here we are here we are what’s up luke.
What is going on? What’s up welcome to the cafe, you know what time is excited uh to just have another great day another great morning, but now we get to have a great conversation and a cup of coffee.
You know our friend jake bishop, you know where else he might be watch this real quick, go ahead and grab that grab that screen.
Let’s move that over now he’s over there he’s over this way and then again now he’s back over there all right.
So hello, we’re about folks we’re excited good morning.
It is tuesday morning it is the first of the month.
Wake up wake up.
That’s probably the cash checks.
No, you know what i’m saying guys.
What’s the beautiful part about the beginning of the month, it’s fresh beginnings, but folks, i hope, you’re carrying that momentum from last month.
I hope that you’re rolling into this next month ready to rock, because i know i’m ready to rock i’m ready for this podcast rocket ready for my store to rock i’m ready for my life to rock how about you jake? What’s going on brother man same here, we uh, we got some big goals to hit this month and uh we’re just going to continue to grow.
That’s the big thing man! That’s it guys.
He is part he is part of a really good.
That’s been around for decades and decades and decades it’s a it’s.
A family business that’s been been transferred from bob hook down to his two sons.
Now they’re both doing some amazing things, you got david and you got bobby jr right.
I don’t mean to call him bobby.
I don’t know if he goes by that, but but i do i like them – both they’re, both really great fantastic, local guys that are doing some amazing stuff and they’re trying to grow right now and we’ll talk about more of that later.
But this show’s all about mr jake bishop thanks man thanks, i’m excited to be here guys.
Let’s go that stuff gets me always pumped up every morning.
When i listen to that song.
That’s that’s it! That’s the one! So i wake up to this.
It’s like my alarm: clock, music.
There’s like a cup of coffee, just sitting there right at my table every morning, the whole back to the future.
Uh thing gets going on where it’s like a booby trap, yeah and then all of a sudden, the drip starts happening.
i mean that’s what happens really in the backseat? No, it’s not! No! It’s not, but i wish it didn’t matter.
We’ll set that up soon, so guys we are it’s it’s a great morning.
We are we’re going into a new month.
This year has been a bananas year.
You know some people might look at this year as a as a tragic year a year that they can’t wait to be over a year that they can’t.
They just want to put away and just forget about well folks, i’m on the complete opposite end of that spectrum um.
I know it’s been crazy and i know that there’s been some really wild stuff going on in this world.
But when i talk about my bubble – and i talk about my world when i talk about the things i have control over – there have been nothing, but some beautiful things happening.
Um mentality is a huge part of everything in my life.
I believe that, what’s between your ears will get you so much further than you could ever imagine so this year could have been me putting myself.
You know, oh man, this is not what i was hoping it was going to be and all that, but you know it’s been everything and beyond you know, there’s been some amazing stuff to happen.
You know just like.
I know that for jake some amazing stuff happened.
He just got done buying himself a house up in oldham county folks.
Oldham county is a beautiful area.
It’s one of the fastest growing areas that and the market values they’re just skyrocketing.
So he bought at the right time and he’s doing the right thing.
He’s moving to a great place for his kids to have good education.
Moldon county is known for their education too, so great job man.
Congratulations to you! I know that you’re real excited.
I know you’re busy, trying to get your house all set up.
Your current, your older house, set up for sale.
That’s right, i know that’s always fun, but it’ll go quick man.
I’ve been seeing these homes in louisville selling like this, so you’re definitely going to do you’re going to get that out.
There you’re going to probably get every dollar you want and you’re going to be.
Moving into your new house.
Have you officially closed on the new house already uh, not exactly no, i mean we.
We have a unique type of loan that just came out not too long ago from a public called a contingency loan which is like similar to a bridge loan um, but i mean in order for that to happen.
Two things have to happen in order for us to finish the closing uh but yeah they’ve, given us the money so that we can purchase that home.
Oh yeah, yeah, like i just got ta, basically sell your house that you’re currently in and do things like that.
You’ll, do that really quick and a lot faster than you think man, i’m excited for you, so guys we’re excited this morning.
I know lou’s uh lou’s got a lot of stuff going on in his life.
He’s had some couple kids kind of leave the house.
