Yes, this may be another thread that others consider to be about lowballers and scrubs but it also contained a lesson to it. Yesterday, saturday, it was a quite nice 82 degrees here in NC and a really beautiful day. I woke in the morning and had to go to the bank so I pulled out my motorcycle and rode to town. Rode back and the neighbor across the street asked me to look at their riding mower (I don't push for this business because of old time friendship) so I go and look at the Old Murray rider, bad solinoid, no big deal. Get done with that and go back across the street to my homespread and think "Hey, it's so nice that I think I will wash the truck and the bike and get the yard a little spruced up". Mind you I try not to work on Saturday due to being busy during the week. Flash back......this was kinda a bad week, lost 2 accounts and no phone ringing for what I had to offer, just for jobs outta my expertise.....working on that. So, being kinda bummed about the loss of two customers, I decided to make this my weekend and get some things done around the house. Got the truck washed and then the bike.....now beginning to polish the bike. Mind you , I live in the country, in a neighborhood, but not much traffic on my street and I hear a vehicle coming down the street. I look up and here is this beat up old Chevy truck with a trailer behind it with a Toro wb being held together with DUCTTAPE. A real sorry outfit. No trimmers, no blowers, no trashcans, no hedge clippers, no nothing but the Toro. Two guys in the truck and one driving the other going door to door asking if people wanted their yard mowed. They got no takers on my street, especially after I introduced myself and told them what I did, but the LESSON IS that they were out there. And although I don't know this to be true, they might have made a lot of money that day just banging on doors. Yes, real scrubs they were and I made that clear to them but they were out there working the business while I was at home feeling like the end was near over losing 2 accounts. I guess, I saw something in them that we all lose sight of every so often....DRIVE. SO, THIS WEEK I WILL BE OUT THERE DOING MY REGULAR ACCOUNTS AND FOLLOWING AN EXAMPLE of using drive to add to my account list and not just sit back and let the other guy succeed. I suddenly have a new determination!!!!! Thanks for listening to my ranting.