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Old 05-21-2012, 09:23 PM
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when i was about to finish college me and a group of colleges star talking about, how we were almost done just about to finish what we ambition, 3 years when we start and i came with this what was the next step how many of us were going to be in university or will be stock on a
auto-realization can be tricky be in the top of the human needs pyramid.Back then there was all it was for me college that was my full time job, or there will be more, more to learn some new to discover and feed our minds and egos and i use this word SELF REALIZATIONS. so this is how i will define what success at least the way i see it
DREAMS=GOALS=AUTO-REALIZATION=SUCCESS=SELF-REALIZATION
OH by the way i believe Jesus die for my sins there is a flow or a religion based in this self-realization philosophy i don't but believe in working hard to achieve my dreams .
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What is your idea of being a successful Lawn Care Operator? What kind of goals do you have for your business?
Mine are easy:

1. Provide service better than any of my competitors. When I started my service I raised the bar in my town, pissed off a lot of people, but forced the industry to be better and provide a better product.

2. Promote my business through customer satisfaction and work ethic, not by bashing & under bidding all the other services out there.

3. Be a better employer than my competition. I buy lunch a couple times a week and on Friday I BBQ burgers & dogs for the guys for lunch. I do small things like that, but I never loan out money or make advances, that's asking for trouble.

4. Don't under price yourself. Sit down and figure out what you need to make for the business. I make $210.00 an hour on average, my business requires about $87.00 an hour to turn a profit and cover all the bills. This is what kills most people who mow. You have to know how much to bring in or you'll go bankrupt.

5. Be there... All too often, and it's happened to me too, we tell a customer when we'll be there, then it rains, or we have a family emergency, or something breaks down, etc etc etc. Make sure you shedule the work and work the schedule. If you can't be there when you told the customer, call them, text them, email them.

I have a bunch more but that's the gist of it for me
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