…Until Three Years Later, When I Sold my Lawn Business for a Very fat Check!!
Give me 11 minutes and I’ll show you how you can build your own extremely successful lawn business.
I’ve been in your shoes before! At the beginning of 2003, I decided it was time for me to quit my job. I’ll be honest; it wasn’t an easy decision. I wasn’t stuggling at my job, I was actually doing very well.
I had a job as an "account executive" (a glorified title for a sales rep). I was 24 years old and making over $50,000 per year. My schedule was great – Monday through Friday from 8-5. I was off every single weekend. Why did I want to quit?
I was Tired of Having Someone Tell me When to be at Work, and Telling me how Many Days per Year I Could Take off!
I wanted more FREEDOM! Maybe, you understand the way I felt. I felt trapped. I longed for freedom. Not freedom from a challenge. I simply wanted to control my own schedule.
I took Nike’s advice. I just did it. I went to my boss and told him I’d be quitting in two weeks. He was mad! But not as "mad" as my parents were. My boss was mad because he was losing his #1 salesperson. My parents were mad because they paid for half my college education, and now in their opinion, I was wasting my life by starting a lawn business.
Honestly, that wasn’t the worst part. What made it worse was all my friends telling me I was crazy and laughing at me for my "foolish" idea. But all their criticism and joking made me that much more determined to make my lawn business successful.
But After a Full Year in Business, I was Struggling to pay the Bills…
Two years prior to opening my lawn business I graduated from college with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. I tried implementing several of the "techniques" I had learned in college. But every "technique" I tried seemed to fail, and brought me closer to proving my friends and family correct.
"From Employee to Successful Lawn Business Owner!"
I went from working a dead end job to owning my very own lawn business. This is by far the best course available, anywhere!
If something didn’t change soon, I’d have to admit "they"(my friends and family) were right, and go get another "real" job. But I had no idea what to do. No idea who to trust for advice. No idea if I would survive.
Out of the blue a friend suggested that I call her cousin who owned what she called a "very successful lawn business." I had nothing to lose, so I gave him a call. He agreed to meet with me and give me advice on how to get my small, struggling lawn business off life support.
When the appointed day came, I drove over 150 miles one way to meet with him. I remember thinking on my way there that if he didn’t give me some revolutionary advice, I was going to close my lawn business.
I didn’t know anything about his lawn business or how "successful" it really was. But when I pulled into the parking lot, I knew his business had be to "very successful"!
As I turned into the parking lot, I noticed a nursery to the left, a gift shop straight… Read more…