One of the best things you can get for your business, is to get a testimonial. This dealer was one of the first Chrysler dealers to brand with us for a full custom graphics program. He is a highly respected Chrysler dealer in the Detroit market, and one of the most successful as well. Having a facility that promotes the product you sell, not only makes sense, but is the way of the future. I believe it. Bill Golling believes it. The rest of the industry is headed that way.
I don’t know if you noticed lately but everyone performing average seems to be miserable and at-risk. Average marriages, average grades, average income, average investment returns, average attitudes, average business…….ahhhhhhhh average sucks.
The average worker reads an average of less than one book a year and works an average of 37.5 hours per week. This same person makes 319 times less money than the top U.S. CEOs, who claim to read more than 60 books a year. Many of these financially successful executives are maligned for the huge sums of money they receive; however, we often fail to appreciate what these people have done to get where they are today. Warren Buffett says he spends most of his day reading.
Look at Apple: They built mind-blowing products. Steve Jobs wasn’t interested in just money or just another phone but instead making something that amazed people.
Results speak for themselves.
Average doesn’t work in any area of life.
Anything that you give only average amounts of attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist. Entrepreneurs, artists, producers, computer companies, car salesmen, any and every industry and company that seeks successful futures, attain it with an approach and outlook that average is just not good enough.
My promise to you:
As soon as you begin to exceed AVERAGE in your thinking, approach, and decisions, you will immediately start influencing other areas in your life. Most of us are brought up to believe that average is enough but it is not. The entire middle class is being challenged, today, financially because of the premise of ‘Average’. Average income, average savings, average equity in the home (or less). Average is a failing formula for 100′s of millions of people.
Greater-than-average everything will up your personal happiness, allowing you the ability to create satisfaction in others. Friends and family will see the change in you and that will stir change in their own attitudes and daily actions. Positive results will emerge and grow with improvement. You will experience an uplift in all that you do at work, at home, on the road, at a restaurant, on the playing field, you name it.
AVERAGE ≠ EXTRAORDINARY life you dream about.
If you want average, I assure that you will end up with less than that. Go for extraordinary and even if you end up with less, it will still be above average.
How to ensure you don’t get AVERAGE
1. Surround yourself with exceptional thinkers and doers
2. Treat Average like a terminal disease
3. Make the extra effort to go one step further than you think you should go
4. Keep a EXTRAORDINARY attitude, Always
5. Focus, think and Act MASSIVE
Go big or Go home
This is a a short video presentation that I showed to Hendrick Automotive Group (#7 Auto Group in the country) to earn their business. In today’s economy people are looking for something more then average. Why do people want to come to your store instead of your competitor down the street?
I hear a lot of complaining about upgrading facilities and the cost. There is a reason people go to STARBUCKS to spend more money on a cup of coffee then go to a gas station or convenience store. The environment @ STARBUCKS makes us feel good. It feels like home…..THAT is why someone will want to come to your store instead of your competitor. Don’t believe for a second that if you have a dumpy looking facility, it won’t cost you in the end. It will cost you customers.
A 360 Degree highlight Video of the Graphics & Millwork upgrade at Round Rock Honda.
This is a step by step video tutorial that will help you register to the iMBranded online graphic catalog, find locations for graphic opportunities within your dealership, pick images, and complete your order. It also will show you how to locate the installation video.
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” The average worker reads an average of less than one book a year and works an average of 37.5 hours per week. This same person makes 319 times less money than the top U.S. CEOs, who claim to read more than 60 books a year.” hmmmmm….READ THESE BOOKS!
i.M. Branded teams with AutoNation for multi-facility graphics package
i.M. Branded Teams With Dealer Group For Multi-Facility Graphics Package
i.M. Branded is very proud of a nearly-completed collaboration with dealership group AutoNation to create striking branding packages at 15 different Mercedes-Benz facilities. The result of this program that involved i. M. Branded’s design and branding product expertise with AutoNaton’s corporate vision for dealership identity is a Mercedes-Benz dealership collection at the top of the industry.
i.M. Branded has been working with Mercedes-Benz dealers since summer of 2011 as part of the manufacturer’s Autohaus program, providing approved artwork, images and product solutions for unique dealerships around the country. As i.M. worked to contact each MB dealer in the country last year and inform them about the corporate artwork program, the timing of AutoNation’s needs lined up perfectly. AutoNation is one of the largest MB dealers in the world with nearly 20 locations and, as an organization, is focused on a great customer experience starting with a great dealership facility. Their collection of MB dealerships contained a bewildering variety of artwork and other types of branding that differed from site to site. When i.M. Branded first started to meet with these individual locations, the opportunity quickly became apparent to the corporate leadership team at AutoNation for a program that could update all of their MB stores to the latest MB Autohaus program interior look quickly and easily. This approach allowed all AutoNation MB dealerships to share a theme, add exciting color and imagery, and remain compliant with the important manufacturer facility program.
LAS VEGAS, NV –The National Automobile Dealers Association trade show is held each winter in different locations around the country with this year’s February 2-6 in Las Vegas. This huge event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center drew over 30,000 dealers to interact with each other and businesses that service every conceivable aspect of the retail auto industry. This year was also the first year that i. M. Branded displayed their products and services at the show and, based on interest generated by their display, will definitely be back.
Until this year, we did not really have the mix of products and services to appeal to every scale and budget a dealer may have for a given project. Today we can offer full dealership solutions or simple online items to brighten an office or customer lounge. We feel we can provide something suitable for every budget and dealership. – Brady Quick, i.M. Senior Account Manager.
In addition to the graphics displays that the company showed at NADA, their new millwork division was highlighted with recent installation presentations and a custom millwork “reception station” that was incorporated into their trade show space. With over 1000 dealerships across the U.S. and abroad now benefiting from i. M. Branded products and services, the dealer show is the perfect showcase to present the company’s unique blend of products and services to prospective new clients.