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Old 06-14-2008, 06:50 PM
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Clean nice trucks are also a confidence builder for the crew and the homeowner. Crew, well they like nice toys too and the homeowner the mindset they're dealing with a professional and/or someone who knows what they are doing.

Even comes down to employees all wearing matching company shirts........I got my field experience with professional companies and carry that image even better then they do.
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:54 PM
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Old 06-14-2008, 07:37 PM
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:18 PM
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Those are the types of patio's a cold one would be real nice to enjoy on!
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:27 PM
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As a rusty old football player, I think of my business as a football team....I am the head coach, and I am responsible for all wins, and all losses....I need to know offense and defense because if I see something going wrong, I need to know how to fix it even though I have a OC and DC.....If they call a play I dont like, I will change it. But if I have little knowledge, not much I can do but rely on my assistance to win for me, and if we lose if no sweat off their back, they will pack up and move on to the next guy once we have lost enough.....I will be working on my masters in Business Administration this winter and hope to take a few more civil engineer course during the season next year. Me personally, I need to know all phases, because people have ways of getting over on you once they notice you have little knowledge of their Job they will find ways to cheat you. Plus, that more overhead, and more money taken away from me, my wife and my mistress when I find her when I get old an after we have moved to Fla with the rest of the old folks.....lmao....j/k....hope my wife doesnt be sneaking around on this site.....Hope I made some sense, my sunday night football and solo beer party's are starting to blurr my thought process

I haven't finished the thread yet... and a timely late post, but... As the business owner you should not be the 'coach'... rather you should be the person who 'owns the team'... your General Manager is the coach... What coaches own thier own teams?

Read Robert Kiyosaki and Michael Gerber. Very insightful, very helpful.
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:19 PM
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Well just finished the thread. AMAZING work man! Great job!
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Old 06-15-2008, 01:55 AM
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Many believe Robert kiosaki fabricated rich dad poor dad in his head. Google it
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:23 AM
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I know. I thought about going into it, but... #1-I still think it is usable information. #2- I didn't want to re-hijack a thread.

You could say I have "graduated" from his stuff, but I still feel there are some important principles and ideas that are beneficial to apply in business. Cashflow Quadrant being part of that. Also, at the end of many of his books he has good lists of reading from authors other than his own. Those lists alone have guided me to prolly 15 other good reads.

My two suggestions of authors were not end-all-is-all's but rather a start to some paradigm shifts to "owning" and building a business.

Anyways like I said, I have sucked what I want from both those authors and am using it in the way I need, but they do help to get your thinking more ?out of the box?

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Old 06-15-2008, 11:40 AM
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Those are the types of patio's a cold one would be real nice to enjoy on!
Yes it is! The whole thing is going to have a wrap around porch on it in about a year and be two levels on one side. It will look more along the lines of an English home then. Reason being they have to put siding on the house because past attempts of stopping the water from seeping through the wood have failed. They spent a lot of money restoring the wood which I believe is the original from 1764 and where the water seeps it stains etc. They even coated it with sylicone yet the water prevails.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:14 PM
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Give it another 2yrs and it'll really look good.
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