I was doing leaf cleanups in a neighborhood today that when I started out, I was very big in. It's an older neighborhood, big trees, small lawns, expensive houses. Lots of families and kids, nice little area in the middle of town. I noticed that another lco had lawn signs up, just about everywhere. Seems like they are pretty much taking over that neighborhood. I only have about 2 customers left in that area anymore. I stopped taking customers around there a few years ago because the yards aren't the easiest, the biggest, or most profitable. Lots of fenced in back yards, small yards, crappy yards that don't grow and aren't irrigated. I have been trying to move out toward the area I live, which have easier, bigger, more profitable lawns, and aren't so far away. But I was kinda bumming about the fact that the neighborhood really used to be mine. At one point we had about 30 lawns in that neighborhood, and spent a couple days working there. Even though I know I have been consciously moving away from there, it still kinda bummed me out. It kinda feels like I slipped and let my competition get over on me. Sometimes I get obssessed about things like that, and want to be the main man. But I know that I am scheduled to capacity, and that moving to a different area is the better strategy for me. It's hard to let go of being competitive though. But then, as I was doing my leaf cleanups, I ran into rude people, parking problems, moms with strollers walking up behind me and giving me dirty looks, and just about every other problem that comes along with that area, and I wasn't so bummed out anymore. I forget how rude and stupid some people can be.