Letting Go!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olderthandirt, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Question for guys that have been in the biz a couple yrs. How many are ready to let go of the operation of day to day running of your company and turn it over to an employee or partner. Do you feel that you can let go or do you feel that you need to always be checking making sure things are done the way YOU would do them? I'm ready but find it extremly difficult to let it go although I know its in good hands. It took so long to build the good reputation that I know can be ruined real fast if work gets shoddy. he!! this is harder than letting your kids take your new car out right after they get there lisc :D at least yo have insurence on the car and kids are a pain in the azz at that age anyway :angel:

    Mac
     
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  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not me, yet. I'll be working and watching a few more years at least<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_2_126.gif' border=0></a>..I don't trust many people the way I would trust myself to do things. He11, lately, I can't even get a second PT guy hired. No one wants to work around here, not about to get comfy yet..lol :D
     
  3. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
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    'dirt, I don't think you can ever quit "watching your cork".

    I always inspect the details WITH my managers, and compliment or correct as necessary.

    Even in multiple retail operations using supervisors, I believe you must work frequently with the supervisors to see that they are on top of their jobs, YOUR way.

    When you cease controlling it, it's no longer yours.
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mac
    Get on a cruise ship for a week and you will forget all about the business.
    John
     
  5. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    My problem is that i am so hands own (you know one of those types that think no one can do it as well as I can) that I don't know if I ever could. :cry:
     
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    John I would have to stay aboard as I don't want to come back :D might bring back memerys :cool2:
     
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    2002 and 2003 I stepped back a little bit. I still checked up on things, but I could never let go. Heck look at me now, I downsized because I didn't like the quality of work employees were doing and I was getting sick of the call-backs
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    where are your pictures for this years cruise? Have you went yet?
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    This december :cool2:
     
  10. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    take me with you :cry:
     

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