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As a shop owner for 32 years I know all too well the many hats we wear. But, we need to ask ourselves, "Should we be doing all that we are doing"? I found out many years ago that by doing the things we should not be doing actual holds us back from achieving our goals.

 

We need to focus on the things that we are a really good at and the things that bring us the greatest return, in business and in life. Trying to do it all and wearing all the hats of the business may end up being our demise.

 

Start by tracking all the things you do in the course of a day. From that list choose the things that you need to do and the things you should not be doing. I remember visiting a friend at his shop. When I arrived at the shop he was on the roof repairing a leak. Now I ask you, "Is this something that will bring him the greatest return for his business"?

 

It may take time to change the way you think, but your success will be determined not by you alone, but by how you get others to help you along the way. This, in turn, will help others achieve their own success.

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So True !

 

i realized that when i did the accounting of my car hauling company (F350 + 53'/56' car hauler), and i told myself : my time would be more efficient/rewarding servicing cars....so it made me take the decision to move away from car hauling (i'm still hauling now, currently in the process of financing/permits/paperwork).

 

i knew i'd make a little less money than mechanic but with easier/more relaxed work.... was wrong ! (+ double wrong when i thought i could do 90% of my accouting fast/easy.....my mom is an accountant, i'm at a very basic level of apprentice)

 

 

being able to identify the tasks at which we are more efficient to focus on and find a solution/persons for others we're slower/not so good at, is a great quality for good management !

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It's a tough thing to do especially when you've done things yourself for so long.It comes second nature that to get things done and done right you have to do it youself. This is obviously not the way for an owner to be most productive. I'm constantly asking myself if what i'm doing is the most productive/profitable thing i could be doing. It makes sense that if i'm not as proficient or productive at something it might be more cost effective to hand the hat over to someone that specializes in that certain part of the the business. (for me it's my bookeeping) I thought along with the million other things i had to do as an owner i coud do my books...I can do them but something else would suffer in the business. We as owners have to face the facts that we can't do everything and we need to delegate some of the load to others in the shop.

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It's a tough thing to do especially when you've done things yourself for so long.It comes second nature that to get things done and done right you have to do it youself. This is obviously not the way for an owner to be most productive. I'm constantly asking myself if what i'm doing is the most productive/profitable thing i could be doing. It makes sense that if i'm not as proficient or productive at something it might be more cost effective to hand the hat over to someone that specializes in that certain part of the the business. (for me it's my bookeeping) I thought along with the million other things i had to do as an owner i coud do my books...I can do them but something else would suffer in the business. We as owners have to face the facts that we can't do everything and we need to delegate some of the load to others in the shop.

 

 

Well said! And that's my point. Learning to delegate and finding the right people to work with us will make a big difference in our businesses.

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