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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.

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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com 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

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 Amazon.com 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".

Proactive vs. Reactive Leadership

The Coates Perspective for May 7, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
 
The Proactive Leader

One of the most important attributes a leader can possess is to be proactive. Instead of the business coming to him or her, the proactive leader takes the initiative and goes and gets it. Instead waiting for a problem to fix itself, the proactive leader has the ability to cut to the chase and address the problem before it evolves into an even greater challenge. The proactive leader is on the cutting edge of self-leadership: he or she makes an intentional effort to lead one’s own self.

3 Essential Principles for Fulfilling Your Potential (#1)

The Coates Perspective for March 25, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
 
Fulfilling Your Potential By Taking Action

As I visit with successful leaders I have discovered that each one has taken the necessary steps to reaching their potential. When other leaders seem to become stuck in unrealized potential, the successful leader has broken through. Why do some succeed and others fail in this critically important area of personal growth? There are three principles that each leader who fulfills their potential learns to implement.
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