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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thermedix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/November/2006 at 2:15pm
Piledriver, Kudos to you for having the ability to see a way to better your company, whether it does or not. It is the difference between a carpet cleaner and a business owner. While the carpet cleaners are out scrubbing carpets, the business owners are looking at ways to improve their business..             "The E-myth" Micheal Gerber
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LOL... Listen we are not a serious bunch here.....LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pilediver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/November/2006 at 7:43pm
Steamer, what's stopping you from joining the Inner Circle? Go for it!
http://www.howardpartridgeinnercircle.com/
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With anything pilediver...like this forum you just have to take from it what works for you.  We get carried away here most times and it becomes a joke when we need to bounce serious ideas of one another.
 
the thing I like about Howard is that you are having small group discussions with him, where he can advise you on your personal business plan and direction.  I think this really works  and if this was in the gta I might even look to join.  Thanks for the  great post and it was a pleasure bouncing ideas back and forth. 
 
I wish this forum was more help like this some times
 
 
 


Edited by MR. STEAMER - 18/November/2006 at 7:39pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote doug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/November/2006 at 7:36pm
Piledriver you are right? Mr. Steamer is some piece of WORK?? I think that is how you spell it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pilediver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/November/2006 at 7:28pm
Steamer, thanks for the kind words. I think you are a survivor and I reflect on your many posts of what a grind the GTA market is. What is inspirational about your posts is that you seem to be really hard core to keep grinding. At times it seems that you call out for some of us to somehow make you see how much better the GTA could be so you could make more money with less grind.

I really wish I could offer you some inspiration and advice that would help you as much as some of the people on this board have influenced me in such a positive way.

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Originally posted by nightrider nightrider wrote:

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE STEAMER......................STUDENT GRADUATES FROM DENTAL SCHOOL.......COST $ 100,000...............YOU'RE GOING TO TELL ME THAT HE CAN'T GENERATE $ 500,000 REVENUE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF PRACTISE...............................

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Originally posted by nightrider nightrider wrote:

THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE STEAMER......................STUDENT GRADUATES FROM DENTAL SCHOOL.......COST $ 100,000...............YOU'RE GOING TO TELL ME THAT HE CAN'T GENERATE $ 500,000 REVENUE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF PRACTISE...............................

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not on your first year of dental school where you intially made the investment
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Originally posted by nightrider nightrider wrote:

Pilediver, except for the $ 300/month the rest sounds good , but I always question a good thing.

The weekly salery I pay my employees at the restaurant, they have to give me a return of 5 times..example 400/week.....they must make me $ 2000 in return.......otherwise they are of no use to me.
 
In your case ..........You are paying $ 3,600 /year.........are you getting back at least  $ 18,000 in extra revenue/yearly to compensate for your investment..........if NOT..............I HAVE A BRIDGE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SELL YOU......COMPLETE WITH TOOL GATES
 
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it's an investment...to make higher future revenue...like investing in your university education.... some spend 100 thou a year in the states... are they going to make 5 times that ...that year???
 
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Edited by MR. STEAMER - 18/November/2006 at 7:12pm
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Reply...some people have the golden touch.  I'm happy that you get inspiration from him.  Paying $300 a month proves that you are serious about bettering yourself and making your business work.  Like I said before it's easier if someone sets up the ground work for you...it's even better if this person truly has the golden touch.
 
even with all that said...don't discounted your will to succeed. Pilediver your willingness and focus are the things that will carry you through no matter what you spend.  Seems to me that you already have that.
 
I wish I had that drive
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Steamer, I am a student of Howard Partridge and I pay every month $300 American to be in his Inner Circle group where he personally coaches us.
This man has been there and done it as he started and still owns a very successful 10 truck operation in Houston. He is a very ethical well centered person who is probably the opposite in personality to JP.
What is interesting about his help is he realized that we all have heard a lot of different things we can do to be successful in this business but he adds some and then helps you put your own mix of his and your own ideas together and then he helps you IMPLIMENT them.

Howard is about the whole package, not just marketing. He covers and lays out and mentors you on setting your goals, organizing your day, your books, your staff AND marketing. He also sets the ground work operationally and business systems wise for a person to get off the truck or work on the business rather than in the business. You might think that as person with many years experience that you have a good context of what you need to do to get where you want to go but his personal insight and the motivation of your fellow team members in the coaching group turbo charges your motivation. He has excellent advice, and so do many of the team members you get hooked up with. A coached group is about 7 or 8 carpet cleaners that he has picked to work as a group that would do well to feed off each others success and advice.
On face value his material appears rather basic and repetitive but dig a little deeper by participating in these groups and you get to see that the "Package" creates some synergy that is well worth the $300. Many of his students have become very successful financially and most of them attribute Howard's system of coaching as the main reason they have done as well as they have.


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Originally posted by nightrider nightrider wrote:

PILEDIVER.......SEND ME $ 80.00 AND YOU'LL MAKE $ 8000.00 IN EXTRA REVENUE WITH JUST ONE OF MY IDEAS........AS A MATTER OF FACT I WILL OFFER THAT VERY IDEA FOR FREE IN AN UPCOMMING POST...............
 
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just post it dude...maybe you've got something this time....and if it's about free cleaning ...you know where you can stick it sucka
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Never read any of his works...don't really know....You can get a lot of good free infromation just by browsing the net, and forums like this one and bigger.  I spend hours just reading info on the net...after awhile you find everyone basically saying the same thing.
 
These marketing plans really never address your specific situation.  I live in a suburb of the gta....mostly first time homeowner...lots of young couple just trying to make the mortgage payment with kids in daycare.
 
try and form a marketing plan for them...
 
race age and income have alot to do  with what works.....I wish all my customers where white corn feed Americans. but thats not a reality in my market
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I agree with Doug and Steamer about JP. The thing is there is so much of his material around that you can buy it for next to nothing on eBay which is exactly what I did. I think I spent about $80 on a set of CDs.

What do you guys think of Howard Partridge?
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