I don't have a place of my own. I actually never really had a place of my own.
Whenever I'm in my hometown in Munich, I stay at my mom's (ever since I don't have a gf any longer).
Sure, I pay rent, but it's a lot less than I would have to pay if I had my own flat year round.
Whenever I'm on the road, I stay at AirBnBs or hostels. I never stay at hotels (unless I'm invited as a speaker). I never bought any furniture in my life. I pretty much lived on a shoestring for the past few years.
And a lot of people don't take me serious because of this. And you know what. I don't really care about these people. And you shouldn't either. Because these are the exact same people that will always fantasize about their dreams, instead of living their dreams.
These people will prefer to stay stuck in their boring life forever and complain about it 24/7.
They're not willing to take any risk. They're afraid of failure. They're not willing to sacrifice a thing. And to make themselves feel better they make fun of you. They don't take you serious. They laugh about you. Talk shit behind your back.
But the thing is that whenever you have a vision, a dream or what not, it doesn't really matter how you get there. As long as you try to get there and not only fantasize about it. As long as you stop talking and start walking..
Unfortunately, living your dream, finding your passion and being able to do what you love will take a hell lot of time. And it will always be super hard. It will almost never pay the bills. It will take many, many years. There is no overnight success.
Will we ever be successful? Will it ever pay the bills? I don't know. I guess it depends on how you define success for yourself. But probably not.
Right now I feel like I achieved more than I ever thought possible to achieve in a single lifetime.
Do others see it the same way I see it? As you'll see it? Probably not. Should you even care? I don't know. Again, it depends on you. I, for myself don't really care..
The only thing that counts is persistence, discipline and patience. And a lot of sacrifice. There really is no other way.
And if you're not willing to sacrifice some of your current habits, if you're not willing to give up a lot, in order to have the chance to MAYBE gain a lot (experience for sure!), then you'll have to keep on fantasizing.
Then you'll have to keep on dreaming your dream.. instead of just living your dream.