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 > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Passionate about ......?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-28-2007, 03:20 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

When you reflect on the people you know, how many of them are passionate about anything? Do any of them stand out and if so, what would you say they are passionate about?

What about you? What would you say you are passionate about?
__________________
- 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 01-01-2008, 01:07 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I have found the majority of the population are creatures of habit, they get up go to work pay bills and do the same thing over and over. They follow the same routes and hang with the same friends and do the same things. Generally they’re not passionate about anyone thing and aren’t concerned about any one thing. If asked about Global Warming and the Green Effect or even Gun Control and Health Care, they may or may not have an opinion, seems they only care about them selves and the moment. The new generation wants everything now not latter and believes it is owed to them and they don’t need to earn it the way I and many others have within my age group. My age group is the beginning of this type of generation, as I look back, I was the same way. When I was 20 I told my mother I would fully retire at the age of 45, I have done this at the age of 43, but I’m not fully retired and with a few set backs during my 30’s, I still plain to be, by the age 50 be 100% retired. Just like the syndicated radio host Earl Pitts say’s “Wake UP America” catch a breath of reality people, you learn and earn from experience not someone handing it to you. Mommy isn’t here to pick up the mess after you, she can’t kiss the big boo-boo and make it all better when you fall on your face and you will so man up and move on, learn from it. This new generation thinks “oh well” if they screw up. They are like this because mommy never made them take responsibility for their actions and handed them everything they trough a temper tantrum about when they were younger. People have become too liberal, even in everyday life.

At the age of 20 (now 23) my son like may others, after hopping from job to job trying to find his thing, he joined the U.S. Army, went in as a CALVERY SCOUT, (life expectancy less than 30 sec. in any fire fight) weighing in at only 110# he was asked by the “NEW ARMY” to carry 90# of battle gear, he did this with no complaints. Just before his 18th week of training while taking a physical the Doctors found sever stress fractures in both knees and both ankles, the Doctor reported this to his CO and he started med-discharge paper work, my son had denied it. His Drill Sgt. called me directly and explained what was going on. He passed every physical demand and training exercise top of his platoon. He ended the grenades exercises early by throwing it into the cab of the target, blowing the truck up on the first throw. Shot a perfect 40 of 40 not once but 3 consecutive times. His last exercise was a 12k with full battle gear he finished second with these stress fractures. He was at Ft. Knox here in Kentucky. The 12k was not on roads or paths it was through the steep river bluffs and thick woods. On the overnight with no gear or supplies he was his squads leader and (6 men) was the only out of 20 squads to survive the drill, all other where simulated kill or captures, his squad was the only one that captured or killed the Drill Sgt’s. This was told to me by his CO and during the family day event where he was commentated for his superior achievements. He is a son, father and fixture of the community.

My oldest daughter is 21 she is in college full time studying medicine, she works full time job as the office manager for an OB-GYN Group. She is also a mother. She Graduated High School with Honors. She has always known what she wanted and knew what to do to achieve it. She is a daughter, mother and fixture of the community.

My youngest daughter is 17 she is in high school, plays sports and active in school functions, and does well in her grades. She hunts, fish and does what most 17 year old girls do.

The boy isn’t the one to watch out for, it’s the girls they are ruthless and will shoot the eyes out of anything. They put up with no BS and will give none and will read you your pedigree in a heart beat.

My Grand daughters are special in every aspect of the way. They are a joy to have around, spoil rotten and send home to mom and dad. LOL this is our payback to our children, becoming Grand Parents!

Family is what I’m passionate about!

My OBSESSION is a whole other story. It starts with hunting, fishing, shooting sports and gun dogs and doesn’t end there. If it has to do with being outdoors I’m in! All my kids hunt, shoot, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

I’m also passionate about my obsession!

Thank you,
Hunt Hard, Hunt Safe and take a kid!

Tim

P.S. If you take your kids hunting and fishing you wont be hunting or fishing for your kids!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2008, 01:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,307
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Great insight Tim!

Do you think you would enjoy running a business that involved the hunting or fishing industry? Can you take a hobby or interest you are passionate about and turn it into a business or would that take the passion out of 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
  #4  
Old 01-01-2008, 02:16 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 01 2008,2:18)]Great insight Tim!

