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THIS IS DIFFERENT

I know, I know.
Yet ANOTHER message about the Coronavirus.
But this one's different. Let's get to work.

Here’s What I know:

1. What's going to happen: Things are going to get weird. Then they will get better. 
It's a new virus. It's contagious. It gets people really sick. A small percentage of those people die. That  sucks.

2. What is "everybody" going to do?
 People are going to continue to panic and then they'll stop.

They're going to panic for two reasons.
First, because this is a new virus and it's pretty nasty and that's pretty scary.
Second, because of the media ...specifically social media.

It's full of anecdotal "reports" ...and light on facts.We humans like to pass on "information" without checking it out.
And traditional media (the news) gets paid for viewership ...and nothing drives viewership like FEAR.

In my opinion, World Health Organization is probably the best place to get your info about this situation.

3. What this means for Your Repair Shop: The best answer I can give you here is ...IT DEPENDS. 
The best advice I can give you is actually a quote from one of my long time mentors, Mr. Jim Rohn.

Mr. Rohn once said… (this isn’t a direct quote, but you’ll get the gist of it)...

“You can not change the direction of the winds.
You can change the setting of your sails.”

Are you going to spend your time browsing social media, watching the news all day, and talking back and forth with people about this situation?

Or are you going to FOCUS on business?
I'd suggest you focus on business, avoid crowds, and wash your hands.

If you step up and LEAD them, you'll stand out. (And it's good Karma.)

Think about it this way.

Most of your competition will be following the herd and doing the whole "let's sit around and talk about the corona virus ...while simultaneously browsing social media and reading stuff about the coronavirus...while simultaneously watching the news for updates on the coronavirus thing.

That means they're NOT promoting. They're NOT in front of the market. They're NOT in the game.

What I'm doing personally:

1. Avoiding large crowds, washing my hands, and keeping my immune system strong.

2. Not paying attention to anyone other than non-biased expert health organizations. 
That means no social media.No news media. Just the facts.

3, I’ve got new free training being released in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted. 

If you have any specific questions or need some help right now - it’s 100% totally free to talk to me about your specific problem. Just AskTheCarCountFixer.com

Stay safe - Talk soon!


Matthew
“The Car Count Fixer”

P.S.: You could take this FREE TRAINING: How to Double Your Car Count in 89 Days. Over 2 hours and 20 minutes of video on demand. 

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  • Have you checked out Joe's Latest Blog?

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      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
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