Adventures in Auctioneering 1

It was March 2015, I stood in the airport much like today...filled with excitement,  anticipation and nervousness. I was enroute to Bloomington, IN for my first year of the Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI), a 3 year course focused on the business of Auctions and the highest level of training from the National Auctioneers Association. Being in the industry for 15 years...I thought knew it all. How wrong was I...

Comparing my education in auctions to a big breakfast  (I'm hungry) I found out I actually knew less than a piece of bacon.  My eyes were opened to the world of possibilities and opportunities available for me to succeed.  Not only the tools and training,  but also the network of like minded colleague's and many now I consider life long friends, were provided from those 6 chilly days at IU. Those days, relationships and training forever changed my year, my business and my life.  In the year, my business has grown exponentially, I won the World Automobile Auctioneer Championship, traveled around the nation selling auctions and have a whole new perspective for what lies before me...

 

So standing here in line for my SWA flight after rearranging 83 pounds of luggage, (it takes a bunch of gear to be awesome), I'm filled yet again with that excitement, sense of wonder, and nervousness. I'm almost scared about the potential opportunities that would be presented to me this next week and how it is my decision to grab them and succeed. It's chances like this now we have to step outside of our comfort zone to meet new people, to learn new things, and get a fire built under our ass. 

Watch out world, Bobby D.  is headed back to CAI!

  "He who would learn to fly one day, must learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying"

-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The adventure begins...

The adventure begins...

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