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Happy Independence Day, America!! 

From all of us at Dealer Synergy, have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday!  

While you're at home today, spending time with your family and friends, take a moment to not only remember and honor our Founding Fathers, but also the brave men and women who have fought fearlessly to secure our freedom time and time again! 

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Quote of the Day - Possibilities

Do you ever feel this way? Especially at work? Do you have a boss who is constantly asking you to do things that seem impossible? Are you a coordinator who sees making MORE calls every day as though you are being asked to climb Mount Everest using only a licorice rope? I love this quote! Can you imagine trying to slam a revolving door? The reality is that even though that task seems impossible, it is possible with the right tools. The next thing you are asked to do that seems impossible, take a deep breathe and see if there is a way. If it still seems overwhelming, break it down. Don't think of how many calls you need to make each day. Think instead of how many calls you need to make an hour. Keep breaking it down until it is manageable. Look at it from a different perspective.

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Quote of the Day - Leadership

This is for all of you leaders out there and all of you who will be leaders in the future. The way to measure a leader is by the people who follow them. If you are over others and you lead them to success, you are successful. If you try to lead people and they despise you, you are a tyrant. To be a truly great leader, learn who you are leading. Find out what motivates them, what drives them, and what breaks them. Be the kind of leader that people want to follow. Make them want to drink the cool aid. They say that some people are born leaders. I believe that leadership is a set of skills that must be learned, practiced, and cultivated. As a leader, you should also look for leadership qualities in others under you, and work with them to develop the next leaders.

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At Dealer Synergy, we stress the importance of learning the customer's expectations and then surpassing them. Sometimes our own personal expectations get a little lost in the shuffle. That is the focus of the 3 Minute book. Set your expectations for yourself. Make some of them wild and extravagant. You may be surprised how much you will accomplish when you start picturing yourself with that kind of success. It can happen. It can happen to you. Have enough faith in yourself to know that you, and your success, are worth the work it takes to achieve it. The only real limits to your success are the limits to your own imagination and determination.

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Dreams and goals are what keeps us going. If you don't have anything to aim for, why are you even here? Setting goals and having dreams shows where to focus. Once you have your goals and dreams set, start right away to accomplish them. Setting them for the future is fine, but you have to take action immediately towards reaching them. You must also convince yourself that you will accomplish them. If you don't believe it, it won't happen. You will doom yourself to failure. Set realistic goals. Dream big with a path in mind.

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Now is the time of year when people actually remember to be thankful. Don't take things or people for granted. Someone once said, "What if you woke up in the morning and only had the things you were thankful for the day before?" If we take this approach in life, we will all be more humble and happier. If you are a leader at work, home or elsewhere, thank the people under you. If it wasn't for them, you wouldn't be a leader. If you are on the bottom of the ladder, be thankful for the leaders above you. If it wasn't for them, you would have more to deal with and you might not have opportunities that you do. We all have reasons to be thankful. Take the time to should your appreciation for the people around you. Life may go a little smoother if they are noticed.

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Failing is part of life. Failure is proof that you are trying. Each time you are unsuccessful in something, the next time you try will be better as long as you learn from your failure. Be diligent and persistent. When you fail, seek out the areas for change. Get up and try it a little different. That is how we learn. That is how we grow. That is how we find success.

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Mentoring is a wonderful thing that is often overlooked. When you decide to mentor and inspire someone, it affirms that you are on the right path. If you obtain all of the success that you could have imagined and give nothing back, the success and wealth fade away after you die. But if you take the time to help someone else, your legacy will live on. Making a positive impact in someone's life is the biggest achievement one could ever hope for. We teach things to our children so they can keep our traditions alive. Teaching someone your wisdom and knowledge in business or life will help instill those things into our future leaders.

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Failure is a state of mind. It has been said that  failure is not falling down but refusing to get up. Thomas Edison tried 10,000 times before he was successful in creating the light bulb. He said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Each time we believe we have failed at something, it is simply another step to the process. Henry Ford said, "Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely." Unfortunately, most people see opportunities as work. This causes them to not try. If you get frustrated and filled with self-doubt, think how different our lives would be if the inventors of the past had let previous failures stop them. 

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Time is one of the most valuable natural resources we have. It is also one of the most misused. Time management is a vital key to success. Think of how much time is wasted daily on complaining about things that are out of our control, arguing about things that have no value, and worrying about things that may never happen. The next time you feel yourself falling into one of these traps, try reading something motivational to boost your morale, take a moment to look at the big picture and see things from another perspective, or focus on the things within your control that can make life run smoother for you and others. 

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Too often people are held back because of their fear. For some, it is a fear of failure. For others, it is fear of the unknown. Everyone struggles with different fears in all aspects of their lives. Don't let fear control the direction of your life. If you are an Internet Coordinator who is afraid of saying the wrong thing to set an appointment, you probably aren't setting as many appointments as you could. Embrace the tools you have been given. Learn your scripts and learn from the trainers & successful coordinators at your disposal. We have all been there in one way or another. 

