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Four Ways To Create A Winning Company Culture

When your corporate DNA is healthy, every component of your business moves forward in harmony.

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Auto Dealer Live - Under Siege

Added by David Villa on February 18, 2016 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Auto Dealer Live - Collaboration vs Competition

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Thankfulness is a Principle

Thankfulness is a Principle


Thankfulness - Aware and appreciative; grateful...then expressing: 


Principle - A basic truth, law, or assumption…a rule or standard


What is the “Power of Gratitude?

It turns:

  1. 1.   Denial into acceptance
  2. 2.   Chaos to…

Added by David Villa on November 27, 2013 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

"Hitting your Sales Stride" By: David Villa

“Goals move you from the realm of dreams into reality. Goals focus your motivation on things you can achieve and obtain in the real world, [not] things you think that you would do if only the world, or you, were different.”

 Hitting your Sales Stride - to start to do something confidently and well

 We’ve all heard the assertion…


Added by David Villa on August 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Finish Strong

Have you ever had great momentum in your corner…the kind where the energy and intensity level has been nothing short of incredible? Me too…it’s a great thing to feel and experience isn’t it? But how do we POSSESS it? I don’t want to visit but I want rather to live there! To have it is one thing but to harness and allow it to carry you into greatness is all together something different and a far rarer occurrence...unless we can learn how to accomplish it. Would you believe that it hinges on one… Continue

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It is impossible to restrain and if unleashed it will spread like “wild fire”! What am I talking about...? [Passion] or should I say Pass-it-on? It is contagious…it breeds the must have ingredient in success and that is MOMENTUM!

Let’s talk about…


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"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges,…


Added by David Villa on December 7, 2012 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Doors, Windows, and Walls!

This one will be different but I am going to attempt to bring "Food for thought" using…


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The phrase that was so often shouted by FRED FLINTSTONE when he wasn't  able to process his emotions is the title of this week's "Food For Thought". It is not so much the cool…


Added by David Villa on October 15, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Breaking through at your Breaking Point

Breaking through at your Breaking Point

It is something we’ve all faced in life and will face again…a “Strategic Inflection Point”. Whether personally or in your career or business this is something anyone who strives for excellence or who desires to grow as an…


Added by David Villa on September 21, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

Do what you do...WELL

"If you can't paint by number, you are probably not called to redecorate the Sistine Chapel."


Don't live a life of frustration by insisting on doing what God has not gifted you to do. If you love baseball but can't hit, throw or catch better than most everyone else... Study the game, evaluate its strategy and become a coach, equipment manager or team sponsor. Fulfill your destiny by either "doing" what you love or "enabling…


Added by David Villa on September 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Be Determined Today


GEORGE EBERS... "It's easy to understand what we like

to hear



This is a real WOW!  Our lives are full of the familiar, the things we are used to, the things we are secure with and the things we have convinced ourselves are okay. These we hear over and over again; we like their sound and are comforted by the  mantra we know by heart.  


However, growth is…


Added by David Villa on September 18, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments


"God created the cosmos with a word, so imagine what a word from Him could do for

you today.



The psalmist say it best in Psalm 119:11... "Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You." The first stage of faith-creation is to get the Word in your heart, read it, hear it and meditate on it, so it is transformed from information to wisdom.


Secondly, rely on the Word... Psalm 119:105... "Your word is a lamp to my…


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Keep on Keepin' on

Michel de Montaigne... "We are masters of nothing but our will.

This quote is so true! We are powerless to control the winds of life... circumstances, situations, other people and their attitudes; natural disasters, accidents and the unforeseen events that overtake us. Preparation can equip us and spiritual development can strengthen us for the unexpected, but only our inner-man can truly be under our…


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"Don't tell God how big your storm is. Tell the storm how big your God is!"



There are plenty of opportunities to express faith:  because, obviously, life is replete with challenges and difficulties. If we look at difficulties as an enemy we will always be marching off to war (in our mind) with an enemy that remains just out of reach. However, when we realize difficulties are simply part of the process (like plowing is part of the process of growing a…


Added by David Villa on September 12, 2012 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

Character Makes the Difference

John Wooden... "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

In this world of instant communication, it is likely that most things we hear are incomplete. The whole story takes a little longer than a twitter or a post to be fully appreciated; and will likely be understood differently when given time for all the…


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Renewed Thinking

Alan Alda ... "Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in."

As we scrub off the window to our soul, it is likely we will discover that we should adopt, adapt and adjust our presumptions. The greatness of serving God is that each day His creative force brings new light to our heart. Each day we have opportunity to come a little closer to His…


Added by David Villa on September 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

"From Pretty-Good To Excellent"

September 8, 2012

Charles Dudley Warner...  "What small potatoes we all are compared to what  we might have been if we had just plowed a little deeper.

It is amazing to consider the effort it takes to move from pretty-good to excellent.  In so many things we are rendered average only because we don't apply ourselves wholeheartedly.  We revel in being generalists; which makes us more available to…


Added by David Villa on September 10, 2012 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Don't settle for OK!

Audrey Hepburn ... "Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,

you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others

Audrey was not only a great actress, but obviously a great believer in human potential! God gives us all "the measure of faith" necessary to live a successful life. The primary problem is, we let society,…


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