What "Good deeds" have you done?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by TuffTurfLawnCare, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. KG26

    KG26 LawnSite Member
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    'Now I'm gonna have to toss a puppy down a well just so I can rescue it to have a decent story" lmao! Hey let me get a piece of that action. About two weeks ago I was at a client's home finishing up a service and the older gentleman that lives next door starts cutting his lawn he starts in the front and moves to the rear of the house. There were lawn clippings all over the lawn I just blew them off for the guy.
     
  2. GARRETTWOOD

    GARRETTWOOD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Shoved off a bunch of sidewalks where senior citizens live.
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  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,555

    I build community gardens and maintain a couple properties (and do chores) for older widowed women that cant handle physical tasks. This garden was built for the "junior master gardener" program in flowery branch elementary school. The kids have really had fun with it. We created a pizza garden (every slice has a different topping for pizza) and an indian TP that has a bean stalk covering it. The kids are always fighting for who gets to stay in the tp lol. When things slow down here I am going to add a history garden. (corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, peanuts, ext.)

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  4. kwwolfe

    kwwolfe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    There is an older gentleman in my neighborhood. His wife is sick and in a home and he found out that he has terminal cancer. He now has his house on the market so that he doesnt have to burden his kids with selling it when he is gone.

    I took the mower and blower down the other weekend (plan on it again this week) and mowed his lawn and blew the leaves out of the beds. I was glad to help as my wife knows his daughter.

    Well about a day later I got a very nice voicemail from him. Made my wife cry. I didnt know how he got my number until his daughter posted on facebook. Apparently he could not get to the door to say thank you in person so he got in his car and drive around the neighborhood looking for an open garage with a funny looking red mower (exmark vantage). He happing to stop at my brother in laws house down the street and asked him if he knew anyone with a mower like that and my brother gave him my number.

    My mother in law passed from cancer a few years back so I know how hard these things can be. Mowing (which I like doing anyway) was the least I could do to help him out.
     
  5. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 874

    The author Jim Collins calls it "return on luck" and argues that it may be more important then ROE, ROA or ROI. He writes that when two people enter the same industry at roughly the same time and one has 10 times the success as the other he is getting a better ROL - whether it is good or bad luck. The 10Xer's when faced with bad luck took the attitude of "what ever doesn't kill me makes me stronger" and were generally more prepared that bad luck will happen at some time. On the flip side when 10Xer's are presented with good luck they seize it and build upon for years.

    Book is "Great by Choice" and has alot of great concepts and research.
     

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