Right now I am 20 years old. Been doing lawn care for two years now, one of which was legal. My parents have the mind set that a man has to work at a plant to make any money. I decided not to take that route and have a completely different outlook on things.I attend a community college. I wasnt going to go at all, but I figured if my plans failed, I will have a two year degree or atleast a year of college under my belt. My first year I pulled in about $6k for the year. By the end of this month, I will have pulled in $13k this year. This winter I am working on my applicators license, switching to $2mil liability, and plan to really hit the advertising for 2009.My goal is to get to $40k solo on maintenance before getting into landscape installs. Just trying to get a few thoughts on things. Did you guys put a deadline on your success or did you just try year after year? Did you steadily increase the first few years or were there times you second guessed your decision?