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The 12 Days of Christmas Challenge 2015-Day One

Wow it hardly seems like another year has passed and Christmas time is here again. But, we are truly blessed to be able to find ways to help others during this special time of the year. So much has happened around the world, in our country and community in 2015. We have much to be grateful for, but nothing so wonderful as the blessed gift of love which came to Earth for us more than two centuries ago. At Coates and Associates, Inc. we desire to share His love in our work, actions and deeds. 

Durham Recue Mission-Not Your Ordinary Used Car Dealership

(Below is an article that was published recently in Auto Dealer News. It was an honor and pleasure for me to highlight the work of this worthy organization. In the nature of ExtraOrdinary, this group is anything but ordinary. Enjoy!!!)

Not Your Ordinary Used Car Dealership
By Marty Coates
Each year, I provide training to thousands of independent automobile dealers. Each dealer has a story and recently I met a few guys in one of the classes that were associated with an “ExtraOrdinary” dealership.

Happy Valentine's Day-Love Your Customers

Day Four: 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Today we are grateful to be able to help out a family member just in time for Christmas. The size of our gift is small compared to the needs of so many. We count it a blessing to give. Our challenge for you is to seek out someone close to you to help financially or by giving of your time and energy. 

Day Three: 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Harvest Hope Food Bank does a great job at helping many who are down and out and in need of food. We are excited to name Harvest Hope Food Bank as our Day Three organization to receive help during the Christmas season. We challenge you to consider this group in your year-end giving. 

Day Two: !2 Days of Christmas Challenge 2013

Day Two:

Our effort in the challenge today was to provide a plane ticket to a family that has been separated from each other for sometime now. We hope this small gift brings joy to all involved. Blessings to you as you give and in return see the joy of your giving. 

Day One of The 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Yesterday, our team at Coates and Associates, Inc. made a financial gift to a worthy charity in which we  believe makes a significant contribution our community, this nation and the world. We challenge you to give as well toThe Salvation Army. May God honor our gift and your efforts as well. 

We were excited to see that one of our customers, FirstChoice Healthcare, also posted their first day of the challenge on Facebook. The team at FirstChoice delivered presents and other items to an adopted family through the South Carolina Department of Social Services.

12 Days of Christmas Challenge Returns

Well, it's here! The excitement surrounding the annual celebration of the birth of Christ is building as we are just days away from this special time. For most of us, it will mean family gatherings, church services, sharing of gifts, and lots of food. Unfortunately, for so many, this will not be how they celebrate the season. Far too many will be cold and homeless. Others will be in a hospital somewhere or thousands of miles away from home serving in our Armed Services. Countless others will be dealing with tragedy and challenges that we will never know about.

Season of Change

For most of us, the month of November usually provides for a change of seasons. As the leaves become dry and fall from our trees, the fragrance of something different is in the air. 

In this month, many around the United States, change their clock settings, as the switch to Daylight Savings Time takes place. And noticebly the grass is fading from green to brown. So many of the brilliant colors of summer are blowing away in the cool, brisk temperatures of fall.

Nature has a way of reminding us for a need to change.

Determination and Perseverance...Waymaker Essentials!

A few weeks ago I met Rudy Ruttiger, the real "Rudy"! He was enlightening, engaging, and truly an older version of the character played by Sean Astin in the movie by the same name. His inspiring story of a dreamer whose focus to play football at his beloved Notre Dame University draws a terrific picture of the life of a Waymaker. While his life after Notre Dame did not result in a pro football career, he continued to contribute. He became a parent, a salesman, and a committed citizen investing his life in others.

Defining Moments

"When a defining moment comes, you define the moment or the moment defines you." This quote is from the movie "Tin Cup," with Kevin Costner playing the main character, Roy McAvoy.

While watching the movie "Tin Cup" this weekend, for what must be the 1000th time, I heard the above referenced quote differently than all the other times. Where was I before? The movie was filled with micro moments when the main character, Roy McAvoy is confronted with what are portrayed as "defining moments.

"Think and Grow Rich Today" Hits #1 on Tonight

It's official!!! My latest book project launched today and has become aBest-Selleron day one! We are elated about this and we are thankful to all who invested in a copy of this work. But here's some more good news. You can still get copy or additional copies if you need them on or here on our website! The process iseasy! Go to theOrder Productstab and order the number of books you want and pay using your credit or debit card. If you order your book on our website you will receive a

Official Pre-release Book Signing Event- Wednesday, August 7, 2013

You are invited to attend my official pre-release book signing event tomorrow afternoon at the Hilton Garden Inn located at  2671    Hospitality Blvd in Florence, SC. 

The event will begin at 5:00 pm and conclude at 6:15 pm. 

A limited number of copies of my new (co-authored) work,"Think and Grow Rich Today"will be available for purchase. All copies sold will be autographed.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Reserve your copy by completing our Contact Us page and indicate in the Comments Section the number of copies you wish to place on hold.

The Long Awaited Day Has Arrived

Celebrity Publishing announces...

"Think and Grow Rich Today"will actually launch "for sure" on Thursday,August 8th!Books will be available on and other online retailers. 

However, you may also buy your books directly from us on our website. 

Go to our products page and make your purchase. All orders from our website will be autographed. 

If you order your books from us directly this week, you will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to our monthly newsletter, "The Waymaker Gazette".

7 Ways to Use Smart Technology to Make Your Customers Happier

With more people using smartphones and tablets to connect to the internet, they increasingly expect to be able to make purchases and get information wherever they are and whatever the time.

Businesses of all sizes that fail to meet these expectations will find themselves losing customers. 

Yet those businesses that harness the potential of technology can use it to create an advantage. 

In fact, a major benefit for smaller businesses is that they can offer the best of both worlds by combining the attractions of the latest technology with the old-fashioned personal touch.
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