Did you ever think about where you and your landscape business will be next year, in 5 years, or even 20 years from now?
I don’t think many of us think much beyond the work of the current day or job.
You just go out everyday with one main goal — get work done. Whatever it takes.
So you “wear many hats”. You’re a salesman, designer, foreman, machine operator, laborer… You’ve got attention-to-detail covered and your crew is learning things correctly from you. Your customers love the work.
It’s all good. In fact it’s necessary if you’re going to stand out.
The most respected people I know in the trade have a background of hands-on involvement. It’s what’s given them real problem solving skills — something this industry sorely needs more of.
But what about down the road, when you’re older, have back-problems, or just feel “worn-out” from the actual work? […]