Make your bed every morning! This may seem like a useless task; why bother your just going to mess it up again. Life does not require you to make your bed every morning and an unmade bed does not stop you from going to sleep each night. However, when you make your bed, it will help change your mindset and attitude. Doing this little task each morning will give you a sense of pride and accomplishment. Your first task of the day is done, and it will encourage you to do another and another. Doing this little task matters; you will feel the difference on the first day. Keep in mind that if you can’t do the little things right, it is hard to accomplish the bigger things. After a long day of work, you will enjoy sleeping in a made bed, that you made, and that little task will give you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
Little tasks matter at your dealership as well; one of the little tasks that should not be skipped is your morning staff meeting. It should be your first task of the day with the goal to encourage your staff to be focused on all the other little tasks that should be accomplished that day. This, in turn, will help motivate your staff to accomplish the big things. Not having a morning meeting leaves you and your staff unorganized and unable to do the little things right the first time.
-Virginia Witter, June 22nd, 2018