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Fernando Miranda, Aleta and Kevin Delaney and Jeremy Behling discuss their participation in the Transformers 2022 Summit in Cancun, where they took part in a team-building "Build a Bike" activity. The panel share heartwarming stories of giving bikes to local students in need and sponsoring their education. They emphasize the importance of philanthropy and how it can have a positive impact on both the community and business. Carm encourages listeners to have a giving heart and take action to help others. The episode aims to inspire listeners to make a positive impact in their own communities.

Fernando Miranda, VP Transformers Institute

Kevin and Aleta Delany, Europro Autohaus, Kelowna, Canada Jeremy Behling, Yampa Valley Tire Pros, Steamboat Springs, CO

Show Notes:

  • Paying it Forward and Philanthropy (00:01:16) The panel discusses the importance of giving back to the community and highlights the Build a Bike program at the Transformers conference in Cancun.
  • The bike donation and meeting the students (00:08:14) Describes the emotional experience of giving bikes to students and the impact it has on their lives.
  • Finding out about the student's college plans (00:09:10) Discusses the conversation with the student about her plans to become an accountant and the potential for future opportunities.
  • Matching the donation and sponsoring the student (00:11:46) Explains how Jeremy matched the donation made by the Transformers team and how Aleta and Kevin sponsored the student directly for four years of college.
  • The importance of giving back (00:17:41) Discussion on the motivation behind philanthropy and the impact it has on individuals and communities.
  • Financial success vs. helping others (00:19:00) Exploration of the fulfillment and positivity that comes from helping others, even if it may have a negative impact on financial success.
  • The power of giving first (00:21:30) Personal experience of how giving back and donating money led to a positive shift in cash flow and overall business success.
  • The universe taking care of you (00:27:38) Exploration of the belief that giving to others leads to receiving from the universe.
  • Challenging listeners to make a difference (00:28:46) Encouragement to take action and make a positive impact in their communities.
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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.
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