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What drives you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Team Gopher, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I busted my butt working for other people for years. Sometimes working 12+ hour days.

    After allowing the economic winds to blow me around for to long, I decided to change my life and bust my butt for myself and not for the benefit of someone else.

    Now I regret how long I waited to start this. All those years spent in college not learning, but getting "A's". All that time wasted.

    I am the best boss I ever had. And I work as I please.
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    "The secret of success is constancy of purpose."

    Benjamin Disraeli
  3. Jmc Lawn care

    Jmc Lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Dfw
    Messages: 12

    being set
  4. Jmc Lawn care

    Jmc Lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Dfw
    Messages: 12

  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    enjoying what i do, powdery white sand and emerald green water, screaming drags and big fish!!
  6. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    what drives me?...the love for my family and their happiness through our success.
  7. Nova

    Nova LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Freedom has to be the biggest part.

    When I'm having a bad day or I just don't feel like working, I like to know that I can go home any time I want and play with my little girl.


  8. Ozi_Brisbane

    Ozi_Brisbane LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    Freedom! :cool:

    I love the idea of being able to organise my day according to my needs (usually! sometimes I need to fit in a customer who needs something done at a particular time).

    I don't have to ask 'boss' for permission to leave work early or arrive late due to domestic committments. I cannot stand the thought of being an adult and yet still having to ask for permission to attend to personal needs. Now I can just slot it in between customers, or at beginning or end of the day.

    This is THE WAY to go. I don't understand why from a young age we are socialized into thinking that we need to train ourselves to become a slavish labourer (no matter how many degrees you have), rather than giving equal time to the very real option of establishing ones own income producing business.

    I adore the freedom. Nothing like it! I am happier now than I've ever been.

  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I think control and using your own visuals is what drives me.

    The other thing is to control the market in this area totally
  10. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,051

    The challenge to see how far can I get, set new goals every year I don't mind working or making money for somebody else, I just like to be able to take decisions and learn something new everyday.

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