Doing What You Love for a Living
There is a joy to lawn care that is hard for some people to appreciate. To be able to work out in nature and enjoy the breeze on your cheek, the sound of birds as you work and the fresh air is just abouthealthy a lifestyle as you can imagine. And to be able to take a yard and turn it into a beautiful and sculpted work of art is a singular joy that is one of the reasons you may have decided to start your own lawn care company.
When you do for a living what is your passion in life, you really never do go to work (blah,blah,blah). Every day going out there to dive into the craft of taking care of lawns is a joy of life that to you is fun and not work at all (At some point it will be). Sure, there will be physical fatigue that comes with working with your hands and body all day long. But that is the good kind of tired because you did something good with your time and you made the world a more beautiful place.
Many lawn care businesses are started by people who simply love to garden and work with lawns. So they decided to take what is a passion and a hobby on the weekend and make it their way of earning a living. One reason this is a natural next step for you may be that you have reached the limits of your creative expression simply working on your own lawn. If you have more desire to work on crafting a beautiful lawn than you can use on your own home, its a natural next step to take your skill for lawn care and turn it into a business.
You may run a different kind of lawn care business than the big commercial operations. There is nothing written in stone that you have to start a lawn care business that exists to become a corporate giant employing thousands of people. Perhaps you want to just own a very small lawn care operation that lets you make your full time job out of a passion you have for lawn care and working with plants. It doesn’t take that much to support that kind of lawn care business. If you get just enough customers to give you 4-5 yards to do each day, that is sufficient.
Your passion for what you do will come through when you are talking to perspective customers. But what will really make you a sought after craftsman of lawn care will be the immaculate job you will do on every lawn that is put in your care. That is because you don’t come to the job with the objective of getting it done as fast as possible so you can make a lot of money. If you created this lawn care business to give you a vehicle to do what you love to do and get paid for it, you can dawdle over each lawn and not quit until it is absolutely perfect.
That perfection will be admired by your customers and by his or her neighbors as well. Before long you will have more requests for your services than you know what to do with. Then you can pick and choose who you wish to work for. You might choose based on the whether the home owner has that same passion for a beautiful lawn that you do. Or you might select clients that can accommodate your meticulous insistence on perfection and don’t mind giving you the time to create a masterpiece out of their yards.
By approaching your working this way, you will never lack for income. You may even find yourself wooed by hotels or golf courses to bring your special vision for a truly great lawn to their environment.
That is up to you as to whether you want to take on that kind of challenge. It could be your master work to create something magnificent from a larger setting like that. But as long as you are true to your vision for what you want to do with your time and you are doing what you love to do for a living, the details will fall into place. And you will never regret your decision to make a living with your own lawn care business living for the joy of your work rather than just working for a living.