So he’s kind of sad and but he’s having some fun right now, he’s he’s doing some.
He is actually turning one of the bedrooms into his youngest daughter’s palace room.
It’s only she’s already a princess.
My sister moved out, so it’s like and little sister could not wait to start moving her stuff in there yeah and uh.
So we’re gon na have some fun working on that.
But folks before we go into building uh on the biggest room in the world, which is the room for improvement, no doubt we start doing that before we start focusing on the key things that jake brings to the cafe and brings to the car industry before we Start focusing on what it takes for us all to keep growing.
We are going to apply three f’s because we got a whole new solution area inside of the cafe with us, so we are going to forgive focus and fly together.
So, let’s get ready to rock and roll everybody.
Jake join us, yes of unforgiveness focus on where we’re going and fly to heights.
We’ve only dreamed one: two three forgive focus fly and keep growing.
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Let’s brew so all right, we’re going to jump into this five liner.
Are you ready jake? Let’s go man, i’m excited all right, so this live liner is designed to bring out a little bit about you.
We people they.
You know who may know you they’ve seen your show live at 805.
They may have seen all these things, but they don’t.
Sometimes they just don’t know how you got to where you’re at what gets you there and what drives you right.
So those are what our questions are designed to do.
My first question: i’m going to hit you with the first question that i love to ask everybody when i ask them the first question: everybody has their purpose.
Everybody has a reason they get out of bed and they work hard, they’re.
A reason why they’re trying to be more every single day right, that’s right! That’s their! Why everybody has one.
What is your, why man, i’m gon na kind of roll, this back just a little bit but um? You know at first my.
Why was to uh, make my family proud, um.
My dad owns a car dealership in my hometown and the first thing that i did was start with him after i graduated college, i was going to do something completely different and then i ended up just back in the family business and i was really blessed to Be starting that with my dad uh he’s been in the business for 42 years now.
Well, sorry, no! 48 years, i apologize 1972.
So then, after that had happened after i had moved to a bigger dealership called kenny kent chevrolet in evansville, it was a focus to i guess, provide for my family and then you know probably a couple about a couple years ago.
My son was born so my.
Why has shifted to not just making my family proud, but also providing for my wife and my son? So that’s that’s a great answer and that’s it’s very.
I use that a lot for myself when it comes to uh motivation.
My family, i mean when you have a child, and you know it gets deep.
You know you’re talking about making your family proud, you’re doing all these things, and you know it’s absolutely a good purpose and a good.
Why um that’s what lou and i we like to call that our legacy, you know with your child.
You know you’re trying to do these things you’re trying to grow.
You want your family, your child, to see that too.
You want to see your child see that if you put the right work in the right mentality that you can have amazing things in your life that you’re not just limited to a nine-to-five job that pays hourly, you can do so much.
It’s unlimited right.
So that’s the legacy you’re trying to leave and you’re going to find that you know how old are you, children, jake, uh jude will be two in december.
Oh my god.
That’s so awesome bro.
I missed that year’s 16.
His youngest is 17.
So it’s like it’s crazy so and he has four and he so he’s getting that empty nest syndrome he’s starting to hurt him.
I could tell but he’s also very blessed – and he knows that he’s very lucky – to have children that are doing some amazing things with their lives and their and they’re growing.
That’s his legacy and you’re going to see that over the next 10.
You know 15 plus years you’re going to start to realize how much more legacy is important to you, how you want your kids to and then you’re going to step up even more as a man, and i and i love that and that’s what that.
That’s, why? It’s such a good, why? You know a lot of people will have different wise or slightly different wise out there, but i think a lot of it bases right back down to their family.
Having family is key.
It was for me before i had my child.
I was a rolling rock that went anywhere.
I just did whatever i could do and i didn’t really have a major purpose in life.
I just didn’t see the drive then instantly as soon as the day i heard i was having a child completely changed me made me go! Oh it’s not just me anymore.
It’s it’s me my child and and the mother of my child.
You know i have to provide and make sure that they understand that i care and that i’m there for them and that i also then it became deeper.
Then i was like okay now i want to start to make sure that my son grows up to be a good young man.
I also want him to see that there’s so much more potential than just what i’m doing.
