Being Yourself

Being Yourself

I was given the honor to attend  an Agency Summit in Napa, CA for the Premier Service Contract Company AUL. Not only is this a great place to visit due to its world renown wineries, its a place where a little bit of magical happens each visit!  

The Keynote Speaker for the Agency Summit, Mike Robbins, Former MLB Player and Author, spoke about    “Being a True Champion”  He shared that this is someone who can transform the fear, stress, and daily challenges of business and life in order to keep things in perspective and produce extraordinary results.  He discussed the mindset and approach of a true winner.  

How does one achieve this in todays business world? I can sum up his talk with “Being Yourself”  Isn’t this what everyone wants? Who wants to be around a fake person?  I don’t!  When I go to work every day, I have to keep it real! I remember being in meetings with a  previous company I worked for thinking, these stories  seemed so untrue and canned that I about died listening to them.  

When I am speaking to others, it has to come from the heart! I have heard Pastor Rick Warren say it over and over again, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”  There is the innate feeling that one wants to know… “Did you see me?, “Did you hear me?”, “Did what I say matter?”  People  want to be validated.  

When we begin to hear what others are saying, a shift in ones’s business changes. You become a leader! Then others will begin to follow! Take a moment today to think about the people around you! Try appreciating them today! Let them know they matter! Take the component of “I” out and watch what happens!  “Self Righteousness” has no place at the table! Just imagine if other options were valid? I loved what Robbins closed with,  When you become vulnerable to others “trusting them” although uncomfortable at times, you become authentic! What a great place to be!  Thats called Authenticity!

It’s all about People, Passion and Purpose.  When this happens EVERYTHING happens!

We are expanding!

We are expanding!

Auto Network Consulting is all over the Map! We now have clients in 7 States and we are still growing! When you call we are ready to serve!

Never in my mind did I imagine I would be travelling all around the country speaking everywhere. I grew up in the car business but Orange County was my happy place. I never really travelled unless it was on vacation with the family. In fact, I had a fear of flying until now. Today I fly all around the country speaking with my clients and partner with them to Train, Lead and Coach. This is something I am very passionate about. This fast world of the car business is all so clear to me and I am always challenged to work with a dealership to be a part of taking them from Good to Great!

So how did this all happen? It was a day that I decided to take a Huge Leap of Faith! We can discuss that on another day! For now I can say, His plans are greater than mine! He says, I have Big plans for you! I think this is true for me and my my clients. Just ask me or them!

” Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, ” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Always have Passion!

Audrey McKinley

President, Auto Network Consulting, Inc.