Episode 007: Michael Gerber, Creating Your Success System
In this episode Michael talks about creating your success system. What the seven essential systems are in every company. What leadership systems you need to establish to get your house in order and grow your company/business.
In fact, right at this moment in time we’re celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the original E-Myth book. Over those twenty-five years this single simple book has increased in sales every single year. It’s the only book my publisher, Harper, has published that that can be said of. It’s the only book that increases in sales every single year, year after year after year, throughout all of the changes that have gone on throughout all of the changes that have gone on out here in the world. That book is as alive today right now at this moment as it has ever been. In fact, it’s more alive. What is it that is that constancy factor? What is it that’s enabled it to achieve it’s out of the ordinary success?
What it is are what my readers say to me. You’ve got to understand that every single one who ever contacts me says this, whether it’s my email or a message on the phone. Whatever it might be, what they say to me is, “Michael, I can’t believe it! You wrote that book just for me. How did you know what was going on in my business? How did you know me the way you know me?” They’ve gotten it and they get it deep inside that I’m not an academic. I didn’t create this in school. I’m a street guy. I’m a guy who’s been inside of their company, who’s been inside of more companies than any other individual on of the face of this earth, and that’s not an exaggeration.
Inc. Magazine calls me “the world’s number one small business guru.”
Think about this, the Wall Street Journal told the world that “the E-Myth is the number one most influential business book every published.” And they said that this year in 2012. Why? It’s because it’s real. It is not concentrated upon what’s going on today. It’s not tied to technology. It’s not tied to anything other than the absolutely most fundamental criteria by which every single company on the face of this earth must be invented, operated and grown. It has a life of it’s own. It’s true. It’s absolute. It’s absolutely true and applicable to anyone and anything. We’ve proven it over tens upon tens of thousands of times. That’s why it is what it is. In fact, what I’m creating is special event called The Book, The Brand And The Business to enable other people to understand why every single founder of every single company must become an author. They must become an author of the book that will enable them to invent the brand and build the business. That book will be at the heart of that just as the E-Myth is at the heart of mine, and now at the heart of many thousands I’ve described.