Mind Wrench Podcast

Mind Wrench Podcast

The Mind-Wrench Podcast is a personal & professional development podcast designed primarily for those serving the automotive repair industry, but these simple, yet effective strategies can be utilized by anyone looking to reach their next-level life. Hosted by Industry veteran Rick Selover, the show shares his practical and personal insights on mindset, self-improvement and leadership for a more successful shop & more enjoyable life! Join us every Monday. Follow Rick on IG @rick_selover and join the FB Group- CollisionMasterMind. Visit rickselover.com for more info.

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May 23, 2022 20 min

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Has the unprecedented events and our way of life last 24 months, left you with a nagging feeling of dis-ease?

 Are you now dealing with how the mental hangover of the pandemic, coupled with the latest dilemmas, has affected your employees, your family & even your customers… but not sure what to do about it? 

 Did you realize this is not just you, your shop or your family experiencing this, that it’s a national phen...

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Are you one of the thousands of shop owners nearing that major crossroad in your life, wondering if the time is right for you to retire, but don’t feel properly prepared?

 Do you have the option to “hand-down” or “hand-off” your hard-earned dynasty to a child or family member, but not sure if that’s the right thing to do?

More importantly, have you already done the financial planning it requires to make the right decis...

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Deep down, do you have hopes and dreams of moving up in life, in your career, your health or your personal relationships, but just can’t seem to picture it?

 Has the picture in your mind, the self-image you hold of yourself, possibly been installed by someone else as you were growing up, convincing you that success is unattainable for you?... you’re simply not good enough?

 Well, this week’s episode is for you! 

 The co...

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They say, “life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it”, right? 

Does it seem like life has been throwing more than its fair share of 10%’ers at you lately? 

More importantly, are you struggling to manage that 90% in a somewhat positive manner? 

Join us this week, as I share a personal story about a medical emergency in my family, a 10% situation that had me seriously questioning how I was handling my 9...

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Do you have goals in your personal or professional life that you were working hard towards, but let off the gas just a little, and now feel farther away from that goal, than when you started?

 Sometimes does it seem you take 2 steps forward, but fall 3 steps back when trying to reach your next level of accomplishment, achievement or success?

 Does it feel like those around you seem to be climbing their mountains in lif...

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Are you struggling unsuccessfully, every week, trying to find much-needed technicians, unsure of how you can even hang on to your current staff?

 Tired of your Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn and Facebook ads producing zero results?... and even offering signing bonuses failing to land that “great-new tech”?

Has the “Labor Shortage” (or realistically the ambition shortage) have you ready to throw-in the towel on finding new p...

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Has the rate of veteran technicians retiring or leaving this industry massively outpacing the availability and intake of new techs, have you scratching your head?

Does this situation feel like it’s getting worse by the day, and it seems like nobody can do anything about it?

 Are you thinking you’d like to be “part of the solution”, but don’t know what you COULD do, or where to even start?

 Join us this week, as we talk ...

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Are you knocking off things from your “to do” list every day, but still feel like you’re getting nothing done?

Do the real “needle-movers” in your life keep getting bumped to tomorrow’s list at the end of each day?

 Join us this week, as well-known speaker, author and leader in goal accomplishment, Brian Tracy, teaches us how to master our time-management skills & get the REAL important things done first!

 

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March 21, 2022 15 min

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Lately, have you been really on edge, in a constant state of irritation, frustration, bitterness, unusually sarcastic, negative, or just plain angry… but not exactly sure why?

 Feeling like you’re just not firing on all cylinders, badly sputtering through your days, desperately in need of a tune-up! 

 Can’t help but feel that you ARE stuck in this funk, and not really sure how to get through it?

Has the last 24 months o...

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Is your pre-paint final prep at “expert-level”, yet you still get more trash in your paint then you drag to the curb every week?

 Experiencing the frustrations of doing everything correct, anti-stat wiping, tacking with a fresh cloth, but still seeing funky metallic patterns, light dust and uncovered bumper edges in your finish?

 Are the reworks or endless wet-sand & rubbing, slowing your production and zapping you...

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Do you find it almost impossible to complete a task without getting sidetracked?

 Is the super-addictive draw of social media, emails and Google searches, keep you from focusing your attention on just one thing?

Are the never-ending distractions of the external “shiny objects” and a constantly-wandering mind, stealing your ability to follow a project through to the end, in a timely manner?

 How’s that whole multi-taskin...

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Are you one of the millions of people that get up every day, go to work, put in your time, go home, and repeat this cycle for weeks, months and years, without any idea why you do it?

 Do you feel somewhere deep down inside that you were meant for something more, something more meaningful… more fulfilling?

The sobering facts are that over 85% of Americans go to work each day to a job they hate, and there are more heart ...

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February 21, 2022 16 min

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When things go wrong in your world, does it feel like it’s not really your fault?

 Do you feel as though bad things keep happening to you no matter what you do?

 Does it seem as though you have no control over situations or that the world is out to get you?

 You may not realize it, but these are classic examples of a “victim mindset” or a “victim mentality”.

 Join us this week, as we discuss some of the signs, attitudes ...

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Have you ever experienced the difference between a “job” and “meaningful work”?

 As the largest sector of our industry workforce transitions from boomers to millennials, do you know what really motivates them?

 Did you know that the “secret” powers of masterminds, has origins all the way back to the Industrial boom & helped men like Andrew Carnegie make millions?

 In this second segment of our interview, industry ve...

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Have you decided to not give-up, give-in and sell-out to the steady march of MSO consolidation?

 Is your shop considered an “outlier” in the industry, a business that is adapting, growing & thriving despite the headwinds of today’s collision repair climate?

 In this episode, bodyshop consultant, author of “The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops”, Dave Luehr, shares some nuggets from his book & his philoso...

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*REBOOT ep.31 is a replay of an earlier, popular episode from 2021.

Have you ever really wanted to do something, but you let your fears talk you out of it? 

Are there things you know you NEED to do, but the mere thought of making the move makes you break-out in a cold sweat? ….. do your thoughts of all the bad things that could happen sometimes freeze you dead in your tracks??

Join us this week, as we REBOOT Episode 31,...

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January 24, 2022 12 min

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You have people in your life, that when you see their name pop-up on your phone as it’s ringing… your first thought is “aww crap!”  or “I really don’t want to answer this” … sound familiar?

 These people I’m talking about are sometimes referred to as “energy-drainers”, whiners & complainers, but more commonly labelled as what they truly are… TOXIC PEOPLE.

 Join us this week, as keynote speaker, leadership & com...

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When you hear the word SUCCESS, does your mind jump to stacks of cash, supercars and ocean-front villa living?

 Do you let your limited thinking convince you that success is unattainable for you, it’s only for those “lucky” few… you don’t have what it takes… it’s beyond your grasp?

 Have you ever stopped, taken an honest look at your life & realize you may already be successful in certain areas of your life right n...

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Seem like no matter what you do, there’s always dirt in your paint jobs? 

Are you looking to improve the atmosphere in your paint department, reduce the redos & buffing for cleaner jobs and better production in 2022? 

Is effectively protecting your employee’s health a top priority (as it should be), whilst improving your throughput and keeping that “cash register” cha-chinging? 

This is the podcast episode for YOU!!...

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Is a new spray booth or prep-deck in your plans for the New Year? 

Are you expanding your paint department, replacing some old, worn-out equipment or just making some improvements in the back shop for better production in 2022? 

Knowing the right capital investments can impact your bottom-line positively, you’re looking to make sure you choose the right equipment and the correct placement of your “cash register”, right...

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