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Weekly inspiration from automotive service business coach Chris Cotton from AutoFix - Auto Shop Coaching. www.autoshopcoaching.com Run Your Shop. Don't Let It Run You.

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Weekly inspiration from automotive service business coach Chris Cotton from AutoFix - Auto Shop Coaching. www.autoshopcoaching.com Run Your Shop. Don't Let It Run You.

    Mid-Year Reflection: How Is Your Auto Repair Shop Doing and What’s Next? [E169]

    Mid-Year Reflection: How Is Your Auto Repair Shop Doing and What’s Next? [E169]

    The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops.
    Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/
    Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/
    If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind
    In this podcast episode, Chris Cotton from Auto Fix Auto Shop Coaching offers valuable insights for auto repair shop owners. He emphasizes the importance of reflecting on the first half of the year and preparing for a successful second half by recognizing achievements and overcoming hurdles. Chris provides actionable steps such as revamping marketing strategies, investing in team training, and enhancing customer experience. He stresses the significance of setting clear goals, implementing strategic changes, and maintaining accountability. The episode concludes with gratitude to listeners and a reminder to stay positive and proactive in business endeavors.

    Supercharge Your Auto Repair Business (00:00:01) Introduction to the podcast episode and a brief overview of what to expect.Mid-Year Reflection (00:01:06) Reflecting on the first half of the year for auto repair shop owners and setting the stage for the second half.Assessing First Half Performance (00:02:11) Reviewing achievements and setbacks in the first half of the year for auto repair shops.Overcoming Personal Roadblocks (00:03:15) Identifying and addressing internal barriers that may have held back the shop's performance.Setting Clear Goals (00:05:23) Discussing the importance of setting ambitious and measurable goals for the second half of the year.Actionable Steps for Improvement (00:07:21) Providing eight actionable steps for auto repair shop owners to consider for business growth and improvement.Accountability and Monitoring (00:13:01) Emphasizing the importance of tracking progress, reviewing key performance indicators, and holding oneself and the team accountable.Seeking Support for Business Growth (00:15:01) Highlighting the value of seeking support, collaboration, and learning from a network of like-minded individuals for business success.
    Connect with Chris:
    chris@autofixsos.com
    Phone: 940.400.1008
    www.autoshopcoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
    AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae

    #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook

    • 14 min
    Don’t Let Pride Stand in Your Way: A Lesson for Auto Repair Shop Owners [E138]

    Don’t Let Pride Stand in Your Way: A Lesson for Auto Repair Shop Owners [E138]

    The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops.
    Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/
    Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/
    If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind
    In this podcast episode, Coach Chris Cotton from Auto Fix Auto Shop Coaching addresses the negative impact of pride in the auto repair industry. He offers strategies for shop owners to overcome pride, such as staying open to learning, seeking feedback, and embracing change. Cotton stresses the importance of building a strong team, networking, and setting realistic goals. He advocates for a balance between pride in one's work and humility, underlining its significance for business success, personal well-being, and family relationships. Shop Marketing Pros is also featured, promoting their marketing solutions for auto repair businesses.
    The Introduction (00:00:00) Introduction to the podcast episode and a brief overview of what to expect.The Impact of Pride on Auto Repair Business (00:01:43) Discussion on the detrimental effects of pride on business decisions in the auto repair industry.Manifestations of Pride in Business (00:02:53) Eight ways pride can manifest and cause problems in auto repair business, including resisting change, ignoring feedback, and refusing help.Strategies to Overcome Pride (00:09:51) Strategies to keep pride in check, such as staying open to learning, seeking feedback, and hiring a coach or consultant.Conclusion and Sponsor Acknowledgment (00:13:19) Closing remarks, encouragement for growth, and acknowledgment of the sponsor, Shop Marketing Pros.
    Connect with Chris:
    chris@autofixsos.com
    Phone: 940.400.1008
    www.autoshopcoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
    AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae

    #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook

    • 11 min
    You Can't Be the Best Person on Your Team [E167]

