You could definitely say it was my spirit or destiny that lead me into this business. Over the past 17 years I have learned a lot about the nature of life and humanity all because of car stereo.
At the age of 17, I started working part time at Sounds Incredible Mobile, a small local car stereo shop in Danbury, CT. I started out small – answering phones, helping customers, booking appointments and keeping the store tidy. I quickly found that I thoroughly enjoyed helping clients with their needs. It was a pleasure to match them to the right product within their budget and I enjoyed educating consumers on various aspects of car audio. I also found they appreciated my assistance.
Car Stereo Chick is simply an extension of the work I do in my shop. It reflects my desire to help out and the joy I gain from doing so. I’ve learned a lot about the nature of life through this business and for that I am grateful. My customers have acted as mirrors for me teaching me so much about myself and what it means to be human. After 20 years in a retail service oriented business (i.e. working with the public) I’ve grown to understand that we are all truly connected in this world. For better or for worse, I see and treat my customers like my own family and I do my best to guide them as I would my own family members. Sometimes customers come in to talk about car stereo, sometimes they come in to chat with me about their own personal problems (and a little car stereo). Whatever it is, I will always do my best to help them any way I can and I think that’s the best thing any of us can do while we’re here – and I’m thankful to have learned that this through this business.
In addition to my work in car stereo, I’m also an artist, musician, novice gardener and stray animal rescuer. When I’m not busy working or taking care of cats, I enjoy Sunday drives in the Jeep with my husband John and I love getting lost in a good book. I have a fascination with trying to understand and explain the human experience and I think I’ve got it figured out, but that’s for a different website all together.
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