HS 016 – 7 Lessons Learned From 3 Years In Business

In this episode of the Handyman Startup Podcast I share 7 of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in the last 3 years in business.  These are lessons that have changed my mindset and the way I view business, people, and the world in general.

Today marks exactly three years since I quit my engineering job and decided to venture out on my own in an attempt to control my own destiny and design a better life for myself.

Deciding to quit on that day was the best (and hardest) decision I’ve ever made for myself.  Because of that decision I was able to start a successful handyman business, create this website, and enjoy the entire experience (well, most of it).

That’s pretty cool considering that while working as an engineer I was depressed, out of shape, and really unhappy.  Things have pretty much made a 180 degree turn for the better.

While quitting my job was a great decision, it wasn’t always easy.  There were a lot of struggles over the last three years and many times where I wanted to give up and just go get another job.  There’s a steep learning curve as a beginning entrepreneur.  But, with the support of my readers, friends, and family I was able to stick it out.

Through those struggles I learned a LOT, often times things that I didn’t even know I needed to learn.  That’s what this latest podcast is all about – those major lessons I’ve learned along the way.

I’m excited to share these with you today because they are things I think about all the time.  It’s great to share my story with the hope that it may help you along your journey to dominate life and start a successful handyman business.

Here is a sneak peak of what you can expect in this episode:

  • Why you shouldn’t care if a customers say your too expensive.
  • Why saying no is such a valuable skill.
  • Why you shouldn’t even worry about your competition.
  • How to learn what you don’t know you don’t know.
  • My best tips and secrets on how to enjoy this business to the fullest and design it exactly how you want.

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HS 015 – How To Go From Mowing Lawns to $32 Million In Revenue With Christy Webber

In this episode of the Handyman Startup Podcast, I’ve got something special for all you landscaping contractors out there.

I bring on Christy Webber of Christy Webber Landscapes in Chicago, IL and uncover her story and how she went from a small town lady mowing lawns, to running one of the largest Landscaping companies in Chicago.

I know this isn’t the typical type of guest I bring on the show and Christy isn’t a handyman, but the lessons she shares are applicable to all trades.

Christy’s story is incredible, especially considering that she didn’t graduate with a business degree.  In fact, her education was in physical education.  She knew nothing about operating a business and just got started mowing lawns.  And that’s the key to her success, she just got started.

Her determined attitude and love for her job helped her build a business that currently employs roughly 400 people!  Listen in to find out how.

Here’s what we cover in this episode:

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