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 > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Lessons from our fathers


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-05-2009, 04:16 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,506
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Lessons from our fathers

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your father?

One of my favorites was 'you can learn something from anybody, regardless of their level of intelligence.'
__________________
- 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 07-05-2009, 06:46 AM
Steve W's Avatar
Steve W Steve W is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SOWEGA
Age: 49
Posts: 103
Rep Power: 7
Steve W is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
My dad was a Marine. (Recon)
This may sound mean but one of the things that has stuck with me (but not the only thing) was he told me @ a young age( Steve there is no such thing as a fair fight, do what it takes to stay on top) This has helped me alot in life.
__________________
<a href="http://www.gopherforum.com/index.php?pageid=GopherHaul-Lawn-Care-Business-School&graduate=661b304af1800fad86a3828c8bcbb737">
<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/uploaded-files/images/school-logo-banner.gif" border="0">
</a>
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-05-2009, 06:48 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What was the greatest lesson you learned from your father?

One of my favorites was 'you can learn something from anybody, regardless of their level of intelligence.'
Never limit yourself to try something based on what you may currently know about it, give everything that interests you a try, you may not be perfect at it however you can get there.

I think I took it to the extreme as I think I have tried just about everything and have a blast doing it and when a situation comes up I have at least a general idea of how to do it.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2009, 10:39 AM
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 0
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

It's hard to choose one lesson from them all. Here's one or two that comes to mind right now.
As a kid I worked at a taco bell, The managers raved over what a good job & how hard a worker I was, I kept getting raises quickly & they at one point were agrivated that they needed a shift manager & I was the only one qualified for the spot but I was only 16 and couldn't be a manager at that age. I told my father that I couldn't understand what the big deal was as I was just doing my job? I stayed busy & kept working all the time, after all I was on he clock & they were paying me to WORK? He said son, there are alot of idiots & slackers out there. Sometimes all you need to do is just work & do a good job to look great compared to the idiots next to you. So go to work and thank the idiots.
(mildly related) Just days before I bought my 1st trailer to start my business, I had my wife have about 4 lawn care companies come give us an estimate on our house... 2 of the 4 told my wife they weren't sure they could keep the yard looking as good as it did when they came to do the estimate....? What the hell is that?! Thank you, idiots. I was glad to know my competition for this business would be as tough as the co-workers back at taco bell.

As far as fighting.... I was always taught to drop the biggest guy 1st. Get him out of the way. Useful advice that has been implemented many times.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-05-2009, 10:59 AM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 41
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 7
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't know if it was a lesson, but my Great Grandfather, and my Dad where tough, quiet men. What i got or implemented in my life was, work as hard as you can, then try just a liittle harder, don't talk business with your family, keep your problems to yourself, and then work just a little bit harder the next day. May not work for everyone, but i am not everyone, i am me. HAHA.
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
Lawn care 1 - City Fathers 0 swstout General Talk 3 04-22-2009 06:32 PM
Happy Fathers Day TigerTime General Talk 3 06-21-2007 06:17 AM
Lessons to grow Steve General Business Discussions 0 06-29-2006 12:26 PM
Five Lessons From the Netflix Startup Story Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-22-2006 01:03 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
I came across this on a...
rootytalbot
Yesterday 11:04 AM
Yesterday 06:16 PM
by Chilehead
2 54
Help bidding a hedge...
hopolb33
Yesterday 06:09 PM
Yesterday 06:09 PM
by hopolb33
0 26
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-01-2015 11:27 AM
by mattthelawnguy
10 403
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
07-31-2015 01:16 PM
by Bradcook21
6 146
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
07-31-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,512
Hello Everybody
budspop
07-30-2015 11:42 AM
07-31-2015 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 64
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-31-2015 11:34 AM
by googus
9 603
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 138
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 254
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 237
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 244
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 399
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 230
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 794
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,972
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 388
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,477
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,437
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,507
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 327
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 468
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 340
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 365
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,763
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,704
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,509
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 364
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 312
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 487
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design edging equipment dealer financials flyers foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to hydro increase customers invoicing jobs landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online scag sell the vision seo shell shreaded snow plowing solo square foot swzt tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 AM.

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