Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum

GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum (http://www.gopherforum.com/forum-index.php)
-   Starting a lawn care business. (http://www.gopherforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=32)
-   -   What can we learn from Rock? (http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=6547)

StartALawnCareBusiness 11-22-2007 02:18 PM

There's been mention here before about Tony Robbins. He's one of my favorite speakers.

This is a pretty neat story he tells of Sylvester Stallon. There's probably some hyperbole here but it's still a great story.

In one section, he describes how Stallon was completely broke. He resisted getting a job, though. He knew if he got a job he would be seduced by steady income and he would lose his hunger.

For those guys just starting out in the lawn care business, I think they need the same kind of tunnel vision.

Maybe this will inspire:

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ywuse55qU2A&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ywuse55qU2A&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>


Know your outcome!

Keith

Steve 11-22-2007 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]In one section, he describes how Stallon was completely broke. He resisted getting a job, though. He knew if he got a job he would be seduced by steady income and he would lose his hunger.

For those guys just starting out in the lawn care business, I think they need the same kind of tunnel vision.

That is a great find. Fascinating story too! I appreciate you posting that.

See here has been my quandary for quite some time. Many many entrepreneurs contact me and ask me questions similar to this topic.

One side of me says, if you want to succeed, there is nothing like sailing off to the unchartered territory and then setting your ship on fire once you land. When you know there is no going back, it tends to push you to achieve things you never thought you could possibly do.

However on the flip side, from my experience for every Rocky, there are thousands of disaster stories.

Sure Rocky made it and made it big and it's a great story. All the elements of success are there. The hunger the passion the drive. But think for a moment, how many people have you ever met that have been passionate about anything? Off the top of my head I don't know if I ever met anyone with that passion.

From what I have seen, the passion tends to burn out quickly and then the person is off doing something else.

People that I have known that have gone for broke, more often than not wound up broke. Broke in a big way, with big debts they never got out from under.

So I guess you gotta mix passion with some smarts and some talent.

Deep down inside I think if you are going to go for something, you should just focus and go for it.

Having a weekly pay from an employer, I feel, keeps you from pushing forwards and going out and experimenting and learning and growing.

What's your view?

StartALawnCareBusiness 11-22-2007 08:35 PM

Oh, I definately agree with that. A lawn care business owner can't just jump blindly into something without weighing the risks. That's why these forums are so great. They show us the finer points of running a lawn care business as well as what to be cautious of

Would you say there's a fine balance between tenacity and knowing when to give up?

Keith

Steve 11-22-2007 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]Would you say there's a fine balance between tenacity and knowing when to give up?

See that is the thing. When you don't give up and you succeed, everyone says "Oh you are a genius." And then you can walk around saying 'yes I had the vision and goal in my head of what I wanted and no one was going to get in my way.'

However if you don't give up and you don't find success, people will think you are crazy and an idiot for following a dead end road.

But maybe ultimately if the adventure is traveling the road, then you win no matter what.

Look at that video talking about Sly. He sold his wife's jewelry and then his dog. His wife didn't stick around because no one wants to be married to a 'loser.' However, we would not have much of anything today if people didn't take risks.

Those who do take risks are my personal heros. I love seeing when someone is really into something. Even if it's not 'my thing,' I do find such people to be inspirational.

For instance Steve Jobs. What a freakin mad man he is and was!

It makes me think back to:

Here's to the crazy ones.

The misfits.

The rebels.

The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes.



The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules.

And they have no respect for the status quo.



You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,

disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Because they change things.



They invent. They imagine. They heal.

They explore. They create. They inspire.

They push the human race forward.



Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that's never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.



While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve 11-22-2007 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]Would you say there's a fine balance between tenacity and knowing when to give up?

What's your view on this?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:35 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
96 11,610
SCAG Tiger Cat DECK...
rower30
08-24-2013 10:07 AM
Yesterday 07:13 PM
by rower30
18 5,028
Your 2015 summer review.
Steve
09-01-2015 11:01 AM
09-03-2015 09:04 PM
by Chilehead
5 202
Sample commercial bid
burtle
09-02-2015 06:02 PM
09-03-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 109
best way to.....
Wolf4dk
09-02-2015 11:35 AM
09-03-2015 06:45 AM
by Chilehead
4 105
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
08-30-2015 10:00 AM
09-02-2015 07:45 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 144
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 111
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 679
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 471
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 484
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,868
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,527
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,099
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,808
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 152
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,308
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
16 1,682
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 206
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 632
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 466
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 426
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 298
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 1,079
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 539
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 406,711
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 657
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,296
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 252
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 470
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,145
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 415
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 403
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,901
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 600
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 571
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 605
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 492
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 419
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,820
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 301
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 522
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,226
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
08-04-2015 12:18 PM
08-06-2015 06:20 AM
by sanlanct
2 450
Read more about these lawn care business marketing categories.
General Business:
GopherHaul, Podcast
How to Estimate - Services To Offer:
Aeration, Apartment / Condo, bed edging, Color Change Plantings, Dethatching, Edging, Fall Leaf Cleanups, Foreclosed Homes, Gutter Cleaning, Hardscaping, Hedge Trimming, Home Safety Inspection, Irrigation, Landscape Project, Lawn Mower Repair, Mowing, Mulch Jobs, Outdoor decoration, Parking Lot Cleanups, Pet Waste Removal, Pressure Washing, Property Management, Snow plowing, Stump Grinding, Tree Removal
How to Estimate Jobs:
Lawn Care Business:
Barter, Bikini Lawn Care, Business Failure, Business loan, Business Plan, Debt, Debt Collection, Estimate or Proposal Form, Franchise, Fuel surcharge, How to sell, Insurance, Job Tracking, Lawn Care Contract, Lawn Care Customer Survey, Lawn Care Uniform, Lawn Care Videos, Operational Costs, Overhead Costs, Prepay, Pricing, Start up, Tiger Time Lawn Care,
Lawn Care Business Books:
Lawn Care Customers:
Buying customers, Commercial Customers, Customer Retention, How to get, Residential Customers
Lawn Care Employees:
1 Man Lawn Crew, Bonus Pay, training, Your First Employee
lawn care equipment:
bed edger, Lawn Care Truck, Leaf Sweeper, Mower, New Arrival, Trailer, UltraVac
Lawn Care Marketing:
Billboard, Brochure, Business Card, Community Projects To Promote Your Business, Coupons, Cross Promotion / Synergy, Direct Mail, Door hanger, door to door, Free Giveaway Contest, Free Lawn Care Flyer Template, Gift or Discount Cards, home show, Internet, Lawn Care Business Sales Letter, Lawn Care Logo, Lawn Care Marketing, Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs, Lawn Care Website, Lawn Signs, Magazine Ad, Magnets, Mailing list, Marketing on Craigslist.com, Newspaper Ads, Parade, Postcards, publicity stunt, Referrals, Review My Lawn Care Marketing Material, t-shirt, Welcoming Kit, Word Of Mouth
Seasonal Promotion Ideas:
4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Election Day, Fall, Halloween, Memorial Day, Spring, Summer, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, Winter:
Software:
Estimation Software, Landscaper Software, Landscaping Business Software, Landscaping Estimate Software, Landscaping Software, Lawn Care Business Software, Lawn Care Estimating Software, Lawn Care Software, Mowing Software
Uncategorized:
Video:
Website:
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy