Lack of Motivation a Problem for anyone?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by lawn_pro, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    First time this has happened, but it is the beginning of the season, everything is going good....plenty of customers no problems with equipment, all the experienced employees are coming back...lots of stuff to be doing...And I am not really that excited to go out and work this spring, not sure what the deal is...I am really not a slacker...Anyone else ever experience this?
  2. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Had that happen to me back in 97. Sold everything to someone I knew. A few months ago I pull up next to him in my 2000 jetta. He has a brand new truck worth about 45K and his house is worth about 4x as much. Guess what I'm doing now. :cry: :cry: :cry: :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :hammerhead:
  3. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    It happens. I just got out of that mode. After getting a part time job as a bus boy and making 35 bucks a night you learn whats fun and whats not fun.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Yes, it's something that even the hard core go through.
    Sorta like procrastination in a way too.

    It's normal I think...
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    sure, i think everyone experiences a lull in their motivation. you have any goals that you are working towards? if you become complacent about the growth of your company, that's when you'll start to take it for granted. when you have something to work for, or strive for, that's when you'll be more motivated. set yourself a new goal to reach.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Nothing motivates me faster than the higher estimates, coupled with 'clean' work (example: mulch, grass cutting lush green)
    Nothing motivates me less than low bids, together with dirty work (example: brush clearing, running machines through dirt lots).

    If I know I can earn close to record $ / hour by half goofing around, I wake up at 6am ready to ROLL without alarm clock and even if I was up until 4am.

    If I know I underbid, it could be noon before I get out of bed, if I make it.
  7. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    Everytime I feel like this I think about when I had to work for someone else:cry: I'm like a kid again and ready to kick butt on the job:weightlifter:
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    OH fact I don't want to work at ALL,I don't wanna leave the house!But now I am tiering of the rain and snow and starting to get a bit of either cabin..or spring fever.Once I get into the work..go to the nursery and start picking out plants and tree's,I am sure I will snap out of it..I have to I have to pay my bills...great motivation for me.I have been waiting on a certain rock I need for several jobs to get up here..well it is here after 3 weeks..coulden't deliver today because the supplier got his big dump stuck in the mud real bad a few towns that kind of start/stop and weather conditions start/stop..kinda messes with you.Get out there and you'll be fine.
  9. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    yep not motivated at all ,daylight savings time does it for me ,just don't want to get out of bed .plus its well in the 80 degree mark here,just drains any motivation ya have .but got some new stuff from ups today ocdc and two new larger tires for the hp something new to try out hp came with 24/9.50/12 jump up to 24/12/12 for more grip on the wet stuff
  10. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I have the worse case of it this spring I have ever had and Im not a slacker either. Between the wonderful luck I have been having and poor health Im having to make myself go everyday and Im trying to jumpstart myself remembering what its like to work for someone else.

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