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Uncertain Times

Can I just encourage you today? I know we are in and facing uncertain times. Rising fuel cost are changing the dynamic of vehicle pricing, finding parts is difficult to say the least, good employees are probably the most difficult, and then collections… because everything is more expensive and putting a strain on everyone.
As Rosalie Byrd used to say, “Hang in there”.
You have so many people in your life that depend on you. Your family, your employees and their families, your customers and their families. I’m sure counselor is also part of your job description. As a business owner, you certainly signed up for a lot, but this ain’t no hill for a climber like you.
A man named James said, “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance”.
Shae Bynes is a powerhouse author, mentor and speaker who carries an anointing for both business and life. She wrote, “The journey of entrepreneurship is filled with hills and valleys; deep challenges and fulfilling triumphs. There are times you will experience a true test of your faith.
I know what it is like to be diligent and faithful in my work, yet have $10 in my bank account that needs to cover both groceries and gas for the car. On the other hand, I’ve experienced having more than enough to give generously and I’ve seen the Almighty move in miraculous ways both big and small in a variety of areas of my business life.
The beauty of the trials and challenges you experience is the fruit it produces within you as you place your trust in the Ultimate CEO of your business and the best business partner you can possibly have. Enduring trials matures you and increases your faith.
Persevere because someone needs you and what you uniquely bring through your work in the marketplace.
There is a sphere of influence you are designed to impact, and as you continue to mature, the greater and deeper your impact will be.

Having been in the Reinsurance business for over 27 years – and the car business nearly 40 – if I had to name the greatest encouraging statement that has guided me through the hills and valleys of growing my business it would be “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”. Zig Ziglar. Of course, there is a “Love your neighbor” attitude that must go along with that.

As a member of this great business we all serve, I would like to extend to you my encouragement to “Hang in there”.

We are not given a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.

Tim Byrd is Founder and CEO of DealerRE, a managing agency located in Gloucester, Virginia, and an auto industry expert on Dealer-owned Reinsurance Companies, BHPH Operations, and Dealership and F&I Development. As a 30+ year veteran of the car business, Tim is a trusted advisor to many car dealers. Tim can be reached at or by calling 804-824-9533.


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