hey guys. i have a problem. i only have right now i believe about 15 lawn accounts. that isnt my problem though. my problem is that i need to become more productive and still cut hours that i work. i am gettin tired of this. today i got up i believe at 10:30, couldnt get up at 9, too tired from yesterday. i got to the job by myself at i believe 12 oclock. i worked until about 8 oclock by myself, (people were home) they fed me dinner and lunch and whatever. did that, then drove about an hour to a commercial site where i keep my stuff. today i was just doing chipping. so i had a large wood chipper behind my truck. got to the commercial site at i would assume about 8:45? it was dark already so i set up the chipper and just cut up a very small downed tree and ran it through the machine. no big deal but i could have gotten hurt and nobody would have found me until i think about 6:30 the following morning. so then i left there and came home, got into the house at 9:30 pm. (sunday). yesterday i got up and left the house by 6:15 am to get the guys and get to the job. didnt get home from working until 10:30. no dinner either. that was saturday. friday i cut only 2 lawns and did some other stuff. but i didnt get home that night until 11 oclock. my problem is that i am finding that even with a 2nd guy i am working long and strange hours. heck! last weekend saturday night i was out doing excavation by myself until 11pm in the pouring rain. i feel that if i keep working these long hours either i am gonna get badly hurt or i am gonna hurt somebody else, or do some property damage. now this is my second year in business. last year at this time between what i ended the previous year with and what i started the new year with was i believe around 40 - 50 accounts. i ended the year with only 15, 20 tops. last year granted i was still in high school, but between school and work i would put in 16 - 18 hour days just about every day of the week, and when it was a weekend i would still do the 16 - 18 hour day. i mean i dont know, 7am until 1am. i think that i am heading in that direction again for this year and i really dont think i can afford to do that again. i put the fliers out there because my accounts were low and didnt get a single one of them because i set all of my prices high. most of the lawns were about 10 dollars high per cut on average. ex. 40 dollar lawn i put down for 50. so i really dont know what to do here. the grass i can just get a ztr for and not have to worry, my thing is about how to cut hours back on side work and still get more work done. i mean i so far i have only finished about half my cleanups and day in and day out new people are asking me to do cleanups for them. i really dont know what to do here. if i get another guy then i gotta keep him for a while, and that is gettin hard to do when my guy brings a new friend every day. any advice would be of great help. right now i turn 19 in a month and i dont wanna be burnt out by 25. and the way its going now i will be burnt out by 21.