I don’t want him to see me slacking.
I want him to come to work with me and be like my dad works, his butt off my dad does.
What he’s supposed to do? You know that’s the kind of stuff you’re going to start to see and you’re going to do, and you already do that and that’s why we have you on the show: jake you’re you’re, definitely an awesome human being to deal with um.
So great answer on that.
I know i’ve been expanded on that quite a bit, but kicking into that uh.
The whole flow of making sure that you, like you, said you, you said you shifted right, your.
Why shifted and that’s something? That’s uh! That’s a heart posture that that completely adjusts for us, where we begin to start wanting to see the impact that somebody else has right and starting to lean into what it is that we do to help be an example or to help be a leader in that.
Actually occurring inside of their life, so if you want to live out your dream or you want your son to live out your dream, the best example that he’s ever going to have right is dad.
That’s right! That’s going to be the most influential person ever! You are superman, that’s right and then eventually they find out that you don’t necessarily have super powers, but even when you get older, there’s still those times you’ll be like man dad you’re a genius like it’s called dead, that’s dad strength and dead, mind! That’s right! That’s right, that’s right! So that’s an incredible! Why that’s uh, i mean again a very, very common thread that many people start to shift and it’s because of the natural desire that we have to be uh to be blessing each other right.
We’re not designed to be isolated in on our own, and we are designed to be fruitful and multiply and as we do, that our legacy starts to tell the story of the seeds that we sown years and years before these uh terrible twos.
That people say that they are, they are just amazing times, you’ll miss them later.
You wish you still had terrible tunes in you and how to communicate with somebody that doesn’t understand the same way that you understand doubts right and then yeah.
That’s the actual beauty of this business.
The car business is that there is a a communication that has to occur with somebody that knows really nothing about what happens on the back side of the screen right and all that they know about is the car that they get the money they spend for it, And then how to operate it, which is usually where we want them to stay, but there is so many intricate parts into this business.
So as we do that, and you are a legacy car guy right, there is a legacy that has brought you guys.
We don’t come from a car guy family right, you are a legacy car guy that has uh grown up understanding.
It grown up, learning it and now has grown up to master it to where you are pouring it out to other people.
So question number two: we are going to ask you about what is it that you enjoy most about this business, that we call the car business? Well, i mean first and foremost, it’s always about the customers um, i’m very customer-centric um.
Even yesterday i was i was underneath the car helping get underglow out of a camaro per request for for a customer that i promised i was going to do.
I mean when you’re going to do something i’m going to do it.
You know so very much about the customers.
It’s never really been as much about the money i mean.
I know as terrible as that sounds, but i find joy in helping my customers get into automobiles.
So that’s that’s good.
I mean that’s a great motivation right.
It’s that simple, i mean it’s it’s as simple as that.
Folks, if you have something that you’re passionate about he’s passionate about helping people, get an automobiles he’s passionate about automobiles, you know he’s like we were talking about earlier.
It’s that legacy thing his father.
Now it’s on him and he feels that he has that passion inside him.
He knows what it’s about.
He also understands the benefits of doing that for the client and what it does for the client there’s a lot of times like you know like he said you know he goes in he’ll, do whatever he the clients ask, because he promised those things when you can Deliver on your promises over and over and over, you may not see quick value from that, but eventually those people will always remember.
You they’ll always tell people about you, they’re always going to do this you’re going to eventually get residuals from all that kind of stuff, and it’s just residuals are lifetime guys.
You can’t expect residuals to happen overnight.
You got to have that.
The work you put in today, you may not see the effects of it for a year.
That’s when it starts to come in and starts to pour in folks.
The more time you put in this business, the more stuff just starts to just land in your lap, but it becomes that becomes hard work.
Doing the right thing.
When your client asks you to do little things, you remember the little things.
Don’t forget the little things always deliver.
What you promise always deliver promise, because the moment you miss one little promise that you don’t deliver.
It becomes a habit, and it’s this big to them.
It’s so huge.
The smallest little thing is so huge to a customer and i get it.
They spend tens of thousands of dollars with us guys.
You forgot my key.
I want my keys, you know what i mean, there’s so many little things like folks.
