In this clip from his review of “Addicted to Life” Chapter 2, Rob reviews Steven Covey’s seminal book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, and discusses its practical applications. To watch the whole video and access more valuable lessons, sign up for the ALL-In ATL Community 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
    • 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 shops
    • 3 shops make 2 mils each annually
    • 4th shop just opened in September


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