WORK YOUR WAY UP

 

 

Hello everybody.

Today we are with Mauricio Munoz.

He is the founder and owner of Pressure Washing Clearwater.

His web : http://www.pressurewashingclearwater.com/

Without further delay, here are the questions and his answers.

 

Mauricio Munoz

 

 

Q:  Why did you decide to have your own business (as opposed to getting a job somewhere) ?

A: My entire life I wanted to have my own business. To do the things that I wanted to create.I wanted to generate employment for others as well. Also I didn’t want to be like my father who worked all the time and didn’t have time for his family or anything else.

 

Q: Did you have any worries at first? And how did you overcome them?

A: To begin with, I had a good paying job but I decided it wasn’t too ethical. So I quit it. I didn’t have a job, no money, no credit cards. My wife was pregnant.  At that state I didn’t have any other choice but do something….So I worked for construction business’ for a while. To answer your question, no I didn’t have worries about starting a business. I was already broke. 

 

Q: What were the first five actions you took to get started?

A: 1- Decision to have my own business

     2- Observation. When I was working in construction, I was looking to see what was needed and wanted in the field. I saw that window cleaning was  easy and didn’t cost much money to get started.

     3- Get information on how to do it.

     4-Buying the tools necessary to clean windows.

   5-Printed Business Cards and Flyers Free Google Advertising, Craigslist. Anything free I could find online I used. Then headed to local stores and offered my window cleaning service.

 

Q: Did you come across with challenges and doubt yourself (what am I doing? ) 

 A:    Yes. It had been a while I was cleaning windows, I remember  my younger daughter was about 1 year old. I used to work all the way from 7 am to 12 at night. Looking for new work, I didn’t have a car, so I was riding my bike to work. Between work and riding bikes, I was exhausted. Physically I wasn’t in good shape. I used to fall asleep soon after I got home. I had no time for my family or anything else. Then I started working with another person, he had a truck, that handled the ride situation but still I was tired and didn’t have any time but work only. If I didn’t work we wouldn’t eat…those times I used to occasionally think, maybe I should work for a company and get a paycheck instead of working so many hours.   

 

    Q: Did you invest a lot of money?

   A:  No. Only about $200 to start  (for tools and business cards ). 

   

Q: You started with window cleaning, how did you get into pressure washing field?

 A: I was cleaning windows ,mostly for gas stations, then I got a call from a regional director,he asked  if I could clean the windows for all of their gas stations. Then I was asked if I could pressure wash their driveway. At first I was renting the pressure washing equipment, eventually I got a new one and even built one myself as well. 

 

 Q: How do you see the future of your business?

 A: I see a very bright future. I want to produce 1 million dollar worth of service. I want the people I work with to prosper and expand too.

 

Q: Do you have any advice for people who want to start a business?

A: I suggest people to start their own business’. Because the society is on the shoulders of small business owners & entrepreneurs. 

     If a person isn’t happy with what they are doing or they are frustrated with their work conditions, they need to take the chance and see things from a different point. Look around, see what you are good at.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?

  A:  My wife’s name is Charlotta. My parents in law are Ralf and Doddi Gerhardy. Without their support in every stage of my business from day one until today I wouldn’t be able to make it.  Thank you.

 

 Thank you Mauricio for sharing your story with us. 

 

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FEARS-INSECURITIES-WORRIES

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                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN05Tk-J_xI&spfreload=10

Hello everybody,

I came across with these interviews on You Tube (You Tube is such a vast, creative arena. Recently I have been watching a lot of videos to get inspired and to learn ).

So I didn’t know anything about The Hollywood Reporter Interviews. They have been interviewing Actors, Actresses, Comedians, Writers, Movie Composers….

I think seeing these people who are famous and successful, sharing their lives (personal and career-wise) would be awesome experience for us, “the commoners”. : ) That’s what I predict. Per the You Tube record, some thousands of people watched them. So people at large aren’t aware of these interviews.

We tend to be in mystery when it comes to success and successful people. “Wow, how did she/he do it?”

So I assume watching these interviews will be inspiring.

The amazing thing I heard uniformly among all these actors/actresses ( I watched several interviews, so 20-30 famous people) is that ;

1-They have their insecurities, such as, am I gonna be able to have another job?

2- They have been through many rejections (I say, God bless them for not giving up and continuing), and of course they all had points in their “pre-famous” lives, where they doubted their abilities, their chance of succeeding in this business.

