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 > Business > GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions.

GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. Discussions on and about the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business show. Talk about topics we discussed on the show, future topic ideas or taking part in the show. Or discuss other videos.

Podcast: Videos: Books: Android:


Are we happier as we make more?


GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions.

Discussions on and about the GopherHaul Lawn Care Business show. Talk about topics we discussed on the show, future topic ideas or taking part in the show. Or discuss other videos.

Podcast: Videos: Books: Android:

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-16-2006, 11:03 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you find you are happier when you make more money or does it bring more problems?

This is an interesting question posed by the article below. If this country is so wealthy, why aren't we happier?

Americans are better off than ever, but rising incomes often don't satisfy rising wants. - You hear the refrain all the time: the economy looks good statistically (4.7 percent unemployment), but it doesn't feel good. Although the United States is the wealthiest nation in history, our quarrels and quibbles with our prosperity are unending. Why doesn't ever-greater wealth promote ever-greater happiness?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 05-23-2006, 09:57 PM
kc2006 kc2006 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 424
Rep Power: 11
kc2006
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Over worked and under paid I think. Look at our costs of living and how high they're getting, fuel has more then doubled in the past 2 years, which means food is pricier, all other items go up too due to delievery costs, not to mention inflation. Yet minimum wage is still where it's been for years and people just aren't getting raises to meet the costs of living. You almost HAVE to have 2 incomes to live anymore.
__________________
\"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run\"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-24-2006, 02:10 PM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I agree to a point about the minimum wage. Yes, minimum wage does need to be raised, but what they are currently doing here in Michigan with the minimum wage will actually drive jobs out of the state and companies will work with less people.

Michigan is supposed to raise minimum wage over $2.00 more in the next 2 years. When you think about the costs that a company now must pay for a worker a minimum wage, companies are going to look at more effective ways to do business and let go of a lot of employees because they can not afford to pay them.

My personal opinion on the whole matter though is that yes the cost of living is increasing dramatically fast. If I remember correctly, just in the last quarter of last year alone it rasied almost 3%. But with service companies and the service industries, customers still only want to pay minimum amounts.

At this second right now I am currently going over my books for ways to cut costs. Once a month I go over my books looking for little things to cut costs. It has gotten very bad here in the last two months.

I have actually thought about forgetting the pesticide area and go strictly into just mowing. Just a mow only company. At least with that it is more consistant and it's something that people really need compared to just fertilizing.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-27-2006, 08:35 PM
Howard Roark
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This is a great topic.

Ever increasing wealth does not produce ever increasing happiness mostly because people are not happy to begin with. I recently read a good interview done with Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks (love him or hate him!) who stated very simply that he was an extremely happy and passionate person well before he was wealthy. He still wears faded jeans to work and seems to be having quite a bit of fun and happiness these days.

Wealth can never fix emotional issues, and people use material things just as they use drugs, food, and alcohol to change their emotional states. All are temporary, so they just crave more.

I also recently heard a great interview with Joe Rogan, the host of fear factor and stand up comedian. He stated that it's an incredible stress relief to know that because of fear factor he never has to worry about his bills again. Imagine being in that position! It's all about focus and going after what we truly want in life. The problem is, most people have no idea what they want.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-30-2006, 12:53 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]The problem is, most people have no idea what they want.
Very true.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
08-02-2015 11:04 AM
Yesterday 10:41 PM
by SC93
7 180
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
Yesterday 03:50 PM
by Bradcook21
8 218
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
08-02-2015 06:09 PM
Yesterday 12:59 PM
by hopolb33
2 110
Best commercial contract...
sanlanct
Yesterday 12:18 PM
Yesterday 12:18 PM
by sanlanct
0 34
recycler toro 22"
rvezakis
08-03-2015 12:10 PM
Yesterday 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 60
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-01-2015 11:27 AM
by mattthelawnguy
10 451
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-31-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,890
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
07-31-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 85
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-31-2015 11:34 AM
by googus
9 642
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 165
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 282
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 262
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 280
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 434
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 250
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 876
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 3,010
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 427
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,542
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,465
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,538
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 353
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 501
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 362
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,791
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,741
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,540
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 386
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 333
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 508
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design door hangers employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers foreman free advertising free lawn care growing a lawn care business hiring how to husqvarna hydro increase customers landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance patio install per hour charge plowing pricing profit on employee scag secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.

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