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.
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Key Talking Points:
- Fewer cars in the future?
- Millennials not as tied to personal transportation- use alternative transportation
- Tech shortage- demand will fall as technology increases, fewer people working on fewer cars
- Stem cell transplant surgery from a stranger in Israel
- Gave a sense of the purse to give back and leave something tangible behind
- Book “Misfire” became legacy project
- Goodness of people
- Strangers helping when Mitch fell and broke elbow- willingness to do the right thing
- Open yourself to the universe to see what is out there
- “You don’t lose, you just learn”
- You will make mistakes, move on from it
- In order to change the future is to be the future- be proactive to reactive
- Success- always lean into the next challenge
- Readers make leaders
- Mitch sets aside 15 minutes per day minimum for reading
- You are what you think and you think when you read
- Automotive is essential and always has been
- Should always feel appreciated and admiration for services they provide
- Make an investment in your own future
- Thanks to Mitch Schneider for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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