Are You Overwhelmed?
Life in the dealership world is hectic and many times overwhelming for the staff. The emotion of this weighs heavily on the individual with the effects going well beyond the job and into family life. Let’s look at some ways to deal with this feeling and turn it into a positive impact for everyone.
What Is Important Now?
It’s human nature to allow your thoughts to pile up on one another instead of focusing in on one issue at a time. Feeling overwhelmed is a result of this piling up of situations, problems, and concerns that happen in your daily life. To overcome this overwhelmed feeling, we must first understand what must be accomplished first. When you’ve listed the things that are important it’s easier to focus in on the item at the top of that list. The success of accomplishing one task at a time with total focus on the most important first will immediately reduce the feeling of you being overwhelmed. Make this a discipline in your life and understand the importance that this holds in improving the quality of life that we all desire.
Distractions are another reason many people get overwhelmed and accomplish little as they tackle their day-to-day life. It might be you are the person that everybody goes to with a problem and you want to please everybody, and be the solution for them. Unfortunately, always being the answer for these people is a negative for them as well, because they will never be able to perform at a top level without outside input. Everyone will need help from time to time and you won’t be able to eliminate distractions however, my hope is you learn to become very aware of the need to reduce and control them.
Always Learn and Train
We need to make it a daily habit to be seeking ways to improve our performance with training. This can be with process improvement as well as motivational materials to encourage us. The key is to always have an open mind to implement new ways of doing business. Seek out an expert in your field and study their material closely. It isn’t that you can accept everything however, always be looking for something to improve. Motivational material also needs to be a daily practice as we all get enough negative distractions in life. I listen to a lot of this material personally such as Zig Ziegler, John Maxwell, and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale as a few examples.
Faith and Exercise
Another way of overcoming the feeling of being overwhelmed in life involves faith and exercise. Spend time reading Scripture with prayer and meditation away from the rush of the day. For me exercise is also a critical component. My personal goal is to walk over 5 miles every day and I understand many times I fall short with all of this.
I am confident that this newsletter will help you attack the feeling of being overwhelmed in your life. I hope you accept it from this person that has experienced this feeling of being overwhelmed and overcome it. At times we are all attacked however, my hope is this will be a good guide for you from someone who cares.
Rob Gehring, President
Fixed Performance Inc.
Rob is President and Founder of Fixed Performance Inc. which he began over 15 years ago. His passion for customer care and helping others has assisted hundreds of dealerships with their fixed operations performance. His common sense coaching and training lifts people up as individuals and team members. With over 30 years of dealership management experience, he understands and respects the daily challenges of fixed operations. Placing a strong value in people and best practice processes always provide growth. His articles have been published regularly in national publications and weekly newsletters are read by thousands.