You don’t understand how i bent over backwards to try to do everything that i could to try to help you out.
It’s one floor, mat and the car doesn’t have any more books made in it.
You know what i mean.
Is this a used car? It doesn’t have those little tiny things that if you say you’re going to deliver for your customer deliver them um, even if it costs you a little bit.
You know what i mean it’s, it’s so important that you do so jake.
You know real quick.
I want to throw out some of these.
We’ve got some guests that jumped out here.
I know this is a live one.
You got mike on here.
What’s up mike, he says my man jake bishop.
We got you nick bait, saying it’s monday and you look like you already played this: it’s not monday, it’s tuesday brother, it is tuesday.
We put it 70 hours, it’s only the second day of the week.
You know we do thousands of hours a week come on already, you look fine, you know jake like and i’m sure you you probably you, probably know dan, i’m guessing jake jake, you don’t know i’ll.
Tell you i’ll take it.
I mean a unique last few days.
Getting the house ready so yeah, no brother, i know you’ve been busy.
No, but that’s his thing guys.
Did you see that little thing he had on his head? That is his swag style.
You know what i mean.
Everybody has their own little thing.
You know jake from state farm will have his khakis in his red shirt.
Chevrolet has got his sweatband on it.
He likes to do that.
I think that it’s cool it shows that you’re on a mission.
In a sense, i kind of feel that man almost very rambo-ish rambo.
You know what i’m talking about survivor mentality right there.
That’s it that’s survivor, that’s exactly what it looks like the survivor mentality and that’s exactly the kind of mentality that you have to have.
You have to always look for ways and be adjusting things and always look for little little tidbits on how to make your life a little bit better.
You know and that’s the thing about the survivor show they’re always doing things on that show it’s crazy! That’s a wild show, i haven’t watched it in a few seasons, but there was a time when it first came out.
I was like wow.
This is crazy.
I’d like to get on the show, that’d be kind of messed up, but i’m glad i’m not on this.
There’s a lot of drama, that’s one of the sides.
I don’t want to be part of, looks like i’ve been in the battle yet jake, yeah, tuesday, you’re right dan says he did correct himself dan.
You are right.
I appreciate you for coming on and watching.
I was just messing with you by the way it was bad hair day for me, dan there you go so yeah, so you know we’re having fun.
You know great question great answer.
I’m going to get to question number three: three! You know we all have.
You know i’m gon na i’m.
I think i might even be able to guess this answer.
I’m gon na.
Let you answer it, though we all have a major influence in this business.
Somebody who’s really helped us get to the next level, or maybe somebody that you’ve seen that you’re like man.
I want to emulate and be a lot like this guy’s doing it right, and i want to somehow do what he’s doing to get to where i’m at who would that person be for you who’s that guy that made you help you get to the next level.
In the car business man, can i give you three? Oh you can give me as many as you want my friend all right cool, i mean first one would be my dad um.
I wouldn’t be doing this um i mean he’s, provided a great life for for me and my sisters and my mom um.
He put me through college, but my sisters through college wow um, gave us all the opportunities in the world to be just a good human.
Being at the end of the day, um, the next one would be my old boss at kenny kin and his name is chris barley, shout out to him and he’s one that has always been customer centric, and that’s one that i was always trying to strive to Be for the longest time and then the last one would be mike higdon um he’s the one that inspired david to do the 800 club and uh he’s the co-host on on my show.
So yeah shout out to him shout out to mike higdon.
Now i’ve heard that name and what’s funny is you know i don’t know mike personally, but i’ve definitely heard his name around the block.
You know i’m all the way down in hardin county which we’re we’re basically rivals, not rivals, but we’re dead, we’re competitive stores right.
So when it comes we’re, not new, but we definitely sell in the same share each other’s market, but which is a huge market folks markets out there for everybody, even though we’re competition, i don’t think of any of the dealers competition, i think of them as people That i can look at and see how i can improve right, there’s always room for improvement everywhere.
So lulu talked about earlier.
It’s the biggest room in the world.
Every store has room for improvement.
Everybody has room for improvement, there’s not a person in this world period.
Hands down, it doesn’t have room for improvement, so the thing about the the competition side of it is is that it’s fun to me it’s more fun.
