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How Musicians Use a Metronome, Can Help Body Employees be Better Blueprinters

A metronome is a device that produces an audible beat—mostly a click —at regular intervals that the user can set in beats per minute. Musicians use the device to practice playing to a regular pulse. Metronomes typically include a set synchronized visual motion that sways rhythmically and goes, "Click. Click. Click. Click." It strengthens a musician's inner pulse, improves rhythmic precision, and increases the consistency of their playing. How does the metronome do all these things by saying the same thing over and over? It’s all in how you use it. If you were forced into piano lessons as a child and introduced to a metronome, you might think the metronome simply serves to “keep time." Beginners rely on the metronome, rather than use it to build their own internal sense of rhythm. You may think that a metronome is an inanimate object, but you'd be wrong. A metronome is a cruel, heartless, sadistic demonic beast that tears out your heart with its teeth. It stomps upon your soul. It taunts you with name calling. It chants (in perfect time) "wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong" and "worthless worthless worthless worthless worthless worthless worthless worthless" and "hack hack hack hack hack hack hack hack".

Just like most seasoned production managers.

But get rid of the images of children struggling along while their teachers claps with the metronome to emphasize the beat. Start thinking of your favorite musician practicing with one at home when no one is looking and then blowing people’s minds at the concert. Because developed musicians will use it deliberately and intentionally to solve a specific musical problem that presents itself. Here's how a metronome works for musicians and might help our employees preform better blueprinting:

Gradually Accelerate 1) Slow down a section to an easily playable tempo. 2) Practice at this tempo until it can be played correctly and consistently. 3) Bump up the tempo on the metronome a few clicks. 4) Repeat steps 1-3 until the final tempo is reached. 5) Practicing slowly and gradually and speeding up the tempo is usually the first and most common advice for metronome usage.

Most of us have probably heard the adage: “You’ve got to go slow to go fast." Doing this is helpful for getting notes “under the fingers," so they are not a jumbled mess or for our employees to improve accuracy in disassembly and blueprinting. Initially purposely slowing down gives the brain enough time to listen to each note, process what it is hearing, identify intonation and musical issues, and fix problems that are easy to miss at a faster tempo. Wow. Let that soak in. Do I really need to make comparisons of my previous sentence, to the required focus, accuracy, high-level of communications between tech and writer that is required to be absolutely accurate when blueprinting?

Slow down blueprinting + Concentrate on accuracy = Speed up the repair

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Stop Allowing Yourself to be a Hostage to Success

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Stop asking your estimators to lie to vehicle owners. Seriously.

Because if they are just selling, they are never really being honest with your potential customers.

Here’e the rub, I sell too, so what am I talking about?

The collision business is not easy. That’s a fact. Another fact is, the only way to really be ethical in sales is to only sell to people who are completely, no ifs and no buts a 100% fit for your collision center. No exceptions.

Guess what?

Vehicle owners who are qualified, already want your bodyshop to repair their vehicle. So you don’t have to sell them. They are already sold.
you don't have to sell them. They're ready to buy right now.

So who do you keep trying to sell? You may have guessed it. The rest of the vehicle owners that need repairs out there, who are not yet a 100% perfect fit.

So selling is bad, selling is an uphill battle of trying to convince someone that they should have something they really don't want or need.
All you’ll encounter is resistance, objections, not to mention, all those people who lead your estimator’s on because they are too afraid to say "no" and then never return any of your estimator’s calls or emails.

Here’s my last fact:

When people need something from a bodyshop business, they know it. Nobody needs to sell it to them. When they want something, they know it, and don't need to be sold. Sure, there might be some price negotiation or they more than likely do not know how they are going to pay their deductible. That’s it. The next time a vehicle owner seems to be playing games, throwing out hollow objections or not returning your estimator’s calls, you should consider that maybe you were not altogether honest with yourself in even considering them to be a good prospect in the first place. Until you solve their problem. No deductible cash. Use “in-house” deductible loans managed by Collision Financial Services. Register your shop today @

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Did you know that we have been experiencing an economic recovery since the Great Recession of 2008-2009. Has it felt like a full recovery to you?

Although the economy has trended upwards, people just haven’t been saving. 44% of Americans are either in debt, have no savings at all, or have only enough savings to tide them over for up to three months if they lose their jobs, as stated by an Assets and Opportunity report last year.
A recent report found that nearly half of Americans are saving no more than 5% of their income, while 1 in 5 or 18% are saving nothing. Literally nothing at all.
Not a lot of American have nests with nest eggs.
Now let’s add consumers insurance buying habits into the conversation. One of the most common cost-cutting tactics is calling up your insurance company and requesting an increase in your deductible – the amount you have to pay before the insurance kicks in.
On the surface, this works well. If you increase your deductible, your premiums will go down, meaning your monthly bills are lower. People chop hefty percentages from their insurance bill just by making this move.
The first thing to note is that the purpose of auto insurance is to insure financial survival due to an unforeseen accident. With automobile insurance – if you total your car without insurance, you might be left holding just a car loan and nothing to show for it.
Obviously, for those consumers in a higher tax bracket, insurance premiums are a lot less important.
A consumer saving money by raising their deductible should then be sure to have the cash on hand to cover the deductible in such a situation. But mostly they don’t. Americans are just not good money savers. Instead they only consider that, if they raise their auto deductible from $200 to $1,000, they’ll see a big drop in their bill. Like a premium saving of 40%. Also, by car insurance industry estimates, an insured files a claim for a collision about once every 17.9 years. They all think they are average drivers, and roll the dice. However when something goes wrong with the car, they’re going to need that $1,000. If they don’t have that $1,000 in an easy-to-access place, then they are in real trouble.
Now this person who has rolled the dice, lost. They have little or no emergency fund and walk into your shop asking f

or a estimate. Needing their vehicle repaired. Your solution is simple: Register your bodyshop or collision center today with Collision Financial Services and offer them a “in-house” deductible or collision repair installment loan. No credit check.