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Old 07-08-2015, 10:56 PM   #21
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If im really stressed I like to go for a run or bike ride. Get the fight or flight out. Seems like the phone will never ring if I'm watching it waiting for it to ring. Get out of the house and do something fun like kayaking and brrring brringg 'we need you to come look at this project.'

Also, I read somewhere once that when you are at your wits end sometimes god will put a little more on your plate. Whether that is just to f with you or to show you what you're really made of either a. you gotta get one up on that sob and show him he cant knock the grin off your face or b. he already knows you can handle it so that why he gave it to you.
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Sometimes I like to put things in perspective. I think about the problems I think I have are very selfish. I mean I'm bitching because I should've made a little or even a lot more on a job, when there's kids in this world that are wondering where thier next bowl of rice will come from. Or thier mother and father have both died from aides and they're living in the streets at the age of 7 or 8? You know I've been a lot of places in this world and it amazing the amount of people that are actually that poor. It's a whole lot. Those are real problems. We as Americans ( or in most of the industrialized world) really do have it made, even on our worst days.

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Most people in this world will work far harder than us and never come close to having what we have .
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feel free to let me know what the answer is I am very very desperate to know

this year has been nothing short of horrible and I have no idea why Must be me? It has been one failure after another every which way

Went to sign a contract for a small job yesterday, the customer was beating me up about this and that, I politely told him this is not worth it for me, I'm very busy, and he is setting me up for failure so i got up and left and told him I'm not interested in his job, the guy was stunned and shocked as I left his house smiling and polite

was on cloud nine for a couple hrs calling my friends and telling them what I just did by the late afternoon I was back to being angry and jaded

today I get to deal with broken machinery which shut a job down round and round

the messed up thing is I like to ride a bicycle and I track all my stats for fun, this year I've been averaging 12 hrs a week on the bike which doesn't seem right when I work 50 hrs a week minimum some sort of relief

but I would like to know how to handle the ups and downs
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The best remedy I found is to deal with downs, deal with it as you would deal with ups...Because no matter how you look at it, today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.
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Life is like a ratchet. Sometimes you have to go backwards before you can go forward.

I came from a family of 12 kids. My dad was a brick mason, and small builder. As a builder, he lost his arse. It wasn't all peaches and cream. It's all been downhill since.

As the saying goes: " What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger."
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I understand totally where all of you are coming from, and as successful as I have been, I have died a thousand deaths.

One thing I know , without fail...the more attention you pay to your feelings , the stronger they become . Also, our thoughts, as smart as we are, aren't always correct.

First, Do not give up on your talent and ability.

Two, walk away from things like Fred did, very wise. If you know up front its bad , you are most likely right.

Third, slow down. Sit down with a glass of tea, map out your work, schedule, commitments and to dos.

If you owe a bill, call them .

Go to work. Do a great job, but don't overkill and lose money.

Keep your head..cool heads prevail.
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I'm not saying I can get through stuff perfectly but the ups and downs come with the turf. Personally and professionally. If you are an employee the ups and downs are usually the owners problem but that comes at a price, you can't call the shots. That's why some people are employees and others not. I just can't stand being an employee.

Personally, it could always be worse. Your worse day would be a blessing to somebody else.
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Sometimes I like to put things in perspective. I think about the problems I think I have are very selfish. I mean I'm bitching because I should've made a little or even a lot more on a job, when there's kids in this world that are wondering where thier next best buy gift card 200 will come from. Or thier mother and father have both died from aides and they're living in the streets at the age of 7 or 8? You know I've been a lot of places in this world and it amazing the amount of people that are actually that poor. It's a whole lot. Those are real problems. We as Americans ( or in most of the industrialized world) really do have it made, even on our worst days.
This is exactly my point! While this is a very extreme way of looking at things, most people have to turn out of bed and just GET UP to make a living while having majority of their lives taken care of for them... a car to get to work, food on the table, and a paying job that either they are able to make a living out of, or they are just not trying hard enough to make it work.

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I'm in one of the tailspins at the moment. Both of my trucks broke down. ( I run 2 to prevent this type of bs) Over $7,000 in repairs and here comes the wife's car with a $600 one lol. Missing this entire week of work to deal with mechanics schedules 😐. Next week better be better!
I feel you on this one. came back from a trip and only drove one of our three trucks for four days till the lady came back. next morning she comes to the shop with me to pick up her truck.....Dead no problem take the f150 that's why we have three trucks. two hours later I get in the f250.....Dead

At least it was just batteries and elimination of the daytime headlights feature(was not turning off at all)
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The only way out of ups and downs is this : die. Ups and downs look way better.
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I recently walked away from a project where I'm still owed a smaller sum of money because of the drain it took on my mental health. I may never see the $2500 I'm owed but at least I won't end up in the hospital from an early heart attack
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Man I hear you bamm bamm ...people are ridiculous these days ...question ....how old were they ? Folks under 40 scare me sometimes
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They were probably late 30s but I'm 29 so I still think all older people act rationally.
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Same here man .
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I feel you on this one. came back from a trip and only drove one of our three trucks for four days till the lady came back. next morning she comes to the shop with me to pick up her truck.....Dead no problem take the f150 that's why we have three trucks. two hours later I get in the f250.....Dead



At least it was just batteries and elimination of the daytime headlights feature(was not turning off at all)

how do you handle the ups and downs?-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1436992700.716956.jpg

Decided I'm sick of repairs. Going Toyota Tundra this time.
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I feel you on this one. came back from a trip and only drove one of our three trucks for four days till the lady came back. next morning she comes to the shop with me to pick up her truck.....Dead no problem take the f150 that's why we have three trucks. two hours later I get in the f250.....Dead



At least it was just batteries and elimination of the daytime headlights feature(was not turning off at all)

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Decided I'm sick of repairs. Going Toyota Tundra this time.

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