Episode 103: Motivation

On this week’s episode of Grease the Wheels we are talking about the most fragile thing in your shop — the motivation of the people working there. We have all had that internal monologue while sitting in our cars either on the way to, or sitting in the parking lot of work, where we genuinely wonder if today is going to be the day where we grease the wheels, load up the toolbox, and never come back. However every single ounce of motivation must come from within. Sure there are external factors that can motivate you, but at the end of the day the action of following through on your motivations comes solely from the person who looks back at you in the mirror. Also, we take a look at the crazy ebbs and flows of motivation that cause us to do the things we do and some of the ramifications of losing our motivation to work on a particular car by throwing right on our favorite spot in the shop- the back burner!

Also Uncle Jimmy goes over his biggest motivation killer in recent memory- a service advisor saying, “Remember that car from Friday? It’s back and still has the same problem!” at 7:30 AM on a Monday while outlining the similarities between shops and pimps, and mechanics and hoes.

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