Episode 128

Gaming and Auto Repair...and Life [E128]

Matt Fanslow explores the similarities between gaming and automotive diagnostic work. He uses the game "Elden Ring" as an example to discuss the importance of learning from mistakes, adapting strategies, and persevering through challenges—skills that are also vital in the automotive industry.

Show Notes

  • Gaming and the Lessons from Elden Ring (00:00:11
  • The Importance of Training for Technicians (00:11:08
  • Exploring and Embracing Challenges in Gaming and Real-world Diagnostics (00:12:08
  • Free Thinking and Following Procedures (00:17:53
  • Gaming Experience and Work (00:18:53
  • Feeling Good about Accomplishments (00:19:57
  • Learning from Situations and Journaling (00:21:01
  • Improvements and Tools (00:22:10
  • Business Decisions and Tool Acquisition (00:23:16)
  • Applying Gaming Enjoyment to Work (00:24:17

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About the Podcast

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About your host

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.