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Imagine

05/27/2021

Share this…Imagine infecting today’s youth with a love of automobiles? Years ago so many of us learned to love cars because our grandfathers, dads, brothers, cousins, and neighbors were polishing and tuning their ‘ride’. Imagine today how we would engage the minds of our young people into the world of the automotive. We’ve discussed this…

You Can Help – Will You?

05/21/2021

Share this… When I need to get up on my soapbox, I will. Here goes. You’ve gotten to know me over the past 6 years and I will speak out on a topic that I feel you need to pay attention to. If you did not listen to the recent episode on the ASE Education…

Developing Talent

05/15/2021

Share this… I had the privilege to hear from a friend this past week on his commitment to developing the talent inside his shop. He outlined not only his training commitment but how developing his people would benefit them and his business. It is a very strong training and development plan. Yes, the leaders of…

Tires Go Round and in the Bank

05/11/2021

Share this… When I host and produce the weekly single subject Town Hall Academy, it gives me great reward to get as much information to the industry as possible. I love the fact that every podcast provides excellent information to all that watch and listen. Over the weekend, I relistened to the show on tires.…

Why Are You Loyal?

04/17/2021

Share this… We needed a few groceries so we decided to pull into one of these megastores in the suburbs. To help set the scene, we would shop at the same brand store in our country community. You could fit two of our stores inside this one megastore. Here is what we found. This megastore…

Are You Playing Checkers or Chess with your Resources?

04/08/2021

Share this… I learned the game of chess years ago but never got into it, but rekindled my knowledge about chess from the limited series ‘The Queens Gambit’ on Netflix. I never appreciated the strategies the chess masters need to know to be at the top of their craft. Watching the docuseries I started to…

Charging What You Are Worth – Part 2

04/07/2021

Share this… We presented a Town Hall Academy on ‘Charging What You Are Worth’. It is amazing how many listens we get from podcasts that discuss this topic. The problem is real and too many of us don’t understand the math behind running a profitable business; business math. Sales minus parts cost equal gross profit.…

Only Real Maple Syrup on My Pancakes

03/23/2021

Share this… I will not order pancakes at a restaurant that doesn’t serve real maple syrup. I always wanted to understand how maple syrup is produced and I’m a junkie for learning new things. Over the weekend we stopped by a ‘sugar shack’ just a few miles from our home. There is a lot of…

Shop Fire – Protect Yourself

03/14/2021

Share this… Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t comment in my blog about an episode recently released. I’ve got no choice but to move you to listen to ‘Shop Fire’, episode 617 with Matthew Fanslow. Instead of saying it is a ‘must listen’, I know now that this is a ‘REQUIRED listen.’ The day…

Rant From a Listener

02/21/2021

Share this… I get emails and messages regarding the awesomeness of the work we do in building a learning library of business acumen. Almost 900 episodes covering, well, you name it. Trending topics and guests sharing their wisdom personally or on discussion panels. My friend Andy Bizub calls the podcast a 40-minute Twenty Group. I…