LN 002: Remote Working and the Startup Lifestyle with Jay Clouse

Jay Clouse: COO at Tixers and Startup Weekend Organizer

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a startup company? If so, you’re in luck today. In this Life Nomading Episode my friend Jay Clouse gives us a first hand insight into his daily life as the COO of He talks to me about the pro’s and con’s to the startup lifestyle and what it’s like working remotely.

Jay’s involvement with the startup world goes much deeper than his position at Tixers, in-fact the fundamental thing that changed his life was Startup Weekend, an event held during a long weekend where entrepreneurs, coders, hackers, hustlers, and designers gather and pitch ideas for businesses to create in that same weekend. He must be telling the truth when he says it changed his life, because he is now an Organizer and Facilitator for Startup Weekends.

Startup Weekend

Jay with friend Suzy Bureau (Startup Weekend Organizer)

What you will learn in this episode:

Like explained above, you will learn what it’s like to work for a startup, remotely. Not only that, you will get insight into the personal battle we all have with staying positive even in times where it is difficult to do so.


Life is the longest thing you’ll ever have, but still too short to be upset about anything. – Jay

Links mentioned in this article:

Jay’s personal website:

Find him in the Twitter world @JayClouse

His first startup Market OSU, a platform like craigslist for Ohio State University students to buy and sell stuff.

Jay works for an awesome startup based out of Cincinnati called Tixers. Be sure to check them out next time you plan to go see a game, event, or concert. Have extra tickets to an event? Tixers will give you credits towards future events in return for tickets you want to get rid of too!

Briefly mentioned in this episode was a Columbus based entrepreneur and startup. Web Smith has found a ton of success in the past in Columbus, and he is now at it again with a super rad concept called Whence, check it out.

We spend a vast majority of the episode referencing some of the things only remote working people go through which you can read about a little more in detail.

Paul Graham, founder of Y-Combinator wrote an article questioning why 20 somethings should or should not start a business called “Before the Startup” . We talk about his philosophy behind this and why he really makes a lot of sense.

Last but not least, shout out to one of our favorite working coffee spots Caffe Apropos in Columbus, Ohio

Final Thoughts

I loved doing this episode, Jay is a great guy and turning out to be a great friend. I want to thank him one last time for taking an hour out of his bustling life to share his life with the Life Nomading community!

LN 001: Dream Bullies with Ben Severance

Ben Severance | Timber & Frame

In this episode my guest Ben Severance and I have a conversation over a case of Coronas and delicious pizza about his article The 5 Whys That Will Change Your Life and what a Dream Bully is and why you need one in your life.

This is the very first episode of the Life Nomading Podcast and I am extremely excited to be adding this to the Life Nomading line up. You can expect episodes twice monthly including interviews with people who have found success in following their passions, tutorials to help you work remotely, and other fun and valuable content in the traveling world.

Life Nomading PodcastWhat you will learn in this episode:

In this episode you learn how to use the 5 whys technique to discover what you are meant to be doing in life. In addition, you will know what a dream bully is and how you should go about finding one to have in your life. They will help you stay on track and get you to where you want to be.


Links mentioned in this episode:

Watch some of Ben Severance’s Timber & Frame videos

Be sure to LIKE Timber & Frame on Facebook

We also talked a bit about one of Ben’s favorite scenes in the movie Up in the Air. This scene is where Ryan calls out the man he is firing for selling out on his passion in life. Be sure to be sitting down when you watch it, it’s that powerful.

Thanks so much for listening and I look forward to the next episode! Be sure to subscribe below to get all of my podcast episodes sent to your inbox in addition I am offering exclusive free access to my Explorers Club on Facebook to anyone who subscribes!