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The Grind

If you're not living the life you want, work harder
Seems simple enough, right? 
But so many of us aren't going for it.
So many of us aren't grinding it out!

We do just enough to get by. 

Just enough to make our ends meet...
We say we're grinding...but we leave early...
We say we're grinding but we show up late...

We say we're grinding but can't be consistent...
We say we're grinding but we can't stay on task...
We say we're grinding but aren't putting out our best work....
If this is the case, are we REALLY grinding?

We're on cruise control. We're going through the motions of what we think are supposed to be our lives. We have a much greater control over events than we give ourselves credit for. We go to work for our 9-5s, come home, eat dinner, watch TV, or surf on social media until we pass out. We can do better!
We're wasting hours that we could have used to earn whatever it is we want from our lives. Time to stop that, once and fo…

Dream Struggle Victory

The top picture was from 2012(thanks facebook memories!), the bottom picture is from a few days ago. 
I remember this place having 4 cars in 2003. We had to slant them so they would make the front line look full. With the help of a great team, we grew to over 60 for sale regularly and a nice book of business in 06. Building upon this growth 07 was our best year in business and we were looking at ways to go over a million in revenue. 
Enter the great recession of 08. It seems like the bottom literally fell out of the economy. Businesses shut down all over, and the East End was no exception. Major employers sent operations over seas.Our sales declined with employment rate. Debt piled up and we lost some of our best team mates. The dealer inspector told us 75 car dealers in the area closed in that year. We made a decision we weren't going to be on of them. 
Enter Cash for Clunkers. The government tried to eat us alive. Destroying hundreds of thousands of cars from the pool of used i…