I don’t look at it as like.
I got to beat them.
I look at it as like man they’re doing extremely well.
How are they doing that and how do i get better? How do i get better because they’re present right, you know and that’s and that’s my mentality.
I think that’s what’s helped lou and i be successful in this business – is that we’re we love, sharing, love with other dealers and we’re actually friends with a lot of dealers in this area and obviously, with this podcast, we become friends with dealers across the nation, which Is even more beautiful things you, you can really share and learn a lot of stuff from different ideas and techniques and different, like programs that they’re all using and to mention the 800 club, which is glenn lendy’s um thing that he’s got going on right now, you’re.
I believe that you guys jumping into the 800 club, is probably the best thing you guys could have done at that moment.
No problem, there’s no doubt in my mind, um.
I see the difference.
I know what glenn’s about.
I know that what he can bring to a dealership like y’all’s dealership.
You know you guys saw what he was doing in paris.
He was dominating the whole freaking state and if not more than that, right so being able to bring a little piece of that into your store.
You know with david and i love it and i think it’s great and i’m excited to see what you guys are going to be like next year around this time.
It’s going to be really cool and um and to see you jake man, jake jake’s, a unique guy, a unique guy guys jake is a car, a car guy out there moving whips, but he’s trying to do even more he’s trying to bring his community in he’s.
Trying to do some stuff, so he started this.
This show with he was talking about his co-host um and you know with mike, and you actually have three people on your show: yeah yeah uh, the other one was my service manager, brian cook.
There you go shout out to brian cook and it’s a heck of a show, guys i’ve watched about six or seven different episodes of it.
Nice, you guys, are definitely um.
I could see the i could see the energy level changing.
I could see that you guys are trying to bring more to the show, which is exactly what you need to do with everything in life.
You know you know if you do the same thing over and over and you’re not getting the results you want.
You got ta, do something different right and what’s been really nice to see you guys, i see you’re bringing more energy to it.
You’re trying to have more fun, you bring.
I love the intro.
It’s really cool way to bring back bring the bob hook, um feel to it, show the history, and i love that my favorite part, to be honest with you.
The whole video is, and it’s not because it’s the end, but at the very end you show bob hook he’s sitting there and you have to sign up right.
I love that shot.
That is such a cool shot.
You know, and i know that’s history shot.
You know and that’s really cool and i know that’s sentimental to both his kids.
You know so to him for them to see that, for you guys to put that out there and have a video that looks like that.
That’s great honor to your dealership and i think that that video puts it there.
You know so i think you guys are doing a great job.
So that being said and the reason why i bring it up because i’m curious man, what made you guys say: hey! It’s time for us to do a video like it’s time for us to put out a show for the community, because this is what it’s for it’s for its local community, it’s for his it’s not just for car guys, it’s literally for the people who are buying Cars in the area for people who want vehicles who are just interested who just like vehicles, it’s a great show for that.
So explain why you brought that why you guys came up with the show and what you did well um.
So so, after many many days and months of watching glenn lundy’s show at 5 30 in the morning mike mike had been inspired to want to do something.
But we started watching a show that subaru, steve and anthony v do they’re all the way out in virginia beach, and we decided you know what.
If they can do it, we can do it um our first few videos weren’t, really good.
It was just me and mike, and we were just trying to provide valuable content for for the people that were watching.
You know we might have three or four views at one time and we’d get all bummed out about it.
But at the end of the day we wanted to put some good in the world, and i know that we were doing that and then, after a few months, brian our service manager joined in well.
He actually just was a guest on our show, and then we we decided that he wanted to continue to do it.
So he asked us he’s like man.
Can i just be on the show permanently and i’m like yeah man.
Of course you can.
I mean he provides a good value because you know he’s going to be customer service centric and he’s going to have.
You know good ideas and service, so so sometimes we’ll be talking about service some other times we’ll be talking about sales, because there’s all kinds of questions that that one consumer might ask you know something into the car business, um and we’d want to be able to Answer those questions for them and be as transparent as possible.
I love the answer.
It’s a great answer.
You know why i love the answers because it’s real, that’s not just some made up.
You know, hey we’re, you know something that sounds good.
