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


The Surprising Secret of the Influential Leader

Jimmy Johnson was the head football coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 through 1994.  He had a reputation for being a no-nonsense, disciplinarian who was tough on his players. Falling asleep during one of his
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Getting The Best Performance From Your People

A shop owner named “George” was meeting with his General Manager, “Ed.” Normally, they would have their Monday one on one meetings at George’s office, but this particular day was different. George decided that a
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The Secret To Building Momentum At Your Shop

In 1995, Mike Tyson was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence.  His promoter Don King was eager to help him regain his title as boxing’s Heavy Weight Champion of the World. For his first fight,
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How To Break Through Your Limiting Beliefs

How do you break through a limiting belief about yourself?  Reflecting on this question, reminded me of a story I read in John Maxwell’s book, The Five Levels of Leadership. Maxwell writes about of a young lawyer named Herb, who
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The Inside Secret To Finding Fulfillment

You just had ten forklift drivers respond to your State Inspectors ad. Your $$3,000 Google  Adwords campaign only generated a $30 oil change. Your new “A” Technician that started on Monday still hasn’t come back from his
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How to Master The Art of Persuasion

What’s possible if you become a master of persuasion?  As I ponder this question, I’m reminded of something that happened back when I was a shop manager in need of a new car. The shop was
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How To Grow When They Say It’s Slow

“My tool guy says that everybody’s slow!” Said “Katie”, the service manager of a local repair shop.   She was averaging $12,000 per week in sales which was a 16% decrease when compared to the previous year.
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The Best Kept Secret To Increasing Your Car Count

Are you frustrated by the decrease in car count that came with your increase in Google AdWords? Does it feel like you’re flushing money down the drain with each marketing campaign? In his book titled, Sticky
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How To Experience Victory In The Valley

There’s a story of a traveler who was on a journey from one village to another. As he was walking, he noticed a monk tilling the ground. He asked the monk the following question: “I’m
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