How many did you do today?

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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    What would you consider smarter Rick?
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    david a hall Moderator

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    These arnt my charges but smarter is doing less for more. If i do 6 @ £60 and take £360 or I do 5@ £70 and get £350 and paid for one less set of shoes, I have done well same money and have worked less hard. Obviously you need to have market share, a desire for customers to pay you more and work for better clients. As I get older I thought I'd do less horses in a day, I didn't relies that each one I did would be harder and heavier.
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Don't work for nothing or you will be never be idle
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    What David said.

    Also know your costs and profit margins and control them. If you don't consider those things, you're probably going to have some fun, but you won't be very successful financially, no matter how much work you do . You CAN do both.

    Examples:
    Schedule your workload so that the last job of the day is of the same quality as the first horse, not one horse more. Arrange your travel so that your first stop in the farthest away, and work your way back.

    Use the best tools you can get. Don't buy into fads.

    If there are several ways to do something, chose the fastest and easiest one that doesn't sacrifice quality. Include cost and labor into that decision. Just 'cause "Daddy did 'er thataway" doesn't mean it's always the best.

    Just lots of stuff like that.

    Regards
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    gary evans old and slow

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    That's all well and good if the work is there to begin with.
    At the moment, I just take all the work I can get.
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Examples:
    Schedule your workload so that the last job of the day is of the same quality as the first horse, not one horse more.
    (RICK SAID )

    Don't really get this one Rick
    if we do 6 ,8 or 10 they get the same treatment
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    I think I might have more travel in my day then you do Smitty. Do you only go to 1 or 2 spots a day? How much drive time between stops?
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    I could have 5 stops some days,
    tomoro 4 stops all with in a 10 mile radius
    45 mins is my longest trip
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    I think you work to hard. Are you the richest man in Ireland?
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    How do you make that out Michael?
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    With the numbers you shoe I just figure you would have plenty in the bank. If you moved to Florida you could pull down around $250 per horse.
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    that would be nice
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Most my stops are 1 or 2 horses then packing up and heading out again. I try to keep things close. But I think I spend to much time driving and could do more in a day.


    I think I drive less then a lot of folks in my area
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    You would get more sunshine I think in Florida
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    At what number would you start to get tired?

    Regards
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    the only time I get tired Rick is when I stay up late watching tele
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    im tired of the number 9 its and odd number and perfectly divisible by 3. for some reason that just drives me nuts
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Are you watching the Broncos kill New England?
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    don't get America tv
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    LOL, I've long suspected that you were Superman!!

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