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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Kibs, Mar 21, 2016.

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  1. Kibs

    Kibs Newcomer
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    Hey guys,

    After having almost every drop of blood squeezed out of me working in a hectic city job in beautiful London I decided to leave... which was a shame because I kinda liked being used as a rag!! Although it was very stressful I did actually get on with everyone but, I really wanted to be my own boss.

    As things were getting worse I was planning my exit. I looked at window cleaning and thought it was a excellent choice. I like being outdoors, the flexibility and I... I really wanted to be my own boss!

    I know there's no perfect job and success in anything requires hard work so I'm prepped for a rough ride at least at the beginning. I've saved a fair ol' bit to cushion me for several months and bought some basic kit, both trad and wfp. So here I am in 2016 very new to this, only a small handful of customers but I don't mind because I... I really want to be my own boss!
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Welcome

    Many think it's just tough at the beginning, this is a tough job all year round, the physical side is no issues for most of us but the mental side of this game is what truly makes or breaks newbies.

    But don't let me put you off! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. steve garwood

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    Welcome kibs. It seems like every white collar worker in the land wants to be a windie at the moment
     
  4. Kibs

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    Cheers guys.
     
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    #5 daveyboy, Mar 21, 2016
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    I think everyone is different
    I don't find the mental side of it hard at all
    Maybe as it isn't my first time on the scrim circuit
    Having been a sole trader tradder
    A subby
    A sole trader for a second time
    Now a stick waggler
    It is old hat
    I daresay it is mentally draining at first but i honestly can't remember that far back
    Even starting up again wasn't a worry as i had done it before and knew it would take time and effort
     
  6. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    welcome Kibs you will know after a shortish wile if this is for you or not
    there is plenty of help on this forum good luck
     
  7. chris clean

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    Welcome mate hope it goes well
     
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    I've got no where near the experience of davey boy but I totally agree with him. Becoming a windy is honestly the best thing I've ever done. I have zero stress and when I get home I forget about work until the next day other than the odd message or email.

    My round isn't anywhere near as big as some of the guys on here so I guess there will be more stress with running a bigger business but that's something I'm looking forward to.

    I get up in the morning, help the wife get the kids ready for school and then go to work. Nine times out of ten I'm home by 2pm with the best part of a couple of hundred quid in my pocket. Spend a bit of time with the Mrs if she's not working, pick the kids up from school and then spend time with the kids, making dinner etc. It really is the best thing I've ever done.


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  9. Kibs

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    Wowza, thats what I call quality of life! Seems like you got it nailed. A couple of guys I know say £150 a day is a very achievable low-end average. It's very motivating to hear stories like yours.

    K
     
  10. north

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    Welcome Kibs. If you use this site for advice/guidance/help, you won't go far wrong. The guys on here are really professional & helpful,no problem seems to stump them. Good luck.
     
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