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 > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

Lawn care business psychic reading.


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-31-2009, 07:25 PM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default Lawn care business psychic reading.

Ok this was great. The family was at a psychic fair today. They had several tables where you could get a reading. I paid $20 "business expense lol" for 15 minutes, little did I know this 15 minutes would change my outlook forever. We sat down, she asked my name, The she asked if I was seeking anything specific. Basically I said I own a business and something is rubbing me the wrong way, I need to know if I should continue or walk away. She proceeded to tell me a bit of universal information such as I make good business decisions so on and so forth. I thought to myself this proves nothing, its universal. I was way not impressed and part of me wanted my money back but I am a nice person so I was not rude. I just nodded and said ok. This is where things got very strange. I was about to thank her and get up when she got this funny perplexed look on her face. She appeared deep in though and wander and then came out saying "Business is not your problem, You have another problem effecting business and not allowing yourself to go a direction in business that you need to go" She said there is a lot of money in my future business, more than I had originally thought. I am thinking ok this still proves nothing. Then with another perplexed look she recited a conversation to me. My chin nearly hit the floor, This was a conversation I had with my wife 3 weeks ago on some worries with business and the idea of quitting. I got a very very odd feeling over me. She then said again there is an underlying problem with me and if I walk away from this business this problem will curse me within all future endeavor until I deal with it. Talk about a trip, Best $20 write off yet though LOL I got a card if anyone wants her contact info. I find it hard to explain it here but honestly in person this lady turned a true born and raised christian into a believer. I jsut can not stress enough, this conversation was recited work for word as I remembered it by someone that I or my family has never met. Very very unexplained.
__________________
White Company

Last edited by jasonw; 10-31-2009 at 07:27 PM.
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 11-01-2009, 05:08 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
It is quite amazing, when you are on a precipice and you are considering your next move, how such decisions can have a life long impact.

I wonder if after a couple of days of reflection on this conversation you had with her if it will have an effect on your decision.
__________________
- 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
  #3  
Old 11-01-2009, 11:34 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
It is quite amazing, when you are on a precipice and you are considering your next move, how such decisions can have a life long impact.

I wonder if after a couple of days of reflection on this conversation you had with her if it will have an effect on your decision.
I tell ya what Steve, I am sure others will roll there eyes at this whole turn of events but this is how I feel. I have never been a big believer of this kind of stuff but this one event changed my outlook on everything. My job now is to determine what I am doing to hold this business back, She asked me about legal stuff, for some reason she was getting the feeling of a contract. Is it possible that my refusal to use contracts with my clients is holding the business back? Or might it be the fact that I wont knowingly take clients from other people? There are several things I could be doing to inadvertently hold the business back, I just need to find out what now and fix the problem.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2009, 04:56 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Did you just come out and ask her what you could do differently? That would have been interesting to hear her thoughts.
__________________
- 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
  #5  
Old 11-02-2009, 09:50 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Did you just come out and ask her what you could do differently? That would have been interesting to hear her thoughts.
No Ididnt ask that. I was just looking for a definitive yes or no answer. Although I did not get that answer directly I indirectly got it. Basically she said there is more money in it than I anticipated but on top of that said this is a personal issue not a business one and will follow me no matter what I do. Therefor I need to work out the issue and try to not let it interfere with business anymore. As soon as I do this my business should grow exponentially..
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-03-2009, 04:55 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
this is a personal issue not a business one and will follow me no matter what I do.
Does that mean it's like a mental issue? Where if you are uncertain of something, you won't be fully committed to it?
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 11-03-2009, 06:30 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Does that mean it's like a mental issue? Where if you are uncertain of something, you won't be fully committed to it?
I am not sure Steve. There are many possibilities. It could be the fact that in a recent conversation I was talking about how taking customers from other lawn care businesses dose not sit right for me, Maybe I have to break down and start steeling clients. It could also be that I do have a regular job and have to mow lawns on the weekends, Maybe this regular job is not letting the business grow. We were unable to get into specifics about it other than it was a problem not caused by the business itself and if I quit and started another venture this problem would follow me until I deal with it. I have run this over in my head thousands of times the past couple days and there are so many potential culprits its mind boggling.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-04-2009, 05:29 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

These things are fascinating how the mind works. Isn't it ultimately always us that hold us back?

Maybe if you made a list of the issues, you could then deal with them one at a time and try to move forwards with them. Otherwise they might all together become the 800lb gorilla in the room that is always just sitting there, keeping you from moving forwards.
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 11-04-2009, 10:16 AM
jasonw's Avatar
jasonw jasonw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,008
Rep Power: 7
jasonw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
These things are fascinating how the mind works. Isn't it ultimately always us that hold us back?

Maybe if you made a list of the issues, you could then deal with them one at a time and try to move forwards with them. Otherwise they might all together become the 800lb gorilla in the room that is always just sitting there, keeping you from moving forwards.
Thats not a bad idea, unfortunately I know there are an issue or 2 that are not really fixable so that may present a road block for me. The good news is things are really starting to slow down, even slower than before. I closed out another account for the year yesterday and will make my final trip there this coming Saturday then have no more work there until spring. This means there will be less to stress about and more time ti figure it all out.
__________________
White Company
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-04-2009, 11:15 AM
landscapewarriors landscapewarriors is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 5
landscapewarriors is on a distinguished road
Default

I mow for a ladie that does this I am totally going to get her to do my bussiness. I am in the same boat no contracts and wont try stealing bussiness from other people. I also am afraid of putting out flyers for some reason.
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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making the most of lawn care business upsells? GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Marketin Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 08-12-2009 10:04 PM
Making the most of lawn care business upsells? GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Marketin Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 08-12-2009 10:02 PM
Lawn care business sales lesson - GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Marketing Show Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 0 07-30-2009 04:03 PM
Lawn care business sales lesson - GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Marketing Show Steve Lawn Care Business Marketing - GopherHaul Forum News 0 07-30-2009 04:01 PM
Napkin dispenser lawn care marketing idea. GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show. Steve GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 9 07-27-2009 10:43 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Yesterday 11:14 PM
by Matther777
5 154
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 11:01 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
118 8,044
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 783
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
Yesterday 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 950
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Yesterday 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,310
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
Yesterday 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 284
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,712
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 137
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 391
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 883
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 217
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 576
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 370
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-16-2014 10:43 PM
by SGL1
6 395
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,168
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,836
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,058
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 756
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 356
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 399
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-15-2014 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 369
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 371
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,067
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 841
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 972
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 337
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 241
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,755
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 589
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,234
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,246
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 762
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,495
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 985
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,580
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 464
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,211
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,282
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 674
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 959
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,751
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,049
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 652
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 599
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 693
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 705
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 961
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 1,030
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 942
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 858
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex auger birdscaping blades charge christmas lighting collections credit card processing customers decorating ditches exmark ferris first truck fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business holiday lighting how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kansas city kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf leaf removal lighting brass outdoor lights marketing mulch estimate new and restored landscapes new buisness past due podcast promotion pto redmax rotating running a business savannah scag season seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business stihl top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.

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