I just wanted to quickly respond to the Lawn Care Millionaire video “Which College Classes Should I Take That Will Help Me With My Lawn Care Business?”
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So lets get to it.
One thing me and Jonathan always talk about in regards to education is why learning how to program is important. He kind of touches on it here, but let me expand on it for him…
The original Lawn Care Millionaire video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNIjMtfgZcc
So me and Jonathan agree that the number one reason to learn how to program is because it teaches you how to think logically and forces you to learn serious problem solving skills.
1. You have to think through every single line of code (steps) in order to make the program work (reach your goal). This in applicable to every aspect of running a business because running a business is essentially solving a series of problems. EX: how to get customers, cash flow, hiring the best people, etc..
2. You have to sit there for hours and hours and hours banging your head against the wall, figuring out a solution to a problem. (how to best write the code to make the program work). This requires, research and reading on the internet and manuals until you find a way. It also requires discipline to work through the pain of figuring it out. Every business requires you to do many many things you don’t love in order to make it a huge success.
Lawntreprenuers that are willing to do what others won’t… will beat out their competitors opt for the easy way… the ones that would rather sit at home in front of the TV every night…
I discovered these things when I taught myself how to program almost 16 years ago. And although my team does all of the programming for me now – the way I think about how to accomplish my goals, has been transformed forever.
If you have any children it is a “second language” they would greatly benefit from as well.