can affect you on your journey</li> <li>(33:23) - Pain vs risk</li> <li>(37:43) - Being on the same page as your partner</li> <li>(41:47) - Going to therapy sooner</li> <li>(43:51) - Building a good foundation</li> <li>(48:51) - Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats</li> <li>(53:54) - Sometimes it's easier to try getting a better job</li> <li>(01:02:42) - Where can people reach Aaron?</li> </ul><br><strong>Thanks to our monthly supporters</strong> <ul> <li>Pascal from</li> <li></li> <li>Greg Park</li> <li>Mitchell Davis from</li> <li>Ethan Gunderson</li> <li>Bill Condo (@mavrck)</li> <li>Ward from</li> <li>Russell Brown from</li> <li>Evandro Sasse</li> <li>Austin Loveless</li> <li>Michael Sitver</li> <li>Dan Buda</li> <li>Colin Gray</li> <li>Dave Giunta</li> </ul> <br><p>🎙️ <em>Podcast hosting is provided by</em> <a href=""><em></em></a><em>.<br>📺 Learn </em><a href=""><em>how to start your own podcast</em></a><em>!</em></p> <strong> <a href="" rel="payment" title="★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★">★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★</a> </strong>
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