can you have fun too?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by richard2, May 22, 2000.

  1. richard2

    richard2 Banned
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    let's see...is it possible to have your own company and still retain some youthful idealism? i wonder...myself- i have a good time, very seriuos as to hitting my objectives- humorous in the moment! can one obtain his goals ( bidding, reaching objectives, selling franchises, selling motivational programs,gardening, plus hobbies...!)and keep a sense of humor? what do you think? where have you been and where are you heading?
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!???????????????<p>I HAVE FUN EVERYDAY..........I GET HOT, SWEAT, CUSS, SWAT GNATS, SWALLOW SOME, DRINK GATORADE, INHALE DUST, WAIT ON CHECKS, PUT UP WITH BITCHIN' CUSTOMERS, FIX FLAT TARS, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.......I COULD SELL SOME MOTIVATIONAL PROGRAMS, GOT ANY RICHARD?<p>HOMER, CRAZY IN ALABAMA
     
  3. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    Richard, peein in the bushes post was piss<br>funny,if you pardon the pun. :)<br>If you don't have a sense of humour then you<br>don't last in business.Simple.<p>Karl<br>
     
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    Ya gotta have a sense of humor. When i am in the middle of a turrential downpour and unclogging my machine for the 20th time in as many feet, i just start to laugh and tell myself that &quot;Dam i love my job!&quot; <p>Just think, i am missing those long days indoor where i can't even see outside. Golly, what am i thinking. This is great!<p>I am usually kinda serious until either we are driving between jobs, or the weather really sucks.<p>Have a good one ya'll.<br>
     
  5. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 585

    I think haveing someone working with you that you know well can help things stay fun in bad times.Me and my partner have kept each other laughing:)<p>----------<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
     
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    at least for im not having fun this time of the year. im working 7 days a week 10-12 hours a day and have absolutly zero social life because of it! im stressed as hell... i feel like my blood pressure is through the roof and i just need a break! im getting quite sick of some of my costomers that think they are my only costomer. i have been in a bad mood for about a month now and everyone i talk to is really noticing it. its getting very difficult to put a smile on my face when talking to customers but i try my hardest. now because of this rain we have been having im backed up with all my landscape work because the drenched lawns are taking twice as long to cut. as you can probly relize ive had a short fuse and the smallest things are setting me off. i couldnt even cut half my scheduled lawns yesterday that i use my 36 belt drive for gates because the belts were slipping cause the rain. sorry to ramble on but i just needed to get this out.<br>Ps. im not sure how you cant smoke a pack a day or drink heavily in this buissnes.
     
  7. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    Life is good!!! I enjoy working for my self through the thick and thin. You won't always have a good day but you try. I like to know that I am in control of the money I'm making.<br>The harder I work and more hours I put into it the more money I make. I can deal with the B.S. from some of the people. Its a hole hell of alot easier than dealing with B.Sing <br>Bosses!!!<br>Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance :)
     
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    And I complain because there has been no rain.............just a dust bowl here.<p>Homer
     
  9. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    richard2,<br>I try to retain my youthful idealism with an added ounce of cynicism and an occasional dose of creaping surrealism.<p>Evan,<br>Do you get winters off? That keeps my mind off the negative, knowing the hell of 7 day work weeks will be over in a short 5 months.<br>Plus I couldnt make this nice of an income working for a corporation.
     
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Evan,<p>Why take on a workload that you cant handle? I turn away half a dozen new accounts a week so I can be sure to have my weekends free (barring all week of rain!) When its not fun anymore its time to try something else.<p>Work smarter not harder.<p>Bill
     

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