Feeling Overwhelmed as an Auto Repair Shop Owner?

As a shop owner, it’s common to take on all the tasks of running your business; from the repairs to payroll to paying bills. Everything and anything seems to rest on your shoulders. While it’s admirable to take on all the responsibilities of your business, it can be overwhelming. In fact, in the long run, it will lead to burnout. When burnout occurs, you become ineffective and your business and life will suffer.

Learn to delegate certain tasks. Sit down and clearly outline your job description as the owner. Then clearly outline the job role and tasks of everyone you employ. Whether you are a 3-man shop or have 30 employees, the entire weight of your business should not rest squarely on your shoulders.

This is not to say you should remove yourself from running the business. You should and need to stay involved with what’s happening each day. But you need to assign a certain task to others and then set up a system of reporting that allows you to remain in control without controlling everything.

This article was contributed by Joe Marconi. Joe is the co-founder of autoshopowner.com, and one of the 1-on-1 business coaches who helps shop owners through the Elite Coaching Program.

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