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Down Time – What To Do With It!

For many of us, there is some extra time in our schedule. Imagine the times we used to think about things to do if we had some extra time on our hands. I know your business is essential and open. Kids are home. But still, there is extra time on your hands. I’ve made a list of things you could do if you had extra time. Let me know if anything here matches yours.

  • Find the Flowbee from 1988. Or leave it long. What’s a Flowbee
  • Clean off the workbench
  • Organize your desk
  • Walk in the woods. Clear your mind
  • Improve and tweak your DVI system
  • Do your first Facebook live to explain the value of your roll in the community
  • Add more features to your SMS system. You’ve got the time to research the impact or improvement
  • Clean, Paint, Light
  • Set a schedule for online training for your team
  • Look for great organic pictures for your social media posts. A picture of you cleaning your desk is perfect. A picture of your long hair is perfect
  • Read one of the business or leadership books we’ve talked about on the podcast in the last five years
  • Sit one on one (keeping your distance) with each of your employees. What is going on at home and with their life and family? Do you know their personal goals?
  • Consider how busy you’ll be once the economy is turned back on. Will you be ready to handle the opportunity?
  • Look at the tech it will take to even consider a part-time Virtual Service Advisor
  • How will you do business differently in the future? Put some thought into this and write down your thoughts

I’ll stop there but you could fill up pages. I know one thing, checking off the things you listed will give yourself a feeling of accomplishment and good feelings are so important today. Keep positive and looking for the opportunity to help others.

My sincere appreciation to the heroes of this pandemic; the health care workers and first responders. They are in the face of this virus every day and if you are married or have a family member who is in the thick of the battle the risks are higher. Be safe.

About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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