I want to invite you to a very specific emotion of some of the crap I went through my first six months of business.
So, to the brand new guys, I’m going to tell you some stuff that I wish people would have told me. I wish this information was out there during my first six months of business. And here is the way it goes. During my first six months of business, I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know what to charge. I was an expert at being a landscaper but I didn't know anything about business or what to charge. I thought because I knew how to do landscaping that I could run a business. Well, I thought if I charge these people enough so I make $15 an hour, I'll be okay. I was dead wrong because I wasn't figuring in all the other prices and all the other you know, relevant costs.
So, I'm doing these jobs, I'm working my guts out, I had just quit my day job, and I was working...
Because you're trying your best and working a million hours a week and it's not good enough.
You're stressed out because you're working constantly?
You're not making enough profit to be able to hire "qualified" people to help you?
And you're afraid to hire more people because you're afraid the work will slow down and then you will end up screwed.
You're in constant fight or flight mode and overwhelmed because all you know how to do...
Is pull the "work harder" lever.
But you're already working yourself to the point of a heart attack.
Well guess what?
Nobody cares, so quit complaining.
I read this amazing quote today.
"You're only a failure when you start blaming others"
-- John Wooden
So.. the bottom line is.
There's a simple truth.
That truth is that other people with worse problems than you, have gone before you, and figured it out.
Other people with flesh and blood like you.
Who grew up with nothing....