- What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far? Why?
Like most skills, I have obstacles obstructing my pathway to greatness. There are a bunch of unique problems specific to car mechanics but they all stem from one thing, the fact that everything is connected. This makes it hard to grasp a complete idea, there are so many parts with different variations, even the same car model of the same year can experience changes. Another struggle is that everything takes a long time. Most of the time I can’t get any breaks for hours on end, the work is extremely tedious. Car mechanics is very hands-on, so it is hard to research without pulling a car apart. The books don’t always work for me. Its also easy to make small mistakes; sometimes you are left with a screw after finishing or forgot to run the engine before sealing the oil back up.
- What is working well? Why?
Rob is amazing: he takes me to his shops so I can see everything, he works at a manageable pace and talk clearly, he shows me his ways to keep organized (ex. tools/screws), and he is good at explaining the cause and reaction that on change can make. He also tells phenomenal stories, so time flies when I am working on the cars. he is good at explaining the cause and reaction that on change can make
- What could be working better? How can you make sure this happens?
I could be doing more than just taking apart cars: I’m trying to read books and I hope its something I can force myself to like. I have a few manuals at home such as my Volkswagen Jetta 1990-1998 and Corrado owner’s manual.