2018 Northwest Landscape Industry Conference

Success is a Mindset…Not an Accident


Friday January 19th, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Presenter: Kelly Mathison

Description: In this dynamic session you will discover:

  • Why 80% of all business obstacles are mental and how to overcome them
  • How to identify and break down your mental obstacles to build a stronger business
  • The ingredients of true success that far too many in the profession often learn the hard way
  • The power of goal setting and how it works
  • The seven-step process Kelly uses to set and achieve his goals in the industry
  • Three habits you can begin immediately to elevate your landscape business to the next level

About Kelly: When Kelly Mathison decided to start his own landscape construction business, he quickly came face-to-face with the hard realities of competition, time management, money management, and business development. He had excellent design skills, but his business skills? Unpolished, disorganized, and financially unsavvy.

Fortunately, Kelly is a quick learner. Putting his new knowledge to practice, he literally went door to door, creating business opportunities and contacts. His business, Legacy Landscapes, did $330,000 in sales in the first year. And that was in 2009, during the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Since then, Kelly has continued to learn, and Legacy Landscapes, has continued to grow. With minimal advertising, few referrals, and no subcontractors. The numbers and results speak volumes as to his systems, strategies and positive attitude:

  • Created $1.2 million in sales in both 2013 and 2014 with only six employees
  • Created $1.5 million in sales in 2015 with only seven employees
  • Maintained clean credit and purchased over $100,000 of equipment—using cash

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