FTR 031: Brett Bohlmann – Fixing Our Leadership Deficit

Brett Bohlmann, along with his wife, is the owner of HWY 7 Service Center, Newell, IA. He began his career in the automotive industry as an automotive technician. Over the years, Brett began to acquire top notch experience and a love of automobiles but more of a passion for learning in the entire automotive industry.

In 2010, Brett had an urge to start and open Hwy 7 Service Center with the goal of always exceeding the customer’s expectations. Oil definitely pumps in his veins as automotive knowledge, skill, and work ethic radiate from his actions and words. However, the fuel for the fire comes from his family at home and the community that has become a large family too. Find out more about Brett’s episodes HERE.


Key Talking Points:

  • The story of the ‘mad butcher’
    • Short-sighted thinking on low price could not beat the competition
    • He decided to build his people. Make then enthusiastic.
    • He conquered because he put people first.
  • Developing your people so they build your business
  • Andrew Carnegie had 30 millionaires working for him.
    • He mined for gold in his people
  • Stop being insecure and start developing yourself and your people
  • People need to work for more than a job. What about significance?
    • Ask you people ‘What is their purpose?’
    • What is their dream?
  • We need to get out of our comfort zones and to start to lead our people.
    • Invest in them for the long term.
  • RATE formula
    • Relationship + Attitude x Talent + Expectation = Production
  • We can’t let our condition to control our attitude. We must let our attitude control our conditions.
  • You build your people and they build the business.

  • A special thanks to Brett Bohlmann for sharing his passion – For The Record.
  • Books mentioned in the content library HERE
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  • Email Carm HERE.




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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of 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 of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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