Those Who Fail to Plan…
…Don’t Know How to Meet Their Goals
There’s an old cliché that says, “Those who fail to plan are really planning to fail.” It’s fun, it just twists the words around a little, and it holds a little bit of truth. But there’s quite a bit more to the idea of planning and failing to plan. It boils down to what’s your vision?
Here at Big Sky Collision Center we have a vision. We want to be the top collision repair center in the nation. That means we take some specific steps in order to improve our efficiency, improve our repair process, and improve the quality of the finalized product. It all starts with the vision.
You Need a Goal!
Stephen Covey wrote a book called the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is used in businesses around the country for training and personal growth. If you haven’t read it, you should pick up a copy.
Habit Number Two States: Begin with the end in mind. A fancy way of saying “Have a goal.” After all, how do you know when you have arrived if you don’t know where you are going?
When you begin with the end in mind, you are setting out to accomplish a certain task. You have a goal, and you will work toward that goal until you have reached it. At that point your goals change and you focus on a new standard.
But if you know where you are, and you know where you want to be, how do you get there?
You Need a Plan!
You are at point A and you want to get to point B. Your plan outlines the specific steps that it takes to accomplish what you want to accomplish. In other words, this is your mission.
In Covey’s book he walks you through a lot of the mindsets that you need to have in order to accomplish your goals. The second chapter talks about setting the goals, and then the rest of the book is all about how to get there.
When you have your goal, you have the destination, when you have your mission you have your plan of action on how to get there.
At Big Sky Collision Center we have our roadmap on how to be the best of the best in the auto repair industry.
You Need a Purpose!
One thing that Covey’s book doesn’t dive into is your purpose, or your why. That’s something that you need to turn to Simon Sinek for.
Sinek has a great Ted Talk (embedded below) about discovering your why, or discovering your purpose. In a business sense, this creates a whole new outlook on your goals and it makes it a lot easier to relay what you do (and why you do it).
Before you can determine where you are going, and how you will get there, you have to start with why. You have to know why you are doing what you’re doing.
Big Sky Collision Center Fixes Cars
Here at Big Sky Collision our passion is people. Wait, isn’t it cars? Fixing cars is the byproduct. Our passion is to grow strong leaders that will take ownership of their careers. The end result is that you, the customer, get better service, a better product, and it takes less time. Our employees are training to be leaders, we just happen to be good at fixing cars.
Call us at 406-259-6328 if you need more info on what we do, or if you want to schedule a time to have your car detailed.