I want to say a couple things. I’m not sure how it’s going to come across but nonetheless here’s my rant. I want to remind you to have pride in your work. This is more of a reminder for me more than anything. I’m 21 and going to college blah blah blah but everyone around me is going to college for engineering, lawyers, doctors, Physicians Assistant, etc and meanwhile I just want to be a business owner. My whole life professionally has been a train wreck. Got terrible grades although now I’m doing really well because I enjoy my business education in college and so I do well. I know college is unnecessary but I want to get a business education and I feel like it does give me value. A close friend of mine said “are you sure you would enjoy cleaning windows as a career” - yes mofo let me be. I want to be a business owner more than anything and I want you guys to feel proud about the service you provide. Window cleaning is a luxury business and we need to start viewing it like this. I just only started but I got two storefronts and I may get 21 dunkin donuts accounts because my mom knows the owner really well. Plus I have 3 residential customers I gotta call up this spring so I’m slowly chipping away at it. It can seem like a struggle but I know it will all be worth it down the line.
I have control. I can choose who to service / who not to service. I can decide how much revenue I want to bring in. I have the freedom to make the decisions. It’s not going to be easy but I have the freedom to pursue it. At a job your money is limited and I hate working hourly. I can decide how to pay my employees, etc. I just need to have more pride in myself in that “Yes I have a window cleaning business.” Say that proudly and not get affected by others. So yeah, did anyone else struggle with a similar dilemma? Thanks.
Also, I’ve been cleaning windows for about 5 years I would say in New York. My dad hooked me up a pretty sweet gig with his boss in New York so I know window cleaning really well and I know the business somewhat decently. I know it extremely well from the employees side but I’m working on it from the owners side. So it only makes sense that I do a window cleaning business as a career.