Join Date: Apr 2015
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Every time I see this story repeating itself, I think more and more this property preservation thing is no simple service based business. It's a friekin blood sport. I was watching old MMA fights the other night, and time after time the more savvy and experienced fighter beat down the bigger brute. A couple times I saw an illegal blow to the back of the head, only met with a referee warning, do the damage needed to set up the knockout. One inexperienced behemoth landed some nice punches and rushed in for what he thought was a knockout opportunity....only to be sent to the mat by a roundabout kick that broke his jaw. My first thought was "dude, your invoice just got adjusted". He would leave with a busted jaw and small paycheck for 3 months training...and never fight again. And the next victim would be recruited on Monday to take his place for an opportunity at "big money". Sounding familiar?
How many guys with a big dreams, good skills, tons of ambition, and a few assets, rush into this P&P ring and are quickly crushed by some seasoned company that plays mostly inside the rules but just a little bit out? How many guys can get off the mat to work another day? How many guys make one bad business decision early that wipes them out? When your assets are gone, you're knocked out.
Except for the blood and broken bones, doing P&P business with nationals and regionals can be much the same as a good cage fight....and the ones who do survive to become successful eventually leave the ring to become managers and trainers for the new guys who think they want to do this. Once you've given your blood to it, it's so damn hard to get away from it.
I just thought the similarities were intriguing....
Travis, I sincerely hope you didn't get wiped out...keep us posted.