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Motivation is a psychological feature that induces an organism to act towards a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal. For example, hunger is a motivation that elicits a desire to eat. Motivation is the purpose or psychological cause of an action.…

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6 Infallible Ways to Earn Respect

BY GEOFFREY JAMES ~ Edited by I.C. Collins

There's no management tool more important than respect. Here's how to make sure you're getting it.

Business may be all about money, but the currency that's traded inside every organization is respect.

If you command respect, people listen when you talk and take action when asked. If you don't command respect, well, everyone's just laughing behind your back.

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"Buyers are Liars" is a favorite phrase of a Sales VP I know, and she's RIGHT! (Here's a funny article  from a posting on Motor Trends Blog)One afternoon I upped (approached) a man in the Trucks Department. I'll call him Mr. Hawthorne. He was wandering around with his son, looking at the brand-new Gargantuan Crew Cabs. He told me he was just killing time while his oil was being changed. We started to chat and the next thing you know we're test-driving a new truck. Mr. Hawthorne really seemed to…Continue

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BY GEOFFREY JAMES ~ Edited by I.C. CollinsThere's no management tool more important than respect. Here's how to make sure you're getting it.Business may be all about money, but the currency that's traded inside every organization is respect.If you command respect, people listen when you talk and take action when asked. If you don't command respect, well, everyone's just laughing behind your back.Contrary to popular belief, a fancy job title never commands respect. In fact, there are six, and…Continue

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Whether you’re building your own PPC campaigns or working with a PPC vendor or agency, it’s important for business owners to understand how to evaluate their AdWords campaigns. To help you ensure you’re getting the most out of your campaign, and provide some guidelines to assess your efforts, here are the six most important steps of conducting a PPC audit:Campaign StructureA well-structured campaign enables you customize ad copy, landing pages, keywords and bid strategy to effectively reach…Continue

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Don't Chase The Paper Chase The DreamWhat do you think? Is this something you can benefit from or do you have a few tricks up your sleeve that are just as powerful? Make your voice heard by leaving a comment below. Don’t forget to hit the share button if you know others who will find this post useful.I.C. Collins ~ Author and Educator: Has One Simple Goal Improve a Million Automotive Sales Consultants LivesI wanted to take a minute and THANK all the people that comment, like, and share my posts…Continue

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Stolen Plymouth Barracuda found after 13 years, alleged thief to keep it? [w/video]

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1970 Plymouth Barracuda

"Why wouldn't the cops get our car? It's very mind boggling." - Jackie White.

For an auto enthusiast, a stolen car represents a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from severe dejection upon realizing what's happened to elation once your car has been recovered. Of course, that roller coaster doesn't always end with such happy feelings, as all too often, a vehicle isn't discovered, or has been found totally stripped of its valuable parts. For Rick White, of Portland, OR, even that low would be an improvement over what he's been experiencing.

White purchased a new Plymouth Barracuda back in 1970. He raced it, and maintained it, until it was stolen in 2001. Despite this, White, and his wife Jackie, never gave up hope that they'd find the Plymouth again.

After years of searching, last month saw a breakthrough. A towing company in northeast Portland, Budget Towing, mailed a letter to the Whites, as they were still listed as the vehicle's owner. The garage had the car in storage, although the man named by Budget, Lee Sitton, had racked up thousands in unpaid storage fees, and the Cuda was slated to be auctioned off. When the Whites contacted the garage, though, Sitton had squared things up, and had retaken possession of the car. That's when the police were called in.

But to the dismay of Rick and Jackie, they were told that despite being listed as the vehicle's owner by the state, the police couldn't march in and seize the Plymouth. That's because the statute of limitations only lasted for three years, Sergeant Pete Simpson of the Portland Police told KATU-2.

"Why wouldn't the cops get our car? It's very mindboggling," said Jackie White, a sentiment echoed by her husband.

"How come police don't have a warrant to go in and get my property?" Rick White asked KATU.

Sitton, for his part, remains adamant that the car is his, telling KATU that he bought the car years ago, he has a bill of sale to prove it and that he didn't believe it was stolen. Things are made more suspicious, though, due to Sitton's dodging of questions relating to who or where he bought it from. He also wouldn't offer an explanation as to why he hasn't titled the Cuda yet. State law requires a vehicle be titled within 30 days of purchase, according to KATU.

"It's a matter of, 'I've got your property, na-na-na-na-na,'" Rick White said of Sitton's possession of the cherished Plymouth.

For now, police are attempting to figure out the legal parameters here, although considering that the Whites are still listed as the owners according to the state, we aren't totally sure what needs to be figured out. Scroll down, and have a look at KATU-2's full report on this frustrating story.

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