May 17 , 2014
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.
- How to get more customers – Handyman Marketing Machine
- The Ultimate Handyman Pricing Guide
- Michael Port – Book Yourself Solid
- JamesAltucher.com (I don’t mention this in the podcast, but I think his blog is worth mentioning. Check it out.)
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Comments or Questions
What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned since starting your business? Or, if you haven’t started yet, which one of my lessons hit home the most? Let me know in the comments below!