#128: Dealing with bootstrapper stress

Bootstrapping is stressful. I share seven ways I try to manage the stress of being a software bootstrapper.

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@SteveMcLeod Enjoyed this podcast very much.

For me one thing to reduce stress was to use a reseller (fastspring) instead of stripe: No (less) hassle with VAT and tax authorities in the EU, Russia, AU, now US states coming …

The podcast ties nicely in with 23 rules to run a software startup with minimum hassle

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Friends, experienced this on my own and digging deeply by participating in many studies (NLP, EFT, Bowen therapy, meditations, etc.) the best I can offer you is the technique of Andrea Freddie TAI https://www.ilgiardinodeilibri.it/webinar/webinar-gratuito-tecniche-di-alchimia-interiore-con-andrea-fredi
and my book https://www.amazon.com/Clear-your-Subconscious-Mind-practical-ebook/dp/B07NYK2C8C all other things are just temporary solutions.

… I forget to mention Hooponopono but it will require at least 100 hours of practice.

This is becoming a business by the way, see Shaolin Temple in PWC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GnOGlafa3Q

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Steve,

great episode, thank you for sharing.

For me a great stress relieve is an established routine that helps me get out of the house at nights like joining a sports league.

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I never promise any new features to my customers (I sell a standard desktop product). They should only buy it when they feel the product in its current state suits their needs. This ensures I can take all the time I need to add new functionality, and hence keep the product very stable. This reduces stress enormously.

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