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Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by Clearview Lee, Feb 5, 2016.
Thought this was great, and could help people...
A deep thinking bloke. Much of what I beleive my self.
Keith Kalfas is a clever guy
If you watch his vids he was destitute and didn't know where the next meal was coming from and now has a very successful business through hard graft and bullshit
Im a fan of Keith ! He has been very motivational for me at times ! He had made a video about " walking away " if a job had certain Windows (old ones ) that could be a nightmare to open an possibly break at attempt to . Actually did that at a point ,and by own experienced ive tried Them a lot of times on old big houses in Our area . Today i Wont touch it ...
do you remember the title of the video, im trying to find it now....
No not really ! But this guy is great to learn from ! A very good motivator too !
I have begun watching his videos. He is a smart fella...
i'd gone through three months of hardship before i began to feel i was pulling in enough to support my family. damn those were hard, chugging along, with a new business, im at the point where good advice will make sure i grow in the right direction, rather than becoming a slave to any kind of mentality that is easily adopted.
still, tugging a trolley, i know im not yet doing it the easy way, but am seeing growth in my business. this growth is owed to equipment i was able to invest in and a more concentrated focus on my conduct and mentality, rather than just hoping to walk through it, ive spend countless hours researching. its something i do in my spare time. unlocking my potentials through the absorption of knowledge. i dont just do it with window cleaning, i research so many subjects of a nature, a lot of which would seem ridiculous and/or controversial to many...
I am a great believer that knowledge is power
I am always looking at various things on the net
As for still tugging a trolley i have been in this game since 1991 and only last june went water fed
A backpack and several drums in my car is what i still use but now make my own water and crack it out daily
A van will be coming when i get back from the villa in mercia in mid august but to be honest i am thinking of staying with the backpack but making life easier by installing a tank to fill the backpack with using a bilge pump
I personally think there are too many access issues round here to warrant the outlay for a diy system (i would make it myself rather than pay someone to do what i can competently do)
Plus i have an interest in getting into softwash and pressure washing so space will be at a premium in the van as i will need a second tank and room for pressure washer etc
I believe you have to be obsessed to get anywhere in this game and my wife would tell you that i live and breathe window cleaning
If I'm not in the shed modifying tools i am working or leafletting or canvassing or on facebook or researching stuff or as my wife calls it "talking to a load of other sad window cleaners with no life on the forum"
It is the only way to build a successful business rather than just a job that pays the bills
"This time next year Rodney"