Monthly Archives: January 2014

Thanks Grant;)

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I think there are 2 defining moments for a leader: The first one is leading through adversity and the second is leading at midnight. Leading at midnight are those rare moments where it’s just you and a lingering salesperson-no incoming phone calls, no pages to the showroom floor, and everyone else has gone home for […]

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Your dreams aren’t their dreams

(Photo Credit: One of my daughter’s pictures hanging in my office) I think there are 2 defining moments for a leader: The first one is leading through adversity and the second is leading at midnight. Leading at midnight are those rare moments where it’s just you and a lingering salesperson-no incoming phone calls, no pages […]

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There is no spider in your web

No words can describe the sensation of walking into a spider web- no matter if you’re running late to pick your child or just mindlessly walking down a hallway, the minute you feel the web of the spider’s silk cling to your face, you freak out. To an observer, it looks as though you’ve suddenly […]

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Stop Being A Dick

At work, we’re surrounded by dicks- if you aren’t one, then chances are you know of one or many self-appointed dealership detectives (a.k.a. dicks) who make it their business to know the who, what, why, when, and where’s of every sales consultant (Note: if you don’t know a dick, then you likely ARE the dick). […]

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Give AND Take

After giving nearly half of his life to the car business, I had a salesperson tell me he was quitting. His reasoning was that he couldn’t take the customers any more. Take… You can take a flight to the Bahamas; you can take your car in for an oil change, you can take a to-go […]

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historicporn: A little bad boy commonly known as the “punt gun”. One shot could kill up to 50 ducks sitting on a lake. c. 1900s

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You Need More Than One Trash Day

It’s a sickening feeling to be awakened by the faint rumblings of that heavy-duty truck. Blinking your eyes fast-trying to get your senses about you, quickly trying to figure out what day it is, you hear the truck drawing closer. As the driver mashes the accelerator, the thick, throaty sounds of the truck’s power cause […]

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New Year or New You? Pick YOUR word

“Because if you’re not willing to fail, you’re not really willing to succeed.  Failure means you have skin in the game.  You took a risk.  You did something that the 99 percent isn’t willing to do. New Years is just like any other sunset: another blank page of your life that you get to author […]

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