If How To’s Were Enough We’d All Be Rich and Skinny- Dave Schedin [RR 555]

Dave Schedin has 40+ years of experience in the automotive field. He has extensive General Motors University Automotive & Business Management training and is a graduate of the Arizona Automotive Institute.

Dave began his career as a young lad in an independent shop in ’79 and began working as an

Apprentice Tech advancing to a Master Level Driveability Tech. In ’86 he moved into the dealership arena as a Lead Driveability Tech and obtained both the Chevrolet and ASE Master Technician status and became a Shop Foreman overseeing 24 Techs, Assistant Service Manager, Service Manager to Fixed Operations Manager.

In ’97 Dave started and managed “Dave’s Auto Repair” in the Pacific Northwest where he took that business to a near million-dollar sales level in under FOUR years by implementing and continuing to developing the

“CompuTrek Automotive Management Systems.” Since 2006 Dave has been coaching and training to help shop owners achieve on average $200,000 in NEW GP dollars in 12 months Dave and his partner/wife Bonnie Schedin also carry extensive Leadership and Personal Self-Development coaching and training at an advanced level. Through both personalized and highly effective ‘team’ training & seminars, they offer well-rounded coaching for the automotive professional through experiential seminars.

Key Talking Points:

  • Victim excuse- be self-aware of how you speak to others Key is to listen to yourself before you’re going to say something instead of listening after you’ve said it
  • End of a sentence/statement/question: did it uplift you, give you life and move you forward?
  • Producing results inside before they come out
  • “One man’s confidence is one man’s arrogance.”
  • Ego is fear-based- scarcity mindset, no realization of the real value of who you areWeaknesses are overextension or misuse of a strength 
  • Ego is trying to elevate your virtue and lower another person/place or thing- you think you have to be on top or have no value
  • Women/wives in auto business tend to not have a fear-based ego when they make mistakes, want to simply correct mistakes and move on without having failure ego
  • Letting go of your ego- eating humble pie to move forwardMoment of surrender to the “what ifs/failure/shortcomings” and instead look at “what could be”
  • When you put emotional meaning/self-worth/value on a result you didn’t want you to create a victim story- instead move forward to get the result you want 
  • Emotional intelligence and personal developmentPeople don’t change until they see the prices they’re paying don’t outweigh the benefits they’re getting 
  • Until someone sees what it’s costing them, their frustration creates space for the victim and ego stories to exist
  • 60% of your emotional intelligence is already hardwired in the brain by the time you’re 5 years old, 7-8 years old 80%, teenager years 95%
  • Best return on investment is an investment in yourself 
  • Unique AssessmentMeasures in thinking and the ability to produce solutions
  • Behavioral traits that affect results
  • Occupational interest


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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.

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