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 > HardcoreUnemployable.com

HardcoreUnemployable.com This is a forum to discuss issues on life and the pursuit of happiness. It's also a support group for those who need to be their own boss and canít work for anyone else. Learn the skills to be an entrepreneur and start your business. You can read more on these topics at my blog HardcoreUnemployable.com

If you could start all over again


HardcoreUnemployable.com

This is a forum to discuss issues on life and the pursuit of happiness. It's also a support group for those who need to be their own boss and canít work for anyone else. Learn the skills to be an entrepreneur and start your business. You can read more on these topics at my blog HardcoreUnemployable.com
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,009
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default If you could start all over again

If you could start all over again with what you are doing or at any point in your life, what would you have done differently that what you did up to this point?

What lessons did you learn which you would have preferred to know before hand?
__________________
- 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 07-09-2008, 03:45 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Alright if i could do it over again i wouldnt a goten married at 23. I woulda waited until later. I wouldnt have had kids which i dont see at all now until i was much older.

When i was younger i didnt undrerstand the concept of collectin baggage. I didnt know that these things would haunt me during the best years of my life.

As i am tryn to get my landscape co. off the ground i got these weights that i cant shake. I have payument I gotta make to my ex. I yhave miss many of them and have been in jail a few times because of it. So you younger guys out there realize you got it so much easier than alot of people. Get out there and make it happen.

Think before you act.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-09-2008, 01:37 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,009
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well thank you for your post!

I wasn't sure if anyone but me was able to post in here yet. That is great. I was thinking the anonymous setting would be beneficial to really get into some topics we might not normally want to talk about.

I appreciate you sharing your insight and I am happy to see you are able to shot for your dreams and work on your lawn care business.
__________________
- 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 09-07-2008, 05:57 PM
cklandscapingorlando cklandscapingorlando is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 8
cklandscapingorlando is on a distinguished road
Default

I worked for some of the biggest and smallest companies in orlando for a long time.Looking back now I wish I would have paid more atention to the business end.The hardest learning curb is the business end to a guy who gets dirty for a living.Then to get a straight answer out of your local comp is like pulling teeth.Dont underbid but dont ask what we get per man hour.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-07-2008, 06:59 PM
Big Lebowski's Avatar
Big Lebowski Big Lebowski is offline
Rob
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 70
Rep Power: 10
Big Lebowski
Default

Nothing. I believe regrets will only pull you down. I've seen people ruled and ruined by regrets.

Would I do things differently because I had some insight to my future? Yes! I would definitely invest in Microsoft, Google and Walmart.

I believe that who I am today and everything I have experienced has made me the great person I am today. I am completely comfortable with that. I also don't care what others think either. I didn't always feel that way. It was quite a liberating day when I changed that about myself. Now I say what's on my mind while I use patience and understanding when it dictates.

It also took me a very long time to realize that my possessions do not make who I am. I could care less if you approve of me or my possessions.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-07-2008, 07:35 PM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Lebowski View Post
Nothing. I believe regrets will only pull you down. I've seen people ruled and ruined by regrets.

Would I do things differently because I had some insight to my future? Yes! I would definitely invest in Microsoft, Google and Walmart.

I believe that who I am today and everything I have experienced has made me the great person I am today. I am completely comfortable with that. I also don't care what others think either. I didn't always feel that way. It was quite a liberating day when I changed that about myself. Now I say what's on my mind while I use patience and understanding when it dictates.

It also took me a very long time to realize that my possessions do not make who I am. I could care less if you approve of me or my possessions.

Well said, I could not have said it better.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-07-2008, 10:51 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 10
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by quickcleanlawn View Post
Well said, I could not have said it better.
thats the truth
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-08-2008, 04:41 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,009
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Very good points!

Quote:
Looking back now I wish I would have paid more atention to the business end.The hardest learning curb is the business end to a guy who gets dirty for a living.
What kinds of things on the business end stand out as things you would have liked to known more 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
  #9  
Old 09-08-2008, 06:46 PM
cklandscapingorlando cklandscapingorlando is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 198
Rep Power: 8
cklandscapingorlando is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I think having an idea of the hourly comercial rate would have helped.Knowing what a comercial contract looked liked.You spend a year filling out contracts that just arent good enough with bids that range from to low to to high before you get things right.I dont regret any thing but it would have been nice in hind sight.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-22-2008, 10:04 AM
jackmcmanus21 jackmcmanus21 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 8
jackmcmanus21 is on a distinguished road
Default

I wish I could have learned from some of my mistakes other than by having to suffer through their consequences. Luckily, these mistakes have been rare
__________________
Do It Yourself
water restoration
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
Dont know were to start MJK GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show, Video, Book & Podcast Discussions. 2 06-22-2008 09:20 AM
How to start? Duclos Starting a lawn care business. 15 05-26-2008 09:56 PM
$45,000 to start? Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 3 03-28-2007 10:07 PM
If you could start... Steve General Business Discussions 25 10-11-2004 05:55 PM
When should I start getting Upstate Lawn & Tree Care General Business Discussions 1 07-03-2003 10:34 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
Today 04:16 PM
by Lori22
24 5,989
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
Today 11:38 AM
Today 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 12
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
Yesterday 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 237
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
Yesterday 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 51
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
Yesterday 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 652
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
Yesterday 10:30 AM
by Lawnline
16 18,574
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 43
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 43
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 569
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
07-25-2016 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,506
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,485
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 115
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 139
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 83
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 111
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 138
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 240
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 773
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 409
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 285
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 300
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 228
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,784
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,315
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,562
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 272
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,288
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 388
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 889
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,716
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,958
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 707
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 280
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 440,407
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:14 PM.

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