100% agreed with the good people part here.
That’s exactly why I failed as a startup founder as well. I had an idea, but I didn’t have all the necessary skill sets to make it work as well it should have done, nor the connections to find people who were willing to help out for the promise of a future return.
So the service wasn’t anywhere near as good as it should have been, and hence failed to gain traction as a result.
The lack of motivation side was certainly really as well.
Either way, thanks for writing this. It’s nice to see a more down to earth take on the whole ‘should you start a startup company?’ trend with a warning about a common mistake you made.