RR 069: E-Myth: Working ON your business and not IN it.
Michael Gerber’s E-myth is a very powerful book that serves up the Entrepreneurial Myth. It is a must read book for all entrepreneurs. I won’t serve up the premise of the book now because I do it in the beginning of the episode. This is a must watch or listen to episode and one that you may come back to ever and over again. My guests are:
Greg Skolnik from Motor Works in Rockville, MD. Greg has owned his shop for 37 years. He has a 3,000 SQ FT facility with 6 bay/lifts plus an alignment bay. Greg’s business is open 200 days per year, that’s right a 4 day work week and specialized in the Honda & Toyota platforms. Greg is a certified Master Automobile Technician and holds the L-1 certification and also received the Accredited Automotive Management (AAM) degree from AMI. He’s worked with a business coach for 12 years and does coaching for other service professional entrepreneurs. (Episode 46)
Bill Nalu (Episode 39) form Interstate Auto Care in Madison Heights, MI has 30 years in the business to include some time as a Shell dealer. He and his brother are partners in the business. We actually talked about the E-Myth in his own episode 39. I call Bill the ‘philosopher’ and you are in for a treat from this wise man as he brings some very fresh perspectives to this discussion.
Jerry Kezhaya (Episode 35) from The Auto Shop in Plano Texas has been in business since 1981. He’s got a large shop … at 35,000 sq ft. and 21 lifts. Jerry has a business coaching and mastermind group he leads and believes in mentoring. He’s made the leap to working on his business and he takes plenty of time with his wife to travel the country. A great quote from his own episode 35 is “You Can’t Do Business from a Creeper” (Almost has the same business tenet as the ‘E-Myth’)