This has been a question for me for quite a few years. First off, I love the Lawn and Landscape industry. It is interesting to me, I get it, and I feel I know much more than the average Joe. I love the machines, the tech talk, and discussing the techniques used to do our job. There are times however, when being the one in the driver's seat constantly being keyed up by the usual problems or delays gets to be quite tiresome. I have a day or two a week where I get a huge since of dread just answering the phone or checking messages. I have toyed with the idea of working for someone else or some other company to try to get back to some kind of life with a little bit more stability and sanity. I don't know if that is possible either. Most of us LCO's make a decent living, and we have responsibilities and obligations to pay for, that our lawn work has been able to provide for. An LCO that has been doing this for 10 years, for example, is used to making a certain amount of money. It is very hard to just find another job that pays what you are used to making. There are many talented LCO's that have quit the business because they are simply burned out because they were not able to scale the business and build systems to make the business run as a machine. This is not an easy task as we all know. If I ever did leave my business, I feel I would still like to work in the industry and use the knowledge I have gained over the many years of experience. Just because I didn't create a self sustaining business machine doesn't necessarily make me a failure. My question is, what other lines of work have LCO's gone into after running their business that seems to work better for them after being in the grind for a long time?