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Old 09-04-2012, 10:45 AM
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How do you all do it?

How do you mange a lawn care and a full time job? Plus a family. The passion was there when i started this business now it has gone trying to decide to keep fighting this or just quit.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:58 AM
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If the passion is gone, the business should go as well. This is a business that you should be fully committed to and feel passionate about.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:02 PM
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LMAO...... LEt me guess,,,, your a young man ?

one of the most agervating things is, that there are only 24 hours in one day,
and what REALLY PISSES ME OFF is that I have to spend 4 to 5 of those hours sleeping.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:56 PM
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one of the most agervating things is, that there are only 24 hours in one day,
and what REALLY PISSES ME OFF is that I have to spend 4 to 5 of those hours sleeping.
hahha thats wat im sayin
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:07 PM
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I currently install for Directv and mow 8-10 lawns on my day off. Been doing this since April, and the plan is to go full time next spring. It's tough, but the fact that my wife is in college, both daughters are grown helps on the family end. My biggest problem I can't get out on my own fast enough.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:12 PM
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Minute the wife and kids start bugging me I have to go on an estimate. like anything else ,scheduling.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:22 PM
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me n my partner been workin 52 hour weeks at full time job plus managing 24 lawns, plus mulch and other small jobs. im thinkin bout goin full landscape soon. .
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:26 PM
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LMAO...... LEt me guess,,,, your a young man ?

one of the most agervating things is, that there are only 24 hours in one day,
and what REALLY PISSES ME OFF is that I have to spend 4 to 5 of those hours sleeping.
haha...my wife informed me that I was NOT working on Labor Day. She was fed up with never seeing me. Thankfully it rained all day but all day long I was irritated that I was getting behind!
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:50 PM
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I know how you feel. I did both for three years. Got up to 18 lawns before I quit my regular job. It was really tough, especially when I worked a day job and it would start raining at 4pm. If your not committed and don't love what you do, get out, life is too short.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:15 PM
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Take it one day at a time and try to make good decisions.. Best of luck to everybody!
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