When the housing market crashed in 2009, Michael Erath lost everything. Due to a combination of declining sales, betrayals from key staff, and his own blind spots, Michael went from owning two businesses generating $45 million in annual revenue to seeing both of them destroyed while at the same time nearly losing his marriage and his home. But he didn’t let failure keep him down. Instead, he learned from his mistakes and rose back to success.
Michael’s journey inspired him to help others avoid the mistakes he made by bringing discipline, accountability, and balance into their work and personal lives. In RISE, Michael recounts his remarkable story with brutal honesty and self-reflection. He demonstrates how moving beyond a one-size-fits-all business operating system and leveraging a custom-tailored approach, while also building healthy, open and honest leadership teams, can help entrepreneurs free themselves from the control their businesses have over them, fall back in love with their businesses, and achieve their dreams.
Part refreshingly honest memoir and part guide for entrepreneurs, RISE will show you how to get out of your own way and live your ideal life.
“Michael is one of our best EOS Implementers. What makes him great is that he has lived everything he teaches. His story is a great one and he is a true class act.”
– Gino Wickman, author of Traction® and Creator of EOS®
“I’ve met countless entrepreneurs over the course of my two-plus decades in business, but few have stories as dramatic—and, in the end, as inspirational—as Michael Erath’s.”
– From the Forward by Cameron Herold, Founder of the COO Alliance, and author of Meetings Suck and Double Double
Unlock the true potential of your business with The Path to the Pinnacle: Using Customized Business Operating Systems to Drive Growth. In this compelling and insightful book, filled with real-world examples and stories of entrepreneurs who have moved on from restrictive, one-size-fits-all Business Operating Systems to a new and customizable approach, esteemed business coaches Gregory Cleary and Michael Erath revolutionize the way entrepreneurs approach business optimization.
Say goodbye to the limitations of one-size-fits-all solutions that fail to address the unique challenges faced by your industry and team size. Cleary and Erath introduce the groundbreaking Pinnacle Approach, a customizable process designed to empower you to tailor your business operating system to your specific needs.
The Pinnacle Approach is built upon a powerful formula: People + Purpose + Playbooks + Perform = Profits. This formula serves as the foundation for success, allowing you to adapt and refine your strategies to achieve maximum growth and profitability. Cleary and Erath guide you through each step, providing invaluable insights and practical tools to overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.
Embrace a new era of business optimization where you no longer force your business into a predetermined mold, but rather shape the operating system to fit you. The Pinnacle Approach offers a revolutionary system that stretches and flexes to accommodate your unique requirements, enabling you to reach the summit of success.
With their expertise and guidance, Cleary and Erath empower you to customize your path to success. Experience the transformative power of a truly tailored business operating system and unlock unparalleled growth and profitability. The Path to the Pinnacle is your roadmap to achieving extraordinary results in today’s dynamic business landscape.
“Take your business operating system to the next level.”
– Cameron Herold, Founder, COO Alliance, and author of The Second in Command, Vivid VIsion, Meetings Suck & Double Double