That’s it’s facts and i love that you guys did that, because you’re right i’ve seen subarus do uh, uh, steve’s, show and all that man they do.
They do a great job.
You know they have coffee time, which you know when we started doing ours.
I was like, oh man, i hope it doesn’t make them feel like we’re trying to compete with them because we’re not, i don’t think, there’s any.
I love i love everyone’s show.
I love watching everyone.
I love glenn lundy’s, a huge inspiration, just like you know, he’s one of the reasons why i started the show.
Obviously um you know with his show it’s.
How could you not get inspired by a guy like that? You know people like him.
There’s el patron up up north that i’m hugely inspired by there’s, there’s guys that are local.
You know you you’re doing some stuff, that’s inspiring me! I love watching y’all show because it’s it gives me ideas.
You know, there’s always so many things that we can do in this world, so having you on the show is really nice man, i’m glad that that you reached out so because you know just so.
You guys know jake reached out to me what a couple months ago jake was that what it was you reached out yeah, we just did it.
We just did a little talking, just comparing notes and just seeing what’s going on and he’s that’s what i love about.
Jake jake was just trying to grow so jake’s like hey, you know, i see what you guys are doing.
I love it.
Can you give me some tips and i you know the only tip i can give.
You is just keep doing what you’re doing and keep growing and eventually you’re going to see everything that you want when you believe in something, and you truly have passion for it.
Those things become things, but you have to keep your eye on it and never forget about a lot of people will start to do stuff.
Two three weeks later and i’m sure you’ve seen it jake people have started, shows out there.
Podcast live videos, they start doing them and then also they disappear.
That’s right and they’re.
Having slight success, i mean it’s not like they were doing bad.
You know you mentioned.
Oh, we maybe only get four viewers.
I’ve never been a big viewer guy.
I don’t really care about my viewers, it’s cool, to have a lot of viewers, but i know that eventually the views will come and i know that people will watch it and they’ll see the value in it.
Just like your show, it’s like our show.
It’s like glenn lundy show all kinds of people shows up.
There’s a lot of value in these shows.
There’s a lot of love in these shows, and the most important thing is that you’re consistent, you know me and lou talk about that.
We actually have a neat program that we’re starting it it’s it’s, basically how we did what we did.
It’s a 10-step program and it’s called it’s an assistant.
The consistent method and each letter of consistent is an acronym.
You know it’s like, so it breaks it down for you, those 10 steps, because it’s consistent, it’s 10 letters right service, so everything’s an acronym yeah.
We are we’re both prior military, so we kind of have this acronym thing going on so, but so that being said, it’s just it’s something that we’re doing and we’re we’re gon na prob we’re gon na be throwing that out there here really soon to help people Get to the next level um, but that being said, um blue.
I just want to add to that a little bit because um – and it’s the same as with us and the same with you and many other people or dealerships um, your legacy is going to be something that builds over time, seed, time and harvest right.
So the word says: do not despise the day of small beginnings.
Do not despise small beginnings, do not get upset because it’s still small right if we, if we got upset that that our children were born so tiny and frail, and we didn’t know what to do with them.
You don’t just chuck them out because they didn’t grow up as this big giant person.
That is fully formed right.
We we get things in seed form and seeds are tiny.
You know, and and faith sometimes is something that’s tiny, but it just takes a little bit of it in order to move mountains right so anytime that somebody does run into a situation where you’re, oh you’re, making you’re making something you’re putting it out there.
You may not get a lot of traction on it, but it’s okay! It’s there! Now you can build on it.
Most people don’t ever get to see the foundation of the house.
You never get to see that, but it’s at a level that is is beneath the the site of the eye, but it is what’s holding up everything that is, that is built on top of it, and it is so crucial that so much time does go into Building that up and that you can’t get upset uh when you don’t see the growth that you’re ex that you’re wanting to see, because i i mean i i completely get where people’s heart gets.
Is that you see something that nobody else really sees.
Yet you see something bigger that hasn’t been seen yet.
Does that make sense yeah you know you’re, seeing and you’ve got a vision and you’ve got to hope and you’ve got a dream nobody’s seen it but you’ve seen it.
