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Old 07-18-2012, 07:44 PM
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took the leap

I sold my business and I'm now selling insurance. It was a tough decision but my wife pushed me to do so. She wants me home on the weekends because we now have a child. It is really rough looking out the window and seeing guys working but I had to do it. Good luck to all of you.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:55 PM
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Good luck to you. This will probably be my last season as well. Mowing business is getting rough.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:15 PM
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Good luck,just curious as to way you let your work interfere with your private life? I know you might need to work some weekends but still....
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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My situation was the opposite. In the industry I was in for over 10 years afforded no time for family and was very stressful. Working as a solo lco gives me alot more flexibility in how much work I want to take on and when I schedule it.

After the kids get older I may sell everything off and go back to working for the man, who knows. I made more money, but I also worked more hours. If I wanted to make that kind of money again, I would need to take on alot more yards, not sure if I want to be mowing and landscaping that much to reach that income level. I will see how my body holds up in the next few years after my kids get a little older.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:16 AM
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Best of luck to you. We all do what we gotta do.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:01 AM
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Congrats on your new venture! I am actually getting out of the business hopefully at years end myself. I have been doing this since 99 and i am ready for a change. I am on the lookout for the perfect job just hard when i have no college education and people dont take lawn care business owners as serious as another type of business owner i dont feel anyway. I hope you find happiness and think you have chosen a good career as everyone needs insurance. My father in law sells and he makes good money and loves it.
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