    You Can't Be the Best Person on Your Team [E167]

    The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops.
    Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/
    Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/
    If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind
    In this podcast episode, Chris Cotton from Auto Fix Auto Shop Coaching shares his expertise on team development within the auto repair industry. He advises against being the best person on your team, as it can hinder growth and lead to burnout. Instead, he offers strategies for building a capable team, such as hiring top talent, training, delegating, and fostering leadership. Chris emphasizes the benefits of collaboration, clear expectations, feedback, and a positive work environment. He also discusses transitioning to a team-focused approach and succession planning. The episode wraps up with Chris offering personalized advice and thanking the audience and sponsor, Shop Marketing Pros.
    The importance of not being the best person on your team (00:01:15) Chris discusses the negative impact of being the best person on your team and its limitations on business growth.The drawbacks of being the best person on your team (00:02:25) Chris outlines the negative consequences of being the best person on your team, including burnout, dependency, and stifled innovation.Building a stronger team (00:06:05) Chris provides practical tips for building a stronger team, including hiring the best, investing in training, and fostering leadership.Transitioning from being the best to building the best team (00:09:41) Chris offers steps to transition from being the best person on your team to building the best team, emphasizing the need for assessment, training, and succession planning.

    Connect with Chris:
    chris@autofixsos.com
    Phone: 940.400.1008
    www.autoshopcoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
    AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae

    #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook

    • 12 min
    The Importance of Weekly Stakeholder Meetings for Auto Repair Shop Owners [E166]

    The Importance of Weekly Stakeholder Meetings for Auto Repair Shop Owners [E166]

    The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops.
    Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/
    Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/
    If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind
    In this podcast episode, Chris Cotton, an auto repair business coach, emphasizes the significance of building relationships with stakeholders in the auto repair industry. His spouse, Kimberly, is highlighted as a key stakeholder, illustrating the personal connections involved in the business. The episode also features a mention of Brian and Kim from Shop Marketing Pros, acknowledging their sponsorship and likely contribution to the industry through marketing expertise.
    The importance of connecting with stakeholders (00:01:18) Discussing the crucial aspect of connecting with stakeholders in an auto repair business, including defining stakeholders and the reasons for engaging with them.Benefits of holding meetings outside the shop (00:03:47) Exploring the advantages of conducting stakeholder meetings outside the auto repair shop, such as minimizing distractions, creating a neutral ground, and sparking creativity.Ideal locations for stakeholder meetings (00:04:57) Suggesting various locations for holding stakeholder meetings, including coffee shops, conference room rentals, restaurants, and co-working spaces.Structuring effective stakeholder meetings (00:06:54) Outlining the importance of having a clear structure and agenda for stakeholder meetings, including setting objectives, prioritizing topics, and assigning time slots.The impact of regular stakeholder meetings on business success (00:10:15) Highlighting the significance of holding regular stakeholder meetings based on research findings, such as achieving business goals and improving satisfaction and performance levels.
    Connect with Chris:
    chris@autofixsos.com
    Phone: 940.400.1008
    www.autoshopcoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
    AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae

    #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook

    • 10 min
    Dressing to Impress: Setting the Standard of Professionalism in Your Auto Repair Shop [E165]

    Dressing to Impress: Setting the Standard of Professionalism in Your Auto Repair Shop [E165]

