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ARE YOU A “RISK TAKER” IN YOUR BUSINESS?

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Bob Greenwood. May 24, 2016. ( over 5 years ago ) 1,398 views

Over my career I’ve had the privilege of meeting thousands of people in this industry. No, I can’t remember everyone’s name and neither could you… LOL, but we have a tremendous amount of great people in this Aftermarket with high ethical standards to be proud of.

I spend a lot of time listening and observing people to learn from them and to understand what type of person they are.

Here’s an interesting career observation: At the shop level, we lack “risk takers”. These are the people who truly understand what “risk” means.

Definition: “A Risk Taker is a person trusting themselves enough to keep moving forward when the path is not clear.”

Notice two key words in that definition—“trusting themselves”.

Risk taking does not have to be as negative a concept as many people treat it. It can be a very positive motion when the person has gained the correct education to measure the risk and, most importantly, how to keep the risk in check as they move forward.

So why do we lack “risk takers” at the shop level in the Aftermarket? I boil it down to four words—lack of business education!

When the right business education is in place and clearly understood, it generates self-confidence and the amount of “business risk” moving forward actually drops dramatically. Please think about that.

Just an observation I’ve had.

Bob Greenwood


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Bob Greenwood
AAEC/AED
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
800.267.5497