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[Podcast] Managing Holiday Stress Amid the Pandemic - Dr. Dave Weiman [RR 593]


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Dr. David Weiman is the president of Weiman Consulting, a leadership consulting firm in Philadelphia PA. He is also an adjunct Assistant Professor at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, and he is a Certified Performance Coach through Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute.

Dr. Weiman has been quoted in BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, and many other publications. He has also been a guest on Fox News Philadelphia, Money Matters TV, and numerous podcasts, where he shares insights about the psychology of success, motivation, and more. You can check David’s other episodes HERE.

Key Talking Points

  • Continuing traditions should be kept up the best you can.Relive the memories
  • Some feel lonely at this time of the yearSome get their energy from other people
  • Some get their energy from being alone
  • Some issues of the pandemic are another layer of concern or worry to be safe that can cause stress or the blues.
  • Maintain routines especially during the holidays. It gives our lives a sense of structure and stability and helps provide continuity over time.
  • Things that spark joy. They are touchstones for you.
  • We choose what to think about in any given moment
  • We can turn off bad news. There is an on-off switch or mute button on our TVs and phones
  • Recognize what is the same to find stability 
  • Some people love change, some don’tSome love change
  • The ones that don’t, think about what is staying the same
  • In zoom meeting, you can see the environment that your friends and colleagues live in 
  • Our time horizon for planning is shorter because of the pandemicThe cone of uncertainty is shorter for the time being
  • Consider your team and your customer as it comes to the stress they may carry because of the pandemic and at the holiday time
  • Be an optimist but a realist at the same time
  • We usually have more than one option to solve a problem
  • As a business owner, your values and purpose don’t change as you go through stress and the tough time this holiday can create personal stress.That is the foundation of strength in your company, your people, and your life
  • Connections are key. Having trust in other people
  • Consider the impact on you. Reach out and touch someone Example praise someone for what they do for you
  • Write a card or letter is very powerful
  • Referencing is storytellingExample of competency or value that has made your business successful
  • If you are invited to a holiday party and you do not want to go, even though the people who invited you don’t want you to get Covid-19, you can say I’m not available this year but can’t wait to get together next year.You do not need to give a reason
  • Dave Ramsey says No.; is a complete sentence.
  • Focus on the little things and what delights you and makes you happyConnect with other people

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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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