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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.

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

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

– Leo Jozef Suenens

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

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

– August Rush

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
 If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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

– Martin Luther King Jr.

You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.”

– Goldie Hawn

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

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

– Buddha

We never know how high we are
 till we are called to rise;
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– Emily Dickinson

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

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– Henry David Thoreau

If people like you they’ll listen to you; if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar

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

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
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– Virginia Woolf

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

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.”

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– Groucho Marx

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.”

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The journey is the reward.”

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

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When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.”

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A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
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– Susan Jeffers

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
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Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”

– Andrew Carnegie

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions, but to live with them and rise above them.”

– William Blake