whats your story? did you have a lot of critics while growing?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnjunky, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. lawnjunky

    lawnjunky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I think any successful person has a story. all of them had people telling them to stop. you dont need to do that. no dont get another truck. what if his happens, what about if that happens? blah blah blah. whats your story when did you start out how fast did you grow and did the negative losers slow you down?
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Started full time last year when i was 22 and a lot of people smelled the beginner on me and tried to take advantage promising more work and tons of referrals if i would only do this job cheaper. Got tricked a few times but quickly learned that it wasnt worth it and luckily didn't write checks based on all the money promised to me
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,565

    I'm still told every day I'm an idiot and don't know what I'm doing.

    "You're not successful if you don't work 7 days a week 100 hours a week" - yeah right
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    I was also told i was going to be a ditch digger the rest of my life
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  5. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    sadly my biggest enemy toward me doing anything is my dad. its always gotta be safe. ohhhhh son dont do that. what happens if this happens. ect..... safe safe safe. its depressing. i will never do that to my son. parents have a big impact on your life and it sucks i have no support and has never had any support. It pisses me off but drives me at the same time.
  6. clydebusa

    clydebusa Inactive
    Messages: 1,660

    Dad and X wife. Said see you to both of them.
  7. Pierre2013

    Pierre2013 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,237

    Sometimes, your ennemies turn out to be your greatest 'friends' as the opposition they put on you forced you to try harder and succeed.

    Moreover, nothing is truly learned thru what is easy.
  8. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 940

    My gma told me 3 years ago to stop playing businessman and get a real job. I wasn't asking her for anything it just came out of nowhere. That one really hurt me but the rest is just jealous people being stupid. Rise above it and go about your business. Take pride, be proud.:usflag:
  9. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    At first friends and family thought I was crazy. Not so much anymore.
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  10. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,759

    local economy... southern WV and SW VA have basically been a depressed area since the coal boom went bust back in the 70's (before my time). It's hard to do this full time around here and it seems like the guys who had been doing it full time, were doing it since they were born. Well, I found out if you're willing to work and travel the extra mile the jobs are out there, the clients are out there, making a living is out there.

    It seems like most guys on here work out of their town/city/local area. We have clients over 55 miles away in one direction and 40 miles away in another. We are right on the WV/VA border, so we work in 2 states and 7 counties in order to do what we do... That's been our biggest hurdle.

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