Hey guys….Janie just reminded me that if you have a notification when I post on the daily pose……please understand I do several saves as I assemble each days daily pose. If you get a notification of you go early to read this you may want to come back to see it all. I’ll tell you it’s a wrap at the end each day…..ok, you were warned!
This morning started off with a walk on the beachif working hard to work hard is what you’ve done for decades I need to do the same in taking time off to recharge. It hasn’t been often to have this opportunity…….thanks guys.it’s my job now to make the most of it. Including mowing the grass, it IS very relaxing looking down A1A in Ormond by the Seatrue that’s “non-GMC” but for me….this makes the rest of it happen……….
Btw, Motorhome Rehab Ranch has gotten together and will be posting an instruction video every week. We have a trend going…..2 in a row…..so let’s see if we can keep that going. We did one this week about restoring your entry door gasket. Sounds kinda boring I know but when your project is a complete renovation……….there’s a door gasket that can be improved upon….. Go to “video blog” on our home page. Scroll down, you do not have to be a member to watch the video. Of course if you would be interested in being one of our Motorhome Rehab Ranch” ranch hand…….. Join the road gang. I know…sounds silly but it’s an attempt to disseminate proven restoration, update and upgrade projects for your GMC.
To prove the guys have the shop well in hand while I’m AWOL…..Oh dang, she’s looking fine…….. Eleganza too! Ruby is reacting well to her grooming for her ride home to the UK.we’re waiting til delivery day for the big wash, her completion still is shining thru. Eleganza is playing the maid of honor to RubyTake a minute to study another pic of Ruby…from her original full length, twin ladder top rail, the now unavailable full length toll booth windows…..original polished aluminum (not stainless steel) prototype entry door latch plate, Tango electrics, aluminum rims, Rafusa step, late style body side mold, new ZipDee, base/ clear 3 color finish with over 300 hours of labor her body is fine! Inside though is the news….Mannys 6.5 GM turbo diesel with Manny’s mega 425 tranny…273 diff…..dude if you wanna go diesel, brother this is the combination. Give him a call…….we have several times!
A marine diesel generator, aluminum fuel tank, Mac Dash, Avonite countertops, induction top, Danfoss compressor frig. and a cartridge in a pear tree…….this 4 1/2 years restoation project yielded a superior, historic (1973 #41) classic family member. Follow as we take Ruby to port…….
Here are some pics the guys sent me, I’ll add verbiage laterSo the web site tells me wjen I get too long winded….it starts to post slower….my plunking finger starts to lock up too!
So this is the official end o today’s daily pose. If your notified on postings and have to suffer thru so many saves….its over. Maybe I should do this the night before so it’s all there with your coffee….send me a post if that a problem for you here.
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One of the hardest lessons I learned is that transition between being the artisan and being the manager. You get really good at something, and that becomes recognized, and then you have more business than you can deal by yourself, so you hire helpers, who aren’t nearly as good as you… and that’s when the decision to remain small mom-and-pop and turn away business, or switch hats, and take on a whole new, unfamiliar role, that of manager and mentor.
I cringe sometimes, when I see code that my employees developed. But if I were to do their work, my company could never have grown either. These days though, we have another hat to add: That of social media influencer. With traditional marketing out the window (who reads newspapers, listens to radio, or watches TV, in this age of online news, Pandora, and Netflix?). What I’ve come to realize is that a business needs to be broken into three parts: 1) Operations: led by someone who knows how to manage people and get them working the right way. 2) Back Office / management: led by someone who understands how to run a business, its financials and books, HR, licensing, fed/state requirements, etc. and newly 3) Public Exposure. This last used to be “marketing” but these days, it’s become about being a “personality” — Like Steve Jobs, or Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk. Sure, they “head” a company, but the amount of effort required to be a public figure is a whole job on its own. I see the amount of effort my wife spends in order to have enough followers for her art to sell. She spends more time taking photos, making videos, editing videos, posting stuff, and mostly, answering comments (“engagement” is the main metric to keep posts showing on other’s feeds) than actually painting and doing her art.
With the Co-op, you are all three, and doing all three means three full-time jobs. Like I keep telling my wife, that might not be sustainable long term…
In a very selfish way, I really would like to see more videos from you / the Co-op. Not only do most GMC owners seek knowledge and absorb it like sponges, but it also reinforces / brands the Co-op as an authoritative source. Although a few owners like to do their own maintenance (the very quality that also makes them more vocal online) most would much prefer just taking it to a shop. Knowing that shop, what it does, who does it, and just knowing that there’s experience with just the sort of issues they are having is probably the most important activity that benefits the Coop (and us sponges)
I think you have #1 in good hands with Jason (from what I can see from outside) so having the time to do more videos and being the Steve Jobs or Elon Musk of GMCs might be way more fun and less stressful? I have to make a similar decision on my business. I’ve been aiming towards focusing on #2 (management) but the real need is in #1, which I’m not sure I want to do… Might have to though.
Anyway, long comment, sorry about that, but yes, I up-vote the weekly videos effort! ; )
You hit it right on the head brother and I too am trying to pair down things for me to that spot. I actually have a Steve Jobs watch I’m starting to wear! Onward and upward…….to infinity and beyond!