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Judy Curry, CMO, Curry's Auto Service

COLUMN = CAR CARE

Judy Curry, the chief marketing officer for Curry’s Auto Service, has a Business Management degree from George Mason University.

When she and her husband Matt opened up the first shop in Chantilly in 1998, Judy was initially responsible for maintaining the books, paperwork, payroll, and a variety of other vital administrative functions needed to keep the business going.

Once the company grew, she took on all the marketing and advertising responsibility, a job she thoroughly enjoys. She is instrumental in creating a safe and comfortable repair shop environment for her female colleagues and friends. This effort, along with several Car Care and Driving clinics she conducts every year, got her recognized in 2009 by the Washington Business Journal as one of their “Women Who Mean Business” Awards.

Need more information about how to care for your car? Contact Judy at judy@currysauto.com.

For more information about Curry’s Auto Service, visit www.currysauto.com.

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

– Brian Tracy

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it”

– Andrew Carnegie

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

– Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

A truly forgiving person is someone who experiences all the anger merited by injustice and still acts with fairness and compassion.”

– Martha Beck

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

– Thomas Dunn

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

I’m not afraid of storms,
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– Louisa May Alcott

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

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– Diane Lane

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

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I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”

– Steve Jobs

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

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The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

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– Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone