• Your First Year in the Landscaping Business

  • How to Start and Grow a Lawn Care & Landscaping Business from Zero
  • By: Keith Kalfas
  • Narrated by: Keith Kalfas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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Your First Year in the Landscaping Business

By: Keith Kalfas
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to start and grow a landscaping business or if you want to demolish self-limiting beliefs and transform yourself into a warrior of a self-employed lawn and be a landscape contractor, then this audiobook will change your life.

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Unlistenable

This is unlistenable. An endless amount of mistakes and misreading and I think literally no editing. At one point the narrator literally started crying. Terrible book.

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Rants more than reads his book.

Let me start with I understand why a business owner would be passionate about “his story”
However this audiobook is just one large rant and full of meaningless rabbit holes. Just read the book please.

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  • LK
  • 12-01-21

Don’t waste your time, googles is more help

I am pretty upset with audible for allowed access to this and I’m very concerned and wonder if they even screen the books/readings that they put on here?

Keith, I have followed you on social media for a few years as I’ve started my landscaping business. However unlike you no matter what I do to make money I put 100% effort into it. Your Audible recording of this is a joke and a scam.

You talk about in your book how you always have to be professional with a customer and you always need to be prepared. Writing this book you intended to find a customer to make money. I’m that customer and this audible is worthless. You didn’t practice reading anything before you started, Your dogs barking constantly, I heard you eating, the dryer or washing machine chims in chapter 13 or 14 there are multiple occasions of you stopping to think for 30 to 40 seconds and the microphone is just empty or we hear you breathing. This material you are explaining to us seems like something I can Google in less than two seconds Keith.

I can’t tell if you’re trying to teach us or if you are just there to complain about your life.

My intention of writing this review it so that you do not waste your time or money on this audible. Save yourself the 8 to 9 hours and just go Google for 30 minutes.

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Down to earth and genuine

Great book finished in 2 days at work. Been in the lawn service for a little over a year looking to quit my full-time job and go full time in the lawn service industry hopefully soon.

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Fantastic book for the Acquisition entrepreneur!

I have a rule with audible books. The good ones I read twice the bad ones I don’t even finish. This book I cannot wait to listen to a second time and possibly at third. I bought a landscape company hoping and expecting it to run like a well oiled machine, when in fact it is running like a 1980s Brokedown Chevy pick up. I am excited and energized to implement the activities and strategies and hard grind work ethic that Keith talked about in the book!

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Thanks for all the tips

Was a good thing to listen to and now I want to hear his other books. Thanks and I' look forward to using all this information very soon!

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Amazing book

I just want to say this was a great book the way he goes off to describe certain things and personal experiences is amazing! I’m def going to listen this more then once, it has a a lot of great information!

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Down to earth



Was a very down to earth book. With LOTS of tips and information for the average man or woman to take and have a true chance.

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The first read

I found the raw honesty of his experience inspiring encouraging and informative. it is a good book to read to overcome the frustration that come with starting up a business. it is good to know that you're not alone in your experiences and others have had the same challenges and found ways to overcome them.

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Written from his heart, because he wants to help.

Found kalfas on YouTube he gives a lot of information for free. He’s pointed too another great author who’ve I’ve consumed most of his books. “The toilet paper entrepreneur,” and the following books in series were filled with useful information.

Figured I’d get his book as a thank for all his useful information he gives out. In my opinion he’s written this book because he felt the help didn’t exist when he needed it.

“Poor business people give poor business advice, and rich give from a area of either forgetting or hiding all the hard work it took to get there.” -Keith Kelfas

I love this book, it’s different in his performance because it’s from a place of extreme passion. I’m sure other authors are passionate about there subject but some information to the delivering individual is paradigm shifting ideas. He reads it from that spot.

I can relate, I relate a lot as I’ve aged what was my idea yesterday isn’t today. Some people were given a great upbringing and taught all the necessities of life. Most of us weren’t afforded this luxury. We just are stumbling through life, but thankful through books you are able to hear other peoples ideas and adjust your focus on what your idea of a content full mindset is.

Lastly just wanna say thanks Keith, thanks for this book and all the other information you put out there.

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  • G
  • 04-22-21

Wow what a book !!!

So relatable I started my first business in 2017 with no money and just pure grip determination I was broke on my ass no experience. But I can relate to most of this book. I am in my 4 year now part time and I have to say this filled me with excitement to push myself more and look at going back full time. I loved how he talks about people’s emotional state and how that relates to your business and also being smart with business. So much to take away from this book I have already downloaded the other two that I will be listening to this evening!!

Thank you for a entertaining yet very humble story of your life in landscaping.

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  • Mrs. P. Sadiq
  • 02-15-21

with the right attitude- there is hope 😆

He was 'hungry' and didn't give up. I loved his story and he share lots of great information. I'm off to develop the warrior mentality.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-20

Great book

Great book been following keith for a few years now. Nice to hear the story in the book how and were he started.

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  • Jordan
  • 07-10-20

GREAT LISTEN!

been following Keith for a while now. really inspiring and qaulity content. Thanks Keith! looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-21

great advice

great book for anyone looking to start their own landscaping bussiness, ive been able to leave my day job and work for myself and this book has given me the inspiration i need

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-21

good book mate you speak volumes

that was really well done mate you legitimately speak to my soul best book thanks

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-18-21

gardening and lawnCare.

enjoyed the book a lot of great things and great business ideas. I would recommend this book too my friends.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-21

MWH

I’ve been listening to this book for a little while now and he seems to go on about the same things I know he’s good but he’s not actually talking a lot about building landscaping business he’s talking about himself I will continue listening but so far I’m not real happy with the book from MWH

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  • Lochlan
  • 02-24-21

very interesting story about his business growth

loved the book, Keith seems to get off topic quite a bit but just add so much more to the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-21

Keith, just been Keith!

have listed to this audiobook 5 times now and 99% of what he says make's perfect sense. I will continue to listen to this until I have 100% understood/consumed all of it. Keith is real,he wants you to succeed!! not only in business but your personal life. thankyou Keith! can't wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-20

yeah wow...

alot of this book is a monologue by Keith about Keith and thats great for plenty of people. Keiths rants are honest and at times nearly unbarable but through thepassion comes decent, thruthful advice. I feel like the book was informative so worth a listen.

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  • 07-31-20

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Excellent information but felt authour occasionally drifted off topic at times - not deliberately but out of passion for his subject. Keep it up Keith

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-20

amazing mentor

Ive followed Keith for 3 years. He been an inspiration for me and has helped me building my own business.

Hes not your average self help guide. He is 100% genuine, authentic he is himself even if people would think he is being unprofessional.

thanks for the book Keith