Dec 24, 2021 #givethanks100
Today I'm giving thanks for my mom. As you could imagine, there are a ton of things I could gave thanks for her on.
But as it pertains to the HomeSpotter story … three things float to the top of the list as things I especially want to call out.
First, I learned to code at a very young age, and I’ve got my mom to thank for that. In the days of ~20 pound luggable Compaq PCs, she brought home her PC from work every day. She also got a couple of books about BASIC programming. I was 5 or 6 when I got started, using those books and her PC… and I was hooked. The combination put me at a very unique point of privilege at a young age.
Second, she and my dad normalized entrepreneurship for me in a big way. I learned so much from them on the ins and outs of running a business.
Third, fast forward many years … there was a time when I had run out of money at HomeSpotter. I was concerned about some upcoming bills and what we were going to do. I was confident that another funding round was soon to close, but it was 3-4 weeks out. I had prided myself on not asking for or taking any family money prior to that point. But- I was out of options and I approached my mom asking for help. She wrote the check for a short-term loan to fill the gap, and also shared that there was a time in their own entrepreneurial journey that her parents helped fill the same gap. That story, from someone who had been through the struggle themselves, helped.
Mom- thank you for your love and for raising me, and for investing in me in more ways than one.
Originally posted on LinkedIn – head over to give it a like or a share.
I’m giving thanks for 100+ days to individuals that positively impacted me or HomeSpotter’s trajectory.