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Unscripted – Mitch Schneider – The Broken Arm Episode [RR 558]

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.

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 

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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ 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, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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