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Steve
01-11-2008, 11:25 PM
I was just watching Donny Deutche and he was talking to two entrepreneurs Shep & Ian Murray who started Vineyard Vines (http://www.vineyardvines.com/).

http://www.vineyardvines.com/images/site1/activedit/shepian/shep_ian_2.jpg

One of the points they made was if you don't feel the same way about Friday nights as you do Sunday nights, then you are not doing the right thing.

What's your view on that?

realhuntin
01-12-2008, 01:13 PM
Good point knida like if you don't like passing a cheese burger or a taco through a window? Then find a new job. I like it, the point that is.

FourSeasons
01-12-2008, 01:52 PM
Quote[/b] ]One of the points they made was if you don't feel the same way about Friday nights as you do Sunday nights, then you are not doing the right thing.

What's your view on that?

That is a very good point. I'm going to remember that. Probably 75% of working America feels like that if not more.

Steve
01-12-2008, 02:38 PM
When you reflect back, can you remember a distinct difference in when you might have felt one way and then it changed to the other way?

Do you ever hear from friends or family that talk about this issue?

The sad thing is, Sunday sounds like the funnest day of the week, it sounds like the day of sun. Be outside and enjoy!

Do you ever find the people that know you, asking you how they can enjoy their lives more?

FourSeasons
01-12-2008, 03:49 PM
Quote[/b] ]When you reflect back, can you remember a distinct difference in when you might have felt one way and then it changed to the other way?

Do you ever hear from friends or family that talk about this issue?

The sad thing is, Sunday sounds like the funnest day of the week, it sounds like the day of sun. Be outside and enjoy!

Do you ever find the people that know you, asking you how they can enjoy their lives more?

Before I started this I worked in a scrap steel yard cutting up steel all day with a torch. I dreaded Sunday night- Thursday night.
Now most of the time I look forward to Mondays. Well maybe not during the winter.

Steve
01-12-2008, 03:56 PM
This I think is a sign you made the right choice http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

FourSeasons
01-12-2008, 04:04 PM
Thanks I think so to!

Steve
01-12-2008, 04:07 PM
Then the next question is, how do we make it even better http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

FourSeasons
01-12-2008, 04:10 PM
Hire people to do the work for me. LOL. Just kidding.
Do you mean the overall business experience or maybe just doing the labor?

Steve
01-12-2008, 05:15 PM
Quote[/b] ]Do you mean the overall business experience or maybe just doing the labor?

Well ultimately the larger picture because the labor, I would think would fall within that.

FourSeasons
01-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Quote[/b] ]Then the next question is, how do we make it even better

I think maybe more experience. I know this year is going to be more profitable that last year. Due to me getting alot of the new guy stuff out of the way.
Is this what you mean?

Steve
01-12-2008, 07:11 PM
Yes. I think it helps to think about the things we want to improve on and what would make our lives better and then be able to work on that list.

FourSeasons
01-13-2008, 01:13 PM
And a few pieces of new equipment also.

Steve
01-13-2008, 04:09 PM
Which equipment?

FourSeasons
01-13-2008, 04:14 PM
A new truck
Aerator
A brand new 21" Honda commercial mower. I love these things
Pole chain saw- very useful.
orchard ladder
I can't think of anything else now.

Steve
01-13-2008, 05:17 PM
How often do you find yourself aerating? Could this be something that you scheduled for a bunch of customers on a few days and then rent the machine? Would that help?

FourSeasons
01-13-2008, 05:24 PM
Quote[/b] ]How often do you find yourself aerating? Could this be something that you scheduled for a bunch of customers on a few days and then rent the machine? Would that help?

Oh good point Steve. Yet again.
Well I havent aerated any lawns. I don't offer it because I don't have one. But I was going to start marketing it after I got one. About $1,000. I'd probably try to find a used one.
Thats a good idea though. That might be something I do in the spring. Since I don't plan on buying one right away.

Steve
01-13-2008, 05:28 PM
A little while back I had interview Joel LaRusic, you can listen to the podcast interview here (http://odeo.com/audio/11329153/view).

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BGG26ZJFL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

Start & Run A Landscaping Business (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1551806053?tag=httpmowbcom03-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1551806053&adid=1AN490HR40Y365KB3YYW&)

In the interview he suggested now buying such equipment until you absolutely need it and instead, getting a bunch of jobs scheduled together and then renting.

Maybe this book or interview will be helpful?

Let me know.

FourSeasons
01-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Hey these audio books are how I came across gophergraphics. I don't remember exactly what I was searching for. But one of my searches brought me to those and I listened to all of them before. There was a whole series of them. I couldn't believe all of that was available to me for free.
I guess its time for a refresher.

Steve
01-13-2008, 06:09 PM
There is just a ton of content out there.

I ultimately become like a librarian here of all the different content that has been posted. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

I also notice at least with me, it is hard to absorb too much content too quickly and I tend to only retain the information I am looking to solve my current problems or questions.

pmblair
01-14-2008, 04:11 PM
I checked that book out from the library not long ago.... didn't get all the way through it, nor did I get a chance to use the CD.... but what I read of it was great! I intend to re-check it soon!