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Quote of the Day

Choosing to have a positive attitude is one of the most important things you can do for yourself each day. I realize that some days it is easier said than done. If we make a conscious choice each day, several times a day if necessary, it will have an impact on every interaction we have. Our attitude can influence the attitudes and experience of others. Likewise, be aware that other peoples' attitudes can influence you. Try to surround yourself with positive people. Negative people can bring your spirit down. Positive people help lift your spirit and encourage you to be better than you ever dreamed. Below is the full quote by Charles Swindoll. Please share this and take it to heart.

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Setting correct goals is key to achieving success. It is good to set small, short term goals. This allows you to feel a sense of accomplishment when you reach them. It is even more pivotal to set larger, long term goals. This gives our lives direction. It gives purpose. Without setting the proper goals, the tasks and challenges we face on a daily basis seem meaningless.

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Today, take a moment for a little self assessment. How much passion do you feel about the things you do? How often do you express that passion? If you come to the conclusion that you no longer have the passion you once did, try to find one small thing to ignite that passion again. When others see the passion in you, it may just ignite passion in them and inspire wonderful achievement. 

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Happy INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

From all of us here at Dealer Synergy (and AIS), we'd like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!! Of course, today is the day we spend in the backyard, grilling, swimming in the pool and having a good time with family and friends. Then, of course, later we'll watch the fireworks! 

But, we also must remember the importance of this historic day! Today is the day the United States of America gained its independence. Its Freedom.

(It also might be the day we all watch INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!)

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  • Happy Memorial Day 2012!
  • "It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor
    those who died in defense of our country
    in wars far away. The imagination plays a
    trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old
    and wise. We see them as something like the
    Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But
    most of them were boys when they died, they
    gave up two lives -- the one they were living and
    the one they would have lived. When they died,
    they gave up their chance to be husbands and
    fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance
    to be revered old men. They gave up everything
    for their county, for us. All we can do is remember."
    -- President Ronald Wilson Reagan
    Remarks at Veteran's Day ceremony,
    Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 1985
  • "For over two centuries, brave men and women
    have laid down their lives in defense of our great
    Nation. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice
    so we may uphold the ideals we all cherish. On this
    Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who
    have fought and died to defend our freedom.
  • "On this solemn day in which Americans unite in
    remembrance of our country’s fallen, we also pray for
    our military personnel and their families, our veterans,
    and all who have lost loved ones. As a grateful Nation,
    we forever carry the selfless sacrifice of our fallen
    heroes in our hearts, and we share the task of caring
    for those they left behind." President Barack Obama
    May 27, 2011 Memorial Day Proclamation
  • "I, a humble citizen of this great country USA,
    proudly salute the men and women of our Armed
    Forces all over the world! Thank You for securing
    our freedom, and providing us unmatched safety,
    peace, and making USA the greatest democracy
    in the world!

  • "I moved to USA from India in 1987 to study.
    I became a U.S. citizen in 2008, and voted for the
    first time - this was a terrific experience. I am
    very grateful to USA for providing me great
    education, fantastic work experience, freedom,
    entrepreneurship, and success!! Above all, I am
    very thankful and grateful that I have been able
    to raise a wonderful family and grow here.
  • "As U.S. citizen, I am particularly proud of
    the constitutional first amendment:
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an
    establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
    exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
    speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
    peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
    Government for a redress of grievances."

    The fourth amendment:
    "The right of the people to be secure in their
    persons, houses, papers, and effects, against
    unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not
    be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but
    upon probable cause, supported by Oath or
    affirmation, and particularly describing the
    place to be searched, and the persons or
    things to be seized."

    The fifth amendment:
    "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, 
    or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a 
    presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, 
    except in cases arising in the land or naval 
    forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service 
    in time of War or public danger; nor shall any 
    person be subject for the same offense to be 
    twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall 
    be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness 
    against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, 
    or property, without due process of law; nor 
    shall private property be taken for public use, 
    without just compensation."

    Finally, the fourteenth amendment:
    "All persons born or naturalized in the
    United States, and subject to the jurisdiction
    thereof, are citizens of the United States and
    of the State wherein they reside. No State shall
    make or enforce any law which shall abridge
    the privileges or immunities of citizens of the
    United States; nor shall any State deprive any
    person of life, liberty, or property, without 
    due process of law; nor deny to any person
    within its jurisdiction the equal protection of
    the laws"

source: http://creativityandinnovation.blogspot.com/2012/05/happy-memorial-day-2012.html

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Since the Declaration of Independence was signed over two hundred years ago, our brave service members have continously fought for what this country has always stood for: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. In 2011, our service men and women are even braver than ever. Today, 11.11.11. Veteran's Day, we salute them. Thank you. Join us at Dealer Synergy in remembering and honoring our service men and women.

 

If you're looking to do a little more on this Veteran's Day, I suggest checking out ServiceNation, a website geared towards helping our service men and women.

 

 

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