I started this blog 15-months ago with the intention of writing about the funny and strange events that make up life “at the car lot.” After all, I’m a consummate car Sales Person (7-year professional) and a veteran published writer with hundreds of funny stories to tell. The blog was to be a connection-point between my two seemingly different personalities and professions.
It was a wonderful idea, but life intervened and stalled the effort. The Dealership I worked at decided to move locations and begin a strong push to double sales in the coming year. My workweek , which grew from 60 hours to a normal 75 hours, left me with little time for anything but selling cars, eating, and sleeping. The time and energy to start a new blog and write funny stories disappeared.
There were vast personal changes for me over the past year. I still work a “day job” in the automotive industry, but I’ve reduced my hours in order to more aggressively pursue my writing career. One of the positives is that I’ve enjoyed new experiences and lessons that allow me to write from a place of deeper understanding. Hopefully, I have more of the “artistic distance” we all crave and it will give me the opportunity to write from a more varied and open perspective than before. I believe these changes will help make At The Car Lot a funny, informative, and dynamic blog enjoyed by those both in and outside of the automotive industry.
Weekly posts will be designed to provide an inside look at automotive sales and those who work in the industry. The special “feature” posts will dig into the ethics, salesmanship, and customer experiences of the car salesman – leaving readers smiling, a little wiser and thoroughly entertained!
I look forward to writing more for you soon. . .
- The 2009-2014 Outlook for Automotive Aftermarket Lights in the United States e-book downloads (bymapyr.typepad.com)
- The Automotive Industry: What Everyone Wants To Grow Up To Be – DealerELITE.net (automotiveprofessionals.wordpress.com)
- Automotive Expert & Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Interviews Automotive Industry Executives (prweb.com)