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What happens when you get access to uncommon conversations with people who achieved the highest levels of success? Join David Spisak as he brings you inside the room where success stories are told by the people who lived them so that you can achieve your definition of success at an accelerated pace. 

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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

What happens when you get access to uncommon conversations with people who achieved the highest levels of success? Join David Spisak as he brings you inside the room where success stories are told by the people who lived them so that you can achieve your definition of success at an accelerated pace. 

    How to Get to the Best You

    How to Get to the Best You

    Ever wondered why New Year's resolutions often fizzle out by mid-January? As we race through January 2024, I want to tackle a crucial topic for making this year your best yet. How often do New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside? Probably more than we'd like to admit.

    In this episode, I break down the keys to achieving your goals and ensuring you don't become a member of the Quitter's Day Club.

    What We Discuss In This Episode:

    The Power of Intentionality:
    Explore how setting goals and daily regimens can transform your intentions into concrete actions.Learn why successful individuals like Michael Jordan and Warren Buffett prioritize their daily routines.
    Commitment as the Driving Force:
    Understand the difference between wishing and wanting, and why commitment is the key to going after what you truly desire.Discover the profound quote by Gerhard Gershwantner that underscores the essence of commitment.
    Discipline: The Relentless Pursuit:
    Uncover the role of discipline in achieving goals and the concept of being a "when" rather than an "if."Embrace the idea that relentless pursuit cannot be defeated, ensuring you stay on track even when challenges arise.
    Executing for Accelerated Success:
    Delve into the importance of consistent and high-level execution in achieving your goals.Understand how execution impacts the timeline of your success journey and why it matters for long-term results.
    Embark on a journey to transform your resolutions into reality by implementing intentionality, commitment, discipline, and execution. Don't just listen—take action. Download, subscribe, and share this episode with those who are ready to make 2024 their year of triumph.

    Connect with David Spisak to Achieve Exponential Growth:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspisak/Website: https://www.davidspisak.comEmail: david@disruptivegrowthsolutions.comPhone: +1 (510) 604-0308Visit https://linktr.ee/spisakd for all our linksLike this show? Please leave us a rating and review where you're listening right now!
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    • 22 min
    Unveiling the Heart of Automotive with Izzam Ahamed

    Unveiling the Heart of Automotive with Izzam Ahamed

    In this episode, I had the pleasure of engaging in a captivating conversation with Izzam Ahamed, the managing director of the Regency Auto Group and dealer principal at Regency Toyota and Regency Lexus in Vancouver. Izzam's journey in the automotive industry spans over two decades, starting from his humble beginnings washing cars at the age of 13. We embark on a profound exploration of his evolution from a fervent car enthusiast to a leader deeply invested in fostering meaningful connections with people.
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    The Evolution of Passion: Izzam shares his transformative journey from a car enthusiast to a people-centric leader, tracing his love for vehicles back to childhood memories of Formula One races with his father.Enthusiast Culture and Identity: We explore the shifting landscape of automotive enthusiasm, from classic car enthusiasts to the emerging community of electric vehicle enthusiasts, and the profound impact of identity tied to vehicle ownership.The Human Touch in Automotive: Izzam emphasizes the enduring importance of human connections in the automotive industry, highlighting the role of dealership culture, community engagement, and employee development in fostering meaningful relationships.Social Media and Authenticity: Reflecting on the power of social media, we delve into strategies for authentic engagement with customers and communities, sharing insights on leveraging video content to educate and inspire.The Changing Face of Automotive Careers: Izzam sheds light on the transformative potential of automotive careers, showcasing stories of individuals who found success and fulfillment within the industry, irrespective of formal education.Adapting to Accelerated Change: With the rapid pace of technological advancement, we explore how dealerships can navigate and thrive amidst evolving consumer expectations, emphasizing the enduring role of cars as essential components of human experience.Throughout our conversation, Izzam's passion for both cars and people shines through, underscoring the profound impact of automotive culture on our lives. Together, we navigate the complexities of an industry undergoing rapid technological advancement, reaffirming the enduring significance of cars as essential components of human experience. Join us on this enlightening journey through the heart of automotive innovation and human connection, as we gain invaluable insights from Izzam Ahmed.
    Connect with David Spisak to Achieve Exponential Growth:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspisak/Website: https://www.davidspisak.comEmail: david@disruptivegrowthsolutions.comPhone: +1 (510) 604-0308Visit https://linktr.ee/spisakd for all our linksLike this show? Please leave us a rating and review where you're listening right now!
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    • 58 min
    Roadmap to Success: Leadership Lessons from Automotive Industry Leader Mike Maroone

