RR 468: Mitch Schneider – Misfire: What to Do When Things Aren’t Running on All Cylinders

Mitch Schneider released the novel MISFIRE: What to Do When Everything Isn’t Running on All Cylinders.

Mitch will give you a glimpse into the book and how he sees it helping aftermarket professionals improve their lives and their business. He shares the genesis of the book and his work to complete it so all aftermarketers benefit. It started as an outline seven years ago, to a full-fledged 300+ paged novel that has, I believe, a unique feature. Short chapters. No doubt the book will read easy and teach many.

Mitch Schneider is a fourth-generation “mechanic/technician” recognized as a champion of service dealer and technician causes. Mitch is an award-winning journalist, former shop owner, and published novelist. For more than 37 years, Mitch operated Schneider’s Automotive — a successful 6-bay, family-owned and operated service facility in Simi Valley, Calif.

Mitch has recent great news on the biggest challenge in his life as he has taken on  Primary Myelofibrosis, a rare bone cancer, head-on. He is in his recovery after a successful stem cell /bone marrow transplant in April 2019. I’m so glad to have him back to discuss his novel Misfire: What to Do When Things Aren’t Running on All Cylinders.

Look for Mitch’s other episodes HERE.

Find the book at www.misfirebook.com or on the books page on this website

Key Lessons from the Book:

  • The stress, pressure, and anxiety of trying to support a business that is marginal or failing
  • The impact that can have on a shop owner’s personal life: On their financial life
  • The availability of tools and technologies to ‘fix’ a shop and the folks who refuse to take advantage of them
  • The critical impact the Body/Mind Connection can have on success
  • The critical role understanding 4-Cycle Internal Combusting Engine function can have fixing your business
  • The impact elements of Eastern Philosophy and Martial Arts can have when integrated into your business: power, force vs impact, balance, flexibility, being grounded, centered, etc.


  • Thanks to Mitch Scheider for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve. With 2,500 exhibiting companies, you’ll see the latest products, parts, and technologies for your business. As a result, the event also offers advanced training for shop owners, technicians, warehouse distributors (WDs) and auto parts retailers, as well as networking opportunities to grow your business. AAPEX 2019 will take place Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Therefore, more than 48,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals. They will be from 135 countries which are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2019. For information, visit aapexshow.com

About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices, and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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