Do you think you would enjoy running a business that involved the hunting or fishing industry? Can you take a hobby or interest you are passionate about and turn it into a business or would that take the passion out of it?
In 1998 I started a Hobby called Darkwoods Outdoors and a video series calles Real HUntin' like a said it was a hobby and sponsors in the industry are the hardest to get, because every bozo with a hunting license and gun thinks they know it all and talk big stories about nothing. I killed my first deer at the age of 9 with a bow it was 1974 and deer were not here like they are today. I know Ted Nuggent ( he is just crazy), Bill Jordan (knowing bill isn't saying much I do congradulate him on his clothing line sucess but as a hunter he can't hit the broad side of a barn if he was standing inside it, if you only knew, lol) Harold Knight and David Hale are great guys. Most of the others are copycats and only follow what others have done and taught and try to make it their own. So basicly it is these copycats that have ruined the business. Will Primos and Cus Strickland are like Knight & Hale they are pioneers of the game call industry. The young bozo's working for them are a joke. If you only knew what and how they get all this video of these hunts you would be toltally shocked and laugh your butt off. All they show is Hunter in tree stand hunter shoots BIG BUCK and then they are the greatest hunters ever. It is all a lie! for the most of it.

I am a
Master Instructor for the Kentucky Dept of Fish & Game for the Hunter Education Program.
Instructor for the Archery in School Programs.
Certied Instructor for LONG range rifle. Sniper Quilified.
(One Shot, One Kill)
Instructor for Women of the Outdoors
Kentucky State Champion in 2000 IBO (Archery) High Score shooter.
Ohio and Indiana State shooter runner up in 2000
Fifth District High Score Shooter long range rifle
National IBO top 10 5 straight years. 98-02'
The list goes on and on.

My son shoot left handed and shot 40-40 3 straight time during rifle quilifing and shot 39-40, 40-40 and 38-40 shooting right handed, had 1 missfire and 1 jam on the last set. Not bad shooting at 300+m open hard sights 30+ croos wind and having someone standing over them yelling.

My list of cridentials goes on and on.

So as a hobby I only do videos and game calls for family and friends. I have a website that runs Oct through Dec. and April to June. http://www.darkwoodsoutdoors.com Mostly for family and friends they get a kick out of it. I was listed and still am as a Producer on the Sportsman Channel. In 1999 I logged over 145 days afield taping hunts. In 2000 I logged over 200 days of hunts (Turkey & Deer combined) and since then I have cut back to only taping family hunts. It is more fun to just have it as a hobby. So yes it does take away from it if you let it.

Probably more info then asked for.
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
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
Today 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 411
Hello
jawnebgoode
Today 08:37 PM
Today 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 5
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
Today 05:06 PM
Today 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 25
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
Today 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 513
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
Today 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 145
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
Yesterday 03:47 PM
Today 11:55 AM
by Steve
1 60
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
Today 11:47 AM
by Steve
5 132
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
Yesterday 10:38 PM
by SGL1
5 139
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Yesterday 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,085
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
Yesterday 02:00 PM
by stevef1201
6 221
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,491
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 419
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 135
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,764
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 213
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 278
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 161
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 136
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 182
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 422
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 677
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 141
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 473
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 449
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 204
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 303
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 214
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,030
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 519
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,589
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 689
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,863
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 306
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 413
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 262
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 525
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 415
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 513
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 538
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 810
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 357
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 420
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 310
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 314
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 662
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,293
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,518
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 706
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 916
buy out a lawn care...
rvezakis
08-05-2014 01:38 PM
08-05-2014 06:40 PM
by TheBeast
10 655
» Popular Tags
apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate care charge christmas lighting christmas light service courtesy call credit card processing customers decorating ecosymbiosis escrow estimate exmark ferris four wheel drive fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely gravely 34" zero turn hardscapes hills holiday holiday lighting honda how much to charge introduction kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn service leaf removal managing a lawn care business marketing native plants new buisness new mower online classifieds outdoor environments podcast push versus ride redmax reo rotating scag search engine optimization season seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business steve stihl toro tractor auger turfgrass consulting walker wright stander rh zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:51 PM.

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