    Roadmap to Success: Leadership Lessons from Automotive Industry Leader Mike Maroone

    Today I'm thrilled to have a special guest, Mr. Mike Maroone, a prominent figure in the automotive industry with a rich history of success spanning private and public sectors. With a career spanning over five decades, Mike has held leadership positions in various automotive organizations, including AutoNation and Carvana. Known for his visionary leadership and commitment to excellence, Mike's insights into the automotive industry are unparalleled.
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Our discussion delves deep into the pivotal role of leadership and innovation in driving success amidst evolving market dynamics. From dissecting the impact of technological advancements to analyzing the influence of external partnerships, we uncover key strategies for dealership growth and resilience.

    We dissect the transformative power of companies like Amazon and Carvana, shedding light on how they've redefined customer experiences and disrupted traditional models. Throughout our conversation, we emphasize the critical importance of providing exceptional customer service and leveraging cutting-edge technologies to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive industry.

    Join us as we unravel the secrets to success in automotive retail, offering valuable insights and actionable advice for industry professionals navigating today's rapidly changing landscape.

    Connect with David Spisak to Achieve Exponential Growth:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspisak/Website: https://www.davidspisak.comEmail: david@disruptivegrowthsolutions.comPhone: +1 (510) 604-0308Visit https://linktr.ee/spisakd for all our linksLike this show? Please leave us a rating and review where you're listening right now!
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    • 50 min
    Revolutionizing Automotive Entrepreneurship: Insights from NADA with Chase Fraser

    Revolutionizing Automotive Entrepreneurship: Insights from NADA with Chase Fraser

    Chase Fraser is a Managing Partner at Fraser McCombs Capital, a VC firm that invests in early- and late-stage automotive technology companies. Fraser brings over two decades of experience in the automotive industry. With a keen eye for spotting trends and opportunities, Fraser has been instrumental in shaping the landscape of automotive entrepreneurship.
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Building Great Companies:
    Fraser discusses the pitfalls of starting companies solely for the purpose of selling them and advocates for a focus on building great, sustainable businesses. Drawing from his experience, he shares the importance of creating value and attracting buyers organically.
    "Let's build a great company. And if we're going to build a great company, someone's going to want to buy us."
    The Evolution of Entrepreneurs:
    Fraser reflects on the influence of trailblazers like Elon Musk in reshaping perceptions of entrepreneurship in the automotive industry. He highlights the influx of technologically savvy entrepreneurs from outside the industry and the importance of understanding the nuances of the automotive market.
    Shifting Focus to Real Solutions:
    Fraser discusses the transition from chasing "silver bullet" solutions to focusing on practical, impactful technologies that enhance operational efficiencies and customer experiences. He predicts a consolidation of tech solutions and emphasizes the need for innovative solutions like sensor calibration services.
    "Dealers understand technology now. It's not about silver bullets; it's about bits and pieces that combine to make their business better."
    The Role of AI in Automotive Workflow:
    Exploring the potential of AI in dealership operations, Fraser discusses the application of AI in streamlining processes, such as scheduling service appointments. While acknowledging current limitations, he anticipates AI's role in addressing key pain points in dealership workflows.
    "AI is a function of fixing areas in the dealership that are broken. Imagine talking to a computer to schedule a service appointment; that's the future."
    Fraser shares his vision for the future of automotive entrepreneurship, emphasizing the need for adaptability and innovation. He cautions against complacency and urges dealers to embrace technological advancements to stay ahead in an ever-evolving industry.
    "It's amazing how long things take and shocking how fast they happen. Dealers need to be futurists, not just strategists, to thrive in the changing automotive landscape."
    Tune in to gain exclusive insights into the future of automotive entrepreneurship and discover the strategies driving success in the industry.
    Connect with David Spisak to Achieve Exponential Growth:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspisak/Website: https://www.davidspisak.comEmail: david@disruptivegrowthsolutions.comPhone: +1 (510) 604-0308Visit https://linktr.ee/spisakd for all our linksLike this show? Please leave us a rating and review where you're listening right now!
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    • 31 min
    Jay Vijayan: Revolutionizing automotive retail with Tekion's Cutting-Edge Solutions

    Jay Vijayan: Revolutionizing automotive retail with Tekion's Cutting-Edge Solutions

