The Best-Laid Plans

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“Whatever you think is gonna happen may not be the way it turns out.” I think Batman might have said that to the Joker once. Perhaps it was a Dirty Harry quote. Or maybe it was a one-liner subliminally recalled from a late-night rerun of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. I’m not really sure where I heard it, but it’s one hell of a thought-provoking statement.

I’ve been in the car business for 38 years. Although it has never been my plan to retire, I really did think it would have slowed down a little by now. But instead, I’m busier than I’ve ever been and more relevant than ever.

There’s a lot happening in the retail automobile space, and it seems I’ve just unpacked my suitcase before I find myself back at the airport. I’m giving more keynote speeches to dealer groups than at any time in the last 20 years. I’m also producing conferences, speaking at other people’s conferences and dropping in on 20 Groups — and there’s no end in sight. Five million miles with Delta and I’m still earning Platinum status. In my “spare time,” I write for three of the premier magazines in the industry.

Read the whole article on Auto Dealer Monthly here.

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