Category: Auto Repair

Work-Life Balance

November 16th, 2017 by

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

October 25th, 2017 by

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

October 2nd, 2017 by

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

September 12th, 2017 by

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

August 27th, 2017 by

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

The Importance of Teamwork

July 13th, 2017 by

Teamwork is essential to the success of repair shops. When employees operate as a team, everyone wins. The blend of unique, individual strengths, the collaboration and creativity of working together, and the established trust between team members are all great benefits of teamwork. Employees are more satisfied, and satisfied employees stay at the company longer,

Let’s Talk About Your Role as a Leader: PT 2

June 2nd, 2017 by

Last time we talked about defining the vision, mission, and core values of your company. This month we’re going to discuss how to translate your vision, mission, and core values into a successful company culture. Develop, Maintain, and Model the Culture of the Company Culture is defined as “the training and development of the mind;

Let’s Talk About Your Role as a Leader: PT 1

May 7th, 2017 by

The dictionary defines a leader as “one who is in charge; one who influences.” Your leadership role still exists even if there are no employees. One/another of the roles of a leader is to: Provide long-range vision, mission, and values. Develop, maintain, and model the culture of the company. Determine the major goals of the