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Thanks to our Partners, NAPA TRACS, AutoFix Auto Shop Coaching, and Today's Class Discover the significance of mentorship with Bill Weaver, a NAPA Autotech Trainer, and his mentor, Jim Dzurik. They share personal stories and insights into their mentor-mentee relationship, highlighting how mentorship has profoundly impacted their lives and careers. The conversation delves into the importance of passing on knowledge and wisdom to the next generation. The episode emphasizes the value of seeking and offering mentorship to foster growth and personal development. Bill Weaver, NAPA Autotech Trainer. Listen to Bill’s previous episodes HERE Show Notes

  • The idea of a mentor-mentee episode (00:01:02) Bill Weaver proposes the idea of a mentor-mentee episode, leading to the discussion of mentorship and the impact of having a mentor in one's life and career.
  • Mentoring Bill Weaver (00:02:05) Bill and Jim discuss their mentor-mentee relationship, including Jim's initial impressions of Bill and the challenges and growth they experienced together.
  • Teaching and learning (00:04:45) How Jim taught Bill about responsibility, punctuality, and the importance of learning and listening, leading to Bill's personal growth.
  • Bill's entry into the transmission shop (00:05:58) Bill's entry into Jim's transmission shop and the initial impressions and experiences of working together.
  • Challenges and growth in the mentorship (00:07:17) Jim's candid admission of being frustrated at times and the challenges they faced, including humorous anecdotes about being fired multiple times.
  • Teaching the "why" and "how" (00:10:24) The importance of mentors teaching the "why" and "how" to their mentees, and Jim's realization of his role as a mentor.
  • Passing on knowledge (00:12:07) Bill's realization of the importance of passing on knowledge and being a mentor to the next generation, inspired by his own mentors.
  • Memorable moments and popular culture (00:14:11) Fond memories and experiences shared between Bill and Jim..
  • Star Wars memory (00:17:20) Discussion about watching Star Wars and the impact it had.
  • Mentorship and life skills (00:20:26) Discussion about the mentorship relationship, life skills, and wisdom.
  • Importance of research and failure (00:24:06) The significance of research, failure, and learning from mistakes in mentorship.
  • NASCAR and boxing stories (00:28:47) Stories about NASCAR involvement and interactions with famous boxers.
  • Retirement and family influence (00:31:29) Conversation about retirement, longevity, and family influence.
  • Legacy of mentorship (00:32:56) Reflection on the impact of mentorship and teaching.
  • Finding one's calling (00:38:00) Discussion on how individuals may discover their true calling and the importance of pursuing it.
  • Becoming a mentor (00:40:11) Encouragement for individuals to volunteer as mentors and the impact of expressing gratitude to mentors.
  • Persisting and seeking knowledge (00:44:25) The importance of persistence, continuous learning, and adapting to changes in the automotive industry.

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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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