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What a great life

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    This mowing lawns thing is the best thing that ever happen to me. I discovered lawnsite a few years back and its the best thing that ever happened to me. I think I found my true passion. I also cant beleive the money I'm making, its just all unreal. If it wasn't for school my life would be perfect but of course we need school. Anyone else feel like this and will I loose this feeling as I grow up?? Just checkign with everyone. Happy mowing to you all. This job is very rewarding.
  2. Wreak

    Wreak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    School? What for when you are making such great money without it.
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    What??? I dont understand your above post
  4. Wreak

    Wreak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    If you are talking about high school then nevermind but if you are talking about college then I'll explain.

    I was just making a joke since you have a perfect life mowing yards and making a lot of money. So I said, why go to school when you are making plenty of money now.....

    I guess I could've looked at your profile.
  5. Wreak

    Wreak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    I see you are about done with high school? At 18 either you are a senior in HS or a freshman in college?
  6. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    LOL Wreck. Im just slow. Yea I'm a freshman in college. It seems so pointless except just to get a degree. This world is all about sales.
  7. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    Hi neighbor.... I'm glad to hear that you are doing well. Can I be nosy and ask you to explain a little about your operation. How many accounts? about what size lots do you do? How much? Expenses? I'm just curious as how you are rolling in the dough with such a young business. Please share your secret.

    I'm on the Illinois side, by the way..

  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Dropped out of college in my second year of business management when I realize I'd make more money, sooner, working for myself, then ever with a degree in management.

    HOWEVER, let me warn you. The longer you're in this business, the more things you think you need, and / or are TOLD you need by the gov't, or jobs that you're pursuing, and therefore you WILL pick up more headaches along the way.
  9. steve122

    steve122 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    I've said it before, there is hardly a day goes by when at some point I find myself thinking it doesn't get any better than this. Sure, once in a while you have a bad day, but on the whole, it's great. I worked as a social worker in the state welfare agency in the early 70's, welfare fraud investigator in the late 70's, worked on the river loading barges and worked my way up to running 3 docks with 80 men in the early to mid 80's, spent the late 80's and most of the 90's working as a union hod carrier (laborer who works with bricklayers), started to mow in the late 90's and will never go back. My wife is retiring after 34 years teaching school, asks me when I'm going to retire and I tell her and everyone else I did 6 years ago when I started mowing. The degree will be a good fall back position, my advice would be try to get it, especially if its in business.
  10. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    I felt the same way as you did at your age...... Now at 20 its just a way support myself....no longer a passion. Nothing better then having $20,000 past due at the end of the season when you have a stack of bills in front of you too pay or in the spring when you have more work then you possibly know what to do with and cant seem to find employees worth a sh**.

    Dont mean to rain on your parade but once this business becomes your "career" and no longer a side thing to stash money away, alot changes unfortunatly.

    There is very good money in this business....but ya sure have to put up with a lot of BS to make it work. Keep an eye on your blood pressure! :dizzy:
    olderthandirt likes this.

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