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Over the last couple of decades, I have seen auto repossession companies come and go. Both friends and competitors have closed their doors before my eyes for a variety of reasons. Some closed their doors due to money management and poor business practices. Others closed their doors as a result of illness or old age. I have often heard divorce and personal problems cited as reasons for throwing in the towel. Out of everything I have heard, I would say one of the most frequent reasons for closing an auto repossession business was just being plain tired and giving up. Time and time again, I have had repo company owners tell me they were burned out and closing their doors. They were tired of battling with staff, clients, debtors, and other headaches that come with owning an auto repossession. If you, as the owner, are burned out, your business will also become burned out. Your office staff and repossession agents will catch vibes you put off, and business will suffer. Never let your employees see you down. For your sake and your business’ sake, you need to always be on top side. Having a positive attitude will be contagious and will lead to your business running better. Of course, this will lead to higher profits and business growth. I have been in the offices of both types of companies – the “burned out” one and the “on top side” one. The two are farther apart than the East coast is from the West coast, and it is the “on top side” business that is raking in the cash. Not only is the business making money, but the staff and owner are having a blast doing what they love! In the “burned out” office, you can slice and dice the thick tension, see the pain in everyone’s face and loosely predict the date and time they will go bankrupt. Most of us got into this business with a great love for the auto repossession industry and the life that goes with it. If you get burned out, you will lose the love for this industry and, just like a marriage, the relationship will come to a painful end.

Feeling burnout coming on? Spend some time with your family or get involved in a charity!

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Another reason I liked being a repoman was the simple fact that it is a cool job – a manly job. I do not think I could do a job that was not a tough guy’s job. I could see myself as a policeman, a fireman, a construction worker or maybe working offshore on an oil rig. I also know that you would not catch me for a minute waiting tables, being a nurse or working in a nail salon! Being a repoman is not for everybody, and I have seen plenty of guys come and go because they were not man enough to get the job done. I also have known plenty of men that would not even think twice about riding around in the middle of the night looking to repossess a car from some gangbanger. As a matter of fact, I know some dudes that would pee their pants if they were asked to get out and check a VIN in some high-class community – let alone do it in a housing project. Please don’t get me wrong, I am not invincible – bullets do not bounce off my chest and baseball bats do not snap in two when they hit my head! Being a manly repoman is not only about being a tough guy, but also about knowing when to walk away and what to say to diffuse an ugly situation.  It means knowing when to follow your gut instincts, as well as knowing your limitations. It is about how you hold yourself and about possessing confidence. A career as a repoman may not be every man’s dream job, but certain men are meant to be part of the repoman fraternity. There is a certain breed of men that just fit the mold of being a repoman. I can look at a newbie in the repossession industry for a quick minute and know deep inside if he is going to make it or not. Let’s face it, being a repoman is a cool job and a fun job, and I loved every minute of it!