Work-Life Balance

We’ve been hearing a lot recently about how important it is to have work-life balance, and while it’s important, we also know how hard it is to achieve that balance. Here are four easy tips to help you avoid burnout: 1. Determine what’s important to you. What recharges you? Time with family, exercise, a hobby,

Six Words That Will Destroy Your Business

In the past ten days, I’ve spoken with three people that were looking for advice. They each were struggling with very different components of their marketing plan. However, after hearing the problem at hand, the solution was very clear for each. So clear that I doubt any of them didn’t already know it. So why

Why Your To-Do List is Broken and How To Fix It

Managing an auto repair business is never easy. There are some tasks you love to do but quite a few you really hate. And you’ve probably got both on a mile-long list of things that need to be done. So many “time-management” experts tell us about the importance of having a To-Do list. But I

The Real Reason You Need Goals

A friend of mine started a handyman business many years ago. The only goal he had when he first “opened his doors” was to make enough money to live on for the following month. He didn’t write it down either—he just kind of knew it was a goal. Fortunately, I helped him get out of

6 Signs You’re a Bad Manager

Most people in a management position think they are a great manager. Not just good — great! The unfortunate truth is that most managers are far from great. It’s the rare individual that can look at themselves and see their shortcomings. So if you manage others in an auto repair shop, you should check yourself