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took the leap

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bln, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. bln

    bln LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I sold my business and I'm now selling insurance. It was a tough decision but my wife pushed me to do so. She wants me home on the weekends because we now have a child. It is really rough looking out the window and seeing guys working but I had to do it. Good luck to all of you.
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  2. Grassman67

    Grassman67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Good luck to you. This will probably be my last season as well. Mowing business is getting rough.
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Good luck,just curious as to way you let your work interfere with your private life? I know you might need to work some weekends but still....
  4. lawnkingforever

    lawnkingforever LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,280

    My situation was the opposite. In the industry I was in for over 10 years afforded no time for family and was very stressful. Working as a solo lco gives me alot more flexibility in how much work I want to take on and when I schedule it.

    After the kids get older I may sell everything off and go back to working for the man, who knows. I made more money, but I also worked more hours. If I wanted to make that kind of money again, I would need to take on alot more yards, not sure if I want to be mowing and landscaping that much to reach that income level. I will see how my body holds up in the next few years after my kids get a little older.
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  5. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,780

    Best of luck to you. We all do what we gotta do.
  6. dutchacres

    dutchacres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    Congrats on your new venture! I am actually getting out of the business hopefully at years end myself. I have been doing this since 99 and i am ready for a change. I am on the lookout for the perfect job just hard when i have no college education and people dont take lawn care business owners as serious as another type of business owner i dont feel anyway. I hope you find happiness and think you have chosen a good career as everyone needs insurance. My father in law sells and he makes good money and loves it.
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