Mike Tatich and his wife Serena started TMT Complete Auto Service Center in March of 1984 in Bremen, IN. Bremen is a small town of 4,600 people with 2 stoplights. The shop has undergone many evolutions since its tiny beginning as a tire store and body shop. Mike has become a John Maxwell Leadership Certified business coach. He has a story of letting go, a perfectionist control freak, a helicopter dad, and he needs to get busier doing other stuff.
Key Talking Points:
- John Maxwell certified business coach
- Started reading John Maxwell books 10 years ago
- Went through certification program in Florida- not one person in the program was from automotive industry
- Leadership makes a difference
- 9 out of 10 shop owners don’t believe they can take shop forward
- Self-limiting belief, fearful
- Art of letting go
- Father/son relationship at the shop
- Cannot have two different management styles within the company
- The average shop owner is 63
- Opportunity for younger talent
- Advice to millennials
- Be consistent, build the foundation first
- Invest in yourself and be open – training, being in association/group, reach out to other shop owners and network
- Focus on being better than the previous day and step out of your comfort zone
- Weekly meetings with team
- Mike’s son Tony Tatich episode’s here HERE.
- Link to the ‘BOOKS’ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library and many from John Maxwell HERE. Leaders are readers.
- Mike Tatich email HERE.
- Thanks to Mike Tatich for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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