A two-star review just came in for my recent book, “The Automotive Manifesto”. It actually got me excited. It came from Amy. Not only am I honored that she, bought, read, AND took the time to review, but she also had some valid perspectives. I thought it would be good to talk about it head-on in this weeks show.Read More
Everyone gets ‘stuck’ in life. I just did in a MAJOR way. The new site we launched for Congruent took about 10 times longer to develop then if we had been building a site for a client. Why? Because it was ours. Because we were too close to it. Because that’s what happens when objectivity leaves the room.Read More
If you want to do something that’s worth anything, you can’t get FANCY, you can’t get LAZY, you can’t get ENTITLED, you can’t stop being empathetic to those on the journey with you.Read More
We announced CLARITYCON while producing this podcast at a conference!! #metaconference #metapodcast #hashtagRead More
Let’s face it, we all have issues that blur our vision and judgement at times. Most times, they aren’t business issues or personal issues or coworker issues or relationship issues…they are HUMAN ISSUES.
PLUS I’m BEYOND EXCITED to announce the pre-order for my new book “The Automotive Manifesto: How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive”. You check out the early release reviews and pre-order your copy at TheAutomotiveManifesto.com.
I hear lots of voices telling everyone to “hustle their faces off” but not many encouraging the balance required to stay fresh. The truth is, sometimes the most productive and progressive thing you can do is take a break.Read More
Mind control is real. Promise.Read More
We’re ringing in the new year right for 2019. A new name, renewed trajectory and the desire to make this next year the clearest, most fulfilling year yet. I hope that you are gearing up to do the same. Why? Because we are all in the fight together.Read More
As we recorded the last episode of the year, it’s a surreal thought that we only started 10 months ago. In this quick little episode, I take a little walk down the best moments of the year and talk about a bit of trajectory for 2019.Read More
Right now, there’s all sorts of talk and murmurings about a coming recession. If you weren’t in business ten years ago, then you might not really understand what it’s like to do business in that sort of climate.Read More
This week we are welcoming LOTS of new friends in to the COMPRESSED community.
Why do we have so many new friends you might ask? Well watch and find out!
Since we’re all thinking about gratitude, I also wanted to bring up a topic that I feel is related. This is related to last week’s episode where I talked about the importance of having tough conversations. Everyone here knows that growth takes hard work and some pain. I call this pain the TRANSACTION OF GROWTH.Read More
We’re one-third of the way down our journey to episode 100. We’re on the path. We’re IN process.
It should be no surprise to anyone in the automotive industry that things are changing…again. As a matter of fact, if you don’t understand and embrace the nature of the change, it might be a great time to find an exit. The truth is, it’s not just automotive, its life.Read More
I remember September - December of 2008 VERY clearly. Now that there is a decade between us, I thought it would be a good time to do a throwback to a time when we set off on an incredibly turbulent season in the car business and the economy in general. We hit some of the highlights (or more appropriately, low-lights) as I talk about the EXTREMELY important space between when a situation gets our attention and our reaction to it.Read More
Some times you just need a moment to catch up. Thats just what we did on Episode 30 as I went all in on the reality of seasons in life. Everything in business and life submit to the basic principles of the “ups and downs”, the “ebb and flow”, the “wins and losses”.Read More
Come together. Without a doubt, humans crave community. Its the counterpoint of relationship, safety, provision and progress. It is where we find meaning. The brilliant thinker, Seth Godin simply encourages us to “Find the others.”
Well, that has always been the goal of the Dealers Compressed community and this week we go a little deeper.
As business becomes more relational and engaging, communication plays a heavier factor in how we interact with our customers. Empathy is the key to hacking these interactions.Read More
On the back of Father's day, we revisit the notion that many dealerships evolved from a family business. As dealership acquisitions continue to grow, it becomes increasingly important to assess your long-term plan for growth.Read More