The essence of escapism, True entertainment movie of the 70’s, Jaws, of the 80’s Top Gun. Rock groups like Aerosmith, AC/DC, Rush, U2. They have the ability to appeal to people decade in and decade out.
People can watch these movies and…Continue
In the Wizard of OZ, when Dorothy and the gang get to the gates of the Emerald City, they don’t have an easy time of getting down to business – the gatekeeper saw his job as keeping people out – not welcoming them in. Personally, when I take my vehicles in for service, I…Continue
Added by Lance Boldt on August 31, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
I am a vertically enhanced female, which I normally see as a benefit except when I am trying to buy clothing. Most of the clothing options for women do not come with an option for inseam or length. This often leaves me in the dressing room wondering if I can pull of this dress as an empire waist line without looking like a maternity dress or can these jeans be cut into a Capri. I am stuck in a world…Continue
Added by Christopher Akin on August 31, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments
When I was a teenager, I had to have some extensive surgery that landed me in a wheel chair for a few months. Recently, one of my physical therapist from that adventure found me on Facebook and was compelled to share his story of that short part of my life. He was a new therapist when he took on my case and had heard how hard teenagers can be in cases like mine. He braced himself for a healthy dose…Continue
So, you market well to your website: Use it across your advertising, put the URL on t-shirts, do fantastic SEO, and run PPC campaigns that would make Best Buy weep with joy. Got your Social Media sending people there, too. After all, we know that everybody (90%+) shops online now! Success for your dealership…
At one point I was hiring someone to replace me. Others, I was looking for quality candidates to work in our BizDev Department. I'd have to say that about 90% of the applications/resumes had "Multitasking" under…Continue
I've offered more outsourced business this year than ever before. I'm mind boggled how some people take things for granted.
In business, if you're not excited and eager to accept the "small job offeres" you'll NEVER have to worry about the "big job offers." - there will be no…
Focus less on what you need to do and more on what you need to be.
How many times have we talked about all the things we believe or want,…Continue
Lazy is not a normal state of a person but one that is educated, encouraged and allowed. Walk into any company with lazy staff and I assure you someone in the organization has educated, encouraged or allowed the behavior.
I just wrote an article on this topic at Huffington Post- Lazy is the New Entitlement. You can''t find a 2 year old on this planet that is…Continue
It’s no secret that auto dealerships have frequently been forced to defend themselves against discrimination claims by employees and agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As a result, many dealers have instituted comprehensive human resources programs to avoid potential problems. However, new technology brings new challenges.
As the use of social media grows, more and more dealerships are using the internet to screen potential employees. Many managers…Continue
Isn't life funny? Things happen all around us. Sometimes you pay attention and somethings should be ignored. But, as the old saying goes, life isn't about what happens to us, it's about what we do when something happens. As a member of this planet for over 55 years, I've come to the conclusion that there are just 3 choices to everything in life. While some of you may think I'm over simplifying, take a few minutes to finish this article and see what I mean.
To keep things…Continue
Balancing work and life…..
This is a hard equation for some people to handle…
There are some that believe… you need to work 80 hours a week to advance your career…
And while working hard… is a trait that we all want to be associated with…you have to…Continue
Why are there 26 selling days in a month? In sales, it seems we only need 3; the month’s success always seems to boil down to the final  days. Last night, as you locked up the dealership, tie at half-mast, sleeves cuffed, top button undone, you sullenly walk to your car wondering what you could’ve done…Continue
Recently, Larry Bruce provided us with a wonderful article called "The American Car Salesman". In it he talked about the characteristics of those who make their living by proving themselves every single day. And for us in the business for some time, it touched us and gave us pride for the independent spirit of those of us who have never drawn a paycheck just for showing up. But no wistfulness here; I think this spirit still lives today.
The Internet revolution, being followed by…
"The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about…Continue
I am posting some parts of a course I teach to beginning salespeople in the hopes some members will find it useful. I meant to put up this post last week, but the launch of my novel, Old Scores distracted me. For any of you who might wish to read my novel, you can find it on Amazon as an eBook here or through my blog here.