Auto Shop Coaching Blog

Helping shop owners grow into the successful entrepreneurs they imagine themselves to be.


How to Get More From Your Employees

I have an embarrassing confession to make. It all started after reading a Mayo Clinic study which concluded that sitting is the new smoking. I was motivated to get moving, so I set a goal
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Embracing the Not Yet Mindset

In their book Switch: How To Change things When Change is Hard, Chip & Dan Heath tell the story of Molly Howard, Principle of Jefferson County High school in Louisville Georgia. She inherited a school
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The Secret to Avoiding Your Biggest Regret

What is your biggest regret as a shop owner? As I ponder this question, I’m reminded of an interview I watched with basketball legend Kobe Bryant. The reporter asked him if he regretted the fact
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What About About Your Legacy?

After many months of struggle, “Mark” was finally turning the corner. The year was 2012 and he was the owner of a Midas in the Midwest. Making payroll wasn’t a problem, and he was no
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The Secret to Feeling Empowered

Do you spend more time looking out the window or in the mirror? When car count is climbing, the portal screen is green, and profit is in your pocket, the tendency is to look at
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The Small Problem That Can Lower Your Pay

“Fred” is drinking the Kool-Aid, all in, and on-board, when it comes to implementing most of ATI’s suggestions. As an aspiring Top Shop Owner, he attends SuperConference, is active with his 20 group, and is
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The Hidden Secret of Employee Motivation

Meet “Ben.” Ben is a shop owner who made several attempts to motivate his manager, “Sarah,” to complete her goal poster. He initially mentioned this during their Monday morning one-on-one meeting. First, he told her
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