3-They all feel they are fortunate to have the chance to be in this business, it is fun, pays off….

4- They all wonder if they’ll be able to deliver what is required of them…so they get nervous even when they commit and start the projects.

So what I want you to learn from them is, FEAR-INSECURITIES-WORRIES do happen even to the best of us. Don’t let them stop you. These people experience these negative emotions and aren’t stopped by them…it’s almost like “they walk through these emotions.

A friend, Grant Cardone said something along this line , fears, insecurities are real, you just don’t let them stop you….he said, go do the things that make you feel uncomfortable , that’s the zone you should be in, and that’s where the magic happens.

THE DIFFERENCE AND THE SHORTCUT

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The difference between you and the people who are successful and have your dream job is that , they are doing it.

Don’t give yourself excuses like, “well, they are rich”, “well, they went to school”, “well, they are pretty”, “well, they are this or that”.

When you start doing it, you are instantly on the other side of the door, among do-ers. Your doing-ness does not need to be perfect.

You CAN still try to be as good as you can. I recommend that.

If you don’t know how, the best way you can learn a job is from the people who are doing it.

Go apprentice.

I am absolutely sure, you will learn more that way than if you took a class about it. Whatever the subject is.

USE WHAT YOU GOT

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Per my rough calculation  there are 205 million adults between the ages of 18 to 65 within the US.

Most of these people should be producing for themselves, they are not too old, not too young, so no excuse.


Per the census.gov there are only 27 million businesses in this country. 21 million of these businesses have no payrolls (meaning the individual works in his own business). Only 6 million of businesses have payrolls. 


So let’s figure this!  We have 205 million people , let’s take out the 10 million stay-at-home moms (I know how hard it can be to have a business while you are taking care of kids)  that leaves us with 195 million people.


So what are these 195 people doing? Looking for employment in those 6 million businesses. 


How are you going to fit 195 into 6??? Of course there is “unemployment” .


You need to forget about what you learned from your parents (even if you are an adult) and society and create your own employment.


This doesn’t mean put on a tie or a business suit….


Use your skills and interests. If you don’t have skills,  what do you like possibly doing?

Put your attention on it. You can start and build skill thereafter.

We are lacking success as a nation or as the world (per the numbers), but I do know that we do not lack interests.

Many of us have positive interests , singing, dancing, dress making, art making, knick knack making, pottery, designing furniture, photography, writing, cartoon creating, being a positive news agent in town, gardening (sell your flowers!), vegetable growing, painting houses, tile layer, wood works, carpentry,  up-cycling furniture, carpet cleaning, gadget making, card making, knitting, ….list goes on and on. You could even think with the idea “what service or tools people need but are missing? “



All these things are needed in the world by people. Just because some people are producing in these fields, does not mean you can’t produce.We do need more creation in the world.

The numbers above show (these are only in the US, you can imagine the rest of the world) that we are mostly consumers and literally not confident to produce. When we do this, we are leaving the production area to Pharmaceutical companies, “Healthcare”, Armed Forces, “Food” Companies (each put out chemical/food products by the dozens).

We may think, well who’s gonna buy my product….it is up to your skill, enthusiasm and how much you are making yourself known .

Skill probably being the least important, especially at the beginning. 

TRUE. But how? Imagine you made a rough pottery coffee cup.  When you are enthusiastic about it and make yourself known by others as the potter, one soul might find your work interesting. It is likely.


However if you took out the other two (enthusiasm and making yourself known) , it doesn’t matter much, how skilled you are or how stunning your product is. How are people gonna know?

 

Remember you can start small and thrive. Thrive to be known for your product , thrive to produce the best possible product , accomplish a great customer service, create the best image and fame etc. 

It can be so small that you are producing 2 items this week and your only customer is your grandma and aunt . Next week try 3-4 and head for local open market in town. The next week produce 6+ go to the local stores, advertise in your local newspaper, use all the social media (which is free), introduce yourself to people.


Eventually you will have a successful business, that’s how the businesses start.

BE AN ENTREPRENEUR

 

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Entrepreneurs have a few qualities that make them different from ordinary people.


1- They can think independently and out of the box.


2- They have passion for their ideas


3- They seek approval only to a certain degree. If they don’t get the approval they were looking for , they can still pursue their plans.


     If you have positive business ideas, the first thing you do is start in whatever way you can.