Steve Jobs said “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
A little over three years ago I took over at Classic Shine. I have always been a car guy and when I took over I was excited to be back in the car business. In the beginning I truly enjoyed working at this business, but for a while now there have been more days than not when I would rather be do something else with my day.
Classic Shine has been around for almost 30 years. It is an institution in this town. It is a thing unto itself. It wanted to be what it was, and it stubbornly resisted my efforts to mold it into what I envisioned for it.
I can’t change Classic Shine into what I want it to be, so I must let it go and build my vision from scratch.
Classic Shine has ceased operation. I will be back, but it will not.