How does one decide to get into the tree stump removal business?
I’m not making fun, I’m actually a little jealous.
This guy simply saw a need for a service and created the business to provide it.
Or maybe he just freakin’ hates tree stumps! And ripping them from the earth is satisfying in a way I have not experienced.
He’s his own boss, has control over the hours he works, and is in charge of paying himself a livable wage, which is something lots of corporations try to either weasel out of or unabashedly avoid.
The same is true with the Pooper Scooper guy. How did that happen? He was cleaning up dog poop and wished someone was paying him to do it?
Or maybe he wished there was someone he could hire to clean up the dog poop. And decided if he was interested in hiring a feces wrangler, maybe other people would be too.
Or professional cuddlers? Someone thought, “If I’m going to lounge around with a boner poking me in the back, there must be a way to get paid for it?”
Anyway, all of these people somehow saw a need and decided to start businesses to service that need.
So often people are told to follow their dreams. And when I think of dreams, I think about being a Rock Star, an actor, a writer, or medaling in the Olympics.
But dreams don’t have to be big. They don’t have to be about fame or being ultra-rich. They can be about not having an idiot boss or quitting a cubicle job.
I had a friend whose dream it was to be a bartender and work at the hottest nightclubs in town.
His dream was to create beautiful cocktails for interesting people and not have to wake up early. He achieved it and had an amazing time.
He lived his dream!
Just like the guy feared by tree stumps everywhere.
Here are more ways to become a part of The Good Men Project community:
Request to join our private Facebook Group for Writers—it’s like our virtual newsroom where you connect with editors and other writers about issues and ideas.
Click here to become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project Community. Have access to these benefits:
- Get access to an exclusive “Members Only” Group on Facebook
- Join our Social Interest Groups—weekly calls about topics of interest in today’s world
- View the website with no ads
- Get free access to classes, workshops, and exclusive events
- Be invited to an exclusive weekly “Call with the Publisher” with other Premium Members
- Commenting badge.
Are you stuck on what to write? Sign up for our Writing Prompts emails, you’ll get ideas directly from our editors every Monday and Thursday. If you already have a final draft, then click below to send your post through our submission system.
If you are already working with an editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person. If you are not currently working with a GMP editor, one will be assigned to you.
Are you a first-time contributor to The Good Men Project? Submit here:
Have you contributed before and have a Submittable account? Use our Quick Submit link here:
Do you have previously published work that you would like to syndicate on The Good Men Project? Click here: