I wish I had a garage or a basement in LA or SF. Instead, we’re working out of an office which (believe it or not) costs 1/8th of what a garage would run us in LA.
As you already guessed, I’ve taken to cutting costs to the extreme. Not having a direct deposit set up, for example puts a lot of responsibility on me. I have to physically deliver paychecks to my employees, no matter what. Last week I was hospitalized for a broken rib, barely being able to walk. That didn’t stop me! (I’m better now, by the way.)
It’s the same type of dedication that allowed us to develop our Helprace customer service software in about a year’s (and change) time. I learned to give it my all, no matter what obstacles life throws my way.