Auto Shop Coaching Blog

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


Does Your Goal Have the Gulp Factor?

If ATI were to give out an award at SuperConference for the Lowest Labor Rate in the Country, “Patrick” would have been the winner! Patrick was a member who I coached several years ago, who
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Who’s Holding Your Ladder?

My wife is the ultimate accountability coach. During the holidays, she was holding me accountable for the completion of several household projects. My first assignment was to change the light-bulb in the basement bathroom. Based
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How To Bounce Back From Your Setback

So, there I was, managing a 3.5 million dollar shop in Largo, Maryland. For three months, I had a pressing need to hire another technician. While my colleagues and competitors complained about car count, I
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How to Get What You Want in Life

Have you ever wondered: “How do I get what I want in life?” As I reflect on this question, I am reminded of an interview I saw this weekend with former Ohio State University Running
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The Four-Minute Rule

Are you a victim of the four-minute rule? I now realize this is what happened to my former client “Randy” back in 2010.  He had just completed an in-person interview with a service manager candidate
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The Biggest Gamble You Can Take

What’s the biggest gamble you can take as a shop owner? Since Las Vegas is the mecca of gambling, I decided to study two famous Vegas acts, to get the answer. First, there’s Siegfried and
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The Perfect Time

I have fond memories of the summer of 2012 when my wife and I got the news that she was expecting our second child.  During my coaching calls, my clients would ask, “Eric, are you
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