- Oct 31, 2013
- Real Name
- Nathan Yoder
If you've been doing this for three years or more and you're just now getting shirts, I think I see part of the problem.
Carpet cleaning is like working out at the gym - you get out of it what what you put into it, and if your drive is low, your result matches it.
I have seen hundreds (that is not an exaggeration) of carpet-cleaning startups over the last seven years, and the successful ones all have only one thing in common.
It's not race, it's not age, it's not education level, it's not funds or equipment.
From the guy working at Wendy's who runs his porty part-time on weekends to support his family, to the college student fitting in dorm rooms with a CRB between classes, they all make their "side business" a priority in their lives.
By golly, if they're gonna dig ditches, then they're gonna dig the prettiest, straightest, most perfect ditches you've ever seen in your life.
They're gonna advertise their beautiful ditches.
They're gonna ask people to let them dig ditches in their front yard, so everyone can see those ditches and decide they want a ditch in their yard too.
They sleep, eat, and breathe ditches. They talk ditches. They buddy up with other ditch-diggers.
And eventually, the passion they show for their work leads them to not digging the ditches any more - they're running a crew of guys who dig ditches.
Without that passion, commitment, and drive, it won't happen.
Again, a common theme.
I think I worded the post wrong. I actually invested in my shirts and logo before I even opened up shop.