Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
Mark Dubis

Mark Dubis Exec Team

Exclusive Blog Posts

Design: The Driving Factor Behind Showroom Sales

Design: The Driving Factor Behind Showroom Sales

Many factors go into creating a successful showroom. While often overlooked, design plays an essential role in the customer experience and overall success …

5 Reasons You Should Seek Out Consumer Generated Content

5 Reasons You Should Seek Out Consumer Generated Content

It may seem like a good idea to always be the one writing about your dealership, but in reality consumer-generated content is as important, if not more so,…

DealerRater Reviews now Available on Cars.com

DealerRater Reviews now Available on Cars.com

DealerRater pushed a press release today that they have pushed reviews to the Cars.com Platform. According to the press release, this is about three millio…

Why Should You Attend NADA 2017

Why Should You Attend NADA 2017

As you investigate the possibility of attending NADA in New Orleans this year, you might be questioning the benefits of attending. It’s possible that…

The Most Wonderful Time of Year for Luxury

The Most Wonderful Time of Year for Luxury

It’s that time of year again: lights line the houses, the air is brisk, and luxury manufacturers are trying to make sure their vehicles are the best …

Life Lessons from Navy SEAL Training

Few would dispute that training to become a Navy SEAL is one of the most rigorous and challenging processes in the world. Adm William H. McRaven recently gave a commencement address highlighting the life lessons from that training. Here are some of the highlights, a few which I have adapted for this audience, but I would like to invite you to read the full article to see all his comments.   http://bit.ly/navyseallessons

 Life Lessons Highlights from Navy SEAL Training

  1. If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you can't d04463d763d58deb2869ac94038f0ae3a.jpg?t=1o the little things right, you will never do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made—that you made—and a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
  2. If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. You can't change the world alone—you will need some help—and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the goodwill of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.
  3. Nothing matters but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status. If you want to change the world, measure people by the size of their heart, not the size of their flippers.
  4. Sometimes, no matter how well you prepare or how well you perform, you still end up on the losing side of the situation. It's just the way life is sometimes. If you want to change the world, don’t focus on the failings but keep moving forward.
  5. Life is filled with consequences and crappy outcomes. You will fail. You will likely fail often. It will be painful. It will be discouraging. At times it will test you to your very core. But if you want to change the world, don't be afraid of those failures.
  6. If you want to change the world sometimes you have to find new solutions to old problems. Take the risk; it might work out well.
  7. There are a lot of bullies and hurdles (sharks) in the world. If you hope to complete the journey and reach your goals you will have to deal with them. So, if you want to change the world, don't back down from these hurdles.
  8. Every SEAL knows that at the darkest moment of the mission, is the time when you must be calm, composed—when all your tactical skills, your physical power and all your inner strength must be brought to bear. If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.
  9. If I have learned anything in my time traveling the world, it is the power of hope. The power of one person—Washington, Lincoln, King, Mandela and even a young girl from Pakistan named Malala—can change the world by giving people hope.
  10. Quiting is a simple process, you can walk away anytime.  If you want to  change the world; quitting is not an option.

http://bit.ly/navyseallessons

Suceeding in auto retailing is certainly not tougher than being a Navy SEAL team member, but if you and your dealership really want to compete and win, there are lessons here we can all learn. 

 

Grant Gooley
Amazing LIFE lessons here. Many of them I follow close to my heart! Especially the "You have to fail to succeed concept" Thanks Mark for posting such an inspiring article!

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now