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November 18, 2019 at 9:08 pm #999883
G’day, I am Stephen Mitchell, the Mow&Wash guy of Kangaroo Island.
I joined flyingsolo way back in 2010 (after purchasing THE book) because I wanted mind-stimulation to get out of the day-job I had at the time. But because life wasn’t giving me opportunities at that time, I stuck with the day-job.
Fast forward to late 2016 when we moved our small family to Kangaroo Island. Whilst looking for work, I noticed windows in the main street very dirty – and instantly the third small business in my life was born.
The first place I offered my amateur window washing skills was about to open the following day. A tradesmen working behind the counter stood up and said HE WAS THE ISLAND WINDOW WASHER. I stood my ground and offered to help him. I won the job because he was busy. We became friends, we now regularly work together or give each other clients, and he continues to teach me when I ask for support.
It’s now late 2019, and my work diary is full – which means at least 4 hours of work per day (which is more than enough). I am now considered a professional window-washer. It constitutes about 75% of my time and income.
Being a window-washer has earned me a lot of good friends on Kangaroo Island, established a lot of regular residential and commercial clients, plus I now enjoy life a lot more and a lot better. Most importantly I get quality time to be with my young boys as they grow up.November 19, 2019 at 3:56 am #1221742Paul – FS ConciergeModerator
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Welcome back Stephen.
Your story is one that many can learn from. If we adapt to change, we can thrive.
It is good to have you back.
CheersNovember 19, 2019 at 7:50 am #1221743
Thank you Paul. It’s different here since 2010. But there are amazing new marketing, money, productivity articles that I can learn from to move forward more productively.November 20, 2019 at 4:35 am #1221744
I use my Youtube Channel to post short motivational clips amongst the many videos of our new life on Kangaroo Island.
Here is a short video I produced early last week to inspire a young friend to return to the workforce.
That same day I provided her contact details with permission to one of my bigger clients, soon after she made the phone call, and two days later she had a part-time job!
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