How to avoid being intimidated in your PDR Business

ep28-paintless-mentor-podcastEver feel like you gave a lower price than you should for a dent repair? Could it be the customer or manager intimidated you?
You might be surprised at how much your business and well being improves once you learn how to avoid it.

Listen to find out how to avoid being pushed around by:

  • customers
  • body shop managers
  • insurance adjusters
  • other Paintless Dent Repair Techs

"Winning Through Intimidation" by Robert Ringer
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The Power of No in your PDR business - Episode 27

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oals, ambitions, targets. Things you want, things you strive for. You see what you want, but what about the things you don’t?
How does learning to say no more often get you more business and make more off each one?
What must you say no to, in order to make your goals become yes?

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Episode 26: Starting Over - What I'd Tell my Newbie Self

starting paintless business episode 26This question comes from Joe, a student and Paintless Mentor Podcast listener:
"usually nobody talks about the very beginning of starting the paintless business. A step by step detailed info would be very helpful. Thank you. Joe"
Another way to ask:
Take away all your customers, leave you with nothing but your experience and knowledge, what would you do to start a PDR business today?
This question gets at the core of what we know. Listen, if I could take you forward to the future and calm your nerves about what lies ahead for you and your PDR business, you’d be unstoppable. This is the next best thing.

  • How to make yourself legitimate
  • Why you must pull the trigger on getting paid (and where and how to do it)
  • What one thing you can do on every dent to make it pay you from here on out
  • Give this away to your best customers (and what to ask for in return)
  • Tips on getting business that cost you nothing, and some that will cost you very little
  • How to sharpen your skills even further

Episodes mentioned:
Market Your Paintless Business 1
Market Your Paintless Business 2
How to be the go-to guy in your PDR Market
Power of 2
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Episode 25: Guaranteed - This Will Build Your PDR Business

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here are two things I can guarantee about your business. One, you absolutely need to offer a strong guarantee to your PDR customers. Two, you probably don’t want to or are afraid to give one.
  • How can you offer a compelling guarantee without getting ripped off?
  • What it can do for your business
  • Why your competition won’t give one, and why you should
  • How long should a guarantee be for?
  • The implied guarantee you never meant to give (and how its enforced)

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Welcome to PDR, now close the door please

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ou helped a new guy out. You're a nice guy, what can you say?
Did you know this "token" of kindness could cause you to act in ways which are not a part of your normal character?
There is a real danger of joining the cause of newbie blockers.
Yes, you could very well try and close the door now that you’re in. Ready for some hard data?

  • It happens on a larger scale than you think
  • How even the “nicest” guys are affected
  • Why it can suck joy and money right out of your life

Join us as we pull the shades, and show you how to pull yourself back into line as leader of your business.

  • The market saturation myth
  • How to spot it
  • How to change your mindset

Episode 5
Episode 6
Malcom Gladwell reveals why tokens of kindness sometimes back fire.
Listen below to answer: Are you making the wrong comparisons for your paintless business?

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How to Push Dents Smarter, Faster and Better

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hen you work dents, do you feel in control? If you’re like most techs, there are areas where you could feel better about your work and workflow.
Charles Duhigg, author of "Power of Habit" has released a new book, "Smarter, Faster, Better". He gives surprising insights into motivation and self management. Get the connection to dents and the paintless business in this episode.

  • Why the skill of making decisions is a surprising motivating factor
  • How the latitude of a dent makes you feel in control
  • The choice to start early
  • Where, when and how you fix a dent or whole car
  • The question to ask yourself on any large task
  • How "story in advance" can help on large dents, and while working the hail trail
  • Why in a world of so much information, are we so bad at learning?
  • Typing your notes or handwriting, which is really better?
  • Why you want to slow down to learn, and how to do it
  • Why the best part of dent repair is yet to come… (not a teaser)

A listener asks: "Would you go to work for a paintless dent company and leave self employment?"

  • The ins and outs of both are covered here.
  • What question do you need to ask yourself before striking out on your own?
  • Dents on social media look amazing. Why you need to be careful.
  • Who are you really pushing against?
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3 Habits of the Fastest Dent Techs and How to Make Them Yours

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atching the fastest hail tech some years ago, we were in awe of his speed.
We uncovered 3 methods he used to work fast. You’ll learn the 3 speed secrets, better yet, you’ll know how to turn them into habit.
In episode 7 you learned the brain’s need for automatic processes. Turns out this can work both for you and against you.
Find out how mental contrasting and if-then statements help you get the habits you want and even get rid of the others.
Listen for ways to get fast and improve any area of your life you want.

Customer forges a hail claim check. How we handled the misadventure.
Tools we love: Why I stopped using the most sought after adjustable tools in the business. Continue reading

Should You Design Your Own PDR Tools?

ep21-paintless-mentor-podcastIf you have a design or idea for a paintless dent repair tool, maybe you should just build it. But there are two things you need to know first.

  • What you need to avoid
  • Why you have to move fast

In this age of technology, what is the smartest and best thing to build? Software? Maybe not.

Paintless Mentor Episode 7
Ultra Dent Tools Design Contest
Movie: "Joy"
Marc Andreesen
Wizard of Menlo Park by Randall E Stross
Edgy Tools Hangers
Don Gray Tools
Rollerblade Story
4 Minute Mile

Tool of the week:
Carbon Hail Rod

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