Want to know why “Your Car Buying Advocate” is still in business?
It surely is not because of me.
If it was my decision, I would have given up long ago.
I had this crazy idea to quit my job and start my own business offering a service where people hired me to negotiate their car buying deal.
I would charge clients a fee outside the deal so I could actually have their best interest in mind.
This would work similar to a realtor but for cars.
Yea, that was the plan but here’s the problem.
No one knows this service exists let alone why they should care. And long story short. the phone never rang.
It took my wife and I six months of working and anxiously waiting before we got our first paying client.
In that six months I tried to give up 100 times.
Our friends weren’t even using us.
Nothing against them; they didn’t even know what I was doing.
Fortunately, my wife would not allow me to give up.
She would remind me of God’s promise.
I would try to convince her to let me go back to the dealership where I previously earned a consistent living.
After all, she could then quit her job and I would be the bread winner!
I tried to sell her on letting me quit – but she wasn’t buying it.
I still remember her words “Michael, you are not going back. Did God call you to do this?”
She would say, “Faith>Fear”. So, I kept on plowing ahead – learning to market a business online.
Have you seen our website? She built that.
Ever read a blog post on my site? Do you think I wrote that? I barely graduated high school.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m awesome with numbers but don’t ask me where commas go.
I’m known for run on sentences.
She did all this while raising 2 kids and working a full time job.
She also did all this while her husband tried to give up.
God blessed me with the greatest wife.
She is better than anything I even could imagine.
Without her I would never have experienced this.
What wife encourages her husband even though he doesn’t have a proven solid plan?
People are now finding us online and hiring us. We recently hired our first employee and have plans to hire more.
We’ve created something out of nothing.
And we are seeing God’s promises come to fruition.
I’m thankful my wife wouldn’t let me give up!
Corrie Rumple is the reason we are still in business.
Mike is a former high-performing car salesman turned car-buying consumer advocate. Now he spends his days breaking the rules the auto industry has set for the consumer buying process. He’s got a love for God, a love for his wife, and a love for his two boys Elijah & Israel. When he and his wife Corrie are not changing diapers, they like to frequent Lake Erie, try new restaurants, travel and serve in their church.