The key to success is adaptability, if you ask me.
This is one of the first lessons I was taught as a soldier, and it was one of the most overpriced lessons I’ve ever heard about business.
It easily doesn’t matter what you do, you need to have a plan, then since life rarely lets you system things without ruining them (or is that just me?) you need a system you can adapt as needed. Have goals, have benchmarks, have keystones, however don’t get too caught up in the little details, let them work themselves out as you go along. This is why I run my Heating and Air Conditioning company out of a work van, and don’t rent a storefrontâ€¦ My base of operations is certainly my garage, by my Heating and Air Conditioning work van isn’t giant enough to hold all of my tools and device at one time. That is okay, because it is sparse that one task will require all of the weird tools, so my heating and cooling company stays agile and mobile. The overhead I save on rent, utilities, and various types of insurance, allow me to charge lower prices than my Heating and Air Conditioning competitors, and offer faster response. In the military I was always taught “travel light, confrontation hard” and that is the attitude I bring to my Heating and Air Conditioning supplier every day. I take only what I need to do any certain Heating and Air Conditioning maintenance as hastily and efficiently as possible, without ever compromising on quality. My fellow Heating and Air Conditioning techs are not certainly fond of me, however that easily isn’t my problem.