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Daily Dose Episode 62 (Family Edition)

 

Boundaries by Rick White, President 180BIZ

This is our family edition. What I want to talk about today are boundaries. I think boundaries are important, but you must scrutinize them. We have a fence in our yard. The fence is there to keep our kids on our property where we can see them and keep them safe. And it's also there to keep the dog in the yard. I was looking at the fence yesterday and I was thinking that it's important to have boundaries. Then this little voice inside said, “But is it?” I want you to step back and look at boundaries as a good thing. There are certain boundaries that are created by your identity.

I will never, ever, ever do drugs. That is a boundary for me because that is part of my identity. I will never ever be drunk. That is part of my identity.  That identity, that boundary is created by who I believe I am. Those are good boundaries. Those are where you are practicing self-management and self-discipline. Those boundaries are good for you....

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Daily Dose Episode 61

 

Brotherhood by Rick White, President 180BIZ

 Today I'm wearing a different shirt. It is from Swanley Garage Services and Simply Diag. This shirt was a gift from a friend that I met at ASA super Saturday in Pennsylvania. His name is Edward Grig and owns a shop in London. He came out from London English to ASA super Saturday where he and I met. I also met his beautiful wife, Zoe. That was back in October. Ed and I became friends on Facebook. Right about the beginning of the year, he messaged me and said, “Hey, I signed up for vision.”

“I signed up for your classes. What's your shirt size?” Thank you so much to Ed for the shirt. And the reason why I'm wearing this today is because I want to talk about brotherhood. Any female shop owners that are watching today understand that brotherhood is not a gender-based thought process. I just couldn't think of a better word. What I want you to think about though is that we all have a brotherhood in this industry, and...

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Daily Dose Episode 60

 

What's Your Goal for 2020? by Rick White, President 180BIZ

 I'm going to ask you another question. I honestly believe that if you want a better life, you've got to ask yourself better questions. So here's my question for you now. What's your goal for 2020? You had goals, at least I hope you did, on January 1st. Then suddenly this pandemic starts up. Things changed overnight. That happens and it's okay. But what I've seen people doing because of the uncertainty is they stopped pursuing their goals.

Why does that happen? Because you never had control of your life. You never had control of your circumstances. What you did have was control over your routines. You have control over your actions, your reactions, your attitude, your mindset, your focus, your expectations. Those are the things you had control over. We all get up in the morning, have our cup of tea or coffee, drive to work, etc.  We do that each day, every day.  We are in control.

Now, there’s a stay at...

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Daily Dose Episode 59

 

Comparison by Rick White, President 180BIZ

I want to talk to you, today, about comparison. You can spend a ton of time comparing where you're at now to where you were before. In doing that you end up missing out on the opportunities that are all around you. This is a different environment and the reality is there's still some people looking at today and going, man, it's not like it was two weeks ago, four weeks ago, eight weeks ago. Don't do that. It's a waste of your time. It's a waste of your focus. It's a waste of your energy. You can spend so much time staring at the door that's closed that you're missing the open window.

Sep back and look at what's going on.  I want you to look at what's going on today. Ask yourself, “What's great about today?” I want you to ask yourself, “What can I take advantage of today?” What opportunities that you can take advantage of today? You might be the only one open in your market. Things are closed tight in Virginia...

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Daily Dose Episode 58

 

Doing or Getting by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today I want to ask you a question. Are you DOING or are you GETTING?  You might ask, “Rick, what do you mean by that?” That is a great question. Are you doing all the things on your to-do list or are you stepping back enough to understand what it is you want from those actions? What are the outcomes that you want from taking those actions? What do you want from doing those actions? If you're focused on doing, you are task-oriented and it's just something to check off a checklist.  That is the wrong focus. A better approach is to do nothing until you have a clear outcome. Then figure out what tasks are going to help you get that outcome.  Work those tasks to make sure you're getting the outcome.

I was talking to a shop owner yesterday who is doing all kinds of different things. I asked the owner what the results he was getting from doing those things.  He didn’t know. Let me tell you something....

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Daily Dose Episode 57

 

Dealing with Frustration by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today I want to talk about frustration. Why is this a big deal? Because 44 states are relaxing their “Stay at Home” guidelines. More people are starting to come out.  There are a lot of people that are frustrated. There are a lot of people that are angry. There are a lot of people that feel like they have been forced to do things they don't want to do. And you're going to start seeing more and more of them in your shop. You can't go into this thinking it's business as usual. This is still not normal. You’re going to start getting busier. Be very, very intentional here. If nowhere else, please be intentional here.

Frustration levels of some people are higher than they normally are. We're all a little bit on edge. We're ready to get things back to the way they should be. But you know, you're going to have guidelines. Some States that are requiring masks. Some are requiring curbside only. Some are requiring...

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Daily Dose Episode 56 (Faith Edition)

 

What Do Others See by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today is my faith edition. I want to first start off by wishing all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn't be here. The questions that I want to start off with this morning is when people look at you, what do they see? We're supposed to be Christians. But, what does that mean? It means something different to each person. To some people it means going to church. To some people it means they believe in Jesus. I think Christianity, being a Christian, goes a lot further than a religion.  As I've said before, I don't think God cares about the religion. I don't think there's one set that gets it right and one that gets it wrong. For me, Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus or a relationship with God through Jesus. Jesus showed us what God really was. In the Old Testament, it sounds like there were times when God really got pissed. But if you are really into this and understand...

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Daily Dose Episode 55 (Family Edition)

 

Moms by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today, in my Family Edition, I want to talk about Moms. Moms are amazing. Let's face it, if it weren’t for your mother, you wouldn't be here, right? I realized there are some people right now that their moms aren't here anymore. But I want to tell you, they're still there. They're still inside. How many of you still hear your mom's voice every day? I am blessed. My mom and dad are still alive. They're getting along in years, but they're still here. I don't get to see my mom as much as I would like.  Were down in Virginia, my mom's in Massachusetts. I haven't seen her since January.

Things are a little bit weird right now with all the stay at home orders and things like that. So let me ask you a question. How are you going to make mother's day special? One of the things that my mom and I still do is we make time for a cup of tea over skype.  It’s something that I love to do. I realized that there is so much of both my parents...

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Daily Dose Episode 54

 

Confidence by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today we're going to talk about confidence.  I’m working with a new client and he has significant self-doubt issues, worthiness issues. His lack of confidence has him saying, “Why are people paying me? I'm not worth that much.” How many of us have felt that before?

Confidence comes from three places. When people talk about being confident, they're talking about being confident in what they're trying to do. When they're working on something new, they want to feel proficient at it. People want to feel good about doing it and they don't want to get started until they have that feeling.  But let me tell you.  That is the wrong confidence to pursue at this time.

  1. Now the first level of confidence that want is in your capabilities. You need confidence in your capabilities. What do I mean by that? I have never been through a pandemic before. I have never seen anything like this in all the years I've been on this...
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Daily Dose Episode 53

 

A Great Time to Reset by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Lately, I've been talking to you about how this is a great time to reset. There are a few different reasons why I am saying that.

  1. Here’s the first reason why this is a great time to do a reset, not only in your business but in your life too. When we hit major events, they tend to make us step back and reevaluate this time in our lives or how the business is doing.  That’s a good thing.  Reevaluation is a great way to keep your business fresh and moving in the right direction.  We tend to do this at the end of the year or when someone close to us passes.  This situation, the economic challenges, is a great time to reevaluate, too. Reevaluation can be a springboard for growth. And I don't mean money growth. I'm talking about personal growth, professional growth.  
  2. The second reason why this is a great time to do a reset is that now there is a lower barrier to change in your organization as a...
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