Spring has been here for two weeks and I'm loving it. Getting real good at estimating and just hired my first two guys from Mexico. Today after a 5 minute semi-heated phone conversation with a customer I had last year(he was claiming I didn't know what I was doing, prices to high). I told him to do himself a favor and fire me. He did. After thinking I made a bad move, probably lose his neighbor($45 total in cutting per week), I felt liberated not having to listen to this A $ $ hole anymore. I raised all my lawn prices %10 on most customers, just to weed out the cheapos and no one has batted an eye. People would actually call me to complain about the raise and by the end of the phone conversation I would have a spring cleanup and fertilizing package. This will be my seventh year in the business and here is what I want my clients to say about me. " He does excellent work, always on time for estimates, clean appearance, always does what he says, only thing is he's kinda expensive". These customers wouldn't fire me for any reason. I'm getting good at this. Making plans to sell my business for my 40th birthday, 7 seasons from now. Make an attainable goal and go for it. I started this business so I would have to sit in an office and have some moron tell me what to do. Never thought I'd make a decent living out of it. And I'm learning to type. AND HOW WAS YOUR DAY?