Here’s The MAP to Motivate Your Painters…

Your painters need a M.A.P. for motivation.

This acronym comes from the book Drive.

It stands for:

Mastery – Autonomy – Purpose

Mastery is a clear path for them to see, first where they are,

and then where they can grow into, broken out into positions.

Helper, painter, crew lead, etc…

Each position has its clearly established set of responsibilities along with pay ranges.

Like in video games, we start at level 1, and we want to progress to the higher levels.

But first,

you need to clearly lay out what that career path is for them.

Here’s a real example of Ben Campbell’s Campbell Painting Career path
(Thank you for sharing Ben!)

And props to Christian Millitello. He was the first I saw to make these from just a simple mindmap.

Autonomy means don’t be a micro-manager.

Give them a clear scope of work with clearly communicated standards, and then let them be.

As long as you hired for the character, they’ll be fine. If you didn’t, well that’s another story.

Purpose means giving them a vision of where you see the company going.

But moreover, the difference you all together will make in the community.

This is where community service events like Paint It Forward come through big time.

We averaged 4 PIFs a year because of the difference it made in the culture of our team.

Once your culture is strong, your company takes care of itself.And that is a high-level overview of the M.A.P. to motivate your painters 😀

Dream BIG
Hustle Smarter
You’ve Got This!

About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... Or