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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

Resources Mentioned:

  • 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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