Let me just tell you that I can't even begin to tell you how much reading your replies to everyone and your supporting thoughts have motivated me. Thank you so much.
Well, in a nutshell. my goals are to talk to as many homeowners as I can each day. I need to get enough customers to make some money and put money aside to expand my company.
I have spent countless hours surfing the internet on lawn care businesses and I always end up right back here. I come to your site before I even check my emails because there is so much on here and I am driven to do well in this business. There are no "get rich quick" schemes or make "x amount of money today" lies on here. I love the fact that it is real people with real companies who are helping each other giving each other advice to better their business rather than sink them.
Do you have any advice for me or anyone else for that matter for the less motivated days or the days that we may say to ourselves "am I wasting my time"?
Jeff you are very welcome.
Here are the facts.
Fact #1 You can succeed at this or anything you set your mind to.
Fact #2 You don't fail at this or anything else for that matter unless you quit.
Now as far as advice goes. Here is my take on business and life. The reason why one person will find success over others will most always come down to them putting in more time, energy, and passion into a project than what the majority of others was putting into it.
What does that mean? That means if the average person starting a lawn care business goes out and meets 10 people a day to promote their business and you meet 12, you will find success.
That is my personal view.
Most people just give up at the things they attempt because they don't feel they 'have it.' That others instead have it and they don't.
That is just not the case. We can all find success if we work hard and smart at what we want to do.
Now I know this is an over simplification of the big picture but it is the core of it.
What should you do to find success in your lawn care business? Learn as much as you can about the field and meet as many people in your area as you can. Pretend you are running for mayor. You want people to know you. The more people that know you, the more people that will want to hire you. They will want to hire you because you are a friendly guy. A good person. A friend of theirs.
Be their friend. Solve their problems and you will find success.
Feel free to ask more if this is to vague.