RR 417: Rob Rowsell – Achieving Success on a Curved Road
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 RobRowsell.com
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 shops3 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.
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