Point the Thumb, Not the Finger, The Power of Responsibility

“Point the Thumb and Not the Finger”

What does all this mean?

Pointing the thumb and not the finger means to accept responsibility for your actions.  It's so easy to blame someone else or other circumstances for your failures or lack of results.  Take ownership of your own future; write your own book of business!  Become that entrepreneur and build your own business within the dealership walls.  Become an expert at what some may consider “another person’s job”, learning how to devise a daily strategy plan, creating leads and managing prospects.  Learn to make the tools afforded to you work to your advantage, by mastering your CRM system!

No more external excuses; exercise personal accountability!  The true professional takes his hand and closes the four fingers leaving only the thumb extended and points it directly at himself.  The thumb naturally points that way. Try pointing your thumb at someone else. It's not natural... and very difficult! It’s almost as difficult as pointing your finger at someone else and expecting that to solve the problem. Point the thumb and not the finger, and you will be better off for it.

Video by Nancy Simmons and Joe Brunner of VMS

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Comment by NANCY SIMMONS on July 26, 2012 at 10:50am

Thanks Shawn!

Comment by Shawn Clos on July 25, 2012 at 10:04pm


Comment by NANCY SIMMONS on July 25, 2012 at 9:18pm

Thank you Bill Gasson!  #UrTheBest!

Comment by Bill Gasson on July 25, 2012 at 8:42pm

Nancy, Excellent !!

Comment by Joe Brunner on July 25, 2012 at 2:58pm

Thank you Craig. As always, thank you Nancy! You summarized in 3 minutes everything that we have been doing all along! For those of you that view this video... Look at the photos. Look at the people. They are excited, engaged, and participating. Combining Disc and the steps to the sale is more powerful than people realize. This video is proof! This doesn't have to be the world's best kept secret!!! Go from 15-18% ratio to 25-30% almost overnight!

Comment by NANCY SIMMONS on July 25, 2012 at 1:53pm

Thanks Craig Lockerd!!!!!

Comment by Craig Lockerd on July 25, 2012 at 1:01pm

Love it!

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