I see it and you take the steps to get there and eventually, when you do get there, you’re like this is what i’ve been waiting for.
This is what i’ve been looking for and that’s when the time of the small beginnings becomes so valuable, because you remember those thoughts of man i almost didn’t keep going.
I almost didn’t take that next up, i almost uh quit on my goal.
I almost quit on myself right and in those times where it does get frustrating that’s where it actually creates that friction that heat that makes that diamond.
That makes that thing that is valuable.
There was no sacrifice.
There was no blood, sweat tears.
There was no frustration, there was no friction, then it almost makes the the trophy.
It almost makes the victory not quite as delicious, not quite as enjoyable, not quite as um, just just loved on because of the pain or the frustration that you found yourself breaking through.
Getting past and then you got to the end arms up in the air, because you know the victory.
You know you know the victory that it took.
So speaking of victories, hmm we’re gon na get sleep.
You got there lou, that’s how he does it hit your chest, one time for me, jake speaking of victories.
What would you say inside of your career thus far? I love it.
Your greatest victory or reward has been a deep question.
Um it was last february.
I did a corvette museum delivery, um that i thought that was really unique.
I never thought that i would do that.
That was really cool and it was a amazing experience.
Anybody that’s coming in to make a make a build for a corvette.
That’s one thing that i’m always going to recommend as a museum delivery.
It’s it’s 9.
The experience is worth way more money than that and i think from a customer-centric standpoint.
I i think that that is something super important is to elevate the experience.
I know we’re so fortunate to live within like two hours, especially i live like within an hour right.
You live like like a little over a little over an hour, but like almost two hours away, you’re a little further now that you’re in oldham county but the.
But the thing is: is that that experience for, let’s say, you’re a chevy dealer in california? How often do you get to do that? You know, so you have that opportunity here to go.
Do that the customer, when they’re buying corvette they’re, corvette fans, trust me, you take them to the museum.
You deliver the vehicle there.
Oh, my gosh they’re going to come back and buy the next corvette from you they’re going to come back and want that same experience again because the cool thing you know, if you guys have never had a chance to go to bowling green and check out the Corvette museum there’s some history in that thing: there’s some really cool stuff.
Just a couple years ago they had that sinkhole come in and take this and drop some cards in there is value.
I mean priceless.
Cars fell into the earth, it’s crazy out of nowhere.
You know, but that’s that’s right here in our backyard and we’re very fortunate to have that in our backyard.
A lot of people don’t know that corvettes are made right here in kentucky bluegrass state.
What’s up, and i love that you know, and so that’s really neat.
We even have ford’s getting built for trucks, are getting built right up in louisville kentucky guys, so we you know not to bring up ford brand with the chevy guy, but no that’s cool yeah, you know, what’s saying, is welcome around all right.
Let’s see we got, we got angie.
I love this.
I just want to read a couple comments.
Real quick mike, oh mike, says jake pushes me to be better wow.
That’s that makes you that’s got to feel good to see.
Somebody just put that down.
That’s that’s real.
I love when someone tells me something like that.
That’s all i want to do is just help.
People be better, that’s the thing i’m best at now.
You got angie says good morning and we got jake, saying hey angie and thanks mike.
That’s right and then look at, and this is your word she writes word.
I love it.
That’s what i’m talking about you know.
I was gon na throw this at you guys, but i feel like the best things that i’ll have done in the car business haven’t.
Even happened yet so uh, i’m really thankful continue to grow, you’re still a puppy buddy.
I’ve been doing this for almost eight years and yeah you’re still a pup, but eight years is definitely at that level.
Where you you earn some respect by then you know you put the time in you.
You’ve seen enough people, you’ve, shaked enough hands and made enough deliveries and you’ve made it eight years in this business.
You know what thing to do, because you’ve seen a thing: okay, exactly so man! No! No! It’s that’s exactly right and you’re in you’re right! You! You have a lot more to look forward to in this business and we do too and that’s how i look at it.
You know we have some.
You know our greatest rewards.
We can say this now, but you ask us again in five years: it could be a whole different story.
You can ask us again in five years where we think we’re gon na, be it’s gon na be a whole different story, and i think your your story is just beginning jake.
I think that you have a lot of things.