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Team Gopher
09-05-2003, 02:50 PM
"Someday, someone is going to write the truth about being an entrepreneur. It isn't something you learn, and it certainly isn't primarily about making money. Entrepreneurs are obsessed with freedom. We're obsessed by a vision, an idea, and we're pathologically optimistic"
Anita Roddick
The Body Shop

What drives you????

John Gamba
09-05-2003, 03:58 PM
Just what you said and white sand and blue water.

09-05-2003, 04:32 PM
I dont like someone (boss, or owner) telling me how much I can make. If I do my own thing the harder I work the more I get paid. If I work hard for someone else I might get paid more maybe $300-$400 a year. Plus I hate having a boss.

09-05-2003, 04:55 PM
To keep it simple, the thought of me making more money the harder and smarter I work. I would much rather be making myself more profit, than someone else more profit for my hard work. It is about the only place where you can directly get back from what you put in, as far as a business aspect. To stand back and look at what you yourself have accomplished is one of the best feelings in the world. :D

What drives me to keep working period is simple, my two helpers and my wife :blob1:

Look at those guys working already, and they're just 1!

09-05-2003, 07:20 PM

09-05-2003, 07:50 PM

09-05-2003, 08:47 PM
Damn good question

I have always been enthusiastic. Then again I am obsessive, other than that?

09-05-2003, 11:20 PM
I agree with Twins. I have twin 10 year old daughters. They are my inspiration.

09-06-2003, 12:20 AM
Freedom. Oh, and food. I like food.

It's lonely at the top, but you eat better.:)

Planet Landscaping
09-06-2003, 05:00 AM
My 1 yr old Jessica Lynn

09-06-2003, 10:13 AM
Money inspires me ... My Harley - Davidson sitting in MY Garage at MY house ... and soon to come ( at the top of the list ) .... my baby due early 04'

09-06-2003, 10:27 AM
I'd like to claim this as my own but it's what a friend of mine says when ask this question. It apples to me as well so I'm using it.

"My wifes not exactly the wind beneath my sails shes more like the fire under my azz" LOL

Family responsibility's is what keeps me going. Other people depending on me has done more to motivate me than any thing else ever did when I was single. That and I need about $150.00 a week just for dog food or the dogs will eat me. LOL

09-06-2003, 04:30 PM
Freedom and being the boss.

Rex Mann
09-06-2003, 04:43 PM
I like meeting all the different people I do proposals for and work for. I like seeing my employees provide for their families, and knowing I have a hand in it. I like putting all the components of a detailed install together. I like exceeding my client's expectations. I like being able to work for who I want to. I love what I do.

That is what drives me every day in this business. Rarely do I dread getting out of bed in the morning.



09-06-2003, 06:28 PM
Freedom from the time clock I would say I had a job for almost fifteen years where I ran a cnc drill a heck of a lot easier than lco. I would rather do this any day of the week. I don't think it is something you learn it is bred in you from birth I've all ways wanted to work for myself

09-06-2003, 11:13 PM

09-06-2003, 11:23 PM
Making money at my own pace, and taking off from work when I want to,ie play ball with son

09-07-2003, 03:23 AM
Taking care of my family example my son now 8 seeing him doing his best in school and play :cool:

Hometown Lawn Care
09-07-2003, 09:36 AM
nothing yet....

09-07-2003, 10:06 AM
Control, freedom and money....the ability to visualize selling other peoples time rather than my own.

09-07-2003, 02:22 PM
I busted my butt working for other people for years. Sometimes working 12+ hour days.

After allowing the economic winds to blow me around for to long, I decided to change my life and bust my butt for myself and not for the benefit of someone else.

Now I regret how long I waited to start this. All those years spent in college not learning, but getting "A's". All that time wasted.

I am the best boss I ever had. And I work as I please.

09-07-2003, 04:50 PM
"The secret of success is constancy of purpose."

Benjamin Disraeli

Jmc Lawn care
09-08-2003, 03:42 AM
being set

Jmc Lawn care
09-08-2003, 03:44 AM

09-08-2003, 11:35 AM
enjoying what i do, powdery white sand and emerald green water, screaming drags and big fish!!

09-11-2003, 04:45 PM
what drives me?...the love for my family and their happiness through our success.

09-17-2003, 08:17 PM
Freedom has to be the biggest part.

When I'm having a bad day or I just don't feel like working, I like to know that I can go home any time I want and play with my little girl.


09-18-2003, 12:05 AM
Freedom! :cool:

I love the idea of being able to organise my day according to my needs (usually! sometimes I need to fit in a customer who needs something done at a particular time).

I don't have to ask 'boss' for permission to leave work early or arrive late due to domestic committments. I cannot stand the thought of being an adult and yet still having to ask for permission to attend to personal needs. Now I can just slot it in between customers, or at beginning or end of the day.

This is THE WAY to go. I don't understand why from a young age we are socialized into thinking that we need to train ourselves to become a slavish labourer (no matter how many degrees you have), rather than giving equal time to the very real option of establishing ones own income producing business.

I adore the freedom. Nothing like it! I am happier now than I've ever been.


09-18-2003, 01:28 AM
I think control and using your own visuals is what drives me.

The other thing is to control the market in this area totally

09-18-2003, 06:17 PM
The challenge to see how far can I get, set new goals every year I don't mind working or making money for somebody else, I just like to be able to take decisions and learn something new everyday.

09-21-2003, 12:11 PM
I really like the idea of living is a country where one day when your at work and hating it you can just say, "Screw this!" and start something on your own! The freedom to do that just doesn't happen in to many other parts of the world.

I was selling cars one minute and in three months time had 23 customers mowing my back side off and loving it!