    The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops.
    Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/
    Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/
    If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind
    In this podcast episode, Chris Cotton from Auto Fix Auto Shop Coaching underscores the significance of professional attire in the auto repair industry. He connects dressing well with increased confidence, employee morale, and customer trust. Cotton shares personal anecdotes and cites studies on "enclothed cognition," reinforcing the idea that appearance can influence performance. He offers practical advice for shop owners to elevate their business's professionalism through attire, leadership, and delegation. Cotton concludes by advocating for a standard of respect and dedication in the industry, supported by the episode's sponsor, Shop Marketing Pros.
    The importance of dressing professionally (00:01:15) Chris discusses the impact of dressing professionally on business perception, employee morale, and customer confidence.
    The psychological impact of dressing well (00:03:22) Chris explores the psychological connection between dressing well and feeling better, projecting confidence, and improving performance.
    Supporting data on the importance of dressing well (00:05:33) Chris presents data on perception and trust, employee morale, and customer confidence related to professional appearance.
    Setting a new standard (00:06:45) Chris provides practical tips for setting a standard of professionalism, including investing in quality uniforms and leading by example.
    The role of the owner in dressing professionally (00:07:49) Chris emphasizes the role of the owner in creating a culture of professionalism and setting boundaries through professional attire.
    The pledge to elevate industry standards (00:11:15) Chris encourages listeners to join him in pledging to dress professionally, reflecting respect for themselves, employees, and customers.
    Connect with Chris:
    chris@autofixsos.com
    Phone: 940.400.1008
    www.autoshopcoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
    AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae
    #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook

    • 11 min
    Unlocking Greatness: The Ray Lewis Mentality - Are You Pissed Off for Greatness [164]

    Unlocking Greatness: The Ray Lewis Mentality - Are You Pissed Off for Greatness [164]

    The Weekly Blitz is brought to you by our friends over at Shop Marketing Pros. If you want to take your shop to the next level, you need great marketing. Shop Marketing Pros does top-tier marketing for top-tier shops.
    Click here to learn more about Top Tier Marketing by Shop Marketing Pros and schedule a demo:https://shopmarketingpros.com/chris/
    Check out their podcast here: https://autorepairmarketing.captivate.fm/
    If you would like to join their private Facebook group go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autorepairmarketingmastermind
    In this episode of "The Weekly Blitz," Coach Chris Cotton explores Ray Lewis's "Pissed Off for Greatness" speech, applying its principles to auto repair business growth. He dissects the speech's themes of urgency, sacrifice, and excellence, urging listeners to pinpoint their motivation and seriously pursue their objectives. Cotton stresses the necessity of focus, consistency, and self-belief for true greatness, inspiring his audience to reject mediocrity and strive for their best.

    Introduction (00:00:01) Coach Chris Cotton introduces the podcast, emphasizing industry expertise and business innovation.
    Chasing Greatness (00:01:07) Coach Chris Cotton discusses the importance of chasing greatness and introduces Ray Lewis's speech "Pissed Off for Greatness."
    Key Takeaways from Ray Lewis's Speech (00:02:18) Coach Chris Cotton highlights key takeaways from Ray Lewis's speech, including urgency, sacrifice, and rejecting mediocrity.
    Defining Football and Rejecting Mediocrity (00:03:27) Coach Chris Cotton shares a personal anecdote related to rejecting mediocrity and emphasizes the importance of not settling in life.
    Pissed Off for Greatness Mindset (00:05:28) Coach Chris Cotton encourages listeners to embrace the "pissed off for greatness" mindset and take their goals seriously.
    Intensity and Lasting Greatness (00:07:47) Coach Chris Cotton discusses how lasting greatness requires focus, consistency, and self-belief, beyond just anger and intensity.
    Conclusion and Call to Action (00:08:48) Coach Chris Cotton concludes the episode, urging listeners to maintain a positive mindset and stay "pissed off for greatness."

    Connect with Chris:

    chris@autofixsos.com
    Phone: 940.400.1008
    www.autoshopcoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
    AutoFixAutoShopCoachingYoutube: https://bit.ly/3ClX0ae

    #autofixautoshopcoaching #autofixbeautofixing #autoshopprofits #autoshopprofit #autoshopprofitsfirst #autoshopleadership #autoshopmanagement #autorepairshopcoaching #autorepairshopconsulting #autorepairshoptraining #autorepairshop #autorepair #serviceadvisor #serviceadvisorefficiency #autorepairshopmarketing #theweeklyblitz #autofix #shopmarketingpros #autofixautoshopcoachingbook

    • 9 min

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