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Core Benefits of Personal Development

By |2020-10-07T14:16:15+00:00October 7th, 2020|Leadership, Process, Success|

Let's do an exercise first before we start with the topic, shall we? Here it goes: How do you feel about your present? Are you content with where you are in life and what you have? Are you disappointed that you could have done better? Whether you are happy with your present or wish [...]

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5 Numbers You Need to Know Every Day

By |2020-08-26T23:21:25+00:00August 26th, 2020|Process, Success|

During a time of economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever for small business owners to understand their financial key performance indicators and use these KPI’s to make proactive adjustments to remain profitable. In the collision industry, far too many shop owners do not have a grasp on the financial side of their [...]

Let’s Get Back on Track!

By |2020-08-24T15:51:22+00:00July 30th, 2020|Leadership, Success|

Well, 2020 is more than half over and I think it’s safe to say most collision repairers are not exactly on track for their annual goals. Heck, that is probably an understatement! Due to COVID-19, a lot of shop owners don’t even know where the track is! If that describes your situation, let me [...]

Discover Your Greatness Through Your Peers

By |2020-06-24T19:54:20+00:00June 24th, 2020|Leadership, Success|

What does a large multi-store body shop operator have in common with a small, single store operator? One thing for sure: they both started with a single location. What happens next is a topic that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. There are a multitude of reasons for super-success including [...]

Financial Success In The New Year

By |2020-03-12T19:18:19+00:00January 6th, 2020|Success|

Most of you have heard the quote, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Most of us, however, have never learned how to plan. At least when it comes to strategic and financial planning for our businesses. Many business owners are, unfortunately, under the assumption that they would need a Certified Public [...]

Overwhelmed? Here Are 10 Habits That Will Help

By |2020-03-12T19:17:14+00:00December 12th, 2019|Success|

It’s that amazing time of the year again! You know, family, feasts, giving, being grateful for our blessings in life… the whole holiday thing, right? For those of you running a business, it can also be a very difficult time of year. If you feel a little, or a lot, overwhelmed during the holidays, [...]

Getting Out of the Victim Zone

By |2019-07-11T16:37:19+00:00July 11th, 2019|Leadership, Success|

“You would not believe how good it felt to throw that insurance adjuster out into the street!” In complete disbelief, I continued listening to this shop owner describe his recent proclaimed victory. “If they won’t let me put new OEM parts on this lady’s Pontiac, they can take it to one of their damn [...]

Problems Are Opportunities!

By |2019-04-15T14:18:17+00:00April 14th, 2019|Leadership, Success|

There are many commonalities between the homeless living on Skid Row, the mediocre, and the successful. Each may have received a low or high-degree of education. Each may have been born into a humble or affluent family. And the universal commonality: each has been knocked down many times in life. The homeless man has [...]

The Art of Business

By |2019-06-13T21:40:23+00:00September 27th, 2016|Leadership, Process, Success|

I grew up in a family of artists. Not always the kind of people that come to mind when thinking of the dog-eat-dog business world. As a young man my own artistic expression found its way into the automotive repair business, as an automotive painter. I loved painting cars, especially the custom stuff. It [...]