Rob Rowsell, shop owner, owner of Family Auto Service a four shop group in the La Mesa, CA area. Author of the book ‘Addicted To Life’, How I Went from Homeless to Extraordinary Success and Happiness in a Short Period of Time. Find a link to Rob’s book on the book page on the website HERE. Listen to Rob’s previous episodes HERE.
Listen to Rob in the Town Hall Academy (102) ‘Second Chance – Working with and Supporting Addiction’ HERE.
Key Talking Points:
- “Addicted to Life: How I went from homeless to extraordinary success and happiness in a short period of time” by Rob Rowsell
- Relatable book for everyone- shop owners and managers
- Readers are leaders- start by reading a few chapters every couple days
- Addiction can be other than drugs and alcohol, can be food and cigarettes etc
- “You can’t coast uphill” – either getting better or getting worse, cannot coast success
- Small successes can slow momentum- for example: losing weight is a success but maintaining weight is long term lifestyle. Can’t get complacent after your small success
- Get outside of your comfort zone or you aren’t growing and learning
- Success is a curved road- can only see so far until you get to a curve
- 8 Building blocks in “Addicted to Life”
- 1) Be done- announce to yourself and the rest of the world
- 2) Get uncomfortable and take action
- 3) Create the wave of momentum
- 4) Prepare now for what’s coming- growth
- 5) Must be open to the unexpected
- 6) You won’t always feel like you are winning
- 7) Must understand the law of exposure- you are what you’re surroundings are
- 8) You won’t do it alone- success is a team sport
- Working in the automotive industry
- Had previous service advisor background
- Was 45 days clean, applied to “work a day” job- filled out application honestly
- Referred to an auto repair shop- hired and the owner became the mentor
- An acquaintance of father was brainstorming about needing someone to take over repair shop
- Timing will never be perfect for the opportunity
- Has 4 shops
- 3 shops make 2 mils each annually
- 4th shop just opened in September
- Thanks to Rob Rowsell for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
- Rob’s book on the book page on the website HERE.
- Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
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