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Personal Strength

    How do you respond to your circumstances?

    When things are bad, how you respond matters.

    When things are good, how you respond matters.

    “The ultimate measure of a
    man is not where he stands in
    moments of comfort and convenience, but where he
    stands at times of challenge
    and controversy.”

    – Martin Luther King

    Don’t let your circumstances, good or bad, determine who you are and where you are going. Often unplanned events cause a negative reaction.
    Times of prosperity can cause an attitude of complacency and entitlement.

    How you respond to your circumstances is critically important. Your daily habits determine how you respond.

    Get up each and every day and decide who you are going to be that day.
    Make these decisions daily. Take the right actions, day after day, regardless
    if you are on top or if you are on the bottom. These are your habits.

    Your response to both prosperity and scarcity are habits.
    Your daily habits will sustain you during both.

    Good Selling!

    Four Questions of the Counter Offer

      Some customers you just can’t seem to close. Often, it is because they want things you cannot give them. When a buyer wants something that seems impossible, focus on what you can do for your buyer.

      Ask yourself these four questions:

      1. What does the buyer say they want?
      2. Can I give it to them?
      3. What can I give them?
      4. How can I make it work for them?

      During Step One of the Sales Process, you focus on building relationship and trust with your buyer. Use this relationship and trust to figure out what you can do to help buyers and meet their needs. Be creative with your solutions.

      Present your solutions as a win for your buyer. Let them know how and why the
      different vehicle, payment options, lease option, etc. benefits them personally.
      (Remember: you learned your buyer’s what, why, and who they are during the
      Understand Goals step.)

      Think about some of your past, unclosed deals. Ask yourself the four questions.
      How would have these questions helped you close the deal?

      Good Selling!

      The Depth of Your Convictions

        Why is your belief system important?

        Why does it matter what you think?

        It matters because what is in your mind will be in your buyer’s mind. So, what you
        believe your buyer will believe.

        Your Excellence Roadmap sales training teaches you three facets for each step of the Sales Process:

        1. What To Do – What to do to win more often.
        2. Why To Do It – The thinking behind doing it that way.
        3. How To Do It Well – Your success model.

        As you go through the training, it’s not just the what and the how. The why is just as important.

        When you fully understand why you begin to transform your thinking. When your thinking transforms, so will your buyer’s thinking.

        Good Selling!

        Avoiding Winter Slowdown

          How do you, and your sales totals, survive and even thrive this time of year?

          I’ll tell you how. Action. Action causes action.

          Be careful what you say and think to yourself.
          It will drive your actions and, ultimately, your results.

          I’m sure you’ve heard it before…

          You cannot sell cars during the holidays.
          November, December, and January will be your slowest months.

          Guess what, that is absolutely not true.

          Your sales are up to you.
          Your sales totals, your monthly income is determined by your actions.
          Do not just sit around and wait for things to happen.

          Salespeople: If customers are not walking on to your lot, take action to make sales happen. Grab the list of your last 90 days of ups and opportunities. Grab your list of expiring leases. Make calls. Schedule appointments. Look for repeats and referrals.

          Managers: Your store totals are the accumulation of all of your salespeople. If every salesperson is concerned about doing the right things to make a living every month, your store will have a great month. Coach, lead, and inspire your team to take action.

          No matter what the market conditions, you are the master of your results. Watch the video below and avoid the thinking that sales are slow during the holiday season.

          Make the winter months your best months.

          Good Selling!

          The Vision Process For Lasting Improvement

            “Within me burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted and its heat is a constant irritation to my spirit to become better than I am, and I will.”
            -Og Mandino - The Greatest Salesman In The World

            Each year around the holidays we focus on some of the more important things in our life and that automatically makes us more introspective.

            We self examine more. And the result of this is we start thinking about being better. 

            Who do we want to be in the new year?

            And we start making resolutions. 

            What's the problem with resolutions?

            They say most resolutions don't last very long.

            You go to anybody's house you go downstairs and you see their Bowflex or their ski machine and its covered with clothes hanging on it.

            So what happened?

            I go to planet fitness at lunch most days, and in January the parking lot is full, and in February it's less full. By March it's back the way it was all year.

            What happened?

            We made good decisions.

            We know what we want.

            We want it bad.

            But somehow, making a decision is a lot easier than actually doing the work to get there.

            We need a better plan.

            If we truly want to change, it's simple.

            Download the 4-page PDF and use it to follow along with the video below to build your game plan for the coming year. 
            There's no opt-in required. Just click the button and save the file as our gift to you!

            This post will never go out of date. There's also no need to start on January 1. This process will serve you any time of any year, any time you are ready to make a positive change in any area of your life. Like all our training, it's based on timeless principles and will never go out of style.  

            The only difference from those who have succeeded and those who have failed lies in the difference of their daily habits. The ones that succeed and get what they're after are the ones that have a plan, that vision, and take daily action

            Download the linked PDF below (no opt-in required) and and use it to plan your goal setting any time of the year! 

            What’s Your Best Price?

              “What’s your
              best price
              on that red one?”

              Customers ask questions like this on the lot and on the phone every day. It's almost always asked before they've driven the car, or even know if they're really interested in it.

              It’s not technically an objection, but the question comes from fear. It’s designed to put you on the defensive so it’s useful to approach it like an objection.

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              One Learns Best by Teaching Others

                The more you give, the more you get. Teaching others cements what you have learned and deepens your understanding of it. Cultivate the mentality of abundance by freely sharing your knowledge and skills with other people.

                Knowledge vs Wisdom

                  Knowledge is knowing what, why, and how to do something.

                  Wisdom is doing it.

                  Take the knowledge you have worked hard to obtain and put it into daily, diligent action.


                  Invest in Yourself for Excellence

                    Sometimes it seems as though we have time for everyone but ourselves. David teaches us how investing time in ourselves and taking responsibility for our knowledge, each and every day, produces enormous rewards and benefits.

                    All Business is Built on Relationships

                      When you show interest in people, they automatically like you more. Every aspect of your business is based on relationships. Do not miss an opportunity to build relationships.

                      Today, David talks about making more than just a sale. Make a friend. It is the basis for your repeat and referral business.