    Welcome to the David Spisak Show! Live from the bustling NADA 2024 in Las Vegas. Join me as I delve into the future of automotive retail with none other than Jay Vijayan, the visionary founder and CEO of Tekion. Get ready for an electrifying discussion that will reshape the way you view the automotive industry.
    Jay Vijayan is the founder and CEO of Tekion, a pioneering company at the forefront of automotive retail innovation. With a background in technology and a passion for revolutionizing traditional business models, Jay has led Tekion to become a trailblazer in the industry, offering modern solutions that empower dealers and exceed customer expectations.
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    Unveiling Innovation: Jay shares Tekion's journey of innovation, from its humble beginnings to becoming a game-changer in automotive retail.
    The Power of Connection: We explore how Tekion's solutions bridge the gap between digital convenience and the human touch, revolutionizing the car-buying experience.
    Breaking Down Barriers: Learn about Tekion's latest advancements, including Concierge Pro and AI-powered analytics, and how they're reshaping dealership operations.
    Empowering Success: Discover how Tekion's platform empowers dealers and staff to unlock their full potential, driving efficiency and profitability.
    Industry Impact: From leading dealer groups to major partnerships, Jay discusses Tekion's growing influence and its role in shaping the future of automotive retail.
    Join us for an insightful conversation that delves into the intersection of technology, customer experience, and dealership success.
    Tune in and discover how Tekion is driving innovation forward, one dealership at a time.
    Connect with David Spisak to Achieve Exponential Growth:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspisak/Website: https://www.davidspisak.comEmail: david@disruptivegrowthsolutions.comPhone: +1 (510) 604-0308Visit https://linktr.ee/spisakd for all our linksLike this show? Please leave us a rating and review where you're listening right now!
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    • 32 min
    Cultivating a Positive Work Culture: A Blueprint for Success With Patrick Abad

    Cultivating a Positive Work Culture: A Blueprint for Success With Patrick Abad

    Today's conversation is nothing short of extraordinary. I have the privilege of sitting down with a true industry luminary, Patrick Abad, the General Manager of the renowned Beaver Toyota in Cumming, Georgia. 
    Patrick is not just a seasoned operator and businessperson; he's a true leader in the retail auto industry. As the General Manager of Beaver Toyota, Patrick has earned massive respect for his exceptional skills, both professionally and personally. Join us as we uncover the wisdom behind Patrick's leadership and the unique culture that sets Beaver Toyota apart."
    What We Discuss In This Episode:
    1. The Untold Story of Beaver Toyota's Used Car Success:
    Unveiling the secrets behind Beaver Toyota's impressive used car operation.How Patrick and his team consistently outperform competitors in procuring and selling used cars.Overcoming industry challenges and turning them into opportunities for growth.2. Building a Remarkable Culture: Beyond the Bottom Line:
    The importance of employee turnover: How Beaver Toyota maintains a staggering 3 percent turnover rate.Patrick's unique perspective on the correlation between culture and profit.Going beyond financial rewards: How personal and professional development play key roles in Beaver Toyota's success.3. Leadership Wisdom: The Power of People-First Mentality:
    Patrick's approach to servant leadership and its transformative impact on the dealership.Unpacking the three pillars of support: Financial, Professional, and Personal.The role of genuine care and empathy in creating a powerful workplace culture.4. The Challenge of Sustainable Success:
    Reflecting on the recent challenges in the automotive industry.Differentiating between external and internal forces for sustained success.Why a people-first culture is the key to navigating changing landscapes.Connect with David Spisak to Achieve Exponential Growth:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidspisak/Website: https://www.davidspisak.comEmail: david@disruptivegrowthsolutions.comPhone: +1 (510) 604-0308Visit https://linktr.ee/spisakd for all our linksLike this show? Please leave us a rating and review where you're listening right now!
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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Incredible!

No matter the subject, you’re sure to learn something new in every single episode. David and his guests bring incredible insights that always motivate and encourage me to take action!

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Must listen podcast for any parent!

Must listen podcast for any parent!
We should all try to raise uncommon children and they’ve it really brings great insight.
Thank you.

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Uncommonly Perfect Podcast

Finding and diving into the David Spisak Show is a surprising gift that continues to exceed expectations each episode. The podcasts are delightfully entertaining and richly educational, diving into uncommon people’s journey in life to be successful in their own right, their business sector, or even life. David’s interview style, thoughtful questions and articulate delivery is engaging and a prescription of what we all need.

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