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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Oh my, I didn't even think of that! Imagine some driver out there putting some video to a voice mail message left and having that go viral! Yikes! That could be a huge problem!

We have seen crazy stories being picked up by the local news.
I think I'm going to crawl in to a hole and hide.
Its pretty bad when your afraid to go out your front door and do anything these days you could end up on the internet for all to see.
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I think I'm going to crawl in to a hole and hide.
Its pretty bad when your afraid to go out your front door and do anything these days you could end up on the internet for all to see.

I have a ton of customers on my street and surrounding streets. I can't go anywhere without the feeling I'm being watched. I can't even walk home drunk early in the morning anymore, lol.
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I have a ton of customers on my street and surrounding streets. I can't go anywhere without the feeling I'm being watched. I can't even walk home drunk early in the morning anymore, lol.
talk about feeling like your being watched
Coming home drunk is not a problem for me those days are way way behind me.
Its just the stupid little things like driving or how I mow my own lawn or paint my house or what ever. You have to think about every little thing you do.
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Its just the stupid little things like driving or how I mow my own lawn or paint my house or what ever. You have to think about every little thing you do.
YES!!! EXACTLY!!!

Hahahaha! You feel as though you are being judged by how you run your daily life. It's awful, it's a nightmare.

If a client sees me invite a few friends over for beers, they would most likely use it against me claiming I wasn't 'busy' for a day they wanted something done. There is no freedom without consequence anymore.

I'm terrified of mowing my lawn considering how many eyes are on it, sadly I hardly ever actually do it considering I'm not a client. The day you start your business, you are no longer a neighbor, but a 24/7 representative of your company who is not allowed to screw up.
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Ok, I found a great example of this. Say you are looking for a contractor in your area and come up with Scott Smith Painting, Felton, Ca.

If you do a search for him, on the first page you get this video.



Now, what are the chances you are going to hire him after seeing this?
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I would hire him because he made me laugh, lol.

I wonder what caused him to become upset? I guess it doesn't matter because the video takes everything out of context. Poor guy!

I think we all need a video like that going around, then we will all be equally hilarious/scary... If everyone does it, it's not so bad!
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