Be Less Typical in Car Sales Golden Nugget Podcast

Golden Nugget Mini Episode: Engagement Trick from Victor Montoya

Our first “mini” episode providing one actionable item that you can implement today! These are meant to get you moving in the right direction and provide a little motivation to try something new. Featuring a tip from Victor Montoya.

You can hear his full length episode here.

Time Management - Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan with Victor Montoya

#15: Time Management – Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan with Victor Montoya

Time management –  The act of planning out your day to be as effective and efficient as possible has to be one of the most undertrained aspects of sales. In car sales specifically, we find ourselves with plenty of time where we aren’t directly working with a client. So what do you do with that time? How do you structure a day to allow for flexibility but also be sure that you are working on creating and cultivating business consistently? Read more

5 Mistakes to Avoid That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Next Conference

5 Mistakes to Avoid That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Next Conference

Conferences can seem overwhelming at first, however there are some things you can do to set yourself up for success and ensure you get the most out of your next conference experience.  These days there are so many opportunities to get out of your normal environment and network with others who are innovating, creating change & evolving an industry. The automotive industry and its conferences are no exception. A few top notch events that come to mind are; NADA, Digital Dealer, Driving Sales and the CBT Automotive Conference and Expo. Conferences have a lot to offer, but there are certain things to bypass and mistakes to avoid in order to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Read more

Internet Car Sales - Insights and Innovation with Kevin Frye

#14: Internet Car Sales – Insights and Innovation with Kevin Frye

The evolution and acceptance of internet car sales and the strategy behind it has drastically changed the landscape of the retail automotive business. Our guest this week, Kevin Frye, lived the dream that many of us had when we were younger. He was a pilot in the United States Navy. In the episode we talk about his journey into the dealership world and the struggles he had early on as a pioneer, carving out a new way of selling cars digitally. He opens up and shares candid insights into how he has been able to establish a strong online presence and an e-commerce department that not only had to develop new and innovative processes, but also had to engineer a complete culture shift. Read more

Sweet Potato Recipe - Sweet Potato Sunday

Sweet Potato Sunday

One of my favorite foods are sweet potatoes.  Sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious.  You can bake them to accompany a main dish, create french fries for a more casual option, or they can serve as a main dish.  In today’s recipe, I share a main dish sweet potato recipe.  I never would have thought to pair a sweet potatoes with black beans, but I can promise you it is absolutely delicious.   Read more

Are You Telling or Selling? 5 Sales Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid

Are You Telling or Selling? 5 Sales Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid

As I look back at the past 15 years of my life in the car business, I can honestly say that I have enjoyed the journey.  The car business has a lot to offer; career opportunity, professional growth, strong network, etc.  The list could go on and on.  However, I still see people struggling, while this opportunity awaits. Therefore I want to highlight 5 sales tips or common pitfalls to avoid, and more importantly, how to overcome them.

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Bloopers & Behind the Scenes - Be Less Typical Car Sales

#13: Bloopers & Behind the Scenes – Just Us Being Us

This is a special release featuring some of the more entertaining “Behind the Scenes” moments of our recording sessions. This episode differs from our normal format, so if you haven’t listened before, please go back to one of our previous episodes and be sure to sample one. We work hard to create and produce a quality and entertaining podcast, so we thought we would let you in on what it sounds like when we work to create an episode. We make a ton of mistakes, and the best part is that they are all on tape.

We hope you enjoy it! And don’t worry, we will be back to our regular format next week! Read more

Advanced Social Strategies - Be Less Typical Car Sales Podcast

#12: Advanced Social Strategies – Kinny Landrum Part 2

In our second episode featuring Kinny Landrum, we get down and dirty and into the specific advanced social strategies and tactics he used to begin building his online presence with video. Like most of us, he was not a natural nor did he feel that he was built to be on camera. If you missed last weeks episode, you can find it by clicking here and should probably listen to it before launching into this one. It helps to set the table in regard to who Kinny Landrum is and how he got to where is now.

So how did he overcome this feeling? By taking action and trusting in the fact that those who were recommending it were not steering him in the wrong direction. When you watch and listen to any of his videos now, you would never suspect that he was someone that had ever second guessed themselves about making personal videos.
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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins - FIT Sunday Blog

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins – One of our favorites for Fall

It’s officially fall!  I absolutely adore this season and everything that comes along with it. I’m sad to say goodbye to summer, however I look forward to football and the holidays, snuggling on the couch with a good book and of course – Comfort Food.  The air is crisp, the leaves change colors and comfort food is a must have.  However, to stay fit and healthy, it’s important to find ways to feel the comfort without the fat. So, I’m sharing one of my staples, Jamie Eason’s Turkey Meatloaf Muffins.  Not only do these meatloaf muffins taste delicious, they smell fantastic too! Kid tested, husband approved.

This is a recipe that has unlimited options.  Some of my favorite pairing options include:

  • Muffins, spaghetti squash and marinara (steamed broccoli mixed in is great too!) – add a little shaved parmesan as a finishing touch
  • Muffins, wild rice and a vegetable medley (My fav: frozen broccoli, cauliflower, yellow & Orange carrots- steamed with a splash of garlic salt & EVOO)

Freeze the left-overs: I freeze muffins in 4 packs and then pull them out when I need an easy dinner or lunch.

I hope you enjoy!

 

-FOOD-

Original recipe can be found here – the only thing I’ve modified is substituting Chipotle pepper for Chili powder. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 3 egg whites
  • I cup quick cooking oats (I use GF. . . )
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dry yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder (or 2 cloves minced)
  • ½ small onion
  • 2 celery stalks

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray muffin pan with canola or olive oil.
  3. Mix all your ingredients together in one large bowl.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and place in muffin pan. Muffins should be about the size of a racquetball.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.

 

-INSPIRATION-

“Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

-TRAINING-

At times, I like to do a cardio workout and pair it with a quick arm circuit.  Try this after a 30-45 minute cardio session!

  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 4 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Standing Dumbbell Curl: 3 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks: 3 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Dumbbell Lateral Raise: 3 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Hammer Curls: 2 sets, 12-15 reps
  • Tricep Dips: 2 sets, 12-15 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Row: 2 sets, 12-15 reps

 

If you’re feeling extra ambitious, finish it off with:

  • Box Jumps: 12-15 reps