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Stephanie Young's Blog Posts Tagged 'Success' (16)

Do You Have a Career or a Job?

As shocking as this might seem to my peers in the automotive industry, I am not much of a golfing fan.  The game of golf is something I tend to endure as part of my job.  I wrote a blog recently about how changing your attitude can change your pathway to success.  I decided to heed…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Going Up?

Seldom does some one board an elevator from an upper floor to ride the elevator up.  Most of the time, if someone boards the elevator from an upper floor it is to ride back to the first floor.  Therefore, when considering progress, why let someone impede your progression by not being on the project from the ground floor?

 

Please allow me to further develop this concept for…

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Added by Stephanie Young on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Making It Over The Wall

When I was a teenager, I had to have some extensive surgery that landed me in a wheel chair for a few months.  Recently, one of my physical therapist from that adventure found me on Facebook and was compelled to share his story of that short part of my life.  He was a new therapist when he took on my case and had heard how hard teenagers can be in cases like mine.  He braced himself for a…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Huge News Fall Out and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

Before class started on one peaceful Saturday morning, my yoga instructor made this big announcement with much fanfare that there was some huge event coming to our studio.  There were no additional details as to what the event was, when it might occur, etc.  Just a stay tuned teaser.  I was so excited that I could barely focus during class wondering what this event was, when it was going…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 17, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Empowerment beyond "Just Because" or "Because I Told You So"

When I was a child, I was the question asking machine.  Now that I am an adult, I am the question asking machine.  Not because I want to be annoying.  I really want to understand why.  Knowing the why helps me deliver on the expectations.  Knowing the why gives me the follow through to see an opportunity to completion. 

 

Understanding why gives me access to…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Advancement is Management Minus the Power Struggle

Best piece of advice I have been given as a manager:  Always be teaching others how to be you.  Inspire them to be gunning for your desk and to become you.  Humbly step aside when they replace you.  Without them to replace you, the opportunities of your advancement decline.

 

Right after that tidbit of wisdom was imparted on me, I was asked to spear head a rather large…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 11, 2011 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Closing the Gap

During a department head meeting in which processes where being discussed, it became evident there was an information gap for our clients.  Our recruiting team was reporting a break down in information regarding who we are, what we do and what we have to offer.  The team shared how they answer certain questions over and over again.  They reported the funny misconceptions that they often…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Transforming a Weakness into a Dynamic Super Talent

My youngest sister was born premature and as a result had pulmonary problems as a child.  Because she suffered from chronic asthma, there was little expectation for her to be a strong and healthy child.  One of the therapies she was subjected to in an effort to strengthen her lungs, was swimming underwater.  I am sure this started out as a terrifying experience for a young child who had…

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Added by Stephanie Young on August 4, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Team Building as the Coaching Manager

The sport that so many predicted I would excel at due to my size was actually the sport where I floundered.  When it came to the hardwood, the only skill I had was shooting free throws.  My coaches could have just given up on me and focused their attention on the superstars on the team, but instead they invested time and energy into the one thing I could do well.  In place of teaching me…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fixing by Feeling Your Way

In a previous blog, I told a story about my father being deaf and how this becomes a superpower for him in business.  (To read more on this back story, please visit “Seeing What People Say”)  I had no idea what a gift my father had given me during my childhood until I became a…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Standing at a Crossroad and Finding The Sum of You in Three Words

There are forks in the road in everyone’s lives.  The pathway we choose when faced with at fork can sometimes dramatically alter our journey.  I stood at one of those forks when I was invited to participate with The Landmark Forum.  I heard about the cult rumors about this organization, but…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 5, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Seven Horsemen of the Recovery

Hold your horses!  We might just be in jeopardy of a recovery breaking out!!!

 

After two years of struggling and scratching, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for the automotive industry as the Seven Horsemen of the Recovery have been spotted in cities and towns across the United States.  Below is a brief description of each of the Seven Horsemen of the…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Traveling Planning as a Roadmap for Success

This year, I made a trip to Japan, which was a year long adventure in coordinating and planning with a group of college buddies.  Despite a tragic earthquake and tsunami followed by a real nuclear threat, we continued to plot and chart our big adventure.  It was during all this adjusting,…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 1, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Perception is a Powerful Force

In real estate it is location, location, location.  In the retail sales world, it is perception, perception, perception.  Every one of your consumers wants to have a individualize experience when doing business with your organization.  I like to call it the “Disney” experience since Disney has set the benchmark in customer service.  It…

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Added by Stephanie Young on July 1, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Helping Goldilocks Find the Right Car

Below is one of my favorite tales of two dealerships. It is a favorite story because I believe both dealerships had the best of intentions, just one made a positive impact and the other a not so positive impact on how one woman in a vast world of consumers experienced buying her first brand new car.

 

The ink on the…

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Added by Stephanie Young on June 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Write an Effective Sales Letter

Sales letters are important tools for effective interactive marketing, lead generation and sales opportunities.  Often, the first impression made upon a customer is from a sales letter.  Selling is like dating.  Imagine you are on a first date, would you present your best one-size-fits-all-everyone-is-the-same-generalize-for-the-masses…

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Added by Stephanie Young on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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