Passion in Action – Understanding How It Can Fuel Your Success
There’s nothing better than real-life examples to illustrate what passion in action really means. For proof, consider the following two:
Recently, a UPS driver was delivering the gift of a child’s toy to a house on his route during the holiday season. For whatever reason, that toy wasn’t in a traditional UPS brown box—instead, it was in its original box with the toy’s name, photos and manufacturer branding. As a result, anyone who saw the box – including potentially the intended recipient – could see exactly what was inside. So, what did the driver do? Rather than leaving the box by the front door in plain sight of everyone, he took it around to the side of the house and hid it behind a garbage can. He then affixed a message to the front door indicating where the box was located. By doing this, he ensured that when the family arrived home and the child was in tow, he/she wouldn’t be able to see what the toy was.
In a related example, a FedEx driver was delivering packages on his route when he came upon a front porch with an outdoor couch on it. On that couch were two pillows—one with the U.S. flag’s white union stars on a blue background, and the other with the flag’s red and white stripes. Only problem was, the pillows were arranged in reverse order; in other words, the pillow with the stars was misplaced on the right, and the one with the stripes was misplaced on the left. Feeling a strong sense of patriotism, this driver flipped the pillows so that they were aligned correctly relative to each other and represented an accurate depiction of the American flag.
These examples highlight passion in action. You can’t teach that; it’s inside of you, and it drives your actions big and small.
The people behind Wheel Craft, from owners and executives on down to shop floor employees, are passionate about cars—that’s why we devote our working lives to producing the highest quality, most beautiful and most durable hand-crafted finishes for BMW, Lexus, Infiniti and other luxury-brand original equipment (OE) factory wheels. We bring our passion to work every day, and that attitude is key in enabling us to produce a product of unrivaled beauty and quality.
If you own, operate or work at an automotive dealership, we believe you must be passionate about what you’re pursuing in your daily work as well. If you are, that passion will fuel action, and ultimately results. Conversely, if you’re not passionate, you’ll lack the necessary drive to be curious, and thus, you won’t learn and progress. Equally troubling, you’ll lack a sense of core values, because those elements aren’t really resonating deep within you.
Whether you’re a sales associate in a dealership, a service technician or anyone else in your organization, we encourage you to show genuine care for your customers, because that will shine through in everything you do.
We hope this blog helps demonstrate the importance of passion in action. If you’re looking to Arrive in Style wherever the road takes you, fill out our contact form below for more information on our custom wheel and rim finishes for factory-installed luxury car wheels. For dealers, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how Wheel Craft can deepen customer loyalty and drive unit sales, productivity, revenue and CSI.
Please contact Wheel Craft at 833.639.4231 or email Ed Hollinshead, company President.