Next year is going to be a big one for ASAP Warranty.  I wanted to put my goals in writing before the year ended so I can look back and see what we accomplished.

Our goal for 2015 is to double our staff and become an industry leader in offering vehicle protection plans to our loyal customers.  We have a lot of work ahead of us to make this happen.  We plan on working on an overhaul of the website, as well as some new product offerings.  I have all the confidence in the world in our staff to help us get to where we want to go.

While growing a business will create a bunch of work, I personally want to do a better job of separating my work and my personal life.  Yes, there are times when you have to deal with work issues at night, but I want to make a whole hearted effort to leave work behind at 8pm each night until the next morning.  I know that taking a stance like this will be difficult, but at the same time, it will not only lead to better health for me, but will cultivate the relationships I have with my family and friends.

I also would love to find time to visit the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas next year.


From what I have seen online and read, the aquariums, waterslides, and grounds are some of the neatest things on earth.  I would love to try to get out there next year.  I’m hoping if I write it down now, I can make it a priority to make the trip next Fall.  I’ve been talking about it for years, and now just need to pull the trigger.

Lastly, I’d like to be a bit more healthy in 2015.  Whether it is just getting outside and going for a walk each day, getting back into jogging or playing basketball with my cousins, would be great to try to sweat at least once per day.  Life is too short, so we need to take care of ourselves while we are here.

2015 is going to be exciting, I can’t wait to see what happens and can’t wait to look back next year at this time and hopefully see that I have accomplished all of my goals.

My name is Michael Hakim, and I have decided to use this new site as a place to speak to both my work as well as some of of my hobbies.  I am currently the President of ASAP Warranty, here is Wilmington, Delaware.  When we came up with the name, ASAP stands for American Standard Auto Protection, and we provide service faster than about anyone in the space, so we felt ASAP fit the company ethos perfectly.  We are also among the industry leaders for providing the highest level of protection for your automobile while keeping competitive prices.  It has been an honor to grow ASAP over the last few years, and I couldn’t have done it without our incredible staff.

Even though I live now in Wilmington, I grew up in New York, and a huge Big Apple sports fan.  While it was sad to see Derek Jeter go this past season, it was an honor to follow him for the last 20 years, and a true representative of the great city of New York.  We’ve been through the bad times, the great times, and now back to the bad times with Derek, I hope he decides to stay on with the organization, and I look forward to the Yankees building back up to be on top of the baseball world.


Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for my dreaded Knicks.  We had all hoped that when Phil Jackson agreed to come home, the franchise would be put back on the right track.  Unfortunately that didn’t take place right away, but I’m holding out hope  The only bright spot for the Giants this year has been the coming out party of Odell Beckham Jr., but of course we have to stay positive.

Besides being a huge sports fan, I also love comedy such as Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.  Unfortunately, getting older, I’m not sure about staying up late enough each night to watch them, but I always enjoy a good laugh, and they are as good as anyone in the business.

Lastly, on the weekends, I love to spend time on the grill, or smoker, depending on my moods.  There is nothing like a perfectly cooked brisket, and I am constantly trying to accomplish just that.

Over the next months, I hope to be writing about each of these topics, and hope you come back often.