Avoid becoming a Car Salesman #LOL!

Seriously! Avoid becoming a car salesman. Stay away from the idea like a plague. When I first started in 2012, I was excited. I thought such a job would embolden me, and give fresh start to becoming self-employed or an entrepreneur. The reality after four months, couldn’t be further from the truth. In conclusion, I believe big car dealers are nothing more than slime-ball marketers, and snake-oil salesmen. It murdered my ambitions and soul and caused me to lose faith in humanity. What an epic FAIL! This blog went off-line, and sat in limbo for a while.

I went back to school at Southern Utah University and now I’m starting out fresh again. It’s 2014, and I’ve been able to build my network to over 100,000 people on social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr. I’m first and foremost a photographer but not much of a blogger. I want to change that and write daily. I don’t want to give my thunder to the social networks and I sure as hell don’t want them to OWNING ME. My content belongs on an independent site.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; They are all good for professional marketing and building a brand but they are also just tools. You should not rely on them to be a content management system. Social networks aren’t in the charity biz, and they will OWN YOU eventually if you don’t break away and do your own thang.

Take my advice and put ALL OF YOUR STUFF on an independent site of your own. Utilize the social networks for your marketing. Don’t be addicted to them. Learn how to use them to your advantage in marketing. I’m doing this as I move along, and I’m learning.


In closing, the photo above was shot with an old iPhone 4s at the Stephen Wade Honda Dealer in St. George, Utah, in 2012. These poor saps (salesmen) are shooting the breeze right before closing time. It’s a terrible memory. We dubbed Stephen Wade’s dealership, Thieving Wade, not because of what happened to unsuspecting customers but what happened to the car salesmen, themselves; We literally had to dispute our paychecks with the human resources department every pay-period over earned commissions, etc! To every desert rat out there, stay away from car sales.

The Blogging Car Salesman

This is a defining moment in my life working as a sales consultant for Stephen Wade Automotive Group in St. George, Utah. I went from being a wilderness guide to selling cars. That’s a definitive life-style change accompanied by plenty of culture shock between two very different careers but equilibrium has been reached. Both of my sales managers are great people and I’m honored to be working with a good company.

So here’s what’s up, I’m doing this to become a one-percenter; an over-achiever! I’ve got ginormous fish to fry and some of my goals are totally unrealistic. So this is major puzzle piece in a grand scheme to skyrocket my productivity. The reality is here because I chose it. One of my bucket-list items was to become a car salesman. Another one was to live in the Grand Canyon and I did that for a long time. With so many goals accomplished, I’m on coarse be an ultimate jack-of-trades and eclectic, adventure guru!

Life’s good. It’s awesome, actually. Don’t give up on your goals. The Creator will bless you in your journey and efforts!